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Police & Fire Wrap-up Police arrest man for failing to reregister State police arrested Raymond R. Johnson, 18, on numerous charges after police were called to a disorderly conduct incident at Burton Village Thursday, Aug. 16. Cpl. Wes Barnett, state police spokesman, said troopers went to the bus stop on Church Street, at the entrance for the apartments, at about 5 p.m. Johnson was yelling and screaming in the road, and his hand was bleeding, said Barnett. When police questioned Johnson, he gave a false name and birthdate. Police learned Johnson had injured his hand when he punched and damaged the inside wall of the bus stop. Troopers ran a computer check that showed Johnson failed to register as a sex offender when he moved from Milford to Rehoboth Beach, and there were three court capiases to arrest him for criminal contempt, second-degree burglary and theft. He was charged for failing to reregister as a sex offender within seven days after address change, underage consumption of alcohol, conduct and criminal mischief. Johnson was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $6,037 cash bail. Bus strikes bicyclist on Route 1 A Lewes man suffered minor injuries after his bicycle crashed with a DART bus on Route 1, north of Rehoboth Beach, near Ruby Tuesday's shortly after 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. Cpl. Wes Barnett, state police spokesman, said Anthony M. Dimaio, 30, of Lewes, was riding a bicycle north- bound in the bike lane on Route 1. Dimaio started to turn fight into the parking lot of Ruby Tuesday's, but for an unknown reason he veered left and back into the bus lane. The bicycle struck a north- bound DART bus operated by David E. Dill, 59, of Felton. Dimaio, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered a minor head injury and cuts and scrapes to his body. He was flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Dimaio was charged with inatten- CAPE GAZETTE - Tuesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 13 Thereing a seatwasbelt,no waSdamagenOt the Police suspect alcohol DART bus. Barnett said alcohol was not a factor in the crash, factored in Route 24 fatality Pit bullbitestrooper; Thomas Crawford, 44, of police seek suspect Lewes, died from injuries he sus- A state trooper sustained a tained in a single-vehicle crash on minor injury to his left leg after a Route 24 Thursday, Aug. 16. pit bull bit him while he was Cpl. Wes Barnett, state police searching for a suspect Saturday, spokesman, said preliminary find- Aug. 18, in the Mount Joy com- ings in the investigation suggest munity north of Millsboro. Cpl. alcohol may have .been a con- Wes Barnett, state police tributing factor to the crash that spokesman, said the trooper was also injured his wife and two chil- looking for Curtis Collick of dren. Millsboro in the 28000 block of Barnett said Tina Crawford, 37, Mount Joy Road at about 5:30 of Lewes, was driving a 1990 p.m. A pit bull approached the Buick LeSabre eastbound on trooper from behind and bit his Route 24 at about 5:42 p.m. For leg, but the dog's owner was able an unknown reason, she veered to to secure the dog after the attack, the right, exited the roadway and The owner was unable to show struck a utility pole head on, near proof the dog was current on its where Route 24 intersects with rabies vaccination, so the dog was Sussex 309, about 2 miles west of turned over to the SPCA for fur- Oak Orchard. ther investigation. The three-year Collision Reconstruction Unit veteran trooper assigned to Troop (CRU) investigators have not yet 7 was treated at Beebe Medical determined whether Tina Center for a scratch and puncture Crawford was wearing a seat belt. wound. He was released after receiving a tetanus shot and a pre- scription for antibiotics. Police are asking anyone with informa- tion about the whereabouts of Collick, 21, to call Troop 4 at 856- criminal impersonation, disorderly tive driving. Dill, who was wear- 5850 or Troop 7 at 644-5020. $ff._iaQ?i 8 State police seek suspect in BP robbery case State police are seeking public assistance to identify and locate a suspect in a robbery that occurred at the BP gas station in Long Neck. Cpl. Wes Barnett, state police spokesman, said police were dispatched to the station located at the comer of Route 24 and Long Neck Road at about 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. When they arrived, a clerk told troopers a white female had entered the store, approached the clerk and stated she had a gun. "The suspect demanded $100 cash from the clerk; however, no gun was displayed," said Barnett. The clerk handed over five $20 bills, and the suspect fled the scene in a white Ford van regis- tered to Arizona Carpets in Rehoboth Beach. Barnett said troopers located the van in the parking lot at Arizona Carpets at approximately 9:30 p.m., but the suspect was gone. Detectives seized the van and are continuing their investiga- tion. The suspect is described as a white female who is 5-feet-9- inches tall and has long blond hair that was tied in a ponytail at the time of the crime. Witnesses told troopers the suspect was wearing a white shirt and blue pants. Police are asking anyone with Woman injured during robbery at Sand Bar Tavern in Long Neck '*liHtie Delaware State Police detec- tives are investigating a strong- arm robbery that occurred in the parking lot of the Sand Bar Tavern on Long Neck Road near Millsboro. Cpl. Wes Barnett, state police spokesman, said troopers were dispatched to Beebe Medical Center Sunday, Aug. 19, to investigate a reported assault that occurred at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18. Barnett said a 42-year-old Millsboro woman told troopers she was in the parking lot at the tavern when a black male approached her from behind and grabbed her. "The suspect proceeded to punch the victim in the face sev- eral times and stole her purse con- taining her driver's license, credit cards, and $10 cash," said Barnett. The victim told police that during the altercation an unknown white male, who had been riding a motorcycle, stopped to help her. The man began punching the suspect, and the woman ran away. After the attack the victim went to a friend's home in Driftwood Village, said Barnett. The victim responded to the hospital the next day to be treated for the lacera- tions and abrasions to her face that occurred during the attack. The suspect is described as a black male who is 24 to 26 years old, 6 feet tall and weighs between 210 and 230 tounds. He has a goatee and was wearing a white T-shirt with lettering and blue jeans during the incident. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Troop 4 at 856-5850, Ext. 224, or Crimestoppers at 800-TIP-3333. She was flown to Christiana to be treated for her injuries. Her hus- band, Thomas Crawford, was wearing a seat belt. He was also flown to Christiana, where he died. Barnett said Thomas Crawford's stepson, David Snyder, 11, of Lewes, was wearing a seat belt and was riding in the rear seat of the vehicle. He was flown to Christiana to be treated for abdom- inal injuries and is in stable condi- tion. Crawford's 8-month-old son, Thomas, was riding in a child safe- ty seat in the rear seat of the car. He was transported to Beebe Medical Center to be treated for contusions. The baby was later released from the hospital. Barnett said the CRU team's preliminary investigation revealed alcohol may have been a con- tributing factor to the crash, which remains under investigation. 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