Delaware State Police

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Separate Stops lead to 2 Arrests in Sussex County

Delaware State Police arrested a pair of Sussex County men on various charges following Sunday morning traffic stops. In the first incident, at approximately 1:05 a.m. a trooper on patrol saw a gray Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on Concord Road in the area of Bethel Concord Road in Seaford. The trooper observed as the driver of the Altima crossed the double-yellow line and illegally passed the car in front of […]

today03/13/2023 18


Traffic Stop Leads to Gun, Drug, and Felony DUI Arres

Delaware State Police have arrested 40-year-old Michael Moyer of Milford, Delaware following a traffic stop that occurred Wednesday morning in Seaford. On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at approximately 12:53 a.m., a trooper patrolling Sussex Highway, near Concord Road, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had an expired registration plate. Troopers contacted the driver and only occupant, identified as Michael Moyer. Troopers discovered Moyer was wanted and took him […]

today03/09/2023 26


Pedestrian Struck & Killed near Bridgeville

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred near Bridgeville Wednesday evening. On March 1, 2023 at approximately 6:37 p.m., a Chrysler 300, operated by a 63-year-old man, was traveling northbound in the left lane on US Route 13, approaching the intersection of Rifle Range Road. A Chevrolet Cruze, operated by a 20-year-old woman, was traveling northbound on US Route 13, in the right lane, adjacent […]

today03/03/2023 36


Delaware State Police Investigating False Reports of School Shooter

The Delaware State Police is investigating threats to multiple schools. Numerous phone calls regarding the threat of an active shooter at various schools throughout the State of Delaware were made to numerous police departments this morning. Similar incidents have been reported outside the State of Delaware. These calls have been determined to be a hoax and a form of “swatting.” Swatting occurs when a prank call is made to emergency […]

today03/03/2023 37


One Dead in Georgetown Homicide

Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Monday night in the town limits of Georgetown. On February 27, 2023, at approximately 8:28 p.m., the Georgetown Police Department responded to the Dunbarton Apartments for a reported shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside an apartment. A preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was a visitor at the apartment. […]

today03/01/2023 56


DSP Investigating Felton area Murder

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently conducting a criminal investigation in the Felton area that began Monday morning. On February 27, 2023 at approximately 12:30 a.m., troopers responded to the intersection of Hopkins Cemetery Road and Marshyhope Road for a report of a subject lying in a ditch near the roadway. Troopers arrived on-scene and discovered Joshua Riley, 35, of Houston, Delaware with a gunshot wound to the […]

today03/01/2023 75


Five Arrested for Organized Retail Theft

The Delaware State Police have arrested five suspects in connection with multiple shopliftings. On February 27, 2023, at approximately 3:31 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the Cosmetic Company outlet store located at 34986 Midway Outlet Drive, Rehoboth Beach, DE in reference to a shoplifting. It was reported four females and one male fled from the store with stolen merchandise and drove off in a light blue minivan with California registration. […]

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State Police Investigating Man for Home Improvement Fraud

Delaware State Police will be charging 32-year-old Michael Tyler Joseph of Fruitland, Maryland for felony Home Improvement Fraud when he is extradited to Delaware from Maryland. Joseph is currently incarcerated in Maryland, and he is wanted in Delaware for defrauding a family out of over $23,000 throughout the past year. On January 6, 2023, an Ocean View family contacted the State Police to report a home improvement fraud. Detectives learned […]

today02/21/2023 42


Arrest Made in Bridgeville Murder

Delaware State Police have arrested 53-year-old Robert Franks of Bridgeville, Delaware for the murder of his wife, 57-year-old Cynthia Moss-Franks. On February 17, 2023, detectives from the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit began investigating the murder of Cynthia Moss-Franks, which occurred at her residence on Champions Drive in Bridgeville. Through investigative measures, detectives identified her husband Robert Franks as the suspect. On February 19, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for […]

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