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Posted on: November 14, 2014

Delaware Supreme Court Affirmation Protects Open Space in Pike Creek

WILMINGTON, Del. – New Castle County is pleased the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Chancery’s decision concerning the protection of open space in the scenic Pike Creek Valley.

County Executive Tom Gordon thanked the attorneys who represen...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2014

Square Dance At Carousel Park Canceled

The square dance that had been scheduled for Friday night at Carousel Park & Equestrian Center has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

New Castle County Government apologizes for any inconvenience. Thank you.

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Square Dance At Carousel Park Canceled

The square dance that had been scheduled for Friday night at Carousel Park & Equestrian Center has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

New Castle County Government apologizes for any inconvenience. Thank you.

Posted on: November 10, 2014

County Executive Gordon Unveils Historic Economic Plan

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 10, 2014 -- New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon unveiled the first ever economic strategic plan mapping out the County's economic potential Monday at the City/County Building,

The new plan is the first of this k...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2014

County Executive Gordon, Mayor Williams To Announce Historic Economic Development Plans

WILMINGTON, Del. – New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon and City of Wilmington Mayor Dennis P. Williams are scheduled to unveil their respective economic strategic plans at 1 p.m. Monday at the City/County Building.

The new plan is the first o...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

First Square Dance At Carousel Park Held Thursday Evening

County Executive Tom Gordon attended the first ever Western Square Dance held at Carousel Park and Equestrian Center on Thursday night.

The inaugural event drew a modest crowd of 20, but organizers from the Department of Community Services were excited...Read on...

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Posted on: October 25, 2014

5,000 People Attend Fall-themed Sleep Under the Stars Festival

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon’s “Sleep Under the Stars – A Spooky Fall Festival” drew an impressive 5,000 people to Carousel Park & Equestrian Center on a perfect, sunny Saturday in autumn.

County Executive Gordon was both pleased and impr...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

Colonel E.M. Setting Recently Featured in American City & County article

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New Castle County Police Chief Colonel E.M. Setting was recently featured in the publication, American City & County. Below, please find the article and link to American City & County.

A minute with...Colonel E.M. Setting, winner of the Presi...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2014

County Executive Invites Public to ‘Spooky’ Sleep Under the Stars at Carousel Park

Pike Creek, Del. – County Executive Thomas P. Gordon invites New Castle County residents and visitors to attend “Sleep Under the Stars – A Spooky Fall Festival” scheduled for Saturday morning into Sunday morning at Carousel Park & Equestrian Center.
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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Input Sought From Community For Federal Housing Funds

New Castle, Del. – County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to announce that New Castle County will be submitting a new Consolidated Plan that outlines the use of federal housing funds for the years 2015 through 2019.

The Delaware State Housing Authorit...Read on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2014

County Executive and Longshoremen’s Forum Details Port Expansion’s Job Creation

The International Longshoremen Association Deep-sea Locals 1883 & 1694 and New Castle County Executive Thomas Gordon held a successful public forum on the proposal to expand the Port of Wilmington off the Delaware River at the Sheraton Hotel in Wilmin...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2014

County Executive, Council President Commend Purchase of Land for New Library

County Executive Tom Gordon and New Castle County Council President Christopher Bullock commended Council’s approval of the land purchase needed for the new library/innovation center planned for the Route 9 Corridor.

County Council approved the resolut...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2014

Google Designates Hockessin As Delaware's 2014 eCity

Mountain View, CA -- Google has named Hockessin as the 2014 eCity for the State of Delaware.

The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business communities in all fifty states. The
businesses in these communities are embracing the web to find n...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

Board of Assessment Review Appeals Canceled

The New Castle County Board of Assessment Review Appeals scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week have been canceled.

Information will be forthcoming as to when the appeals will be rescheduled.

All of the appellants whose appeals were sched...Read on...

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Posted on: October 9, 2014

Register of Wills Office Phones Restored

The telephone lines for the New Castle County Register of Wills have been restored.

Information Systems (IS) repaired the lines Thursday morning and would continue to monitor them the rest of the day.

The lines for this office in the City/County Bu...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

New Castle County and NOBLE To Collect Phones To Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence

County Executive Thomas P. Gordon and the Delaware Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives will participate in the Verizon Wireless Hopeline Campaign to help collect unwanted used cell phones and donate them to Verizon Wir...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2014

Special Services Employees Honored for 5, 10, and 15 Years of Service

NCC Department of Special Services employees were honored for five, 10, and 15 years of service, respectively, to New Castle County during an awards breakfast held Thursday.

County Executive Tom Gordon and Acting Special Services General Manager Wayne ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2014

New Castle County Awarded $99,750 for Farmers Market Promotion Program

The New Castle County Department of Community Services has been awarded $99,750 under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service Program.

USDA awarded more than $27 million in competitive grants to expand marketing thr...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

County Executive Gordon Holds Community Meeting In Wilmington

County Executive Tom Gordon has scheduled a meeting in the City of Wilmington to provide concrete examples of what kinds of beneficial services New Castle County provides to city residents.

The second half of the September 30 meeting will consist of th...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2014

8,100 attend North American Police Equestrian Conference Hosted by New Castle County

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The North American Police Equestrian Conference hosted by New Castle County Police last weekend drew 8,100 people who enjoyed the family-friendly event on Saturday and Sunday.

County Executive Tom Gordon was pleased with the turnout and the excellent m...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

New Castle County Property Tax Deadline Approaching

NEW CASTLE, Del. – New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon would like to remind residents that County property taxes and State of Delaware school taxes are due September 30.

By law, any balance that remains on accounts as of October 1 will be subject t...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

Carousel Park Set To Host North American Police Equestrian Conference

PIKE CREEK, Del. – County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to announce that Carousel Park & Equestrian Center, the New Castle County Police Department, and the Friends of the Mounted Patrol are prepared to host the North American Police Equestrian Conf...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

Southern Sewer Redirect Project Complete; $100 Million in Projected Savings

County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to announce that the new Southern New Castle County Sewer Redirect has been completed ahead of schedule and is projected to save the County up to $100 million over the next 30 years.

The southern line was necessar...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

New Castle County Police Lt. Szczerba honored on third anniversary of death

County Executive Tom Gordon and the New Castle County Police Department held a solemn End of Watch ceremony in commemoration of the late Lt. Joseph Szczerba Tuesday morning in front of the Paul Sweeney Public Safety Building.

