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2." TUESDAY,,MAR(EHqO,-,T, NURgDAY, MRGH }2,,-2009  -11116 lflll,,.tl'll,.lll POLICE & FIRE WRAP-UP Armed robber makes off with cache of pain meds Police seek help identifying suspect Delaware State Police detec- tives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 5:25 a.m., Friday, March 6, at Happy Harry's on Savannah Road in Lewes. Sgt. Josh Bushweller, state po- lice spokesman, said a white male entered the store, confront- ed a clerk, pointed a handgun at her and went to the pharmacy area. The suspect then pointed the gun at the pharmacist and or- dered him to the pharmacy safe. Once they were there, the sus- pect ordered the pharmacist to open the safe and turn over large quantities of pain medications: Oxycontin, Percocet and oxy- codone. Bushweller said that once the suspect had the medications, he fled from the store. No one in the store was injured. The suspect is a white male who is between 5-feet-9- and 5- feet-ll-inches tall. He has a stocky build and was wearing navy blue sweat pans and a green hooded sweat shirt at the time of the crime. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DELAWARE STATE POLICE A white male stole a large quantity of pain medication from Happy Harry's in Lewes Friday, March 6. Two arrested for narcotics theft State police arrested Anthony M. Harrison and Ralnee D. Mar- vel Saturday, March 7, for drug- and theft-related charges. Cpl. Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, said a victim had left the window rolled down on a Chevy Blazer and parked at Hap- py Harry's in Lewes. The victim was in another ve- hicle speaking to a friend and witnessed Harrison reach into the Blazer and remove a radar detector. The victim followed Harrison and his passenger - Marvel - to a location on Shady Road, said Harris. Police then conducted a traffic stop, at which ii i  !@;ii;iil : i i   / iii:i//ii  i time they located the radar de- tector. Troopers also located two pipes typically used for smoking crack cocaine and some hair, care and body products. A trooper detected the odor of al- cohol on Harrison's breath and conducted field-sobriety tests. Troopers also contacted Happy Harry's and learned the mer- chandise had been shoplifted. Harrison, 43, was charged with third-degree burglary, theft, pos- session of drug paraphernalia, DUI and driving without a valid license. He was released on $2,600 unsecured bond. Marvel, 37, was charged with possession of shoplifter's tools, shoplifting and possession of drug parapher- nalia. She was released on $2,000 unsecured bond. Briefly )) Elderly man injured in Harbeson Road crash An 85-year-old Georgetown man was injured Saturday, March 7, when he drove into the back of a tractor-trailer. Cpl. Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, said James Cogswell was driving a 2003 Buick LeSabre northbound on Harbe- son Road at 6".52 p.m., when he failed to notice a 2005 Peterbilt tractor-trailer backing into a driveway. Cogswell drove under the trailer section of the truck oper- ated by Michael Guarino, 35, of Millsboro. Cogswell was flown to Christiana Hospital to be treated for his injuries. At press time, there was no additional in- formation about his condition. One pup recovered from pet store theft One of two puppies stolen since Feb.,12, from East Coast Ex- otic Pets in Rehoboth Mall, was returned to the store Saturday, March 7. Cpl. Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, said the York- shire terrier valued at $1,600 was in good health and had no signs of injuries. The tiny puppy had been stolen the night before. Employ- ees reported to police that three teenagers had been in the store and left the store with the puppy at 6:20 pan. Surveillance video provided police with descrip- tions of the two female teenagers and one male teenager involved in the theft. Police were then able to arrest two of the three teens at a Stonewood Chase Court resi- dence in Rehoboth Beach. One male and one female were charged with felony shoplifting and felony conspiracy and re- leased to their parents' custody. The third teen remains at large. The puppy stolen from the previous theft is still missing. Harris said that incident oc- curred at 9:45 a.m., Feb. 12. "Dur- ing this theft, a black male en- tereffthe establishment and ob- tained a 10-week-old, black-and- white Boston terrier without paying for it," said Harris. He Said the suspect attempted to conceal the puppy under his sweat shirt and fled when em- ployees started after him. He ex- ited the mall parking lot in a ma- roon Chrysler Sebring convert- ible with a black top and gold wheels. The registration is un- known. Police are asking anyone with information to call 645-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Chimney malfunction causes Millsboro fire Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office investigators determined a chimney malfunction caused a dwelling fire that occurred at 12"30 pax, Tuesday, March& on the 25000 block of Winter Road in Minsboro. Chief Deputy State Fire Mar- shal Randall W. Lee said the Millsboro Fire Department, with the assistance of the Dagsboro Fire Department, responded to the scene and encountered fire on the first floor of the home with extension to the second floor of the home. The home was equipped with working smoke detectors, said Lee, and no one was injured. Damages were estimated at ap- pi'oximately $150,000. No OO / in one mlureo Rehoboth house fire No one was injured in a struc- ture fire that occurred at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, March 5, at a home under construction in the Sawgrass Mill Development in Rehoboth Beach. Chief Deputy State Fire Mar- shal Randall W. Lee said that when the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department - assisted by Lewes and Bethany Beach fire depart- ments - arrived at the lot, they encountered smoke showing from a home under construction. The building was not yet equipped with working smoke detectors. Damages were estimated at approximately $75,000. State Fire Marshal investiga- tors determined the fire originat- ed in the foyer and was caused by a portable heater too close to combustibles. TV problem causes Rehoboth Bay fire The Delaware State Fire Mar- shal's Office determined a mal- functioning television set caused a fire that started at approxi- mately 6"30 a.m., Sunday, March 8, at a home on North Street in Rehoboth Bay Mobile Home Park. Chief Deputy State Fire Mar- shal Randall W. Lee said Re- hoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, assmted by Lewes Fire Department, encountered smoke when they arrived at the home. He said the home was equipped with working smoke detectors, and no one was injured. The es- timated damage was approxi- mately $50,000.