SPD hosting free Easter egg hunt

easter bunny

 

On Saturday 3/24/18 from 1-2:30 pm the SPD will be hosting a free Easter egg hunt for ages 1-8 at the George Wright Park (must have a ticket).  Please bring your own basket.  There will also be (free) face painting and food trucks on site.  Your child can have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny.  For more information on how to obtain tickets please download the flyer

Easter Egg Hunt flyer

 

Smyrna named 3rd Safest City in Delaware

safe-cities-badge-delaware 2018

 

The National Council for Home Safety and Security recently announced Smyrna as its #3 safest city in Delaware.  This announcement came after analyzing FBI crime reporting data for our city.  This organization is a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the United States. The council advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement. More details and the complete city ranking can be found at;

Safest Cities in Delaware, 2018

Smyrna Police apprehend suspect for robbery after bus stop incident

Allen Reed, 56

Allen Reed, 56

SPD patrol officers responding to an unknown disturbance at a bus stop on N Dupont Hwy arrested a fleeing suspect for robbery.  On Tuesday, 1/23/18 at approx. 4:15 p.m. officers responded to the area of US Rt 13 and E Mt Vernon St for a fight at the bus stop.  Responding officers contacted a female victim who stated that her male acquaintance, Allen Reed, 56 of Dover had assaulted her and stolen her purse and belongings and then fled the area on foot.  Officers canvassed the area for several minutes before locating Mr. Reed walking back towards the bus stop attempting to further harass the victim.  The suspect refused commands from officers and was handcuffed after a brief struggle.  During his arrest, Mr. Reed threatened further violence against the victim for calling Police.  The suspect was transported back to SPD where he refused to comply with fingerprinting/photographing.  He was eventually presented before Justice of the Peace Court #2 on charges of Robbery 2nd, Offensive touching, Disorderly Conduct, Aggravated intimidation of a witness, Resisting arrest and Failure to comply with fingerprinting. Mr. Reed was committed to the custody of D.O.C. in lieu of $18,000 secured bond.  The Victim in this incident suffered minor injuries which did not require medical intervention and she was able to get all of her stolen property back.

SPD traffic stop yields heroin and money seizure

Ezekiel Shockley, 22

Ezekiel Shockley, 22

Zackary Shockley, 20

Zackary Shockley, 20

SPD patrol officers recently seized a quantity of heroin along with suspected drug proceeds after a traffic stop.  On Monday, 1/22/18 at approximately 9:15 p.m. Smyrna Police on patrol stopped a vehicle on N Dupont Hwy in the area of East Commerce St for speeding.  Further investigation led officers to believe that illegal drugs were inside of the vehicle.  A search was conducted which revealed approx. 130 bags of heroin weighing an estimated 0.91 grams hidden inside of a book bag.  In addition, officers located $1,365 in U.S. currency that is believed to be proceeds of drug sales in the driver, Ezekiel Shockley, 22 of Townsend’s pocket.  Police also arrested the passenger, Zackary Shockley, 20 of Townsend.  Both Suspects were also found to have outstanding court capiases.  The Suspects were transported to police headquarters where an SPD K-9 team conducted a scan of the seized money, confirming the presence of narcotics odor on it.  Ezekiel Shockley was presented before Justice of the Peace Court #7 on charges of Possession with intent to deliver heroin, and Conspiracy 2nd.  He was additionally cited for Speeding and driving with a suspended license.  He was committed to D.O.C. in lieu of $1,000 secured bond.  Zackary Shockley was presented on charges of Possession with intent to deliver heroin, and Conspiracy 2ndHe was committed to D.O.C. in lieu of $1,000 secured bond.

Smyrna Police investigating overnight shots fired incident

daniel

SPD detectives are continuing to investigate an incident in which shots were fired and unoccupied parked vehicles as well as a residence were damaged. On Thursday 1/18/18 at approximately 9:18 p.m. patrol units responded to the 300 block of Daniel Rd for a report of shots fired.  Responding units located at least one unoccupied vehicle which had been struck and began canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses.  According to witness statements, multiple shots were fired in the area and immediately thereafter unknown suspects were seen fleeing on foot.  An SPD K9 team responded to the area and conducted a search for outstanding suspects on foot with negative results.  Additional investigation has determined at least 3 unoccupied parked cars as well as one residence in the area were struck by the gun fire.  Preliminary reports indicate that no one was struck by this gun fire.  Detectives are continuing to process evidence and conduct interviews in relation to this incident.  The investigation is active and ongoing and there are no further details to release at this time.  Any persons with information are encouraged to contact SPD Detective Bill Davis at (302) 653-9217.  Persons may also contact SPD via Facebook message or Delaware Crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on the web at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Smyrna Police Investigating attempted robbery of fast food restaurant