In addition, County Execut...Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

County Executive Commends Quick Work of New Castle County Police in Beating Case

County Executive Tom Gordon commended the quick work of New Castle County Police Chief Colonel Elmer Setting in assigning detectives to the case of a mentally disabled young man beaten by teenagers recently, helping in the arrests of three teenagers.

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Posted on: September 8, 2014

Rockwood Festival featured Sept. 15 on Food Network's ‘Eating America’

WILMINGTON, Del. — If you were among the more than 30,000 people who attended the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park in June, or if you know someone who did, watch the Food Network’s “Eating America” at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, and look...Read on...

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

County Executive To Attend Launch of Hispanic Heritage Month in Wilming

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon plans to join other local and state officials at the Latin American Community Center’s annual open house scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

LACC officials will celebrate the nonprofit organization’s 45t...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

County Executive Supports Row Officers Participation in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to support the County Row Officers decision to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

County Recorder of Deeds Mike Kozikowski, Register of Wills Ciro Poppiti, Sheriff Trinidad Navarro, and Clerk...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2014

County Executive Commemorates Labor's Accomplishments On A Busy Labor Day

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County Executive Tom Gordon celebrated a busy Labor Day that included serving as Grand Marshal in the 35th Annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade in Wilmington Monday.

The County Executive rode with County Recorder of Deeds Mike Kozikowski in the parade that ...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

Multiple Burglaries Cleared after Arrest

New Castle County Police have arrested Joseph Arnold, an 18-year-old man from Newark and Kayla Ash, a 19-year-old female from Townsend, Del., and charged them with numerous burglaries and related offenses.

On Monday (8/25), New Castle County Police res...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Police Canine “Loki,” Apprehends Burglary Suspect

New Castle County Police arrested a burglary suspect after he was apprehended by a police canine while still inside a victim’s residence.

On Friday (08/22) at 7:35 a.m., County Police responded to the 900 block of Causez Avenue in Claymont, Delaware lo...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Gold Alert Canceled for Missing Person Found in Good Condition

New Castle County Police canceled the Gold Alert issued for a 12-year-old boy who resides in the unit block of Bentley Place in New Castle due to his safe return home.

The boy, Elgin Wilson, returned home and was deemed to be in good condition.

Wils...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2014

Heroin Alert Presentation Held at William Penn High

The New Castle County Division of Police in collaboration with the New Castle County Council held a Heroin Alert program Friday, August 22, at William Penn High School.

There, New Castle County Heroin Alert Coordinator Marie Allen gave the audience of ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2014

Gordon Administration Acted Quickly to Protect Taxpayer Reserves

County Executive Tom Gordon has ordered the continued release of documents related to the transfer of County reserves from the previous investment managers to UBS, the world’s largest investment management firm.

Shortly aft...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

Thousands Attend Family Fun Day at Carousel Park

Thousands of people attended the New Castle County summer festival known as Family Fun Day at Carousel Park & Equestrian Center August 9.

County Executive Tom Gordon was pleased with the turnout.

"This is what Carousel is all about -- provi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2014

New Castle County Ice Cream Festival named to USA Today’s Top Ten for Food Festivals

USA Today, the nation’s largest newspaper, recently named the New Castle County Rockwood Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park as one of the 10 best food festivals in America.

USA Today writer Larry Bleiberg collaborated with Food Network star Anthony An...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Governor Markell Signs Anti-Overdose Medication at New Castle County Public Safety Building

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New Castle, DE – Joined by elected officials, law enforcement officers, first responders, non-profit leaders, and families who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses, Governor Markell today signed legislation authorizing law enforcement officers to carry ...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2014

County Celebrates Art Created By Local Youths

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The New Castle County Department of Community Services held a Community Reception in Sparrow Run to celebrate the art created by local youths for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials’ “What Home Means to Me” competition.

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

County Executive Swears In Two to Ethics Commission and Finance Advisory Board

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County Executive Tom Gordon recently swore in Johanna Bishop as a reappointed member of the Ethics Commission and Owen Mathews as a new member of the New Castle County Financial Advisory Council.

Both Ms. Bishop and Mr. Mathews were appointed to their ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

Two seniors helped by New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call Lifeline

The New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call Lifeline came to the aid of an 87-year-old woman and a 90-year-old man who were in medical distress in separate incidents within the last week.

Senior Roll Call conducts daily phone calls to those enrolled ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

County Executive to Attend Reception for Youth Art Competition in Sparrow Run

On Thursday evening County Executive Tom Gordon is scheduled to attend a Community Reception in Sparrow Run to celebrate the art created by local youth for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials’ “What Home Means to Me” competitio...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Surratte Pool Opened at County's Surratte Park

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The Dunleith Civic Association, in conjunction with New Castle County, held a grand opening for the revamped Surratte Pool in the County's Surratte Park Monday.

Dunleith Civic Association President Sandra Smithers presented a plaque with the na...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2014

Dancing In the Park Draws 2,000 People to Glasgow Park

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Dancing in the Park at Glasgow Park drew 2,000 people Saturday for a picture-perfect evening of fun, dancing, and good music.

Youths and people enjoyed line dancing with Maria Cahill, the Dance Day "Everybody Dance" Beginner Routine instructi...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2014

Updated Photo Released for Missing Juvenile Female

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New Castle County Police are continuing their search for a missing juvenile female who disappeared from her residence in the unit block of Memorial Drive in New Castle, DE.

(New Castle, DE 19720) On Thursday (5/22), County Police received a report o...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

New Castle County’s AAA Credit Rating Reaffirmed by Fitch

Fitch Ratings in New York has affirmed its AAA credit rating for New Castle County Government’s $402.7 million in general obligation bonds, citing a ratings outlook that is stable.

“Strong financial management and prudent budgeting practices have led t...Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

Dancing In The Park set for Saturday Evening at Glasgow Park

New Castle County’s 1st Dancing in the Park event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Glasgow Park.

