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18 - CAPE GAZETTE, Thursday, December 24 - December 30, 1998 Lewes officer arrests violent suspect after chase; struggle lasts seven hours By Kerry Kester Lewes Police Patrolman Pedro Consuegra arrested William A. Cady III, 49, of Upper Marlboro, Md., Friday, Dec. 18, for drug-re- lated charges following a routine traffic investigation. According to Consuegra, a couple called po- lice at approximately 10:30 p.m., to report that a van was operating peculiarly as it traveled behind them in the eastbound lane of Sa- vannah Road near Lewes Middle School. "He came up behind them flashing a little spotlight," said Consuegra. At first the cou- ple believed he was operating an emergency vehicle, so they pulled over to the side of the road, along with another vehicle. However, when the van drove past the Lewes Fire Department and onto Second Street, the couple ob- served Cady park in front of the Rose &amp; Crown, exit his vehicle and stagger into the establish- ment. Shortly afterward, the cou- ple saw him leave the restaurant, said Consuegra. Consuegra, who identified the van from the couple's description, spotted it near Angler's Fishing Center on Anglers Road, so he pulled into Angler's Motel to ob- serve the 1989 Ford van. Within Lingo Continued from page 15 "pleased" and said the telephones have already been ringing off the hooks from potential residents. He expects the first units to be available within a matter of months. Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper said he is still "extremely" concerned about traffic on Re- hoboth Avenue Extended. Cooper said that Delaware's Department of Transportation (DelDOT) should hold a public meeting on planned road improvements be- fore saying developments like the Canal Corkran project mesh with future plans. He worried that moments, the van drove down the sidewalk and turned on Savannah Road. "He just zoomed by me," said Consuegra, who followed him over the bridge toward town. He said Cady signaled to turn right on Front Street, but instead of turning, he kept westbound on Savannah Road and turned right on Second Street, at which point Consuegra activated his lights. Cady, however, did not stop the van; he continued down Second Street, turned left on Market Street, stopped again at West Third Street, then continued across Savannah Road to Kings Highway. Consuegra said Suscom was monitoring the situation and when it learned Cady had still not stopped, dispatched state police units to assist. Consuegra said four state patrol cars helped pro- vide what police call a rolling road block, which is essentially a maneuver where patrol cars sur- round a vehicle to force it to a stop. Cady still failed to stop. "He al- most flipped the van twice on Kings Highway. He almost struck Sgt. Hagan's vehicle from the back and the left," said Consue- gra, who said the vehicle finally DelDOT is putting the cart before the horse. The Lingo project granted DelDOT an easement for the pos- sible road as well as a possible bike or multi-use pathway. DelDOT is recommending a traffic light in the Rehoboth Av- enue Extended area, although there is not a definite location de- termined. The department is also asking the developers to pay some of the cost of that light; Bill and Bryce Lingo have agreed to do so. Re- hoboth Beach has adamantly op- posed a light because of fears that it will cause traffic backups. The change of zone passed 3 to 1 with County Councilman Lynn Rogers abstaining, and County Councilman George Collins, in stopped just past Clay Road, about 1/4 mile before reaching Route 1. "He was extremely violent dur- ing the entire ordeal," said Con- suegra. "He was claiming that he was a master sergeant in the Air Force and he was fighting the ene- my, so he was being held captive under duress." Cady continued to resist arrest until he was taken into custody by the Department of Correction - seven hours from the beginning of the incident until the end of his ar- raignment, said Consuegra. "He tried to escape," he said. Cady was cited with possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, failure to provide finger- prints/photograph, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, first-degree reckless endangering, reckless driving, disregarding a police signal, driving on a side- walk and driving under the influ- ence of alcohol/drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed drugs, drug paraphernalia and a shotgun; all were impounded. Cady was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $6,000 bond, pending proceed- ings in the Court of Common Pleas. That sum was reduced to $600, but he is still in custody. one of his last acts before retiring, voting no. Rogers abstained be- cause his business has had finan- cial dealings with the Lingo fami- ly. County Council President Dale Dukes said he hopes DelDOT will re-consider the new traffic signal. County Council Vice President Finley Jones said "this is in a dif- ficult area which is overcrowded." He said DelDOT should have required a traffic impact state- ment. Collins cited concerns raised by neighbors in West Rehoboth and concerns over neighboring prop- erty owner John Burton who owns a mobile home park and who has tried to claim a tiny portion of the Lingo property through adverse possession. Rehoboth Continued from page 17 behind them on Kent Street. But Planner Jan Konesey said she be- lieves they are "between a rock and a hard place," as it's now within their power to create two substandard lots of less than 5,000 square feet. The Planners unanimously ap- proved a motion made by Planner Bob Scala that the matter be hand- ed over to the Board of Adjust- ment as a variance request due to the lot sizes. They also said they need a decision on whether they can decide on partitioning of sub- standard lots and that they be giv- en the history of partitioning on Kent Street. If they receive a vail- ance, the owners can return to the Planners with their partitioning re- quest, as the Planners refused to grant a condition that the parti- tioning would be automatically given if the variance is approved. The second request came from Bob Derrickson, who plans to pur- chase Lots 87-89 Sussex Street which are both 50-by-100-foot conforming lots, one on which is a 753-square-foot dwelling, and the other which has two small acces- sory buildings. Derrickson definitely plans to remove the two accessory struc- tures and eventually, the dwelling as well, he said. However, the city's zoning code states that ac- cessory structures cannot stand by themselves without being part of a parcel with a dwelling unit. Therefore, if partitioned, the lot on which the accessory buildings are situated would become a non- conforming lot. They also discussed setback re- quirements, but Frederick con- firmed that as the lots are zoned C-3 commercial, they are not re- quired to have the setbacks need- ed in the residential zones. When they approved the motion to grant the partitioning after the accessory buildings are removed, Derrickson told them he has no authority to remove buildings from the present owner's proper- ty. So, either the present owner will need to remove the buildings or Derrickson will first have to buy the parcel and have the shed and doghouse removed. _ GLASS CRAFTERS STUDIO /j " Still looking for the right gift? 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