SPD charges one after large seizure of PCP

Brahim Wright, 39, Dover DE

Brahim Wright, 38, Dover DE

 

SPD has charged one person following a late night traffic stop that yielded a large seizure of phencyclidine (PCP). On 1/29/17 at approx. 0029 hrs an SPD patrol officer observed a vehicle traveling on Rt 13 S/B in the area of S Main St that had a suspended registration.  A traffic stop was performed where it was determined that the vehicle would be impounded due to registration, license, safety and insurance issues.  As SPD officers continued their on scene investigation, a rear seat passenger, identified as Brahim Wright, 38 of Dover was found to be in possession of a glass jar containing a large amount of suspected phencyclidine (PCP).  All 3 occupants of the vehicle were detained and their motor vehicle was impounded.  Further investigation revealed that Mr. Wright possessed approx. 2 fluid ounces or 59.15 grams of PCP.  The driver of the vehicle was released with numerous traffic summonses.  Mr. Wright was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance (PCP) in a tier 5 quantity (trafficking). He was arraigned via video court in JP #7 where he was given a $30,000 cash only bond.  Mr. Wright was then committed into the custody of the Dept. of Corrections in lieu of this bond pending a preliminary hearing in Kent County Superior Court.

Smyrna Police issue arrest warrant after vehicle pursuit

Usef Dickerson, 30, Middletown, DE

Usef Dickerson, 30, Middletown, DE

Smyrna Police are actively searching for Usef Dickerson, 30 of Middletown, DE after an early morning vehicle pursuit. On 1/28/17 at approx. 0348 hrs an SPD officer on patrol attempted to stop a Ford Taurus for registration violations on Rt 13 in the area of Jimmy Dr.  Before being able to contact the operator of this vehicle, it fled the traffic stop at a high rate of speed.  SPD intimated a vehicle pursuit onto SR 1 north bound and eventually onto Rt 13 north bound just north of Smyrna town limits.  This vehicle pursuit was terminated when speeds became excessive in the area of Rt 13 and Blackbird Forest Rd.  The vehicle was later discovered by DSP Troop 9 officers in the area of Union Church Rd abandoned and crashed.  Through investigation, SPD has identified Usef Dickerson as the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle during the pursuit.  He is currently wanted by the Smyrna Police Department for Disregarding a Police Officer’s signal and various traffic charges.  Mr. Dickerson is also wanted by Delaware State Police Troop 2 for fleeing a previous unrelated collision in their jurisdiction as well as several court capiases.  Mr. Dickerson should be considered dangerous and has made statements that he will avoid going back to jail at all costs.  If members of the public see or know of Mr. Dickerson’s whereabouts they are asked to call SPD at 302-653-9217, dial 911 or provide tips to Crime Stoppers at http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com/, or by calling 1-800-TIP-3333.  Callers may remain anonymous.

Liquor store robber arrested after SPD responds to hold up alarm

Phillip Hardin, 25, Smyrna

Phillip Hardin, 25, Smyrna

Members of the SPD patrol division arrested a robbery suspect Thursday evening after responding to a hold up alarm at a local business. On 12/29/16 at approx. 9:30 p.m. SPD units responded to Reba’s liquors located at 111 E Glenwood Ave in reference to an active hold up alarm.  Upon arrival to the business, employees were observed scuffling on the floor with a white male later identified as Phillip Hardin, 25 of Smyrna.  Mr. Hardin was taken into custody without incident.  It was determined that Mr. Hardin entered the store armed with a folding knife while wearing a mask and demanded money from the clerk at the register.  This clerk and another employee then scuffled with Mr. Hardin over a bag of money that he attempted to remove.  Employees tripped the holdup alarm, alerting SPD to the incident.  Mr. Hardin was also found to be in possession of illegal prescription narcotics.  SPD investigators charged Mr. Hardin with the following crimes;

Robbery 1st degree, Wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, Aggravated menacing, 2 counts of Offensive Touching and Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. 

Mr. Hardin was presented before Justice of the Peace Court #7 where he was committed to the James T Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $32,200 secured bond. It was also determined by SPD investigators that Mr. Hardin was a suspect in a robbery that occurred just prior to this one outside of town limits.  Mr. Hardin was charged accordingly by the Delaware State Police for that incident.

Smyrna Police seeking public help with assault investigation

Area where Victim was found

Area where Victim was found

SPD investigators are seeking help from the public regarding an ongoing assault investigation. On Saturday December 17th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. patrol units responded to the parking lot of Pat’s Pizza at 41 E Glenwood Avenue for a reported assault which had just occurred.  Officers contacted a 61 year old white female who was approx. 5’6 and 105 pounds with brown/grey hair.  She was wearing a white coat and blue jeans.  This female victim reported that an unknown black male who was tall and wearing dark clothing assaulted her somewhere in the area.  The incident possibly occurred in between the Bridgeway restaurant parking lot and the Pat’s parking lot.  Witnesses on scene did not observe any assault prior to contacting the female victim.  The victim remains hospitalized with a serious head injury.  Anyone with information about the suspect, the incident in question or who had contact with the female victim at any time on the night in question are urged to contact Smyrna Police Detective Cooper at 302-653-9217.  Tips may also be submitted via social media to SPD or via Delaware Crime Stoppers http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com/.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

SPD arrests 3 after investigation into stabbing

Malcom Casson, 23, Camden

Malcom Casson, 23, Camden

Quintin Lowman, 37, Harrington

Quintin Lowman, 37, Harrington

Daryl Glover, 53, Smyrna

Daryl Glover, 53, Smyrna

SPD investigators made 3 arrests for serious felonies after investigating a stabbing which occurred in the unit block of E Mt Vernon St.  On 8/19/16 at approx. 0206 hrs a male walked into the SPD lobby with injuries to his upper torso complaining that he had just been stabbed by an acquaintance.  Patrol officers administered first aid until the Victim was transported to KGH for his injuries by EMS personnel.  Investigators determined that Malcom Casson, 23 of Camden DE and Quintin Lowman, 37 of Harrington DE responded to a residence in the unit block of E Mt Vernon St and engaged in a fight with Daryl Glover, 53 of Smyrna.  During the fight, all 3 Suspects used knives, with Mr. Glover and Mr. Lowman suffering serious injuries.  Investigators took Mr. Casson and Mr. Lowman into custody at KGH hospital.  Mr. Glover was also taken into custody after being treated for his injuries.  While in SPD custody, Mr. Lowman attempted to escape from the building.  The exact reasons behind this fight are still unknown at this time.  All 3 Suspects have been medically cleared.  The Suspects were each charged and arraigned via video court in JP #2 with the following crimes

Malcom Casson: Attempted Manslaughter, Assault 1st degree, Possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, Conspiracy 2nd degree (Committed to DOC for lack of $151,000 secured bond)

Quintin Lowman: Attempted Murder 1st, Assault 1st degree, Possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, Escape 2nd degree, Conspiracy 2nd degree, Theft under $1500 (Committed to DOC for lack of $203,000 secured bond)

Daryl Glover: Assault 1st (Committed to DOC for lack of $25,000 secured bond)

Smyrna Police arrest wanted man with loaded handgun after traffic stop

Marquis Lewis, 23, Townsend

Marquis Lewis, 23, Townsend

Smyrna Police on patrol recently apprehended a man wanted by the Middletown Police Department as well as Kent County CCP with an illegally concealed handgun after a traffic stop.  On 8/3/16 at approx. 1016 hrs an SPD officer stopped a motor vehicle for traffic violations on S Carter Rd.  Officers contacted the driver, Marquis Lewis, 23 of Townsend.  Officers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle while speaking with the occupants.  Mr. Lewis and his adult passenger were detained while a vehicle search was conducted.  This search revealed an illegally concealed 9mm handgun which was loaded, located in a bag behind the passenger seat.  Officers also located a small amount of marijuana which belonged to the passenger.  Mr. Lewis was taken into custody and transported back to SPD where he was charged with the following crimes;

Carrying a concealed deadly weapon

Driving while Suspended

Possession of a Suspended License

In addition to these charges, Mr. Lewis was wanted by the Middletown PD for Driving while Suspended, Criminal Mischief under $1500 and Disorderly Conduct.  He was also wanted on a capias from Kent County CCP.  Mr. Lewis was arraigned for all of these charges via video court in JP #2.  He was issued $3,250 total unsecured bond for his SPD charges, MPD charges and capias.  He was released pending a future court hearing.  Mr. Lewis’s passenger was issued a citation for civil possession of marijuana.

Smyrna P.T.O. treasurer charged with internal thefts

Kellie Sullivan-McGovern, 39, Smyrna

Kellie Sullivan-McGovern, 39, Smyrna

Smyrna Police investigators recently wrapped up a several months long investigation with the arrest of the treasurer for the Smyrna Parent Teacher Organization (P.T.O.).  SPD detectives were notified in March of 2016 of suspected internal thefts.  An investigation was launched which culminated in the arrest of Kellie Sullivan-Mcgovern, 39 of Smyrna on August 2nd.  Investigators determined that over the course of nearly 2 years, Ms. Sullivan-Mcgovern used a debit card issued to her in her official capacity as treasurer for the organization for unlawful and unauthorized personal purchases.  These purchases were made at a variety of locations and for many different items/services such as gas stations, liquor stores, baseball tickets, jewelry, clothing and ATM withdrawals.  Ms. Sullivan-Mcgovern was arraigned in person at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 on the following charges;

2 counts of (felony) Theft $1500 or greater

136 counts of Unlawful use of a payment card

1 count of falsifying business records

The total loss to the Smyrna P.T.O. is estimated to be approximately $11,000.  Ms. Sullivan-Mcgovern was released on $7,850 unsecured bond after her arraignment pending a future court hearing.

