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4 - CAPE GAZETIE, Friday, January 17 - January 23, 1997 Continued from page 3 which would broadcast such events as Cape High basketball games and shows with local news and educational content, as well as free outlets in some public build- ings. "It has been our belief that com- petition is the only way to assure that a quality service is available. Even though some communities have franchise agreements that will not expire for quite some time, we are virtually certain that they are all non-exclusive agree- ments that allow other franchises to be approved," Kane wrote. Following the Feb. 6 meeting, the committee will draft specifica- tions for a new agreement, which will be the topic for discussion at a more formal public hearing at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, also to be held in the Commissioners Room. State asks for more info on Breakwater Hght Delaware Secretary of State Ed Friel has sent a letter to the Gener- al Services Administration telling the federal agency that Delaware may be interested in acquiring the Breakwater Lighthouse. The Secretary of State sent a let- ter early this week to the General Services Administration, which had declared the lighthouse near Cape Henlopen to be federal sur- plus. Butch Kinerney, a spokesperson for Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environ- Kirk Arlando Smith Age: 21 Eyes: Brown Height: 5' 11" Sex: Male Weight: 190 lbs. Race: Black Hair: Black Scars: scar, right shoulder Last known address: 10 State Circle, Capital Park, Dover Remarks: Smith, also known as Eric Ingrain, Easy Engram and Steve Jordan is wanted by the state police for second degree burglary, reckless endangering, second degree conspiracy, forgery and resisting arrest. Subject has Jamaican accent. Known to carry semi-automatic weapons. He uses bullets as a nickname. Subject is also wanted by the Wilmington Police Department for attempt to deliver narcotics in a school zone. Notify the Delaware State Police Criminal Intelligence Unit, EO. Box 430, Dover, DE 19903. Call (302) 739-5996 or 911. Delaware State Police Troop 3/CIU, Road l, Box 200, Dover, DE 19901 or phone (302) 739-4865. Use caution. Considered armed and very dangerous. I mental Control, said the letter stops the process for disposing of the property. The surplus property could go to public auction if Lewes, Sussex County or Delaware is not interested. The state interest, however, puts that process on hold for now and prevents the GSA from proceed- ing with any auction. The GSA will send the state information and the state will probably inspect the facility to find out more about its condition and any potential uses, he said. Rehoboth begins winter trash pickup schedule The City of Rehoboth Beach will pick up trash once a week in- stead of twice a week beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21 through March 28. On each Monday after Jan. 21, trash will be picked up throughout the city. On each Fri- day, trash will be picked up in the central business district (Re- hoboth, Baltimore and Wilming- ton avenues). If a holiday falls on a Monday, trash will be picked up on Tuesday. For further informa- tion call 227-4641. Board to review boundaries Jan. 23 The Cape Henlopen School Dis- trict Board of Education will dis- cuss school board election bound- aries during its Thursday, Jan. 23 meeting in the Milton Middle School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The board is examining options to include more people in the Area D seat boundaries. That seat, up for re-election this year, is held by Sue Shupard. Other issues on the agenda include the long range fa- cilities committee selection, the number of school choice appli- cants and the 1997 school board election. Lewes man committed for hostage incident The Delaware State Police Hostage and Negotiation Team put an end to a two-hour standoff on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at approxi- mately 5:30 p.m. when troopers convinced Andrew Hudson, 39, of Lewes to surrender to authorities. According to Cpl. Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman, Hudson entered the Georgetown Mental Health Building at Rt. 13 and Bedford Street at approxi- mately 3:30 p.m., approached a female employee and demanded to see his therapist. Hudson allegedly then closed the door and displayed a knife to the employee and again requested to see his therapist. Lewis said that shortly afterward the female therapist entered the office, and Hudson led her to another office nearby. "Once inside, Hudson locked the door and held the ther- apist at bay," said Lewis. When the negotiators finally convinced Hudson to surrender, said Lewis, he was transported to Beebe Med- ical Center for evaluation. He was later transferred to Delaware State Hospital. Charges are pending. Police impostor remains at large; assaults another For the second time in less than three weeks, Delaware State Po- lice received a complaint of a sus- pect impersonating a state trooper and assaulting a woman on Friday, Jan. 10. "A 48-year-old Selbyville female was driving her vehicle east on Delaware 26 when she no- ticed a flashing blue light in a car behind her," said Cpl. Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman. "She drove to the shoulder area of the road and was approached by a black male, ap- proximately 6 feet, 200 pounds, in his 30s, wearing a light blue shirt and dark pants." The suspect was also wearing a campaign hat similar to the wide- brimmed hats worn by troopers. Lewis said the suspect told the woman he had stopped her for a speeding violation, and when she reached for her registration, he opened the door, grabbed her in the shoulder and neck area and took her behind her ear, where he forced her to the ground. "She was able to resist and de- fend herself by kicking the suspect in the groin area," said Lewis. The man then fled in what police believe was a dark vehicle, possi- bly a Chevy Caprice, with a blue flashing light attached to the dash. In the Dec. 30 similar incident at Hardscrabble, the victim was pulled over with an amber colored light. "There's a possibility these incidents are linked," said Lewis. Police are urging caution - espe- cially to women - should they be stopped by police. A state troop- er's lights, for example, flash both red and blue and are either at- tached on the roof of the vehicle or in the front grill. "Our troopers are always in uni- form when they make a traffic stop," said Lewis. They also drive fully marked cars. All troopers carry photo identification which they will produce upon request. Should a trooper who is not in uni- form and driving an unmarked car need to make a stop, he said, the officer will call a marked unit for backup, he said. Lewis recommended people lower their windows only an inch or so, noting there is no need to roll down a window completely for communication to easily take place. "If you want to drive to a safer place, we understand," said Lewis. "You're not going to be punished if you drive at a normal speed to a well lighted area like a parking lot or shopping center." People mere- ly need to turn on their dome lights and indicate to the officer that they will drive to another lo- cation. Anyone with information about the cases should contact detectives at Troop 4, 856-5850 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1 (800) TIP-3333. Police arrest Long Neck robbers Delaware State Police officers arrested four men on Wednesday, FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 6 TO JANUARY 12, 1997 DATE LOCATION TYPE 01109197 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 198, north of Milton #2 01/09197 Rt. I at Rehoboth Exxon and Cry. Rd. 273 lot #I 01110/97 Rt. I and Cty. Rd. 268A, west of Lewes #3 01111197 Rt. I and Rt. 16, south of Milton #5 01111197 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 273, north of Rehoboth #2 01112/97 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 88, north of Lewes #3 :, ili:ii i,{:i:!:i: i: i iii! !i i i:ilili;; :i i i::!i:i:i:i!iiii!il i,ii:: i;71::Tilili i!! : !i; ! ';i:i: 17:ii !:! 7; 7 7 i:i:711i ilil i;!i;:!!! ,7 ,i!:y!7; i lili:ili:::ii; if:! i i;i:i ;i: i;ili; :! :i:::ii;i:i!i 7 iii i;i: : :;i: 117 iii:!i;i!i;i;:i::: i i!ii!ii ;i;i;iii :iii !!iiii:i i::: iii Jan. 8 "following a lengthy inves- tigation of illegal drug sales in the Long Neck area," said Cpl. Pre- ston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman. Detectives from Troop 4, as well as officers from the Special Investigations Unit, arrested Azel Orlando Foster, 19, of the Bridgeville area; Eric Brown, 19; Craig Fosque, 32; and Don Zachrocimski, 15, all of Millsboro on charges ranging from drug-related offenses to bur- glary. Foster was arrested early in the morning and "taken into custody on Rt. 404 west of Bridgeville fol- lowing a routine traffic stop," said Lewis. Troopers learned that there were outstanding warrants for his arrest for delivering crack cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for the distribution of drugs and sec- ond degree conspiracy. Police arrested Brown on out- standing warrants as well. He was charged with two counts of deliv- ering crack cocaine, two counts of second degree conspiracy and three counts of maintaining a ve- hicle for the distribution of drugs. Additionally, there were warrants for him issued from Troop 7 in Lewes for criminal mischief and -disorderly conduct for a Dec. 8 in- cident. Detectives from Troop 4, in a separate investigation, arrested Foster and Brown, along with Fosque and Zachrocimski, for a robbery on Rt. 5 north of Massey's Landing - Long Neck Road. The troopers charged them with first degree robbery, posses- sion of a firearm during the com- mission of a felony, second degree burglary, second degree conspira- cy, third degree assault and crimi- nal mischief. The three adults were commit- ted to Sussex Correctional Institu- tion in default of bond, and Zachrocimski was released to the custody of his parents. Bomb threats force closures in Georgetown Delaware Technical & Commu- nity College and the Court of Common Pleas, both in George- town, closed their facilities Tues- day, Jan. 14 and Wednesday, Jan. 15 respectively following threats that bombs were planted in the buildings. DelTech's threat was phoned to 911 at approximately 9:20 a.m. from a phone near the campus li- brary, said Georgetown Police Department Patrolman Lester Shaffer. Shaffer said Georgetown police enlisted the assistance of a Delaware State Police bomb-de- tecting dog from Troop 5, and no bomb was located. The search was completed at approximately 2 p.m., he said, and evening classes were held as usual. Unconfn'med reports indicate the call to the courthouse was lodged at approxi- mately 9 a.m., and no bomb was detected. Six threats were made to Cape Henlopen High School from Nov. 8 through Dec. 10, with an addi- tional threat phoned to a Rehoboth Beach bank during the same time period. Acres appoints new board of adjustment The Town of Henlopen Acres held a public hearing on Friday, Jan. 10, to amend the zoning ordi- nance to change the composition of its Board of AdjustmenL Mayor Thomas Lewis nominat- ed three new board members who were approved by the commis- sioners. Acres residents Frank Abbott, Millie Potts and Sprague Thresher were elected to the board. Dewey Town Council slated to meet Jan. 18 The Dewey Beach Town Coun- cil will meet Saturday, Jan. 18 in the U.S. Lifesaving Station Muse- um at 1 Dagsworthy Avenue at 9 a.m. Agenda items include a review of a request by TMG Partners to operate a bed and breakfast at 116 Clayton Street; a town hall expan- sion update including the reloca- tion of town council meetings and a review of bids for construction; a review of an ordinance to amend Chapter 14, Section 407 relating to government exemptions; a re- view of an ordinance to regulate tattoo and body piercing activi- ties; a review of an ordinance to amend Chapter 6, Section 632 dealing with commercial noise; and a status report on Superior Court hearing to close a public pathway. New business will also be intro- duced at the meeting.