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-p N FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 - MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 NEWS Cape Gazette Firearm stolen from unlocked vehicle State police are seeking public assistance to find a 20-guage shotgun that was stolen from an unlocked 2008 Chevrolet Silver- ado. CpL Bruce Harris, state po- lice spokesman, said the gun was stolen from the truck between Jan. 9 and Jan. 10, while the truck was parked in a driveway on W. Sand Street, Mulberry Knoll. To report information, call Troop 7 at 644-5020. Rehoboth man charged for drag violation A Rehoboth Beach man who was apassenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation was charged with a felony and five  Jan. 13. CpL Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, said the police re- port states a trooper stopped a vehicle on Shady Road in Lewes at 1:07 am., became the vehicle's windows were tinted too darkly. When the trooper approached the drive the trooper smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. During a subsequent search of he vehicle, the trooper located small particles of a leafy sub- stance of suspected marijuana, two plastic bags containing the substance and a digital scale. The drug tests later confh-med the substance ras 403 grams of mariiua00 Edwin Martinez, 20, of Re- hoboth, was also in possession of three different driver's licenses, which also gave different birth- dates. Police charged him with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, two counts of pokses- sion of drug paraphernalia and three counts of possession of a fictitious license. He was re- POLICE & FIRE. WRAP-UP leased on unsecured bond. The operator of the vehicle, a 19-year-old Lewes male, was cit- ed for operating a vehicle with improper window tinting. Police make arrest for burglary in Millsboro State police arrested Bruce E. Revel, 51, of Millsboro, in con- nection with a burglary that oc- curred at 12",25 a.m., Monday, Jan. 18, at a home on Sloop Avenue in Millsboro. Cpl. Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, Bruce E. Revel said the police report states the victim saw Revel leave the victim's driveway in a two-toned Chevrolet pickup truce The 60- year-old male victim followed Revers vehicle and saw various items that looked like his belong- ings in the bed of the truck. The victim followed for a short distance, but he returned to his home when he lost sight of the truck. Once he was at home, the victim was able to determine his air-conditioning unit, lawn mow- er and some copper tubing were missing. Police contacted Revel and linked him to the bturglary. They charged him with third-degree burglary, theft and criminal mis- chief. Revel was released on $3,500 unsecured bond. Vktim pursues burglar, sustains injury A 44-year-old homeowner who attempted to capture a bur- glar received minor injuries when the suspect struck him during a scuffle. Cpl. Bruce Har- ris, state police spokesman, said the police report states the vic- tim was in his bedroom at his Bryan Drive residence in Mid- way Estates, when at 7:45 p.n% Jan. 13, he heard commotion in another room of the house. The victim went to see what was causing the noise and saw someone walking around his home. The victim then gave chase to the suspect, who fled out the rear sliding-glass door. The victim chased the suspect and was able to grab him, but the suspect twisted and struck the victim in the head with his fist. At that point the victim let go, and the suspect fled through neighbor- ing yards. Harris said the victim had a minor wound to the fight area of his forehead and right index fm- ger. The victim then returned home and dialed 911. The bur- glars were able to remove a flat- screen T, Xbox and Xbox game from the home before the victim saw them. The first suspect was a white male between 18 and 25 years old who was about 6 feet tall and of thin build at approximately 140 to 150 pounds. The estimated value of the stolen property was $940. Police are asking anyone with information to call Det. Teryl Carlisle at 856-5850, Ext. 223. Burglars size up Mariner's Cove State police are warning resi- dents of Mariner's Cove to be particularly mindful of suspi- cious people or vehicles in their community. Cpk Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, said a home on Joanne Drive was burglarized sometime between Jan. 12 and Jan. 13, when someone pried open a rear door Of a summer residence. The thief removed three television sets. When a trooper investigated, the trooper discovered attempt- ed burglaries at two other homes on the same street. Police be- lieve