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10 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, Oct. 15 - Oct. 18 Police & Fire Wrap-up Thieves target two stores Thieves smashed the front win- dow of the Rehoboth Barber Shop, Midway Village, Route 1 sometime during the late evening of Oct. 4 or early morning Oct. 5 and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and an empty safe. During the same time period, someone tossed a chunk of con- crete through the window of the Movie Gallery, located a mile south of the barbershop on Route 1 in the Shoppes of Camelot. However, nothing was reported missing. Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents to call Troop 7 at 644-5020. Arrests made in ing a red light and not wearing a seat belt after Williams was in- volved in a rear-end collision with a DART bus Oct. 5. According to police, the bus was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Route 1 north- bound and Sussex 268A, one mile west of Lewes, when the accident occurred. Williams was taken to Beebe Medical Center, treated for a head contusion and lacerated finger and released. A bus passenger was treated at Beebe-for neck strain and released. On Oct. 6, Williams' case was transferred from JP Court 3 to the Court of Common Pleas for ar- raignment Nov. 10. Construction sites targeted by thieves and tried unsuccessfully to re- move a stereo system, causing ex- tensive damage. Then, on Oct. 8, thieves stole four tires off a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix located at C. P. Diver and four tires off a Chrysler Paci- fica at the Wright dealership. Both dealerships are within a half-mile of each other on opposite sides of Route 1, near Five Points, Lewes. Car break-ins in Rehoboth State police have received re- ports of vehicle break-ins in the Rehoboth area. Two complaints were received Oct. 5. A vehicle was burglarized in The Palms, the thief making off with an AM/FM stereo CD player, and another vehicle was ran- sacked in the Sea Air Village mo- bile home park, although an alarm was triggered and the thief fled without taking anything. Additionally, tools were report- ed stolen from a vehicle Oct. 6 in Kerry Kester photo Above is the vehicle abandonded in Belltown by Valerie M. Diver Oct. 8 after she attempted to elude police after she was stopped by a member of the Governor's Task Force. police said. She was found a short time later behind some outbuild- Couple arrested in Belltown theft of plywood structionThieveSsitestargetedfromSiXsept.area30con-to park.the Colonial East mobile home following search for driver Javier E Cruz-Antonio, 27, and Oct. 8. Tools and building equip- Gustavo D. Delfin, 31, were charged after a witness reported seeing them loading 10 sheets of plywood onto a truck at a con- struction site in Oak Crest Farms, Lewes, on Oct. 12. The witness told the victim of the theft and the victim later observed the suspects with 10 sheets of plywood in their truck. The victim contacted the state police and the two men were ar- rested later that day and charged with theft, criminal trespass and conspiracy. The two men pleaded guilty to the charges in JP Court 2 and were released after paying fines and court costs of $373.50 each. Two hurt in. collision with DART bus State police charged Michael J. Williams, 44, with second-degree vehicular assault, DUI, disregard- ment were taken from various lo- cations. The first incident was re- ported Oct. 1 at the Sugar Maple development east of Lincoln. Then four more complaints were filed on Oct. 4 when mobile construction trailers at The Re- treat and Bridle Ridge develop- ments were broken into; a box truck used for storage in Bayshore development, seven miles east of Millsboro, was ransacked; and an open construction site in Coving- ton Chase, Lewes, was looted. Fi- nally, on Oct. 8 a report was re- ceived of another mobile con- struction trailer forced open at a site along Cedar Creek Road, Lin- coln. Break-ins at Lewes dealership Someone broke into a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero parked in the service lot of C.P. Diver Oct. 5, Route Weekl) Accident Update DATE 1014104 10/5/04 1016104 10/6/04 1017/04 10/7/04 10/9/04 FOR WEEK OF OCT. 4 - OCT. 10. 