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4 TUESDAY, JUNE 17- THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008 NEWS cape Gazette , Police & Fire Wrap-Up)) Coast Guard ends search for Delivery driver dies in Milton crash A delivery driver from Johnny Janosik el  Road, approadling the intersec' two people near Rehoboth The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for two people, who were report- edly seen clinging to a buoy off the coast of Rehoboth Beach, after not fending any evidence to suggest the report was true. The Coast Guard suspended the search at 10 a.m., Monday, June 16, 15 hours after scouring the waters from air and sea. The mission began at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 15, when a 911 dispatcher relayed a report that two people had been seen clinging to a buoy near Rehoboth Beach and attempted to swim ashore. Crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Atlantic City, N.J., and the Coast Guard Station at Indian Riv- er searched to no avail. A Coast Guard press release stated there were no reports of anyone missing. Knife joke turns awry in Rehoboth; juvenile arrested Rehoboth Beach police charged a juve- nile with disorderly conduct after his idea of a joke alarmed a 16-year-old female. Det. Kevin Jones, department spokesman, said the teen contacted police at 9:17 p.m., Saturday, June 14, and reported a young male had pulled a knife on her while she was on the Boardwalk. She said he did not demand any money or property. The teen told police the suspect was wearing a fake beard and black sunglass- es. Police investigated and learned the suspect was a 15-year-old teen from Penn- sylvania who was at a nearby hotel. Police spoke to the teen, who. was with his grandfather, and he admitted he had furniture company died Monday, June tion. 16, from injuries he sustained in a crash. BushweUer said Noetor failed to stop Sgt. Josh Bushweller, state police at thestopsign, entered the intersection spokesman, said James B. Noctor, 63, of and was struck by  eement truek. He Delmar, M d., was driving a Ford van died shortly afterward. Krontsustained eastbound on Shingle Point Road, ap- minor injuries that did not require med- proaching Gravel Hill Road, at 9:47 a.m. ieal treatment. Walter Kront, 49, of Lewes, was  "Both operators were wearirig their a 2005 International cement truck for seat belts, md alcohol not a factor" Atlantic Concrete southbound on Gray- said Bushweller ..... pulled the retractable plastic toy knife as a joke. After he was cited, he was turned over to his grandfather's custody. "The police department strongly en- courages parents and merchants to not al- low the sale of such items to juveniles," said Jones. "There is no legitimate purpose for a ju- venile to possess such an item," he said, noting look-alike weapons such as knives and guns can sometimes lead to tragedies. Rehoboth police 1(-9 unit locates suicidal woman Rehoboth Beach police located a suici- dal woman with the help of the depart- ment's K-9 unit Saturday, June 14. Det. Kevin Jones, department spokesman, said rangers from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control contacted police at about 9 pan., to help fred a woman they believed was suicidal. When they arrived at the parking lot at Delaware Seashore State Park, she was gone, and they did not know in which di- rection she had fled. The K-9 unit tracked her to the beach and eventually the dunes area, where she was found unharmed, said Jones. She was then transported to a hospital for an eval- uation. Lewes man critically injured in Route 1 chain-reaction crash The Delaware State Police Collision Re- construction Unit is investigating a crash that closed Route I in the area of Route 16 for an hour the morning of Tuesday, June 10. Sgt. Josh Bushweller, state police spokesman, said that at approximately 6:44 a.m., Gordon B. Carney, 65, of Re- hoboth Beach, was operating a 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup northbound on Route 1, when he struck a vehicle in front of him and set off a chain reaction. His vehicle struck a 2008 Ford Focus that was stopped for a red light at the in- tersection. Christopher Saulsbury, 55, of Lewes, was driving the Ford. His vehicle rear ended the 2006 Pontiac Torrent, which was operated by Terry L. Holton, 47, of Milton. Her vehicle then struck a 2006 Honda sport utility vehicle operated by Mario Disabatino, 65, of Lewes. All occupants of all the vehicles were wearing their seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor, said Bushweller. Saulsbury was critically injured and flown to Christiana Hospital. Holton was treated at Beebe Medical Center for mi- nor injuries. Neither Carney nor Disabati- no were injured. The crash remains under investigation. Police pick up fugitive in Rehoboth; bond set at $91K State troopers picked up a local fugitive at approximately 3".30 p.m., Saturday, June 7, after learning he was at the Captain's Table restaurant. Sgt. Josh Bushweller, state police spokesman, said police arrested Salvatore J. Scrofano, 44, of East Atlantic Apart- ments on capiases from Family Court, Court 3 and the Court of Common Pleas. He was remanded to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $91,962. Thief targets elderly woman in Lewes; jewelry stolen State police are investigating a theft that occurred at a 77-year-old woman's house on Annondell Drive in Hart's Landing. Sgt. Josh Bushweller, state police spokesman, said the victim called police June 4, after she discovered some flatware and iewelry was missing from her home. Bushweller said a diamond ring, a set of antique silver dinner forks and a set of an- tique silver dessert forks were stolen. The value of the stolen property was $13,000. Police are asking anyone with in- formation to call Det. Chad Harmon at 645-5815. Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Delaware State Police, New Castle City, Delaware City, Dover, Newark, Delaware River and Bay Au- thority, Milford, Camden, Georgetown and Seaford. memory. Cpl. Aaron Mitchel! of the Seaford Po- lice DePartment holds the 2008 Flame of Hope.