SPD investigators are currently following leads and also seeking the public’s help in solving an attempted robbery.  On Saturday 12/30/17 at approx. 9:07 p.m. a black male suspect wearing dark clothing and a mask entered the KFC/Taco Bell restaurant located at 134 N Dupont Hwy.  The suspect implied that he was armed with a hand gun and demanded money from employees at the counter.  Prior to obtaining property, the suspect fled from the business on foot in an unknown direction.  The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8 to 5’9 tall, weighing 180-215 pounds.  His last direction of travel is unknown at this time.  Investigators are asking any persons with information to contact Detective Brien Street at (302) 653-9217.  Tips may also be submitted via SPD social media or Delaware Crime stoppers at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or 1-800-TIP-3333.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

SPD is Hiring

The SPD is hiring for one (1) police recruit officer position.  All requirements/salary/etc. is included in the below downloadable flyer.  Please see the website at the bottom of the flyer to submit an application.  Applications are due by 1/1/18.  All questions/concerns can be directed to our administrative assistant, her contact information is on the flyer.

**Please note, the website will take approx. 24 hrs to display the job opening so please remain patient**

Hiring Flyer

Smyrna Police investigate crash involving a vehicle into an occupied building

RoFo

Smyrna Police patrol officers recently investigated a motor vehicle collision involving a vehicle colliding with an occupied building. On 12/19/17 at approx. 1506 hrs, Patrol officers responded to the area of the Royal Farms located at 304 N Dupont Blvd for a motor vehicle collision.  Upon arrival, Officers made contact with an 86 year old female from Dover who was the only involved driver.  Investigation revealed that her 1995 Ford Taurus lost the ability to brake, causing her to drive into the Royal Farms lot where she struck 3 parked vehicles and then crashed into the Advanced Auto Parts building.  The female was transported to Smyrna Bayhealth ER for minor non-life threatening injuries.  There were no other injuries reported and Advanced Auto Parts resumed normal business after being cleared by the town of Smyrna building inspections department.  No charges are expected at this time and alcohol/drugs are not considered factors.

2017 SPD Holiday Season Events

shop copsantaThe Smyrna Police Department will be hosting two very special holiday events this season.  The first, is our second annual Meet and Greet with Santa at Smyrna PD HQ on 12/12/17 from 5pm to 8pm.  In support of this event, we are hosting a toy drive and requesting new, unopened and unwrapped toys/books (for ages 1-13).  These toys/books will be given as gifts by Santa to every child in attendance.  Persons wishing to assist us may drop off toys at Smyrna PD or at the Smyrna High School.  We are accepting donations until 12/11/17.

Our second event, is our annual Shop with a Cop hosted in conjunction with the Clayton PD.  This event partners officers with local youth for a meal and then a trip to a local store to shop with the youth.  In support of this event, we are accepting donations in hopes of reaching our goal of $2,000.  Persons or Organizations who wish to assist may do so by contacting Detective Weller of SPD at Jessica.weller@cj.state.de.us (302) 653-9217, or Sgt Harvey Scott of the CPD at Harvey.W.Scott@cj.state.de.us (302) 653-8186.

Those wishing to fill out an application for a child interested in the event can contact Detective Weller or stop by the SPD.  Please see the 2 flyers posted below for the events. Thank you in advance for helping us help our communities!

 

holiday toy drive flyer

Shop with a Cop 2017 flyer

 

 

SPD seeking help in identifying Fraud Suspect

Female Suspect

Female Suspect

Male Accomplice

Male Accomplice

2nd male accomplice

2nd male accomplice

Smyrna Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured female suspect in reference to a fraud investigation. On 10/4/17 this female suspect entered the Smyrna branch of the Dover Federal Credit Union and persuaded a teller to over-ride a denied cash advance on a credit card.  This credit card was later found to be stolen.  The suspect provided a Nevada ID which identified her as Stella McCain.  This suspect along with the pictured male(s) conducted a similar fraudulent transaction in the city of Dover on 10/2/17.  Tipsters may remain anonymous, and are encouraged to contact the Smyrna PD at 302-653-9217 attention Detective Eric Cooper.  You may also send the SPD a private message on Facebook or by utilizing Delaware crime stoppers, http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com 1-800-TIP-3333.