ARMED ROBBERY OF UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE EMPLOYEE – WILMINGTON

(Wilmington, DE 19809) The New Castle County Division of Police is currently investigating a robbery of a USPS employee that occurred in the community of Summit Chase Apartments – Wilmington.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 5:58 p.m. New Castle County Police Officers responded to the unit block of Courtyard Lane in reference to a robbery investigation. Officers learned that a 45-year-old USPS employee was delivering mail to apartment mailboxes when she was confronted by two suspects. It was reported that the suspects pointed a gun at her and demanded items from her person. One of the suspects then struck the victim at which time the suspects fled from the scene with the victim’s property. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police later responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Anyone with information/or video pertaining to this investigation is asked to please contact Detective Holubinka at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at Adam.Holubinka@newcastlede.gov or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or submit a tip online at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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UPDATE-POLICE INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS DEATH IN CHRISTIANA FALLS

(Newark, Del.-19709) Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police continue to investigate the death of a 65-year-old man from the unit block of Verdi Circle (Christiana Falls) and have classified the death as a homicide.

A person of interest was taken into custody during the early morning hours of Wednesday (1/25) and there is no further threat to the public.  As a reminder, this is an active an ongoing investigation, and additional details will be released when available.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Daniel Vucci at (302) 395-8110 or by email at Daniel.Vucci@newcastlede.gov.  Citizens can also call the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (302) 573-2800 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

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INVESTIGATION UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING – MANOR PARK

(New Castle, DE 19720) The New Castle County Division of Police has arrested a third suspect related to the home invasion that occurred in Manor Park on Sunday, January 22nd. Through investigative measures, a third suspect was identified as 23-year-old Alistair Dipasquale of Wilmington. The investigation revealed that Alistair fled from the scene while the other suspects were being detained.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, Alistair was taken into custody by New Castle County Police and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) near the 900 block of N Franklin Street in Wilmington. It was discovered that Alistair sustained a gunshot wound to an upper extremity during the initial incident in Manor Park. After being taken into custody, Alistair was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. Alistair was then transported to New Castle County Police headquarters.

Alistair Dipasquale was charged with one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one felony count of burglary in the first degree, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, eight felony counts of aggravated menacing, one felony count of conspiracy in the second degree, three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

Alistair was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and bail was set at $216,000.00 cash. He was later committed to Howard R Young Correctional Institution.

Dipasquale, Alistair (23)

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