On Thursday (02/21/19) officers from the New Castle Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of South Cedar Creek Court in community of Rivers End for a report of a shooting.
Upon arrival, a single victim was located inside the residence and was determined to have a single gunshot wound to the lower extremities.
Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation.
The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Det Michael McNasby at (302) 395-8110 or Michael.McNasby@newcastlede.gov. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department or submit a tip through our New Castle County Police application, now available at the App Store.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.
(Wilmington, DE 19804) The New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit has determined the body discovered in Banning Park, yesterday, to be not of a suspicious nature. The body was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science for further investigation.
New Castle County Division of Police is pleased to announce the renewal of the Heroin Alert Program.
The Heroin Alert Program is an educational presentation offered by the New Castle County Division of Police Community Services Unit featuring emotional personal stories by guest speakers.
This presentation is suitable for high school students, community members, churches, etc.
The program will provide basic information related to the heroin epidemic, a history of heroin and other drugs commonly abused in the area, overdose statistics in Delaware and nationwide as well as how to find available treatment.
New Castle County Division of Police’s Heroin Alert Program is committed to raising awareness about the dangers of heroin, drug abuse, and the fact that it is killing our residents at an alarming rate.
For more information or to schedule a presentation please contact the Community Services Unit at 302 395-8050 or email Sunny.Allen@newcastlede.gov or William.Dejesus@newcastlede.gov
This presentation is in partnership with the New Castle County Division of Police Hero Help Program in an effort to educate citizens and provide treatment and access to resources about the heroin and drug epidemic happening in our area.
New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 25-year-old Joshua Ventresca.
(Newark, DE 19702) Today (Feb 17), officers from the New Castle County Police Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Kayes Court in the community of Adams Run. Upon arrival, officers learned that 25-year-old Joshua Ventresca had left the residence and not returned. His medical condition caused a concern for his welfare.
Joshua Ventresca is described as a white male, with longer blonde hair and blue eyes. He is also described as having a bushy beard. He was last seen wearing a maroon long sleeved shirt, jeans, and flip flops.
Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joshua Ventresca to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or to visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.
(New Castle DE 19720) On Friday, (Feb 15) Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police received a complaint regarding a quality of life issue that was affecting the community of Whitehall.
The concerned citizen reported that there were on-going drug transactions occurring in the unit block of E. Bellamy Drive and provided a detailed description of the suspected drug dealer. Arriving officers located the suspect on a dirt bike in front of his residence and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana. When they attempted to take the suspect into custody a struggle ensued. After the subject was taken into custody a search of his person revealed, numerous individual bags of marijuana, a digital scale, prescription pills and over $1,000.00 in suspected drug proceeds.
A resident brought the officer’s conduct while taking the suspected drug dealer into custody to our attention. Portions of this arrest were captured on a cell phone video and were later posted on social media.
“Our officers are held to the highest standards of police conduct and the fact that an arrest was made does not negate the need for a complete and comprehensive review of this incident which is currently underway,” stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr.
The 16-year-old male was charged with: one count of felony Resisting Arrest, one count of felony Manufactures, Delivers, or Possesses with intent to Manufacture, Deliver a Controlled Substance, two counts of misdemeanor Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer, one count misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Marijuana Related, a civil violation.
He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and is being held at the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $6500 secured bail.
(New Castle 19720) On Friday, (Feb 15) Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police received a complaint regarding a quality of life issue that was affecting the community of Whitehall. Our officers responded to E. Bellamy Drive where they eventually arrested the suspect described in the complaint. A resident of the community recorded the officer’s actions during the arrest and later posted it on social media. The New Castle County Police Department was made aware of the video last evening. We always hold our officers to the highest standards of police conduct, and a complete review of this incident is underway.