2004 LOCATION TYPE Rt. 1 and Sussex 271, north of Rehoboth- 4 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes 4 Rts. 1 and 9, west of Lewes 2 Rt. 1 and Camelot Drive, north of Rehoboth 2 Rts. 1 and 24, south of Lewees 4 Rts. 1 and 24, north of Rehoboth 2 Rt. 1 and Rehoboth Mall parking lot 8 / - :::::::   .q: : :::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::: :::: ::::. ======================================== ::::::::::::::::  :::::::::::: : ! [i !!i !i! /,!! i , , ii ii!i i,ii:,,:,:i , ;  ::iii,i iii!'ii :::; ::ii: iii:i:i!,ii,:iiNi: i| Route 1 accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop 7 l)riing I ndcr the Intlucncc re tort Numbers: first, DUI arrests; second, DUB in crashes; third, seat belt arrests; fourth, seat belt assessments Troop 7, Lewes Troop 5, Troop 1, Troop 6, 14, 2, 18, 7 Bridgeville Penny Hill Price's Comer Troop 4, 12, 1, 5, 3 8, 1, 15, 60 14, 5, 8, 3 Georgetown Troop 3, Camden Troop 2, Glasgow Troop 9, Odessa 10, 3, 7, 7 6, 3, 11, 5 7, 1, 17,19 5, 2, 20, 4 / IITii[]II Ilililll[l] IIHIIIII |Ill] Ililli I [till [BIIII[Ii J Chairs, bike removed from yards State police received a report OCt. 5 that someone stole four lawn chairs from the front lawn of a residence in Mulbgrry Knoll, two miles west of Lewes on Sus- sex 284. A second complaint was re- ceived the same day that a bicycle was taken from the back yard of a home in the Rehoboth Bay mobile home park. Electric scooters stolen from storage Sometime between Sept. 4 and Oct 1, someone removed 143 electric scooters of various colors, still in boxes unassembled, from a storage building in the Harbeson area. The victim valued the stolen property at $25,740. Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to con- tact Troop 7 at 644-5020, or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. By Miek ,Veal The Governor's Task Force (GTF) reported that one of their officers patrolling in the Belltown area the afternoon of Oct. 8, ob- served a maroon Mazda wanted by the Georgetown Police Depart- ment. A check of the vehicle's regis- tration by GTF member Cpl. John Whiteloek of the Delaware State Police, indicated the operator, Va- lerie M. Diver, 42 was listed as missing and wanted. When Whitelock activated the lights of his patrol car, the Mazda pulled over onto the shoulder of Route 9 near the intersection with Sussex 265. Approaching the car, the troop- er observed Diver behind the wheel and seated in the front pas- senger seat was a man later identi- fied as Paris White, 48, of Lewes. When White was unable to pro- duce identification he was asked to step out of the car and when he did so, according to Whitelock, White attempted to flee and a struggle ensued. While Whitelock and White were struggling, Diver drove off. Within a few moments, other members of the GTF, comprised of troopers and a member of the Department of Correction Proba- tion and Parole arrived on the scene. Task force members, with assis- tance from a state police K-9 unit and additional patrol officers, be- gan canvassing the area looking for Diver. Approximately 15 minutes later, the Mazda was found abandoned in a yard locat- ed behind a residence on the north side of Route 9, one-quarter mile west of Route 1. "I was working in the house," said Grace Thomas, an area resi- dent. "I went to put the trash in the trash can, and I saw these cars. I saw these [GTF members], so I asked what was going on." Thomas said she has lived in her home for about 40 years andhas not had trouble in her neighbor- hood before. "I'm a peaceable woman; I tend to my own busi- ness," she said. When police searched the area, they located Diver hiding behind some outbuildings on the property and a search of the vehicle re- vealed a small amount of crack cocaine, a pipe with residue and a highway stopsigr / Diver was charged with main- taining a vehicle, possession of crack cocaine, receiving stolen property, possession of drug para- phernalia, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal trespass. She was remanded to the Women's Correctional Institution in New Castle on $2,400 secured bond. White was charged with posses- sion of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resist- ing arrest. It was further deter- mined that White was currently on level two probation. He was remanded to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $700 secured bond. Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign reaps results Delaware law enforcement officers arrested 20 individuals for Dri- ving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol Oct. 8-9, during week fif- teen of the "Checkpoint Strikeforce" campaign. Participating agencies included Dover Police, and the New Castle, Kent and Sussex County DUI Task Forces. In addition to the 20 DUI arrests, officers apprehend- ed one wanted individual, made three drug arrests, made one underage drinking arrests, and issued 88 citations for other traffic violations. Officers have arrested a total of 287 individuals for DUI since the 2004 Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign began July 2. Checkpoint Strikeiorce is a multi-state crackdown on impaired drivers coordinated locally by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. 