the suspects are three white males, all about 5-feet-6-inches tall and of average build. Wit- nesses think they were all wear- ing black hats and one wore a gray hooded sweat shirt and sweat pants when the crime may have occurred. The trio was in a small silver sedan. Police are asking anyone with information to call Det. J.S. Evans at 856-5850, Ext. 214. Free child safety seat checks available The Delaware Office of High- way Safety, in partnership with Delaware State Police, now of- fers car-seat inspection services at Troop 7 from 10 am. to 2 p.m, every other Thursday. Certified technicians will ensure child safety seats are installed correct- ly, at no cost to parents or guardians. Child safety-seat inspection services are also available at the Division of Motor Vehicles in Georgetown. Call 853-1014 to make an appointment at either location. For more information, visit [ cMises crash near Millsboro State police determined speed caused the rollover crash in which four people sustained mi- nor injuries. CpL Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, said Danielle Aalderink, 18, of Georgetown, was driving a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta westbound on Indiantown Road near Hudson Road, west of Millsboro. She was approaching a curve in the roadway at 2:45 p.m., Jan. 14. Harris said that because Aalderink was traveling at an un- safe speed, she failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of her vehicle. The Jetta rolled at least twice before landing on its top. Harris said Aalderink had three passengers in her vehicle: Lauren Wright, 20, of MiUsboro, front seat; Tara Holland, 19, of Lewes, back seat; and Michael Dolgas, 22, of Milton, back seat. All occupants were wearing seat belts, and all were treated at and released from Beebe Medical Center for contusions and abra- sions. Police cited Aalderink for driv- ing at an unsafe speed. Lewes maizes DUI arrest after crash Lewes police arrested James McPike, 50;of Lewes, after he crashed a 1990 Ford pickup truck into a utility pole. According to police reports, at approximately 3:30 pan., Friday, Jan. 15, an off-- duty officer spotted McPike driv- ing westbound in the eastbound lane 0f Kings Highway and c,311ed it in. The officer reported seeing McPike then veer back across the centerline and to the extreme right edge of the roadway, where he drove over the curb and struck a utility pole. Reports state McPike exited his vehicle and told the officer he was on prescription medication and uses morphine. When he was unable to perform the tasks for field sobriety tests, police took him into custody. During the pat-down search they located two hypodermic syringes in his sock at the top of his right boot. Reports state he told the offi- cer he had been at the Beebe Medical Center laboratory earli- er and stolen the syringes. Police verified the story with the lab di- rector. McPike was charged with two counts of possession of a hypo- dermic needle, DUI, inattentive driving and theft. He was com- mitted to Sussex Correctional In- stitution in default of $5,500 bond, pending further court ac- tion. Rehoboth Fire Company electsnew officers The Rehoboth Beach Volun- teer Fire Company has elected its new officers for 2010. Returning is Fire Chief Donald Mitchell Jr., who will serve his second consecutive year as chief. The remaining officers are Crai Farren, deputy chie Chuck Sny- der, first assistant chief; Lenny Marsch, second assistant chief; Chatham Marsch, third assistant chief; and Leonard Tylecki, chief engineer. The company also elected its administrative officers, including President Mike Simpler, Vice President William Delle Donne, Secretary Daniel Mitchell, Assis- tant Secretary Ronnie Blizzard, Treasurer Ted Doyle and Assis- tant Treasurer Rob Dobalc Officers in the fire company serve a one-year term and are elected by their fellow firefight- ers. .Police seek help to thwart copper thefts Delaware State Police and the Department of Agriculture are asking the public to help with a serious problem that is rapidly becoming more widespread: copper theft. This problem is not unique to Delaware or to the agricultural community. It is widespread across the country. The price of copper has gone up significantly, causing thieves to steal spools of the wire from electric storage fa- cilities, sprinklers of irrigation systems in farm fields, new con- struction sites, and lighting fLX- tures on roads and highways, stated Cpl. Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, in a news re- lease. State police are asking anyone who observes suspicious actixny in and around farmland to con- tact 911 immediately.