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Pennsville officer escapes serious injuries while conducting a traffic stop

A Pennsville police officer escaped serious injuries after a vehicle struck his cruiser from behind while he was speaking to the driver of a vehicle he had stopped on the shoulder.

PENNSVILLE (NJ): All we have right now is, “Last night one of our officers escaped disaster. During a mv stop on South Broadway the officer exited his patrol unit and was speaking to the driver when a second vehicle struck the patrol car which then struck the vehicle the officer had stopped.

The female driver of the vehicle that left the roadway was transported to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.

The officer and the driver he had stopped we’re cleared after being checked for injuries.”, according to A.J. Cummings Facebook post

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Police identify Bridgeville homicide victim, name suspect

The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the male subject that died as a result of a shooting northwest of Bridgeville on January 25, 2018 as Tavyon M. Sykes, 18 of Greenwood

BRIDGEVILLE (DE): The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the male subject that died as a result of a shooting northwest of Bridgeville on January 25, 2018 as Tavyon M. Sykes, 18 of Greenwood.

Police say, an 18-year-old male from Greenwood had been shot and succumb to his injuries after being dropped off by a private vehicle at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

The shooting was reported to have occurred at the intersection of Newton Road and Adams Road, Bridgeville. Newton Road at the intersection of Adams Road was closed for approximately one hour while Troopers secured and investigated the scene.

According to police spokeswoman, Melissa Jaffe, a preliminary investigation has revealed that around 1:41 p.m. Thursday, State Police were notified that a victim had arrived at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. When Troopers arrival at the hospital, they were informed that an 18-year-old male victim of Greenwood had been shot and succumb to his injuries.

On Friday, Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for suspect Jared C. Mitchell, 31 of Greenwood for Murder 1st degree, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Reckless Endangering, and two counts Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

If anyone has any information in reference to this investigation or Mitchell’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Detective J. King at 302-741-2821. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

Man, 23, robbed and kidnapped at Tri State Mall

Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery/kidnapping that took place in the parking lot of the Tri-State Mall last week.

CLAYMONT (DE): A 23-year-old Clifton Heights, PA man was robbed and kidnapped at the Tri State Mall in Claymont from the mall’s parking lot, as he made his way towards his vehicle.

Police say, the incident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18th. The victim said he was approached from behind, by a man who placed a gun in his back. He told police two additional men then approached and proceeded to remove property from his pockets, to include a cell phone, cash, jewelry, along with his car keys.

According to police spokesman, Michael Austin, the victim was then escorted to his vehicle by the three suspects, who locked him in the trunk before driving away. The victim estimated that he was driven around in the trunk of his vehicle for approximately 3o minutes prior to it coming to a stop.

After approximately 5 minutes of the vehicle being stationery, the trunk was opened, and the victim was able to get out. By the time he exited the trunk, the suspects had fled, however they did leave the keys behind. Upon driving away, the victim was able to determine that he was in Chester, Pennsylvania., Austin said.

The only description the victim could give of the suspects is that they were all black males. The victim did sustain a contusion to his head, for which he did not seek medical treatment.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

Police arrest man for stabbing death of Castle Brook Woman

Police have arrested a man in connection with the stabbing death of a 26-year old woman who succumbed to her injuries Sunday evening as a result of being stabbed multiple times at the Castle Brook Apartments in New Castle.

NEW CASTLE (DE): On Sunday evening, New Castle County Police were on the scene of a homicide following a stabbing of a 29-year-old woman at the Castle Brook Apartments in New Castle.

PHOTO: NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE | Ricardo Mendez has been arrested for the stabbing death of a 26-year old woman at the Castle Brook Apartments in New Castle

According to police spokeswoman, Heather Carter of the New Castle County Police Department, officers were dispatched to the apartment complex just before 7:00 P.M. for a cutting.

A 29-year-old woman had been stabbed multiple times in the torso and transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

On Sunday evening while detectives were investigating they learned that the 29-year-old who was later identified as Anastasia Gear was visiting a family member in the apartment complex when she was approached by Ricardo Mendez in the parking lot. County Police Detectives developed Ricardo Mendez of the 800 block of N. Adams St as a suspect, who was known to the victim.

Delaware State Police contacted Ricardo Mendez at the McDonald’s located at 101 S. DuPont hwy in an unrelated incident, and he was arrested by troopers for carrying a concealed deadly weapon, criminal impersonation, and disorderly conduct. He is currently being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

Ricardo Mendez has been charged by County detectives with murder in the first degree and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He will be held at Vaughn Correctional Center until he is arraigned by County detectives.

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