10 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, Oct. 15 - Oct. 18 Police & Fire Wrap-up Thieves target two stores Thieves smashed the front win- dow of the Rehoboth Barber Shop, Midway Village, Route 1 sometime during the late evening of Oct. 4 or early morning Oct. 5 and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and an empty safe. During the same time period, someone tossed a chunk of con- crete through the window of the Movie Gallery, located a mile south of the barbershop on Route 1 in the Shoppes of Camelot. However, nothing was reported missing. Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents to call Troop 7 at 644-5020. Arrests made in ing a red light and not wearing a seat belt after Williams was in- volved in a rear-end collision with a DART bus Oct. 5. According to police, the bus was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Route 1 north- bound and Sussex 268A, one mile west of Lewes, when the accident occurred. Williams was taken to Beebe Medical Center, treated for a head contusion and lacerated finger and released. A bus passenger was treated at Beebe-for neck strain and released. On Oct. 6, Williams' case was transferred from JP Court 3 to the Court of Common Pleas for ar- raignment Nov. 10. Construction sites targeted by thieves and tried unsuccessfully to re- move a stereo system, causing ex- tensive damage. Then, on Oct. 8, thieves stole four tires off a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix located at C. P. Diver and four tires off a Chrysler Paci- fica at the Wright dealership. Both dealerships are within a half-mile of each other on opposite sides of Route 1, near Five Points, Lewes. Car break-ins in Rehoboth State police have received re- ports of vehicle break-ins in the Rehoboth area. Two complaints were received Oct. 5. A vehicle was burglarized in The Palms, the thief making off with an AM/FM stereo CD player, and another vehicle was ran- sacked in the Sea Air Village mo- bile home park, although an alarm was triggered and the thief fled without taking anything. Additionally, tools were report- ed stolen from a vehicle Oct. 6 in Kerry Kester photo Above is the vehicle abandonded in Belltown by Valerie M. Diver Oct. 8 after she attempted to elude police after she was stopped by a member of the Governor's Task Force. police said. She was found a short time later behind some outbuild- Couple arrested in Belltown theft of plywood structionThieveSsitestargetedfromSiXsept.area30con-to park.the Colonial East mobile home following search for driver Javier E Cruz-Antonio, 27, and Oct. 8. Tools and building equip- Gustavo D. Delfin, 31, were charged after a witness reported seeing them loading 10 sheets of plywood onto a truck at a con- struction site in Oak Crest Farms, Lewes, on Oct. 12. The witness told the victim of the theft and the victim later observed the suspects with 10 sheets of plywood in their truck. The victim contacted the state police and the two men were ar- rested later that day and charged with theft, criminal trespass and conspiracy. The two men pleaded guilty to the charges in JP Court 2 and were released after paying fines and court costs of $373.50 each. Two hurt in. collision with DART bus State police charged Michael J. Williams, 44, with second-degree vehicular assault, DUI, disregard- ment were taken from various lo- cations. The first incident was re- ported Oct. 1 at the Sugar Maple development east of Lincoln. Then four more complaints were filed on Oct. 4 when mobile construction trailers at The Re- treat and Bridle Ridge develop- ments were broken into; a box truck used for storage in Bayshore development, seven miles east of Millsboro, was ransacked; and an open construction site in Coving- ton Chase, Lewes, was looted. Fi- nally, on Oct. 8 a report was re- ceived of another mobile con- struction trailer forced open at a site along Cedar Creek Road, Lin- coln. Break-ins at Lewes dealership Someone broke into a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero parked in the service lot of C.P. Diver Oct. 5, Route Weekl) Accident Update DATE 1014104 10/5/04 1016104 10/6/04 1017/04 10/7/04 10/9/04 FOR WEEK OF OCT. 4 - OCT. 10. 