Smyrna Police seek public’s help locating Assault Suspect

Jarmall Williams, 38, Wilmington

Jarmall Williams, 38, Wilmington

The Smyrna Police Dept. is seeking help in locating Jarmall Williams, 38 whose last known address is on Todds Lane in Wilington.  Mr Williams is also known to frequent the Smyrna area and has also been known to use the name James Williams.  On 7/27/16 at approx. 0040 hrs SPD officers responded to the area of the Salvation Army store parking lot located at 16 E Mt Vernon St, Smyrna for a report of a motor vehicle collision with injuries involved.  Upon arrival, Officers located a female victim who had been struck by a vehicle which fled.  This victim was suffering from serious trauma to her lower extremities and she has since been admitted to the hospital for treatment.  Extensive investigation and interviews revealed that Jarmall Williams intentionally struck the Victim with the motor vehicle he was driving and then fled the area.  Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Williams charging him with the following crimes;

Assault 1st degree

Reckless Endangering 1st degree

Leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury

Driving while Suspended

Reckless Driving

Failure to report a collision resulting in injury

If you have any information on Mr. Williams whereabouts please contact Detective Cooper from SPD at (302) 653-9217 or contact us via private message on social media.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

SPD arrests 4 suspects for illegal concealed handgun

Zymir DIggs, 21, Smyrna

Zymir DIggs, 21, Smyrna

SPD officers recently seized a .32 caliber revolver following a traffic stop for motor vehicle violations.  On 7/23/16 at 0145 hrs an SPD officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop in the area of Rt 13 and S Carter Rd for observed traffic violations.  Upon contacting the 4 occupants of the motor vehicle, evidence of further criminal activity was uncovered.  The driver of the vehicle initially provided officers with a false name and was later identified as Zymir Diggs, 21 of Smyrna.  The other 3 passengers were two 17 year olds from Smyrna and a 16 year old from Felton.  Officers conducted a search of the vehicle which revealed a .32 caliber revolver concealed underneath of a rear seat as well as ammunition for the firearm.  All 4 suspects were taken into custody and transported to SPD.  Mr. Diggs was charged with the following;

Carrying a concealed deadly weapon

Criminal Impersonation

Conspiracy 2nd degree

Driving without a valid license

Expired temporary registration plate

Failure to have proof of insurance

Mr Diggs was also found to have a capias from the Kent County CCP.  Mr. Diggs was arraigned via video court in JP #7.  He was committed into the custody of the Dept. of Corrections in lieu of $1,253 secured bond.  The 3 juveniles were each charged with Carrying a concealed deadly weapon and Conspiracy 2nd degree.  The juvenile suspects were all released into the custody of their parents pending future hearings in Family Court.

Traffic stop results in over 500 bags of heroin seized by Smyrna Police

Capice Johnson, 21, Smyrna

Capice Johnson, 21, Smyrna

A Smyrna Police Officer on patrol recently seized 523 bags of heroin, a small amount of marijuana and approx. $1,100 in suspected drug proceeds. On 7/19/16 at 0035 hrs an SPD officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for moving and equipment violations in the area of Rt 13 and S Carter Rd.  While speaking with the driver, identified as Capice Johnson, 21 of Smyrna a strong odor of marijuana was detected.  Mr. Johnson was detained after handing over to officers approx. 0.4 grams of marijuana from within the vehicle.  A vehicle search was conducted, which revealed 523 wax folds of heroin (weighing a total of 7.845 grams) inside of a bag on the rear passenger seat.  Mr. Johnson was also found to be in possession of approx. $1,100 in suspected drug proceeds.  SPD officers transported Mr. Johnson back to the Smyrna Police Dept. where he was charged with the following crimes;

Possession of a controlled substance in a tier 5 quantity,

Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance with an aggravating factor

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Operating a vehicle with illegal window tinting

Failure to yield the right of way

 

Mr. Johnson was arraigned via video court in JP #7 and committed to the Dept. of Corrections in lieu of $80,400 cash only bond pending a future court hearing.