Here's your roundup of reported law enforcement activity in the area
Two arrested after shots fired at Marydel-area home
Delaware State Police troopers have arrested two people after shots were fired at a Marydel-area home and a car at a Felton home vandalized.
Division spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe identified the pair as Anthony Jones, 44, of Smyrna, and Angela D. Greenwood, 43, of Clayton.
The shots fired incident took place Saturday, Sept. 15 when troopers were sent to the 300 block of Grygo Road. There they learned Jones had come to the house looking for a former girlfriend. Learning she was not there, he left but discharged a firearm, striking the outside of the home.
He fled in a Honda Civic, Jaffe said.
Troopers tracked the Civic and stopped it at the intersection of Holly Spring and Willow Grove roads. Officers found Greenwood was driving the car while Jones was a front-seat passenger. A 39-year-old man from Marydel was in the back seat, Jaffe said.
A search of the car turned up a loaded .45 caliber handgun with six rounds in the magazine, a box containing 40 .45 auto rounds, about 1.79 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, she added.
An additional investigation showed Jones also had been at a home in the 600 block of Equitation Lane, Felton, again looking for the former girlfriend. Jones left after learning she was not there, but allegedly slashed all four tires and smashed all of the windows in a vehicle at the property.
Jones is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, first-degree reckless endangering, second-degree conspiracy, aggravated menacing, terroristic threatening, criminal mischief, and possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance.
He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $72,500 cash-only bail.
Greenwood is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering and second-degree conspiracy.
She has been committed to the Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on a $26,000 secured bond.
The man in the back of the Civic has not been charged, and there were no reports of injuries as a result of these incidents, Jaffe said.
Fugitive sex offender arrested in Dover
Dover police are reporting the arrest of a fugitive sex offender following a brief vehicle pursuit.
Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman identified the individual as Shakur J. Peck, 24.
Officers on patrol spotted Peck driving a white Lexus in the area of New and Cecil streets at about 2:31 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Officers learned Peck was wanted on firearms and theft charges as well as failure to re-register as a sex offender. He also had a number of outstanding bench warrants, Hoffman said.
Delaware’s sex offender registry shows Peck as a Tier II offender, having been convicted in June 2012 of unlawful sexual contact with a person under the age of 18.
Peck tried to drive away but was stopped after a short chase and taken into custody without incident. Three others in the car were detained briefly but not charged, he said.
In addition to his other charges, Peck was charged with disregarding a police officer’s signal, resisting arrest, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving as well as a number of additional traffic violations.
He has been ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institution, Hoffman said. Bail information was not provided.
A car can be a deadly weapon
Dover police have charged a local woman with possession of a deadly weapon -- her car -- when she allegedly tried several times to run down another woman.
Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the incident, which was seen and corroborated by another person, took place at about 1:32 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the parking lot of the Country Club apartment complex at 70 Greenway Square.
Police learned 45-year-old Keyon Smith tried to run over the 41-year-old woman several times. The victim said Smith tried to back into her, but missed and hit the curb.
Smith then drove away, but later surrendered to Dover police, Hoffman said.
She is charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and aggravated menacing.
Bond information and a mug shot were not available.
Probationer, two others arrested on drug charges at Dover motel
Dover police and state probation and parole officers have arrested three people after finding drugs and weapons at a local motel.
Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the first arrest took place at about 12:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 when they contacted 19-year-old Thomas Bolden in downtown Dover. Bolden was under suspicion of parole violation, Hoffman said.
Officers then conducted an administrative check at a room at the Dover Inn motel where Bolden was staying and found Derrick Wilcox inside. A search turned up a 9mm handgun, a 45-caliber handgun, 103.9 grams of marijuana and a magazine loaded with .223 ammunition.
As police were doing their search, 24-year-old Bobby Pitts arrived at the motel and also was taken into custody.
Bolden is charged with violation of his probation, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, four counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a secured bond.
Pitts is charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver marijuana. She later was released on a $42,500 unsecured bond.
Wilcox was released from custody after being charged with marijuana possession.
Repo men arrested after alleged assault on vehicle owner
Two Sussex County men have been arrested after they allegedly assaulted a man whose vehicle they were attempting to repossess.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident took place Saturday, Sept. 15 in the 6000 block of Federalsburg Road.
The 37-year-old victim said two men, later identified as Raymond M. Hitchens, 23, of Georgetown and Michael R. Milligan, 46, of Laurel, backed a truck with a vehicle lift into his driveway. The men got out and told the victim they were there to repossess his 2002 Dodge Caravan.
The victim laid on the lift in an attempt to stop the men, but Hitchens and Milligan began trying to pull him off. One of them sprayed the victim in the face with a chemical stun spray, pulled him from the lift and they left with the Caravan.
Two children, ages 5 and 11, witnessed the incident, Jaffe said.
Detectives identified Hitchens and Milligan and both turned themselves in Tuesday at Troop 5.
Both are charged with second-degree assault using a disabling chemical spray, second-degree conspiracy, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Both later were released from custody on $7,000 secured bonds.
Fight in Milford park leads to woman’s arrest
Milford police have arrested a local woman after she allegedly fought another woman in the city’s Memorial Park and then tried to escape from custody.
Department spokesman Det. Timothy Maloney identified the woman s 29-year-old Shelly Shockley of Milford.
Maloney said police were sent to the park at about 5:28 p.m. Sept. 17 when a surveillance system showed several people loitering there. Two women, one of whom later was identified as Shockley, began to fight while police were on their way, he added.
The fight was over by the time police arrived, but they found Shockley sitting on a bench. As police came up, she jumped up and tried to run away, but was caught after a short chase. She was seen drinking from a liquor bottle as police were trying to take her into custody, Maloney added.
Drinking in the park is prohibited and there are warning signs against the practice, he added.
Maloney noted Shockley’s actions before officers arrived and her running from officers upset people in the park.
Once back at Milford police headquarters, Maloney said Shockley tried to run out of the building but was stopped. She appeared to be intoxicated at the time, he added.
Shockley’s arraignment was held up until Sept. 18 due to her being intoxication; she is charged with resisting arrest, third-degree attempted escape, disorderly conduct, and unlawfully consuming alcoholic beverages while on public streets, parks or alleys.
She later was released on a $2,600 unsecured bond and ordered not to have any contact with Memorial Park.
Driver stopped for speeding; arrested on weapons charges
A Middletown woman and two passengers in her car were arrested on a number of drug and weapons charged after they were stopped for speeding.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident took place at about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the area of the Dover toll plaza on State Route 1.
Troopers stopped the car and contacted the driver, identified as 18-year-old Tilaiya M. Holland, of Middletown, the front seat passenger, 18-year-old Kiara N. Watkins of Dover, and rear seat passenger 17-year-old Jason D. Calhum of Middletown.
The officers detained all three after smelling marijuana in the vehicle, Jaffe said. A search of their vehicle turned up a loaded 9mm handgun, a box of Remington ammunition containing 33 rounds and 0.1 grams of marijuana.
All three were put into a police vehicle, but Watkins became disorderly, trying to kick out the car’s rear window, Jaffe said.
As a result of the traffic stop, Holland is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon. conspiracy second degree, possession of marijuana, failure to have required insurance and speeding
Watkins is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, conspiracy second degree, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.
Calhum is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a prohibited juvenile, carrying a concealed deadly weapon
conspiracy second degree, and possession of marijuana.
Holland and Watkins were jailed at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $26,252 and $26,750 secured bond respectively.
Calhum was turned over to a guardian.
Laurel-area fight leads to weapons charges against Carolina men
Two men from out of state have been arrested after they got into a fight that resulted in a weapon being fired.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 when troopers were sent to the intersection of Sycamore and West Elliotts Dam roads, Laurel, for an assault complaint.
Jaffe said troopers learned two men, Dan-el Moody, 25, of Red Springs, N.C. and Justino Gomez-Rico, 27, of Ninety Six, S.C., were in a truck when they got into an argument. The South Carolina man grabbed a gun from inside the vehicle and hit Moody in the head with the weapon. Moody got the gun back and during a struggle, the gun went off.
Neither man was hit by the round, Jaffe said, adding that troopers later found the weapon in the truck bed.
Both men sustained injuries from their altercation and were taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
After he was released, Moody was charged with second-degree assault recklessly causing serious intentional injury, Offensive Touching and possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence. He was ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $7,000 secured bond.
The 27-year-old later was sent to the Christiana Hospital due to his injuries. Troopers have active warrants for his arrest on charges of third-degree assault and possession of a firearm while under the influence.
Waterman facing more than 600 violations
Following an investigation into illegal activity on the Delaware River, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a commercial waterman from Sussex County Sept. 20 for more than 600 shellfish and boating violations committed near Delaware City.
DNREC spokesman Sgt. Brooke Mitchell said Shawn P. Moore, 40, of Georgetown, was charged with 322 counts of failure to tend commercial crab pots within 72 hours; 171 counts of improperly-marked commercial crab pot license number on buoy; 121 counts of over-the-limit commercial crab pots; two counts of crabbing from a vessel not displaying a proper color panel; and one count each of commercial crabbing under a crab pot number not assigned by DNREC;failure to have a commercial license in his possession; no fire extinguisher; no sound-producing device; and reckless operation of a vessel.
Moore was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11, New Castle, where he pleaded not guilty to all charges. He was released on his own recognizance pending a future appearance in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas, Mitchell said.
Drug investigation nets arrests of two
Dover police have arrested two people in connection with a running drug investigation.
Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said 42-year-old Ernest Washington and 31-year-old Teresa Bowers were taken into custody Sept. 21.
Washington, the target of the drug investigation, was stopped while in a vehicle at Minima and West North streets, where he was found in possession of 4.8 grams of crack cocaine and 503 grams of marijuana.
During a search of a home in the 400 block of East Water Street, as well as a storage area at the Saint Jones Mini-Storage at 666 S. Dupont Highway, officers seized 405.2 grams of cocaine, 331.7 grams of marijuana, $2,211 in suspected drug proceeds, and a 2011 Kia Forte Washington was operating.
Teresa Bowers was taken into custody at the residence without incident, Hoffman said.
Washington is charged with three counts of possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, two counts of possession of Marijuana, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and single counts of cocaine possession in a Tier 5 quantity, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, second-degree conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child.
He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $159,000 cash bond.
Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 5 quantity, possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, possession of marijuana in a Tier 1 quantity, second-degree conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child.
She was released from custody on a $78,750 unsecured bond.