2004 LOCATION TYPE Rt. 1 and Sussex 271, north of Rehoboth- 4 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes 4 Rts. 1 and 9, west of Lewes 2 Rt. 1 and Camelot Drive, north of Rehoboth 2 Rts. 1 and 24, south of Lewees 4 Rts. 1 and 24, north of Rehoboth 2 Rt. 1 and Rehoboth Mall parking lot 8 / - :::::::   .q: : :::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::: :::: ::::. ======================================== ::::::::::::::::  :::::::::::: : ! [i !!i !i! /,!! i , , ii ii!i i,ii:,,:,:i , ;  ::iii,i iii!'ii :::; ::ii: iii:i:i!,ii,:iiNi: i| Route 1 accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop 7 l)riing I ndcr the Intlucncc re tort Numbers: first, DUI arrests; second, DUB in crashes; third, seat belt arrests; fourth, seat belt assessments Troop 7, Lewes Troop 5, Troop 1, Troop 6, 14, 2, 18, 7 Bridgeville Penny Hill Price's Comer Troop 4, 12, 1, 5, 3 8, 1, 15, 60 14, 5, 8, 3 Georgetown Troop 3, Camden Troop 2, Glasgow Troop 9, Odessa 10, 3, 7, 7 6, 3, 11, 5 7, 1, 17,19 5, 2, 20, 4 / IITii[]II Ilililll[l] IIHIIIII |Ill] Ililli I [till [BIIII[Ii J Chairs, bike removed from yards State police received a report OCt. 5 that someone stole four lawn chairs from the front lawn of a residence in Mulbgrry Knoll, two miles west of Lewes on Sus- sex 284. A second complaint was re- ceived the same day that a bicycle was taken from the back yard of a home in the Rehoboth Bay mobile home park. Electric scooters stolen from storage Sometime between Sept. 4 and Oct 1, someone removed 143 electric scooters of various colors, still in boxes unassembled, from a storage building in the Harbeson area. The victim valued the stolen property at $25,740. Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to con- tact Troop 7 at 644-5020, or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. By Miek ,Veal The Governor's Task Force (GTF) reported that one of their officers patrolling in the Belltown area the afternoon of Oct. 8, ob- served a maroon Mazda wanted by the Georgetown Police Depart- ment. A check of the vehicle's regis- tration by GTF member Cpl. John Whiteloek of the Delaware State Police, indicated the operator, Va- lerie M. Diver, 42 was listed as missing and wanted. When Whitelock activated the lights of his patrol car, the Mazda pulled over onto the shoulder of Route 9 near the intersection with Sussex 265. Approaching the car, the troop- er observed Diver behind the wheel and seated in the front pas- senger seat was a man later identi- fied as Paris White, 48, of Lewes. When White was unable to pro- duce identification he was asked to step out of the car and when he did so, according to Whitelock, White attempted to flee and a struggle ensued. While Whitelock and White were struggling, Diver drove off. Within a few moments, other members of the GTF, comprised of troopers and a member of the Department of Correction Proba- tion and Parole arrived on the scene. Task force members, with assis- tance from a state police K-9 unit and additional patrol officers, be- gan canvassing the area looking for Diver. Approximately 15 minutes later, the Mazda was found abandoned in a yard locat- ed behind a residence on the north side of Route 9, one-quarter mile west of Route 1. "I was working in the house," said Grace Thomas, an area resi- dent. "I went to put the trash in the trash can, and I saw these cars. I saw these [GTF members], so I asked what was going on." Thomas said she has lived in her home for about 40 years andhas not had trouble in her neighbor- hood before. "I'm a peaceable woman; I tend to my own busi- ness," she said. When police searched the area, they located Diver hiding behind some outbuildings on the property and a search of the vehicle re- vealed a small amount of crack cocaine, a pipe with residue and a highway stopsigr / Diver was charged with main- taining a vehicle, possession of crack cocaine, receiving stolen property, possession of drug para- phernalia, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal trespass. She was remanded to the Women's Correctional Institution in New Castle on $2,400 secured bond. White was charged with posses- sion of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resist- ing arrest. It was further deter- mined that White was currently on level two probation. He was remanded to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $700 secured bond. Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign reaps results Delaware law enforcement officers arrested 20 individuals for Dri- ving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol Oct. 8-9, during week fif- teen of the "Checkpoint Strikeforce" campaign. Participating agencies included Dover Police, and the New Castle, Kent and Sussex County DUI Task Forces. In addition to the 20 DUI arrests, officers apprehend- ed one wanted individual, made three drug arrests, made one underage drinking arrests, and issued 88 citations for other traffic violations. Officers have arrested a total of 287 individuals for DUI since the 2004 Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign began July 2. Checkpoint Strikeiorce is a multi-state crackdown on impaired drivers coordinated locally by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety.