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Gazette reporter files = twins before deadline Cape Gazette reporter Bridin Reynolds-Hughes and husband Andy Hughes welcomed the birth of their twin sons Thursday, May 1, at Christiana Hospital just hours before the paper went to press. Keegan Andrew weighed in at 5 pounds, 9 ounces at 2:14 p.m., while Nolan Ryan, at 5 pounds, 6 ounces, was born at 2:17 p.m. Morn and the boys are expected to be resting comfort- ably at home by early next week. Bridin flied her final story from her bedside computerWednesday night. She'll return to her posi- tion after a well-deseryed mater- nity leave. Rehoboth Streetscape Project continues The Rehoboth Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project is winding down to the final stages. Paving begins on Re- hoboth Avenue and Christian Street May 2. There will be no parking on the eastbound side of the avenue, but parking will not be restricted on westbound lanes. The only parking restrictions, May 3, will be where the concrete and brick crews are working. Paving resumes on Rehoboth Av- emw0y May , with no parking on the eastbound side of the avenue that does not have a final topcoat. There will be no parking on the westbound lanes of the avenue. Paving begins on the eastbound drive lanes of Rehoboth Avenue. Paving begins on the eastbound drive lanes of Rehoboth Avenue May 6, with no parking on the eastbound side of the avenue. 911 Awareness Day set for May 8 The Sussex County911 center is hosting its annual 911 Aware- ness Day open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 8. The open house will include displays and demonstrations from a wide variety of emergency resources including the Delaware State Po- lice Aviation Unit, seat belt Cow vincer, K-9 Unit and mobile com- mand center. Also on hand will be Smokey the Bear, Sgt. Dan, and Vince and Larry, the crash- test dummies. The Delaware Electric Co-op and Fire Marshal's Office will have displays, and State Farm In- surance will have its 911 simula- tor to enhance the 911 education program. Tours will be ongoing throughout the event, and police, fire and paramedics will have emergency vehicles on display. Grotto Pizza, McDonald's and Edy's Ice Cream are donating lunch. Elementary school +stu- dents frohl throughoul:the county " will attend. The 911 center is lo- cated at 21303 Airport Road in Georgetown. To get to the center from the beach communities, take Route 9 to Georgetown and turn left on Airport Road, opposite the CHEER Center. When the road ends in a T, turn left. The center will be on the left. Rehoboth sets special meeting for May 5 The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will hold a spe- cial meeting prior to the Monday, May 5 regularly scheduled work- shop. During that meeting, the board will consider repealing an ordinance relating to the require- ment for Type I or Type II con- struction in residential districts. During the workshop, the agen- da includes an update on the Re- hoboth Avenue Streetscape Im- provement Project, which is now winding up Phase I, paving the streets and continuing to plant new landscaping. Also, under new business, there will be a pres- entation by Rebay LLC on a re- quest that the city consider annex- ing a 180-acre parcel of land, known as the Futcher Farm, which is contiguous to the city's boundary along the west bank of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. There will also be a report from the city manager, committees and Lewes meters almost ready for coins Garland ,Wers, with the Lewes Street Department, begins reinstalling parking meters along Second Street, April 80. Parking meter rates go in effect, Monda May 5. the city solicitor. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., in the commissioners room. Milton council considers moratorium extension The Milton Town Council agenda for the Monday, May 5 meeting includes a consideration of extending a moratorium on an- nexations and zoning+change re- quests; the moratorium was im- posed shortly after the first of the year. The Milton Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to recommend the moratorium be extended for a period of at least two to three months. When coun- cil voted to establish a moratori- um on any new annexation and ori zoning change requests that could change the nature of land use in town, city officials thought work on the comprehensive land-use plan and drafting revised zoning laws +might be complelcd by.June 1. However, the complexity of both tasks has kept the commis- sion and the zoning ordinance ad- visory committee in weekly meet- Continued on page 4 Police briefs Police seek sexual assault suspect Delaware State Police detec- tives are seeking public assistance to identify and locate a man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman April 28. When a man with a large build entered an En- chanted Acres home at approxi- mately 2 a.m., he found a woman asleep in her bedroom. The man sexually assaulted her and de- manded she provide him with her pocketbook, said Lt. Tim Win- stead, state police spokesman. "The victim complied with the de- mand, and the suspect fled with the pocketbook." The Lewes Police Department K-9 Unit assisted with the police search for. the suspect but to no avail. The victim was treated for her-injuries at Beebe Medical Center. Police recovered the stolen pocketbook the next day at the property line dividing Lingo Estates and Seafarer's Village. Additionally, a resident of En- chanted Acres reported a peeping Tom in the neighborhood April 30. Police are reminding the pub- lic to be cautious, stay aware of their environment and keep doors and windows locked not only on their homes but also on their vehi- cles. Troopers are asking anyone with information about the case to call Det. Tim Conaway at 856- 5850, Ext. 208, or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Juveniles arrested after stealing car Delaware State Police arrested three juveniles after the trio stole a car in Pennsylvania, drove to the Cape Region and burglarized a home in Rehoboth Bay Mobile Home Park. Two of the young teens will probably be extricated to Pennsylvania to +face burglary charges. Cpl. Jeff Oldham, state police spokesman, said an officer at the Parkside (Pa.) Police Department said Amber A, Warren, 12, of Park, side, toOk the car keys from her sister's boyfriend. Warren and her friends - Jason A. Osten-Sack- en, 14, and Stephanie M. Pryce, 13, both of Aston, Pa. - then took off on their road trip, arriving at the Pep-Up on Route 1 before the car broke down. They managed to get to Re- hoboth Bay Mobile Home Park and enter a residence through a window. Oldham said the owner of the home was alerted by a rela- tive who had checked the house and noticed the door ajar. When he peered through, he saw three teens sleeping in the living room. The relative woke the teens and questioned them, at which time they said they were guests of War- ren's mother's boyfriend. The homeowner is the father of the man Warren's mother is dating. The relative called the homeown- er, who said the youths did not have permission to be there. He then traveled to the house to in- spect it. When he arrived, he called Troop 7 and an officer quickly 1o- cated the teens around the corner from the home. While question- ing them, the officer became sus- picious they were runaways, which led him to the Parkside Po- rice Department and the informa- tion about the stolen vehicle. Warren, Osten-Sacken and Pryce were each arrested for re- ceiving stolen property, a Class G felony; second-degree conspiracy, third-degree conspiracy; first-de- gree criminal trespassing; and misdemeanor criminal mischief. After the arrest, a Parkside officer called the Delaware trooper and asked him to search the vehicle for two stolen quilts reported missing in a burglary in which the three were suspects. The trooper searched the car that was in an impound lot and not only located the quilts that linked the teens to the burglary but also found a Ziploc sandwich bag with 72 tablets of diazepam, the gener- ic version of Valium. The trooper then added charges of possession of drugs not in their original con- miner and possession of a nonnar- cotic Schedule IV substance. All three were committed to Stevenson House in default of $10,000 secured bond, pending action from Family Court. At press time, their parents had not come to Delaware to address the matter, but they are required to appear in Family Court for the ar- raignment. Lewes home burglarized Lewes Police Department .offi- cers are investigating a Cedar Street burglary that was discov- ered April 27, when a resident re- turned from a vacation. When the man entered his home, he discov- ered signs that someone had been staying there, but nothing was stolen. Policedetermined a white male and a white female in their early to late 20s had entered the home through a window and stayed several days. They did not steal anything. Neighbors saw the couple but believed the invaders were friends or family members so did not report the incident. Po- lice are asking anyone with infor- marion about the case to call Pa- trolman Dave Lorah at 645-6264. Burglars target commercial sites State troopers are investigating three burglaries at commercial es- tablishments, one of which is New Life Thrift Shop, which was also victimized when someone forced entry into the shop April 16. During that incident, the thief stole an undisclosed sum of cash. When the shop was victimized again, April 23, the suspect en- tered through/he rear doors but did not steal anything. Someone attempted to break in- to the General Store in Peddlers Village, April 25, by smashing the glass on the front door. However, the thief apparently failed to gain entry or steal anything. Mr. Pizza was burglarized, April 27, when someone entered the building through a rear door and stole an undisclosed sum of cash and nine beers. The restau- rant was also burglarized April 19, when someone pried open a door, then stole an entire cash register that contained currency. Police are asking anyone with information to call Troop 4 at 856-5850 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Local residences tapped by thieves State troopers are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Pinewater Farms home April 21. Someone entered the home through a front window, used the bathroom, then removed a glass vase. Three juveniles also entered a Rehoboth Bay Mobile Home Park residence through a window, April 23, then damaged the inside of the home. The third incident, April 24, did not result in property being broken or damaged. Some- one entered a Mount Joy home through a rear door but didn't steal anything. Police are asking anyone with information about any of the incidents to call Troop 7 at 644-5O20. Rehoboth police release statistics The Rehoboth Beach Police Department reported police and the dispatch center had 81 calls for service during the week of April 18-24. Of those calls, 45 were for police, 22 for ambulance and 14 for fire. Police made one arrest for theft, one arrest with two charges of harassment and one arrest for receiving stolen property. Two people were cited for DUI, and 23 people were charge with traffic violations.