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4 - CAPE GAZETrE, Friday, Public Notice: Sex offender in Rehoboth In accordance with Megan's Law, Delaware State Police has announced that Jerry Crouse, 36, was convicted of a sexually-relat- ed offense, is registered as a sex offender and is now living on Sus- sex 270 east of Route 1 in Re- boboth Beach. Those with gener- al inquiries or criminal complaints may contact the Criminal Investi- gation Unit at Troop 4, 856-5850. Lewes police seek community's help The Lewes Police Department is asking that members of the community make the effort to alert police to crimes committed in Lewes, regardless of whether they seem minor. Sometime between Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3, sev- eral automobiles on streets off of Cedar Avenue, including Clayton, Newark and VErmont, were bro- ken into. Money, credit cards and other items were stolen from the vehicles. Patrolman First Class Bruce Ritter said that often, because the items are not particularly valuable or little was stolen people often do not take the time to report such crimes. However, he said, reports of even small crimes help police better serve the community. "Any time people feel a crime has occurred, they should call. Every time somebody reports a .crime, we're just that much closer to catching the suspect," said Rit- ter. "If the community doesn't get involved, then it's hard for us to get involved." Anyone who may have more information about thefts from vehicles that occurred last week may reach the Lewes Police Department at 645-6264. l)claarc ,%talc l'olicc lh'i in (ndcr the hfflucncc Report Milton man arrested on drug charges The Delaware State Police Spe- cial Investigations Unit concluded a 10-month investigation on Tues- day, July 8, 1997, when troopers arrested Eddie Lee Badger, 45, of the Milton area on drug and relat- ed charges. According to Cpl. Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman, police searched Badger's residence and seized a 22 caliber rifle, a small caliber handgun, ammunition and a pipe used to smoke crack co- caine. ,} They arrested him on two counts of delivering crack co- caine, two counts of maintaining a dwelling for drugs, two counts of possession of a firearm by a per- son prohibited and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, said Lewis, probabtion and parole secured an emergency warrant for charges of numerous *violations of his home confinement conditions. He was remanded to Sussex Cor- rectional Institution in default of more than $18,000 secured bond. July 4 - July 10, 1997 .._..t,,t,.police arrest ............. the meeting and make its wishes known in what is expected to be teens for armed robbery Officers from Delaware State Police Troop 7 arrested two teens in connection with an armed rob- bery that occurred early Saturday morning, July 4, in the Sherwood Mobil.e Home Park on Rt. 24 near the Long Neck area. According to Lt. Rick Chamberlin, approxi- mately 40 people were at a party when at approximately 12:05 a.m. a 19-year-old male was ap- proached by a 17-year-old youth brandishing a shotgun. "The 17-year-old took a shot- gun and pointed it at a Wilming- ton man who was at the party," said Chamberlin. While the gun was aimed at the victim's head, the teen - Stephen Herbster of Millsboro - demanded money from his victim, who said he didn't have any. Another teen, Frank Minner, 18, of Elsmere, "removed the money from the vie- tim," said Chamberlin. Herbster fled from the party be- fore troopers arrived, said Chain- berlin, but when officers arrived they took Minner into custody. The troopers recovered $120 of the stolen money, some from Min- ner, some that had fallen to the ground. "l'he shotgun was not re- covered," said Chamberlin. Herbster was located and arrest- ed later and charged with first de- gree robbery, second degree con- spiracy and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony. He was remanded to Stevenson House in default of $15,000 secured bond. Minner was charged with first degree rob- bery, second degree conspiracy and offensive touching. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $10,600 bond. Route 1 meeting set July 16 A State Route 1 Improvement Study Public Workshop will be held Wednesday, July 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High School. The improvement study is a planning process to identify alter- " nate transportation links and con- nections [o improve mobility be- ween Five Points and Rehoboth Beach. The alternate transporta- tion connections will be compre- hensive and address all modes of travel in the corridor, including auto, bike, pedestrian and bus. A study group met previously to consider options. That meeting, held last month at the Lewes Pub- lic Library, included several ideas to improve mobility. No decisions were made on the suggestions, which included revamping the Re- hoboth Beach entrance and adding a second park and ride lot further north of the current park and ride facility. There was support for use of the old rail line between Lewes and Rehoboth for bikes or pedestrians and support for connecting roads and synchronization of traffic .lights. The public is invited to attend the first, but not the last, public workshop session. Discussion of the options is expected to last through the summer with several more meetings anticipated. Com- ments may be mailed to Del- DOT's External Affairs Office, PO Box 778, Dover, 19903. DelDOT releases access draft Delaware's Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has re- leased a draft access policy. The draft provides a combination of regulatory and administrative ac- tions to help determine how and where connections (like entrance permits) are made beween land developers and the state trans- portation system. A public meet- ing on the draft policy is planned for Thursday, Aug. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at-Del Teeh, Owens Campus in Georgetown. Access has be- come an 'issue of importance along Route 1 and other roadways in Sussex as traffic concerns have grown, and has been used to deny controversial development. Writ- ten comments may be mailed until Aug. 18 to DelDOT, Office of Ex- teknal Affairs, P.O.-Box 778, Dover, DE 19903 or by telephone at 1-800-652-5600. Meeting held on Delaware bay dredging A meeting was scheduled for Thursday, July 10 between area fishermen and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The meeting at the College of Marine Studies in Lewes was to discuss issues relat- ing to the proposed dredging of the channel in Delaware Bay. That proposed dredging is ex- pected to make the Delaware Bay more economically viable for shipping and reduce the need to lighter or lighten the loads of oil tankers in Delaware Bay so they can proceed upriver. It could also provide material for beach replen- ishment or to stablize areas which are eroding. The latter category could include Pea Patch Island, known for its heron population. But despite the benefits, there have been concerns that deepen- ing the channel from 40 to 45 feet could damage fishery habitat and that dispos of the dredged mater- ial could bury habitat or stir up contaminants buried in the sedi- ments. Thursday's meeting, which occured after the Cape Gazette deadline was designed to address some of those concerns. Although not technically a public hearing, the meeting was called because of concerns raised by fishermen over the impact of any dredging. The project was authorized in 1992 by Congress and would take four years to complete. It would also need to be maintained every year. County passes mobile ordinance Sussex County Council has ap- proved an ordinance to allow mo- bile (manufactured) homes older DATE 06/30/97 06/30/97 06/30/97 06/30/97 06/30/97 07/01/97 07/01/97 07/01/97 07/01/97 07/01/97 07/02/97 07/02/97 07/02/97 07/03/97 07/03/97 07/03/97 07/04/97 07/04/97 07/04/97 07/04/97 07/04/97 07/04/97 07/05/97 07/05/97 07/05/97 07/05/97 LOCATION TYPE Rt. 1 and Route 1A, west of Rehoboth #4 Rt. 1 and Sussex 270A, north of Rehoboth #4 Rt. 1 at Lowe's parking lot #3 Rt. 1 at Rehoboth Outlets parking lot #1 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth #2 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, west of Lewes #2 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth #4 Rt. 1 at Rehoboth Mall parking lot #1 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes #2 Rt. 1 at Sea Shell Shop parking lot #3 Rt. 1 at Rehoboth Outlets parking lot #3 Rt. 1 and Sussex 270A, north of Rehoboth #2 Rt. 1 and Sussex 264, north of Lewes #2 Rt. 1 and Sussex 285, west of Lewes #2 Rt. 1 and Camelot Rd., north of Rehoboth #1 Rt. 1 and Sussex 88, east of Milton #2 Rt. 1 and Rt.IA #4 Rt. 1 and Route 24, south of Lewes #4 Rt. 1 and Rt.IA, west Of Rehoboth #1 Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, north of Rehoboth #4 Rt. 1 at Marketplace Plaza parking lot #1 Rt. 1 at Amoco Station parking lot #3 Rt. 1 and Sussex 271, north of Rehoboth #2 Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, north of Rehoboth #4 Rt. 1 and Church St., west of Rehoboth #2 Rt. 1 and Old Bay Rd;, north of Dewey #4 07/05/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 276, west of Lewes #2 I Rou.te ] accident information proyMed by Delaware State Police Troop 7 I FOR WEEK OF JUNE 30 TO JULY 6. 1997 Sussex County Kent County New Castle County 39 12 38 Of the 89 people arrested for DUI, 13 were involved in accidents. SATURATION PATROL RESULTS" JULY 5, 1997- ROUTE 1 REHOBOTH BEACH AREA - MIDNIGHT TO 4 A.M. Vehicles stopped Vehicles detained 38 15 than five years to be placed on lots. The ordinance amends the county's previous ordinance which said that single wide homes can only be replaced with homes that are less than five years old, The amendment allows older homes to be used as replacement homes. This new provision would allow a replacement single-wide mobile home, as long as it is not older than the mobile home to be replaced. For example, a 1970 home could be replaced with a 1985 home. Both homes are older than five years old, but the more recent home would be considered an improvement which is likely to be in better condition and be more visually attractive. The ordinance drew support from three residents who said it can be a hardship to have to pur- chase a home of less than five years of age. They said that not everyone can afford newer homes and said the ordinance would make it easier for the poor to find housing. Sea Horse Sold; Stein could buy? The sale of the Sea Horse Restaurant to Wilmington Trust was confirmed this week. In legal proceedings on July 7, the restau- rant's sale to Wilmington Trust was allowed to proceed. Wilmington Trust was the prin- DUI arrests Other traffic arrests 6 9 cipal creditor of the restaurant, ac- cording to Mark Minuti of the Wilmington based law firm Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul. Minuti represents Michael Kaliner, a Bucks County Pa., attorney who was appointed the trustee for the well-known restaurant. Minuti could not be reached this week, but his office confirmed the sale of the restaurant to Wilming- ton Trust. The offer by Wilming- ton Trust was the highest offer for the property. That offer was for $1.9 million. During e legal pro- ceedings of recent months, the Sea Horse has remained open and it has been business as usual for pa- trons of the popular restaurant. Minuti had stressed that patrons would see little or no difference in the day-to-day operations. "It will be the same great food." "Clearly the trustee thought this was the best opportunity," Minuti said last month of the Wilmington Trust offer. While the sale was ap- proved on Monday, there is talk that a local Rehoboth Beach busi- nessman may be interested in buy- ing the restaurant. Jay Stein, well- ' known locally as the owner of Stuart Kingston Galleries, is ru- mored to be considering a pur- chase Of the restaurant. "That is possible," Stein said on Thursday when asked about a pur- chase. Stein did not elaborate fur- ther, except to say "we are doing our due diligence." "l mTr ii , ......................................