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o 4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 25 - October 1, 1998 , record. According tojthe:Mak: Route 1 Weekly Accident Update Briefly Continued from page 3 Christmas-type tree to be placed on the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand this holiday season. The evergreen should be ap- proximately 40-feet tall and Der- rickson said he will arrange to have the tree removed and trans- ported to the city before Thanks- giving. Anyone with possible candidates should contact him at 227-7990. Cape High begins its evening guidance hours Counselors at Cape Henlopen High School are holding Wednes- day evening office hours for par- ents and students this fall, with more information forthcoming in next week&apos;s edition of the Cape Gazette. Also, they are planning special information nights, begin- ning with seniors at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Little Theatre. Information night will deal with guidance topics relevant to each grade. 1)cla are .State Police l)rivin Under the hfl'lucncc Report Replenishment topic at Sept. 26 public workshop A workshop will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at the South Coastal Public Library to address "How to Comment to the Army Corps of Engineers," in re- gard to the 50-year federal beach replenishment project slated for Bethany and South Bethany Beaches. The deadline for com- ments is.Sept. 30. Simison f.er set for Sept. 27 in Lewes Captain Dale Parsons and other supporters will host 18th Senator- ial District candidate Gary Simp- son and his wife, Debbie, in a "friend-raising" cruise on the bay, set for 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The event will feature live steel band "Music by Patrick," and hors d'oeuvres from the Lighthouse Restaurant. Debbie Simpson was a teacher at Savan- nah Road Elementary School dur- ing the early 1970s; Gar); Simp- son was working in real estate and managing the Delaware State Fair. His current assignments at the University of Delaware in- clude producing the annual Sum- mer Arts Festival and the Univer- sity of Delaware lecture series. Host include Parsons and his wife, Olda, Dr. James Beebe and his wife, Betty Mann-Beebe; Joe and Chris Hudson; Gene and Kitty Bookhammer; Walt and Audrey Hopkins; and Dr. Kent and Andy Price. The co'st is $25 per person. For details, call 645-7011. Make-A-Wish asks help stopping rumor Lewes Police Department re- cently alerted the Cape Gazette that a news brief it ran in the health section was based on false information about a sick child's request tomake a Guinness world A-Wish Foundation, Craig Sher- gold - also referred to: as Craig Sherwood or Craig Sherford - was involved with another wish-grant- ing foundation in 1989, when he wanted to make the "Guinness" Book of World Records" for re- ceiving the most greeting cards. In 1990, his wish was granted, when he was recorded in the book for receiving 16 million cards. In 1991, hig tumor was successfully removed; he is now a college stu- dent. Information, via chain letters and the Internet, continues to so- licit cards on the young man's be- half; he and his family have been unsuccessful in stopping the flood of mail; the mail that continues to be received is sent to a recycling center. Anyone who is interested in the foundation - to request as- sistance for a child, volunteer or make a donation for a wish - may call Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic Inc., 302-658- 9474 or fax 302-658-9747. Lewes teen facing more charges Charles Ulrich, 17, of Lewes, received additional charges Wednesday, Sept. 23, when he ap- peared before Judge Peter Jones in Family Court. Ulrich, who was already, facing two counts of pos- session of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, first, degree reckless endangering, re- sist!ng arres L disorderly conduct and offensive touching for an inci- dent that occurred Sept. 16, is now, also facing a charge of criminal contempt and two counts of reck- less driving. Ulrich's attorney en- tered a plea of not guilty, to the new charges, on Ulrich's behalf. In addition to the court order im- posed on him for no contact with Cape Henlopen High School, its principal or one of its hail moni- tors, a new order prohibits Ulrich from contact with three Rehoboth Beach locations: Atlantic Sands parking lot, the public restrooms at Delaware Avenue and the pavilion at Wilmington Avenue. Ulrich was released to the custody of his parents Sept. 18, when $21,000 secured, $1,500 Secured and' $1,000 unsecured was posted for various charges against him. His case was continued to Tues- day, Sept. 29. Utrich's trouble began Sept. 16, when a. confrontation developed with administrators at Cape Hen- lopen High School, then pro- gressed to include his parents and the Lewes Police Department. The confrontation began at 2 p.m. and moved from the high school site to a manhunt on Lewes Beach, before ending at 5 p.m. with Ulrich's arrest. Flim-flam artists may have struck Cape Region Georgetown Police Department arrested two Philadelphia men Wednesday, Sept. 23, who al- legedly stole money and goods from Food Lion in Georgetown and admitted stealing elsewhere in Delaware and Maryland the same day. According to Lt. Rick Chamberlin Delaware State Po- lice spokesman, Warren Samp- son, 53, and Frank Noble, 43, Went into Food Lion at approxi- mately 6 p.m., and attempted to purchase five packages of bacon and some other small items with a $100 bill. "The men began to argue with the clerk about the change they re- ceived from the $100 bill," said Chamberlin. As they worked to confuse the clerk, one reached in- to the till and took the $100 bill. The pair not only left the store with the bill, but also kept the change and the grocery products. They fled in a two-tone, blue Chevrolet Caprice, but police promptly issued a general broad- cast and enlisted assistance from Trooper 2, the state police heli- copter. Police apprehended the men at a traffic block on Wood- land Ferry Road, near Laurel. They were charged with theft, third-degree conspiracy and carry- ing a concealed dangerous weapon. They were arraigned in Court 3 and released after each paid a $100 fine. When Sampson was arrested, he was wearing a yellow shirt with a silk jacket over it. He is black, 6 feet 6 inches