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2 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 NI:W~ cape Gazette theme, "Discoveries on land, in Sub tour the air, and at sea." "Cyclops is here to trigger Continued from page 1 research questions - for our scientists to imagine how they and stay submerged up to 8 can use this technology and how hours, or even 72 hours during it can be used to complement an emergency, the full suite of tools available to The vessel is a stepping stone college scientists and students," to OceanGate's Cyclops II - op- Badiey said. erational in 2016- which can dive OceanGate is a privately held as deep as 9,840 feet. company headquartered in Ever- The submersible is towed on ett, Wash., that provides manned a platform and lowered into the submersibles and expertise for water once the crew is onboard, industry, research and explora- Badiey said unmanned vehi- tion. Cyclops 1 was launched cles have their place, but nothing in March and is on a yearlong can replace human interaction Eye on the Sanctuaries Tour to with the environment. "The hu- raise awareness about oceans man brain is the most powerful by executing missions in his- analytical tool we have. The toric locations in the Atlantic power of observation opens up and Pacific oceans and the Gulf the mind," he said. "This field is of Mexico. wide open. The ceiling is your The company's submers- imagination." ibles are used for research and Cyclops 1 will be on display data collection, film and media during the 39th annual Coast Day productions, site surveys and in- Sunday, Oct. 4, tying to this year's spections, and deep-sea testing. CYCLOPS I ARRIVES at the University of Delaware College of Earth, \ Ocean and UNIVERSITY OF Environment. DELAWARE PHOTO OCEANGATE PHOTO VlPs, left, get up close and personal to Cyclops during its unveiling ceremony this past March in Seattle, Wash. At right, the submersible is towed to a dive site on a platform. At delivery, left, are (I- r) Ryan Stalkfleet, OceanGate; Moshen Badiey, acting dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment; and Tim Deering, marine operations manager at UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PHOTO the college. i ii: ! i? Police Man sought after car recovered in Rehoboth A Milford man who police say stole a vehicle could be in Rehoboth after police found the car in the area Sept. 12. Nathan E. Smith, 36, is wanted on two counts of felony theft including one count of theft of a motor vehicle, six counts of theft under $1,500, and four counts of crim- inal trespassNathan E. Smith after he was linked to various car break-ins that occurred on Milford-Har- rington Highway and Canterbury Road west of Milford, said Mas- ter Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. Smith is also wanted out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on two capiases, he said. Fournier said Smith stole the vehicle between 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m. Sept. 11. Rehoboth Beach police recovered the ve- hicle Sept. 12 in the Rehoboth Beach area, Fournier said. If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Nathan Smith, they are asked to contact Trooper Holl at 302-697-4454. Information may also be pro- vided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware. crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP. Jeffrey W. Bell Jr, dies in Long Neck Road crash A Millsboro man died Sept. 12 after police say his car ran off Long Neck Road and crashed into a tree. Jeffrey W. Bell Jr., 42, was driv- ing a 2001 Pontiac Aztec at 11:04 p.m. eastbound on Long Neck Road approaching Pot-Nets Road when he failed to negotiate a turn in the road and traveled off the south side of the roadway, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. The Pontiac struck a fence post with the right rear and then quickly rotated clockwise while continuing in a easterly direction, Fournier said. The car struck a large tree on the driver's side where it came to a sudden stop, he said. Bell was not properly re- strained, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. ]aime E. Taylor, 37, of Millsboro, was properly restrained and was transported by emergency re- sponders to Beebe Healthcare where she was admitted in criti- cal condition. Foumier said alcohol involve- ment is unknown. Long Neck Road at Pot-Nets Road was closed for about three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. Long Neck, Oak Orchard thefts reported Delaware State Police are warning Long Neck- and Mills- boro-area residents to lock their cars at night after a rash of recent thefts. Long Neck and Millsboro resi- dents in the Oak Orchard and Mount Joy areas have reported seven thefts from vehicles over the past week, said Sgt. Richard Bratz of the Delaware State Po- lice. Bratz said someone has en- tered unsecured vehicles parked in driveways - and in one case a garage - during the late night and early morning hours between Sept. 5 and 9. Items stolen include electronic devices, sunglasses, keys, gift cards, laptop, power tools, fishing poles and cash, Bratz said. Police urge people to lock their cars at night, and close and secure their garages. Outdoor lighting can also help, he said. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call Troop 7 in Lewes at 644-5020; Troop 4 in Georgetown at 856- 5850; or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Residents can also go to www.tipsubmit.com, or send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP. Motorcyclist injured following Route 1 crash A 39-year-old Laurel man is in critical condition after police say he crashed his motorcycle into a vehicle Sept. 12 on Route 1 near Lewes. The man was riding a 1985 Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound in the left-turn lane of Route 1 at 9:54 p.m. to turn westbound on Shady Road, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. A 2015 Dodge ]ourney driven by Marti L. Keeney, 52, of Raleigh, N.C. was in front of the motorcycle approaching a stop sign to cross over Route 1 when for unknown reasons, Fournier said, the mo- torcycle failed to stop and struck the left rear of the Dodge. The impact ejected the motorcyclist into the turn lane, he said. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash; his name is being withheld pend- ing notification of next of kin, Fournier said. He was initially transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare and later transported to Christiana Medical Center where he was admitted in critical condition, Fournier said. Keeney was properly re- strained and was uninjured. Fournier said alcohol appears to be a contributing factor on the partlo the motorcyclist. Traffic in diehrea was affected due to lane restrictions for about two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact Mas- ter Cpl. Burns at 302-703-3266. Information may also be pro- vided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware. crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP. Tires slashed in Rehoboth Beach Tires of six vehicles parked in Rehoboth Beach were slashed over the weekend, police say. Rehoboth Beach police said the incidents happened between 11 p.m., Sept. 12, and i p.m. Sept. 13. Vehicles targeted were parked in the 500 block of King Charles Avenue, the first block of New Castle Street, and the second block of Hickman Street. Police say, in one case, it ap- pears that a small blade was used. Anyone with with additional information or who observed any suspicious activity in the area during that time frame is asked to contact Officer left Bixler of the Rehoboth Beach Police De- partment at 227-2577 or Crime Stoppers at www.tipsubmit.com.