GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING WESTVIEW MAN: STEVEN CAEL, JR

 

(Wilmington, DE 19804) Yesterday (Nov 1), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Cleveland Ave in the community of Westview. Upon arrival, officers learned that 29-year-old Steven Cael Jr had left the residence and made statements that caused concern for his welfare.

He is described as a  white male 5’07” 150 lbs, black hair, brown eyes. He was last seen in the area of Westview Park on a black BMX bicycle.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Steven Cael, Jr to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.  Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip.

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Steven Cael, Jr

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POLICE SEARCH FOR HOME INVASION SUSPECT

(Wilmington, DE 19805)  Earlier today, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Cleland Course in the community of Cleland Heights, for a report of a Home Invasion.

Upon arrival, officers were able to interview the 87-year-old victim.  The officers learned that the victim came home and found a subject inside of his residence. The victim confronted the subject and a struggle ensued. During the altercation, the subject struck the victim and fled with the victim’s vehicle keys, ultimately stealing the victim’s car.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The officers were then able to locate the vehicle in the area of Maryland Ave and 5th Ave.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit have assumed the investigation.  This investigation is still very active, updates to follow.

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie (Kevin.Mackie@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-8133). You can also contact the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously, simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police.

POLICE ARREST ROBBERY SUSPECT IN THE COMMUNITY OF FOREST KNOLL.

New Castle County Division of Police arrested 32-year-old, Nenad Trkuljia, in relation to a felony robbery investigation from the community of Forest Knoll.

(Newark, DE 19702) Last Tuesday (Oct 29) patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Wellington Drive and Kings Bridge Court in the community of Forest Knoll, reference a robbery report.  Upon arrival, the officers were able to contact the 30-year-old victim.

The victim reported she was in the area meeting an acquaintance.  When she arrived in the area the acquaintance, later identified as 32-year-old, Nenad Trkuljia, entered the vehicle and demanded she hand over all of her money.

The victim stated that she attempted to comply but was struck multiple times in the back of the head with a rock-like object.

After a struggle, the victim was able to escape the vehicle, which was a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, and run across the street into the parkland.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a broken hand and multiple lacerations to her head.

The Chevrolet Traverse was later located unoccupied in the community of Glendale.

Earlier this morning, (Nov 1) officers from the New Castle County Division of Police SWAT team were able to apprehend Trkuljia at his residence on Kings Bridge Court, also in the community of Forest Knoll.

He was transported to New Castle County Division of Police Headquarters and charged with one count of felony Robbery 1st, and one count of felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $27,500 cash bail.

Additionally, if you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to sudden death and are in need assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.

 

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Nenad Trkuljia

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