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10 - CAPE GAZEE - Friday, February 8 - Monday, February 1+1, 2008 Police & Fire Wrap-up Suspect arrested with 14 bags of marijuana State police arrested Tramel Bailey at 2:40 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, after a routine traffic stop led troopers to locating marijuana. Cpl. Wes Barnett, state police spokesman, said a trooper stopped Bailey at the entrance to the Jefferson Apartments just outside Lewes city limits, because there was a headlight out on the vehicle. The trooper smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and saw what appeared to be bags of marijuana on the floor of the front-seat Passenger side of the vehicle. The trooper took Bailey into custody, and dur- ing the inventory search of the vehicle located 14 bags of a green, leafy substance. The substance was later tested and identified as 27.02 grams of marijuana. Bailey, 20, of Millsboro, was charged with DUI, failure to have two headlights operating, posses- sion with intent to deliver marijua- na, possession of drug parapherna- lia and maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances. He was released on $5,100 unsecured bond, pending further court action. Propane tank stolen from Lewes lot Lewes police received a com- plaint Jan. 28, from workers at a construction site on Front Street. Police said sometime between 4 p.m., Jan. 25, and 7:30 a.m., Jan. 28, someone removed a 100- pound tank of propane from the job site. Police are asking anyone with information to call 645-6264. Troopers make drug arrest in Burton Village State troopers located marijuana and two resistant suspects when they were dispatched to Burton Village shortly before 7:30 p.m., Jan. 31. Cpl. Wes Bm'nett, state police spokesman, said Rachelle Henry called for help, claiming an unknown female had knocked on her door and asked her to get an ambulance for someone. Henry told police the woman didn't say why she needed it. When police arrived, one troop- er met Henry at her apartment, and others checked vehicles for safety purposes, said Barnett. He said that when the trooper asked Henry for her name and date of birth, for the incident report, she became upset as she noticed the other troopers looking into vehicles. One trooper smelled the odor of marijuana near a vehicle parked in front of the residence. The Rehoboth Beach Police Department K9 Unit then arrived, and the dog alerted to the vehicle Henry owns. Police saw what appeared to be marijuana in plain view, said Barnett, so they searched the vehicle. They located what later tested positive as 9.5 grams of marijuana. When police started to take Henry into custody, she resisted arrest, said Barnett. He said a man in the home - Mykell Henry - also became disorderly and resisted arrest. After brief struggles, troop- er took them both into custody. Rachelle Henry, 45, of Rehoboth Beach, was charged with resisting arrest, offensive touching, disorderly conduct, pos- session of drug paraphernalia, hin- dering prosecution and third- degree conspiracy. Mykell Henry, 21, of Rehoboth Beach, was charged with resisting arrest, dis- orderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and third-degree con- spiracy. When police searched him, they also located $804 cash on him. Each was released on $350 secured bond the next day. Owl's Nest Road home burglarized State police detectives are inves- tigating a burglary that occurred sometime between Dec. 5 and Jan. 29, at a home on Owl's Nest Road in Lewes. CpI. Wes Barnett, state police spokesman, said the 65- year-old homeowner from New Jersey uses the residence part time. When he arrived at his home short- ly after 8:30 p.m., Jan. 29, he dis- covered the lock was damaged on a rear sliding-glass door. Barnett said the burglar removed a Sony fiat-screen TV, a coin collection and miscellaneous jewelry. The estimated value of the stolen prop- erty was about $1,700. Police are asking anyone with information to call Det. Ryan Mitchell at 856- 5850, Ext. 223. Thief steals gas from parked truck. State police are investigating a theft that occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Jan. 31, at a residence on Munchy Branch Road in Rehoboth Beach. Cpl. Wes Barnett, state police spokesman, said a 42-year-old man arrived home from work and discovered gasoline was missing from his trunk. He told a trooper his tank was half full the night before. The victim also found damage on the door of his screened porch, but nothing appeared to be stolen from the residence. Police are asking anyone with informa- tion to call Troop 7 at 856-5850. Milton police make arrest for violent crime Milton police arrested Earl Wingila Jan. 25, for aggravated menacing, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and offensive touching. Police said officers were dis- patched to a residence on Union Street for a 911:disconnect call. When they arrived, they found a male victim outside and learned he had ordered Wingila out of the home, but