tall and of thin build. Noble is black, was wearing dark pants, a dark shirt with the name of a football team on it, and a dark baseball cap. "We know they hit at least 10 places," said Georgetown Po- lice Department Chief William Topping. He said the pair had purchased lottery tickets in four of the businesses. Police are asking anyone who may have been vic- timized by the men to contact Georgetown police at 856-6613. Police searching for Ronald Proctor Delaware State Police are searching for Ronald Proctor, 40, who escaped police custody Fri- day, Sept. 18, while being processed at Court 3. According to Lt. Rick Chamberlin, state po- lice spokesman, Proctor was at his girlfriend's residence in Crab Al- ley Way, Pot-Nets Creekside, when between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m., bondsmen from the ASAP Bail Bond Service of Dover at- tempted to pick him up for skip- ping on bail the company had posted for Proctor's prior criminal charges. "When the bondsmen approached the residence, a strug- gle ensued, and Proctor suffered a broken'collar bone," said Cham- berlin. Bondsmen summoned po- lice, who facilitated getting Proc- tor 'to Beebe Medical Center for treatment before transporting him to Court 3. Detectives from Troop 4, planned to arrest Proctor for second-degree assault because of the altercation wiih the bonds- men, but they learned Proctor was also wanted on numerous charges from Kent County courts. "As the detective was at Court 3 awaiting his commitment papers, Proctor escaped," said Chamberlin. He apparently fled to the Georgetown Soil Conservation Office located behind Court 3 on Sussex 431, where Proctor al- legedly stole a white utility truck. FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14 TO SEPTEMBER 20. 1998 DATE LOCATION TYPE 09/14/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 258, south of Milton #5 09/14/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes #4 09/14/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes #4 09/i 6/98 Rt. 1 and Route 1A, west of Rehoboth #2 09/17/98 Fit. 1 and Sussex 271, north of Rehoboth #5 09/18/9.8 lit. 1 and Route 1A, west of Rehoboth #4 09/19/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 270A, west of Rehoboth #5 09/20/98 Rt. 1 and Route 9, west of Lewes #2  :;i' ii:      ;: ;:::!;; :< :. ....... ::;i :ii::::  i i! i!iiiii ii :iii:i:ii: !iiiiii:i:! i!: ::iiiii:!iiiiii:: ::/::iiii::. ;i:ii:i:iiii :::i:: !ii! ! :!ii!:.!:i; i ii!i:ii: Route 1 accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop 7. FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14 TO SEIEMBER 20. 1998 Troop 7 Sussex County Kent County New Castle County 8 27 17 26 Of the 70 people arrested for DUI, 16 were involved in accidents. Police are still seeking his where- abouts and describe him as a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 pounds. He has brown hair worn in a ponytail, a mustache, a goatee and brown eyes. In addition to the assault and Kent County charges pending agaifist him, he'is also facing charges of escape and felony theft for stealing the utility truck. Al- though he may have a residence in Pot-Nets, police believe he may also have a home in the Dover area. Chamberlin is asking any- one with information to call Troop 4, at 856-5850, or Crimestoppers, at 800-TIP-3333. For more infor- mation about the suspect, includ- ing a photograph, view Comcast Cable TV's "Comcast Neighbor- hood Crime Watch" on the classi- fied channel. The segment begins fifteen minutes before the hour, every three hours: 2:45 a,m. and p.m., 5:45 a.m. and p.m., 8:45 a.m. and p.m., and 11:45 a.m. and p.m. Domestic call leads to Shore Stop suspect. Delaware State Police found the man they believe was responsible for the June 29 beating and shoot- ing of a 26-year-old Millsboro man at Shore Stop, located at the intersections of Route 24 and Route 5. According to Lt. Rick Chamberlin, state police spokesman, Cpl. Chuck Groce of Troop 7 responded to a domestic call at Mount Joy, Thursday, Sept. 17, and attempted to arrest Jer- michael DeShields, 18, for offen- sive touching, assault, and other charges, but the suspect fled. Af- ter a 100-yard foot chase, Groce apprehended DeShields. While doing a background check, he learned that Troop 4 had outstand- ing warrants for him. Further investigation led police to suspect DeShields was in- volved in the June 29 incident. According to the initial police re- port, the Shore Stop victim was at the gas pump, when a pickup truck with two black men pulled up and a verbal altercation en- sued. The driver of the truck then removed a rusty pipe from the back of the victim's pickup truck, chased him around the truck, hit him several times in the back and legs with the pipe, then pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the back of e left knee, The vic- tim was treated at Beebe Medical Center. Police believe DeShields was the driver of the truck; they charged him with possession of a deadly weapon during the com- mission of a felony and second- degree assault. He also faces charges from the outstanding war- rants: He was Committed to Sus- sex Correctional Institution in de- fault of $26,000 secured bond. Police continue crash investigation Delaware State Police are con- tinuing to investigate the Route 1 crash Aug. 24 involving a state patrol car and a Chevrolet Subur- ban with five passengers - one of whom died. "It will take some time yet before the investigation is complete and reviewed by the at- torney general's office," said Lt. Rick Chamberlin, 'state police spokesman. Cooper Shepard, 9, of Fairfax, Va., died Aug. 27 from injuries sustained in the crash. Jason Pauley, 13, of Maryland, remains in critical but stable condition at Christiana Care. His mother, Louise Pauley, who was operating the Suburban, was recently re-, leased from Christiana. Her younger son, Brian, 9, was not se- riously injured in the accident. A third child, Drew Lorence, 9, of Virginia, was treated at Christiana and released Aug. 26. Prelimi- nary data in the investigation indi- cated the occupants of the Subur- ban were not wearing seat belts. The air bag in the patrol car in- flated, so TFC Kimberly Rei- noehl, who was operating the car, was not seriously injured. The ac- cident occurred as the trooper was " attempting to turn at an outlet store in response to an alarm.