he refused to leave. Police said that while the two argued, Wingila allegedly pushed and punched the victim several Submitted photo Sussex County Council makes installment to slate police Sussex County Council made its first fiscal year 2008 payment to the Delaware State Police for more troopers and patrol cars, part of a muitiyear contract for additional polic- ing services. Council, at its Tuesday, Jan. 29 meeting, presented a $578,530 check to the state police that will help pay the cost of 11 police cars and fund the partial salaries of 36 troopers. "In fiscal 2008, the county once again has budgeted funds - $1.6 million - to support the state police program here in the county," said County Finance Director Susan M. Webb. "We're pleased to make this investment in public safety on behalf of the citizens of Sussex County." Sussex County and the Delaware State Police, in October 2007, agreed to a new five- year contract that will add 20 additional troopers to the county by 2013. The county will pay the state an estimated $4.1 million during the contract period to pay for equip- ment, patrol cars and the partial salaries of 20 new troopers, all to be assigned to Sussex County troops. The agreement is the third pact of its kind since 1995, when Sussex County began con- tracting with the state for additional troop- ers. Thus far, previous contracts totaling approximately $7 million have added 32 troopers beyond the complement already assigned to the county. When this contract is fully realized, the 20 new troopers will bring to 52 the total number of additional officers assigned to Sussex County as a result of the county government's efforts. Shown during the check presentation are (l-r). Sussex County Council President Finley B. Jones Jr., Councilman Dale R. Dukes, Council Vice President Lynn J. Rogers, Delaware State Police Lt. Col. Mark W. Seifert, Councilman George B. Cole, Councilman Vance C. Phillips and Delaware State Police Maj. Randall Hughes. times. The victim also said Wingila picked up a knife and threatened the victim before flee- ing from the residence. Police located Wingila later in the day driving on Route 5 toward Long Neck. Wingila, 34, of Milton, was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $33,100 secured bond, pending further court action. Biden calls for more crime-prevention funds Chairman of the Senate+ Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs Joseph R. Biden Jr. called on the president Friday, Feb. 1, to restore funding for critical law enforcement and crime pre- vention programs: the Edward Byrue Justice Assistance Grant program and the Community Oriented Policing Services pro- gram. Since 2000, as the population these programs are intended to serve and protect has grown, fund- ing for Byrne grants has been cut by more than 83 percent - from $1.023 billion to $170 million. The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program has been cut by more than 43 percent - from $1.075 billion to $607 mil- lion. Biden's letter noted that throughout the 1990s the programs that were funded at more than $2 billion per year drove crime rates down by 30 percent. He said this year more than 1.4 million Americans will fall victim to vio- lent crime, more than 445,000 Americans will be robbed and more than 17,000 Americans will be murdered. Antique tractor disappears in Lewes State troopers are investigating a theft that occurred at about mid- night, Jan, 24, from a barn on Robinsonville Road in rural Lewes. Cpl. Wes Barnett, state police spokesman, said someone removed a 1949 green, antique John Deere Model M tractor. According to AntiqueTractor.com, the value of the tractor could range from $500 to $2,500. Police are asking anyone with information to call Troop 7 at 644-5020. Police make 14 DUI arrests during weekend Delaware law enforcement offi- cers arrested 14 individuals for DUI during sobriety checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols con- ducted as part of the first Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign activities of 2008. The campaign kicked off during Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 1-3. Route 1 Weekly Accident Update DATE 1/29/08 1/30/08 1/30/08 1/30/08 1/31/08 2/01108 2/01/08 + ....... ++- +..++++ FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 3. 2008 LOCATION TYPE Route 1 and Route 5 intersection 8 Route 1, south of Dartmouth Drive 2 Route 1 and Route 24 2 Route 1, north of Sussex 274 2 Route 1 and Savannah Road 5 Route 1 and Country Club Road 5 Route 1 and Route 9 2 Route I accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop 7 l)riing Indcr the intluence Re ior1 Numbers: first, DUI arrests; second, DUIs in crashes; third, seat belt arrests; fourth, seat belt assessments Troop 7, Lewes Troop 5, Troop 1, Troop 6, 20, 3, 49, 2 Bridgeville Penny Hill Price's Corner Troop 4, 9, 2, 0, 1 6, 1, 13, 27 15, 3, 2, 2 Georgetown " Troop 3, Camden Troop 2, Glasgow Troop 9, Odessa 11, 2, 4, 7 11, 5, 34, 3 18, 7, 4, 12 2, 0, 21, 12