Dancing in the Park is presented in conjunction with National Dance Day 2014. New Castle County, through the Department of Community ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

County Executive, Councilman Cartier Attend Reception for Youth Art Competition in Edgemoor

The New Castle County Department of Community Services Art Show and Reception was held Thursday evening at the Edgemoor Revitalization Cooperative to highlight art work completed by 40 youths at the Art and Pizza Night held at the ERC on June 10.

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

County Executive, Councilman Street Applaud Construction Work of Youths in Challenge Program

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On Wednesday afternoon County Executive Tom Gordon and County Councilman Jea Street attended the Challenge Program’s ribbon cutting that culminated New Castle County’s partnership with this nonprofit to build a modular home in West Minquadale.

The prop...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

New Castle County Campers to Dance at Wilmington Blue Rocks' Dance Day

About 160 New Castle County campers will be performing the National Dance Day beginners’ routine at the Wilmington Blue Rocks’ annual Camp Day game at Frawley Stadium on Monday, July 21 at 11:30 a.m.

The performance is to promote New Castle County’s 1...Read on...

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

President Obama Promotes Investment in America's Infrastructure During Visit To Delaware

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WILMINGTON, Del. -- President Obama stressed the importance of investing in improvements to America's infrastructure and pointed out how such investments would attract businesses and create more jobs for the middle class during a speech at the Port...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Retired County Employee Sally Jensen Sworn in to Ethics Commission

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Retired New Castle County employee Sally Jensen was sworn in as a member of the Ethics Commission by County Executive Tom Gordon during a brief ceremony in the Executive Office Wednesday afternoon.

The New Castle County Ethics Commission was created i...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2014

Sophia Hanson Approved by New Castle County Council as Community Services GM

County Executive Tom Gordon’s selection of Sophia Hanson as General Manager of the Department of Community Services has been unanimously approved by New Castle County Council.

The Executive had named Ms. Hanson as the Acting Community Services GM in la...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

NCCPD Search Warrant Yields Heroin Seizure

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NEWARK, Del. -- New Castle County Police arrested Darrell Stokes, a 28-year-old male who resides in Wilmington, DE., on drug offenses after he was found to be in possession of 436 bags of heroin in a Newark motel.

Police arrested Stokes after the NCCPD...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2014

New Castle County Police Cancels “Gold Alert” For Missing Person

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NEWARK, Del. -- New Castle County Police's Gold Alert for Richie Mili has been canceled. Mili returned in good condition.

Mili, a 51-year-old male who resides in the 400 block of Renee Loop in Newark, was last seen leaving his residence Saturday...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2014

Young author Monica Keszler to start book tour at New Castle County’s Elsmere Library

New Castle County Executive, Thomas P. Gordon, is pleased to announce that Monica Keszler, the 2014 winner of the Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge, will read her award winning book, Kira Kiwi, How Will School Be?, at select New Castle County librarie...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

Two New Castle County Police Officers Promoted

New Castle County Police Chief E. M. Setting proudly announced the promotion of two officers earlier this week.

A formal promotional ceremony will be announced in the near future. County Executive Tom Gordon plans to attend.

Colonel E. M. Setting an...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

New Castle County Police Issues “Gold Alert” Police Seek Missing Person

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New Castle County Police are presently searching for Walter “Vincent” Maier, a 42 year old male who resides in the 2100 block of Grafton Drive, (Creeks at Marshallton Apartments) Wilmington, Delaware 19808.
(Wilmington – 19808) Maier was reported ...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

County Executive Appoints Attorney Samuel L. Guy Acting Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

NEW CASTLE, Del. – County Executive Tom Gordon has appointed Delaware Attorney Samuel L. Guy to the position of Acting Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for New Castle County. "His knowledge, skills, and abilities will serve him well in this positi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

County Executive Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon proudly celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Wednesday, July 2.

The landmark legislation helped America begin to change course in history by outlawing racial segregation and discrimin...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

New Castle County Police Issues “Gold Alert” For Missing Person

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New Castle County Police have issued a “Gold Alert” for Nefertiri Trader, the 33-year-old woman taken from her residence on Monday in Saddlebrook.

Investigators are continuing their efforts to locate Nefertiri Trader. She was last seen on June 30 at a...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2014

Janet Smallwood Retires From New Castle County After Nearly 40 Years

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New Castle County Government employees and friends held a retirement party on Monday for Janet Smallwood, who decided to leave the County after nearly 40 years.

The packed Managers Conference Room on the second floor of the New Castle County Government...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2014

New Castle County Ice Cream Festival; A Slice of Americana

County Executive Tom Gordon was pleased with the turnout of roughly 40,000 people for the New Castle County Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park this past weekend under picture perfect weather.

The County Executive pointed to sunny weather with temperat...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Sample the ‘Best Sundae on Sunday’ at Rockwood; Food Network to Capture Contest

WILMINGTON, Del. — County Executive Tom Gordon invites residents and visitors to the renowned Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival scheduled to run this weekend at Rockwood Park.

The County Executive believes this could be the best ever Old Fashioned Ice C...Read on...

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Posted on: June 26, 2014

New Castle County Police Hold Youth Empowerment Camp for Girls

The New Castle County Police are currently sponsoring an all-female Youth Empowerment Camp held at the Lieutenant Joseph L. Szczerba Police Academy in Newark.

The Youth Empowerment Camp is a New Castle County Police operated program funded by a grant...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2014

Police sergeant's Special Olympics track squad capture 16 medals at USA Games

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New Castle County Police Sergeant Karen Messner's Special Olympics Delaware track squad won 16 medals during 16 hours of finals Thursday at the USA Games in New Jersey.

Tasia Moore led the squad with two gold medals and one silver medal. She spr...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2014

New Castle County Referrals for Excessive Heat Calls

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. recorded a high of 92 degrees at New Castle County Airport, with a heat index of 97.

Today’s advisory was scheduled to end around 7 p.m. Wednesday if showers and thunderstorms moved through the area an...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2014

NCC Police sergeant, a Special Olympics coach, Departs for Games with Team

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NEWARK, Del. – New Castle County Police Sergeant Karen Messner, a Special Olympics Delaware coach, departed with her track team for the site of the 2014 Special Olympics in Princeton, N.J. during a ceremony held Saturday at the University of Delaware.

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

Crime Alert: Phone Scam

The New Castle County Police would like to warn citizens of a Wilmington Police Department officer impersonation scam.

New Castle County Police have received reports from residents stating they have received calls from a “Sergeant Riley” and/or “Corpor...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2014

“Gold Alert” For Missing Person Canceled

NEWARK, Del. -- New Castle County Police have canceled the search for Angelita Matos, a 20-year-old female from the unit block of Rose Hall in Newark. She has been located.

New Castle County Police responded to the unit block of Rose Hall for the repor...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2014

Major Robert Becker Retires After 23 Years of Service

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NEW CASTLE, Del. -- On Friday, June 6, 2014, Major Robert Becker, the Deputy Chief of the Operations Branch with the New Castle County Police Department, concluded 23 years of distinguished service. A walkout ceremony was held today at the Corporal Paul ...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

New Castle County Executive Office To Hold Maintenance Corporation Work-Shop

The New Castle County Executive Office will hold a work-shop at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 11 at the Gilliam Building Multipurpose Room.

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Introduction: Inform the roles and responsibilities of Maintenance Corporations in New Castle County.

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Posted on: June 3, 2014

Ice Cream Festival Returns to Rockwood

WILMINGTON, Del. — County Executive Tom Gordon would like to remind New Castle County residents and visitors alike that the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Rockwood Park, amidst a backdrop of a fair weather forecas...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2014

State Unveils Historical Marker for Female Prison Guards at Greenbank

The State of Delaware Public Archives unveiled a historical marker commemorating the first female prison guards in the United States at New Castle County’s Greenbank Park, near the site where they served and made women’s history, Delaware history, and Ame...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2014

New Castle County Police Issues “Gold Alert” For Missing Person

New Castle County Police are presently searching for Isaiah Henderson, a 15 year old male who resides in the unit block of Three Rivers Drive Newark, DE.
(Newark– 19702) On Sunday (06/01) night, Henderson was reported missing and police learned th...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood


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WHAT: Announcing the 2014 Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at RockwoodWHO: New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon and Barry Schlecker of Barry’s Events, operator of the Ice Cream Festival
WHEN: 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014...Read on...

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Posted on: May 29, 2014

County Executive’s Amended Budget Passed By New Castle County Council

New Castle County Council unanimously approved a 2015 Fiscal Year operating budget of $255.7 million with no tax increase for the 10th time in 10 years that County Executive Tom Gordon has been in office.

The FY 2015 operating budget, approved at Tuesd...Read on...

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Posted on: May 28, 2014

County Executive Signs Ordinance Exemption for Senior Tax

County Executive Tom Gordon has signed an ordinance sponsored by New Castle County Councilman David Tackett to give seniors, persons with disabilities, and disabled veterans more time to apply for the tax exemption for which they are entitled.

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Posted on: May 27, 2014

County Executive condemns wooden balconies at Stonebridge Apartments

County Executive Tom Gordon has directed the New Castle County Department of Land Use to condemn the 130 or so decks at Stonebridge Apartments.

The County Executive made his decision shortly after Chief Administrative Officer David Grimaldi, Land Use A...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2014

County Executive condemns wooden balconies at Stonebridge Apartments

County Executive Tom Gordon has directed the New Castle County Department of Land Use to condemn the 130 or so decks at Stonebridge Apartments.

The County Executive made his decision shortly after Chief Administrative Officer David Grimaldi, Land Use A...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2014

Hockessin Art & Book Fair To Celebrate Delaware’s “Homegrown” Authors and Artists

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon and the NCC Department of Community Services are pleased to announce that the Hockessin Art & Book Fair is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Hockessin Community Recreation Cen...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2014

Graduation and Appointment Ceremony Held for Four Paramedics

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County Executive Thomas P. Gordon and Chief Administrative Officer David Grimaldi proudly attended the New Castle County Department of Public Safety graduation and appointment ceremony held for Paramedics Thomas M. Castiglione, Bryan M. Florian, Anthony R...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2014

Proclamation for Black Anthony Presented by County Executive

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County Executive Gordon’s Proclamation recognized Antoni Swart, as the honorary first civilian colonist in New Castle County, Delaware. The African sailed from St. Christopher, an island in the West Indies aboard the Swedish ship Fogel Grip in 1638. He th...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Last of Four Community Meetings Held Thursday Night

NEW CASTLE, Del. – The last of four regional, community meetings sponsored by New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon was held Thursday night in the Community Room of the Gilliam Building. The meetings were held in various parts of the County as a public ...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

NCCPD Investigation Nets Theft Suspect

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New Castle County Police have arrested Denzel Massengill, an 18-year-old male from the unit block of Mark Court (Waterford Trailer Park) in Bear.

(Bear, DE-19701) An investigation into a theft reported in September 2013 led officers from the New Castle...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

County Executive Gordon swears in four animal control officers

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Four New Castle County animal control constables were sworn in by County Executive Tom Gordon on Wednesday afternoon.

The animal control constables sworn in were Sherri Warburton, Kaila Suarez, Devon Streett, and Drew May.

“I know you’ll do a good j...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

Third of Four Community Meetings Held at Appoquinimink Library

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New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon and Chief Administrative Officer David Grimaldi led the County's community meeting at Appoquinimink Library Wednesday night to discuss public safety, technology, land use, and emergency medical services.

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

New Castle County Recognized For Financial Reporting Excellence

County Executive Thomas P. Gordon announced today that the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has honored New Castle County with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Compr...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2014

A Crowd of Over 40 Turn Out for Community Meeting

More than 40 people attended the regional community meeting sponsored by County Executive Tom Gordon Thursday night at the old Millcreek Fire Co. Hall. It was the second of four regional, community meetings scheduled to take place in early to mid-May.

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Posted on: May 8, 2014

NCCPD Arrest Burglar in Cooper Farms

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New Castle County Police have arrested Edward Mattingly, a 39-year-old homeless man and have charged him with burglary and other related offenses related to an incident in Cooper Farms.

At approximately 9:25 a.m.Monday, May 5, New Castle County Police ...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2014

New Castle County Police Hold Annual Police Day Memorial Service

The New Castle County Police Department held its annual Police Day Memorial Service, A Day of Remembrance, for fallen officers on Wednesday in front of the Paul Sweeney Public Safety Building off Route 13 in New Castle, Delaware.

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Posted on: May 6, 2014

Operation Backlog Nets $1.5 Million for New Castle County

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Register of Wills Ciro Poppiti presented a check for more than $1.5 million to County Executive Tom Gordon, as head of New Castle County, during an event commemorating the third anniversary of Operation Backlog.

Operation Backlog is an Office of Regist...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2014

County Holding New Round of Regional Community Meetings

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon invites residents to attend one of four regional, community meetings scheduled to take place in early to mid-May. These meetings will highlight advances made by the County in public safety, technology, land use, and ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2014

NCCPD Canine Locates Missing Adult

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New Castle County Police Canine “Monty” and handler Corporal Steven Donahue recently located a 38-year-old male who fled from his residence located in Pine Valley Apartments.

At approximately 11 a.m. Saturday, New Castle County Police officers includin...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2014

NCCPD Releases Composite Sketch of Suspect “Distraction Burglary”

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New Castle County Detectives are continuing their efforts to identify the suspects involved in the “distraction type burglary” of a 93-year-old woman on Wednesday (4/30) in the 900 block of Aldon Road (Claymont Heights).

Suspect #1- white male, averag...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2014

Sleep Under the Stars at Rockwood set for this weekend

County Executive Tom Gordon invites residents to attend “Sleep Under the Stars” this Saturday, May 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending on Sunday, May 4 at 9:00 a.m. This event is a free opportunity to enjoy Rockwood Mansion and Park and includes: camping...Read on...

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

County Residents have until April 30 to Appeal Revisions to Flood Zone Map

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon would like to remind county residents that they have until April 30, 2014 to appeal any revisions made by FEMA to the Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report.

These reports take into account cur...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

April 26 Drug Take-Back Day Offers Opportunity to Reduce Risk of Prescription Drug Abuse

NEW CASTLE, Del., April 21, 2014 – As Delaware prepares for another Drug Take-Back Day, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf said collecting unnecessary medications is a critical role for families to play in reducing the state’...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

New Castle County Police Academy Holds 39th Graduation Ceremony

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WILMINGTON, Del., April 17, 2014 -- County Executive Tom Gordon and other dignitaries attended the New Castle County Police Academy's 39th Recruit Class Graduation at the Chase Center on the Riverfront Thursday night.

The County Executive and ot...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

DHSS Secretary Landgraf and County Executive Tom Gordon to discuss importance of Drug Take Back Day

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf will be joined by New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon, two Red Clay school nurses, a family physician and a young person in recovery as they discuss the importance of the April 2...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2014

6,800 People Turn Out for Carousel Park’s Spring Country Festival on Saturday

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Carousel Park & Equestrian Center’s Spring Country Festival drew 6,800 people to the park on a sunny, Saturday afternoon to enjoy a visit with Peter Cottontail, a jellybean counting contest, hayrides, and a barn tour complete with baby ducks, chickens...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2014

Christine Dunning Approved as Chief of Human Resources

County Executive Tom Gordon's selection of Christine Dunning as Chief of Human Resources was approved by New Castle County Council Tuesday in a unanimous vote.

County Executive Gordon had named Mrs. Dunning Acting Chief of Human Resources in Fe...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

Crime Alert-Thefts from Motor Vehicles

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating thefts from motor vehicles in the community of Robscott Manor.

On Friday April 4, New Castle County Police responded to the community of Robscott Manor for thefts from motor vehicles. During the ...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2014

"Silver Linings Playbook" Author Matthew Quick to speak at St. Mark's High

New Castle County Reads 2014 will host Matthew Quick, author of "The Silver Linings Playbook", for a talk on his bestselling, debut novel on Thursday evening at St. Mark's High School.

An Evening With Author Matthew Quick is scheduled...Read on...

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Posted on: April 10, 2014

Carousel Country Spring Festival set for Saturday Afternoon

County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to invite New Castle County residents and visitors alike to attend the free Carousel Park Country Spring Festival this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 4 p.m.

“Spring is the time for renewal and we are excited to ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

County’s AAA Credit Rating Reaffirmed by Standard & Poor’s

Citing the County’s current year operating surplus, Standard & Poor’s has affirmed its AAA credit rating for New Castle County Government.

New Castle County received its first AAA credit rating during County Executive Tom Gordon’s first administrat...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

Lengthy Drug Investigation Yields Largest Single Heroin Seizure in NCCPD History

New Castle County Police along with Federal, State and Local agencies
completed a joint investigation along the Lancaster Pike corridor. The Division of Police initiated and completed their part of the investigation with the largest
single seizure o...Read on...

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Posted on: April 2, 2014

New Castle County Sewer Bill Deadline Arrives

New Castle County would like to remind residents that 2014 sewer service bills are due Monday, April 7. By law, any balance that remains on accounts as of April 8 will be subject to a 6 percent penalty, and a 1 percent penalty each month thereafter.

...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

County Executive Gordon to name Sophia Hanson Acting General Manager of Community Services

New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon announced today his intention to name Sophia Hanson, who has served as Planning Director for the City of Wilmington, as Acting General Manager of Community Services for New Castle County, subject to confirmatio...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

New Castle County Police Announces Mounted Patrol Unit Graduation

The New Castle County Division of Police will host a Mounted Patrol unit graduation ceremony at Carousel Park Friday afternoon.

Among those in attendance will be New Castle County Executive, Thomas P. Gordon,
Chief Administrative Officer David Grim...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

County successful in preserving its financial interest in Fisker sale

County Executive Tom Gordon was pleased that New Castle County was able to obtain back taxes owed to it during the sale of the Fisker Plant formerly known as the General Motors Plant off of Boxwood Road.

The Fisker Property was sold to WX Delaware Real...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2014

NCC Paramedics deploy new cardiac monitors

The New Castle County Paramedics are deploying new cardiac monitors to all paramedic units through a $1.6 million capital project. The monitor/defibrillator/pacemaker devices
replace older model equipment that was originally purchased in 1998.

“This i...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2014

County Executive touts balanced budget and no tax increase for 10th time in Budget Address

County Executive Tom Gordon presented his proposed, $254.6 million 2015 fiscal year budget that includes a modest, 2.34 percent raise in expenditures and no tax increase.

“We are pleased to announce that tonight we are making history,” County Executive...Read more »

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

County Executive to Give Budget Address Tuesday Evening

At the invitation of New Castle County Council, County Executive Tom Gordon is scheduled to deliver his Budget Address for the 2015 fiscal year at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in Council Chambers of the City/County Building.

During his address, Count...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Human Resources Announces Job Fair's schedule

New Castle County's Job and Career Fair scheduled for March 26 will include remarks by County Executive Tom Gordon at 3 p.m. and application assistance throughout the five-hour event.

The Job and Career Fair will start at 2 p.m. and end at 7 p....Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2014

WILMAPCO Authorizes $620,000 in Grants for NCCo

County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to announce that $620,000 in grants has been approved by WILMAPCO to aid the New Castle County Department of Land Use in sound transportation planning.

“These grants are welcomed tools that will help us in our ef...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2014

County’s New Website Now Live

In keeping with his commitment to open government, New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to announce the unveiling of the County’s new, state-of-the-art website on Wednesday morning.

Upon visiting www.nccde.org, users will find press relea...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2014

New Castle County to hold Job and Career Fair

County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to announce the New Castle County Government Job and Career Fair scheduled for 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

The Job and Career Fair will be held at Garfield Park PAL & Activity Center, 26 Karly...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2014

County Police's High Tech Crime Fighting Featured in The Police Chief magazine

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon was pleased to learn of the recent publicity the New Castle County Police Department received for the T.A.P.S. program that helped the NCCPD reduce overall crime in the County by 10.1 percent.

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Posted on: March 4, 2014

County Executive signs Order to raise minimum wage for County Employees

Expressing his support for President Obama’s minimum wage hike initiative, New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for County employees to $10.10.

“Income and wealth inequality in the United State...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2014

New Castle County Government resumes normal operations

NEW CASTLE, Del., March 4, 2014 -- New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has ordered the County to resume normal operating hours on Tuesday.

County Executive Gordon had decided to close County offices on Monday due to the National Weather Service and...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2014

Second Annual Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Reunion set for Friday

NEW CASTLE, Del., Feb. 26, 2014 -- New Castle County Paramedics will host the Second Annual Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Reunion Friday in the Department of Public Safety Sweeney Building.

Responders from the community, emergency communications, la...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Board of Adjustment to go on as scheduled on Thursday

The New Castle County Board of Adjustment scheduled for Thursday will go on as scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 27.

An earlier post about the Board of Adjustment meeting's cancelation referred to an earlier meeting postponed because of one of the re...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

New Castle County Dog Licenses Due March 1

New Castle County reminds dog owners that dog licenses must be purchased by March 1.

State Law requires dogs to be licensed and vaccinated. The requirement applies to all County residents except those who live in the city of Wilmington, which has its o...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2014

County Executive Gordon issues 2014 Proclamation for African American History Month

New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon issued a Proclamation for the 2014 celebration of African American History Month celebrated each year in February.

"I encourage all New Castle County reisdents to join me in celebrating the collective i...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

New Castle County open on time

NEW CASTLE, Del., Feb. 18, 2014 -- New Castle County Government opened on time on Tuesday after most parts of the County received about 1 inch or so of snow overnight.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. has forecast a chance of showers ...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Christine Dunning Named County’s Acting Chief of Human Resources

County Executive Tom Gordon has appointed Christine R. Dunning to the position of Acting Chief of Human Resources for New Castle County.

Dunning, a Wilmington Police officer of 27 years, recently retired as the first female Police Chief in WPD history...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

County Executive Gordon Issues Executive Order to 'Ban the Box'

NEW CASTLE, Del. – At the urging of New Castle County Council Pro Tempore Penrose Hollins, County Executive Tom Gordon signed an executive order removing criminal conviction history information from the County’s non-uniformed employment applications.

...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

New Castle County Earns 24th Consecutive Budget Document Award

NEW CASTLE, Del. - County Executive Thomas P. Gordon announced today that New Castle County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal 2014 Comprehensive Annual Budget Summary from the Government Finance Officers Association o...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

County-Sponsored Event Leads to Early Detection of Heart Defect

BRANDYWINE HUNDRED, Del. – A New Castle County student’s life may have been saved by a County-sponsored ECG/EKG Heart Screening event this past weekend.

The inaugural Heart In The Game screening was held at Springer Middle School and brought close to ...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2014

Recorder of Deeds Launches Electronic Recording Delivery System

Beginning February 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., the New Castle County Recorder of Deeds office will be accepting assignments and satisfactions for the purpose of filing customer’s documents electronically.

Please take an opportunity to review the attached E...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

County Executive Gordon, Council President Bullock to host Minority Business Forum

NEW CASTLE, Del. – County Executive Tom Gordon and County Council President Christopher Bullock are pleased to present a minority-owned business forum to be held on Thursday, February 20 in an effort to diversify the various vendors and contractors that d...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

County Reopens and Resumes Normal Operations

New Castle County Government has resumed normal operations after two days of snow and dangeroulsy low wind chill factors.

Governor Markell and County Executive Gordon had lifted the State of Emergencies they imposed Tuesday in Delaware and New Castle ...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

County Offices Had Been Closed Because of Snowfall and Wind Chill

New Castle County Government officials decided to close offices Jan. 22, 2014 due to the significant snowfall on Tuesday, dangerous wind chill factors, and problems associated with snow drifts caused by strong winds.

County officials conducted a confe...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

New Castle County under State of Emergency

NEW CASTLE, Del. -- County Executive Tom Gordon has issued a local state of emergency and has directed the Department of Public Safety to take such steps that are necessary for the protection of life and property.

County Executive Gordon decided to c...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Regional Community Meeting Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has granted Director of Public Safety Joe Bryant’s request to postpone the regional community meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Brandywine Town Center due to the weather forecast.

The Nati...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

New Castle County Begins United Way Campaign In Conjunction with AFL-CIO

County Executive Tom Gordon led the kick-off of New Castle County’s United Way fundraising campaign for 2014, in conjunction with the AFL-CIO, Thursday morning in the New Castle County Government Center.

Joining the County Executive was AFL-CIO Communi...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2014

New Castle County to Host More Regional Community Meetings

NEW CASTLE, Del. -- County Executive Tom Gordon and Director of Public Safety Joseph Bryant Jr. are pleased to announce that the New Castle County Department of Public Safety and the Office of Community Governing will host the second series of Regional Co...Read on...

Posted on: January 3, 2014

New Castle County Government Center resumes normal operations

UPDATE: New Castle County Government resumed normal operations on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The original news release listed below was published on Friday, Jan. 3, when snow caused County Executive Tom Gordon and CAO David Grimaldi to close government offic...Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2014

New Castle County receives $500,000 grant for Neighborhood Stabilization Project

NEW CASTLE HUNDRED, Del. – County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to announce that the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh Board of Directors has awarded New Castle County a $500,000 grant for community revitalization efforts along the Route 9 corridor i...Read on...

Posted on: December 31, 2013

Agreement Reached on Under-charged Sewer Bills

Wilmington, Delaware: New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon and New Castle County Council announce they have reached an agreement regarding the collection of under-charged portions of 2013 County sewer service bills. The County Executive and Coun...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2013

NCCTV to broadcast meetings of Planning Board, Board of Adjustment

NEW CASTLE, Del. – The Gordon administration has decided to expand the programming on NCCTV by broadcasting all meetings of the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment beginning in the New Year.

County Executive Tom Gordon and Chief Administration Offi...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2013

Thousands come out for County’s holiday events

PIKE CREEK, Del. – Thousands of people have attended New Castle County’s various holiday events in December as the Christmas holiday approaches, including Christmas tree lightings at Glasgow Park, Carousel Park and the Christmas celebration in Old New Cas...Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2013

Santa and his pony will visit Carousel Park & Equestrian Center on Sunday

PIKE CREEK, Del. – Santa Claus and his pony are scheduled to visit Carousel Park & Equestrian Center as part of New Castle County’s Christmas and holiday festivities.

Visitors will be able to photograph Santa and his pony, and enjoy a visit to San...Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2013

County reopens and resumes normal operating hours

New Castle County Government reopened Wednesday morning and resumed normal operating hours the day after a the second snowstorm in three days hit northern Delaware.

The County gave non-essential personnel the day off on Tuesday given the inclement wea...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2013

New Castle County was closed Tuesday except for essential personnel

New Castle County will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 due to the anticipated inclement weather, following the State of Delaware's lead.

However, essential personnel must still report to work.

The sheriff's sale is also proceedin...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2013

County libraries were closed Tuesday; Sheriff's Sale went on at 10 a.m.

New Castle County libraries were closed on Tuesday due to heavy snowfall.

All New Castle County offices were closed due to two storms converging upon each other. Only essential personnel were to report to work.

However, the Sheriff's Sale s...Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2013

County Executive’s busy Christmas holiday activities continue through this weekend

County Executive Tom Gordon has had a busy week of holiday activities that started with the Christmas tree lightings at the City/County Building Monday, the New Castle County Building Tuesday and Glasgow Park Thursday.

County Executive Gordon will con...Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2013

Christmas Tree Lighting at Glasgow Park

Bring your family to enjoy a festive evening of music, caroling, refreshments, hayrides and a visit from Santa and his elves at the Christmas Tree Lighting at Glasgow Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5

The actual tree lighting, led by County ...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2013

New Foals for Mounted Patrol Introduced to Public by County Executive Tom Gordon

PIKE CREEK, Del. – County Executive Tom Gordon formally introduced the two new, Clydesdale foals he recently purchased so that the County could raise and train them for service eventually in the New Castle County Police Mounted Patrol.

County Executive...Read on...

Posted on: November 22, 2013

County Executive Gordon, Councilman Hollins propose Workforce Housing Program moratorium

County Executive Thomas P. Gordon and New Castle County Councilman Penrose Hollins have agreed to pursue a workforce housing program moratorium.

County Executive Gordon and Councilman Hollins met earlier this autumn to discuss Workforce Housing. Ordin...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2013

County Executive Gordon holds kick off for Economic Development Plan

NEW CASTLE, Del. – County Executive Thomas P. Gordon, CAO David Grimaldi and Policy Director Marcus Henry held the kick-off Thursday morning for New Castle County 2025, the Executive’s comprehensive economic development plan.

New Castle County 2025 wi...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2013

New Castle County Police receive CALEA “Gold Standard with Excellence” Award

The New Castle County Police Department was recently awarded the prestigious “Gold Standard with Excellence Award” as part of the its re-accreditation process with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

NCC Director of Public...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2013

New Castle County Warns Residents of “Jury Duty” Phone Scam

New Castle County Police are investigating several phone scams where the caller identifies himself as an employee of the Courthouse and attempts to collect money from the individual for missing Jury Duty.

Over the past several days, County Police have...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2013

NCCPD Arrested Two New Castle Men for Robbery

New Castle County Police arrested two men and charged them with the robbery that occurred at an area convenience store earlier this month.

On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11:30 p.m., County Police responded to a reported shoplifting that had just occurred at...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2013

NCCPD Investigates Harassment Complaint

Newark, DE -- New Castle County Police are currently investigating a harassment complaint involving a family who resides in the community of Autumnwood in northeast New Castle County.

County Police have responded on two occasions to a home in the com...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2013

Jeffrey Miller promoted to Chief of Emergency Communications

Jeffrey Miller was recently promoted to Chief of Emergency Communications for the New Castle County Department of Public Safety. A formal ceremony was held Friday at the Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building, with County Executive Tom Gordon and Joe Bry...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2013

County and State Officials to Open New Claymont Library

Claymont, DE – Governor Jack Markell, New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon, County Council President Chris Bullock, Councilman John Cartier and the Friends of Claymont Library will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Claymont Library at 6 p.m. Fr...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2013

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, County to hold ribbon cutting for renovated property built for pe

NEW CASTLE, Del. – County Executive Tom Gordon, United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc., and Councilman George Smiley are scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting this morning for the property that the County and the nonprofit organization have transformed into...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2013

Tonney Gardner starts as new Chief of Administrative Services for New Castle County

County Executive Tom Gordon has hired longtime DuPont Co. manager Tonney A. Gardner as the new Acting Chief of Administrative Services for New Castle County.

Gardner began his new job on Monday with orientation in the morning, and Chief Administrative...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2013

Baby peacocks and chicks arrive in time for Sleep Under the Stars at Carousel Park

County Executive Tom Gordon has announced the arrival of 17 new chicks and two young peacocks at Carousel Park in time for the Sleep Under the Stars event scheduled for Saturday.

“Nearly 2,000 people have signed up for this weekend’s Sleep Under the S...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2013

County Executive Gordon Slashes Capital Recovery Fees to Spur Economic Activity

County Executive Tom Gordon, as part of his ongoing economic development initiative, has ordered the Department of Special Services to slash capital recovery fees associated with new construction.

“Since the onset of the 2008 recession, at a time when...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2013

Last Regional Community Meeting Set for Tonight in Brandywine Hundred

The last of five regional community meetings being held by New Castle County Government is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at Talleyville Fire Company in Brandywine Hundred.

County Executive Tom Gordon directed the New Castle County...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2013

Late Wilmington Councilman Antonio Resto honored by County Executive

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has issued a tribute to the late Wilmington Councilman Antonio Resto, who died last week.

County Executive Gordon’s Oct. 11, 2013 tribute honors the late Councilman Resto for being the first Hispanic elected to W...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2013

New Castle County to be closed Monday for Columbus Day

County Executive Tom Gordon would like to wish everyone a Happy Columbus Day this coming Monday.

This holiday commemorates when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492. Because Oct. 12 falls on a Saturday this year, the 2013 h...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2013

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the State of Delaware and throughout the United States of America.

“Not only during the month of October, but throughout the year, must we seize upon any a...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2013

New Castle County Community Meeting in Middletown Draws 60

MIDDLETOWN, Del. – New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon’s regional community meeting in Appoquinimink Community Library drew nearly 60 people eager to learn more about the County’s predictive policing, storm preparation, code enforcement and constituent...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2013

Land Use General Manager Eileen Fogarty Officialy Sworn In

New Castle County Department of Land Use General Manager Eileen Fogarty was officially sworn into her position by County Executive Tom Gordon Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Executive Office.

Fogarty was appointed by Gordon as acting general manager of Land U...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2013

New Castle County regional meeting for Appoquinimink Library set for Wednesday

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon's regional community meeting at Appoquinimink Library for the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

County Executive G...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2013

New Castle County regional meeting for Bear-Glasgow moved to Word of Life Christian Center

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon's regional community meeting on Monday for the Bear-Glasgow area has been moved to a new location – The Word of Life Christian Center at 854 Old Baltimore Pike in Newark.

The meeting is still scheduled to ...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2013

County Executive Tom Gordon issues Proclamation on National Voter Registration Day

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has issued a Proclamation commemorating the Constitutional right of Americans to vote in commemoration of National Voter Registration Day held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

“Local governments have long played a histor...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2013

County Executive Gordon Enacts Policy to Curb Overtime/Comp Time For Appointees

NEW CASTLE, Del. – County Executive Tom Gordon has issued a new policy that restricts the use of comp time and overtime for general managers and other executive branch appointees of New Castle County.

Department managers, and other Executive Branch ap...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2013

County Executive to Launch ‘New Castle County 2025,’ First-Ever Comprehensive Economic Development P

County Executive Tom Gordon has ordered the first-ever comprehensive economic development plan for New Castle County, which comprises nearly three-quarters of the State’s economic activity. Once completed, the "New Castle County 2025 Economic Develop...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2013

Senior Roll Call Saves Another Life

WILMINGTON, Del. – The New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call Lifeline Program, created under County Executive Tom Gordon’s prior administration, saved the life of a 79-year-old woman who failed to respond to the automated Senior Roll Call Lifeline ove...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2013

New Castle County Police Lt. Szczerba honored on second anniversary of death

County Executive Tom Gordon and the New Castle County Police Department paused, Monday morning, to honor the late Lt. Joseph Szczerba on the second anniversary of his death.

The End of Watch ceremony was held at Lt. Joseph L. Szczerba Park in New Cast...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2013

Rockwood Museum’s 1920s Fashion Show and Tea sells out

WILMINGTON, Del. – County Executive Tom Gordon is pleased to announce that the 1920s Fashion Show and Tea at New Castle County’s Rockwood Museum this weekend has sold out. The show offers a rare opportunity to view some of the exceptional clothing in the ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2013

New Castle County to Hold Regional Community Meetings

County Executive Tom Gordon has directed the New Castle County Department of Public Safety and the Office of Community Governing to hold regional community meetings that discuss the County’s predictive policing, storm preparation, code enforcement and con...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2013

County Executive Gordon orders flags to fly at half-staff on Sept. 11

County Executive Tom Gordon ordered all flags at County buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Sept. 11 in honor of the 3,000 souls who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks, which occurred 12 years ago.

Gordon’s order ca...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2013

County Executive Tom Gordon welcomes new Police Academy graduates

County Executive Tom Gordon congratulated the 25 graduates of the 38th New Castle County Police Recruit Academy as well-trained, modern day police officers at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington Thursday night.

Twenty-three of the graduat...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2013

Habitat for Humanity, County Executive Gordon and Councilman Powers demolish home in Middletown

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon, Councilman Bill Powers, and Habitat for Humanity held a demolition of a dilapidated home on East Lake Street in Middletown Wednesday to make way for new homes that would help transform this street back into a vibran...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2013

Glasgow Bark Park for dogs draws a crowd

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon and New Castle County Councilman David Tackett held a grand opening for the new Bark Park at Glasgow Park Friday before a crowd of 100 park patrons, county employees and honorable guests Friday afternoon.

The Bar...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2013

New Castle County to hold grand opening of Glasgow Bark Park

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon and Councilman David Tackett are scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting for the new Bark Park for dogs at Glasgow Regional Park on Friday afternoon.

Gordon said he and Councilman Tackett have had a shared vision for ...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2013

New Castle County completes analysis of sewer bills

New Castle County Department of Finance has conducted a thorough analysis of residential county bills related to Artesian water bills, prompted by the County Auditor’s review of the change of billing from a quarterly to a monthly billing cycle which occur...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2013

County Executive tips cap to Piedmont Baseball for World Series playoff berth

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon congratulated members of the Piedmont Baseball League 12-and-under team for advancing to the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Md. during their Thursday evening practice on the grounds of Piedmont in Hockessin.
...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2013

New Castle County Enacts Nepotism Policy

The Gordon Administration has instituted New Castle County’s first ever nepotism policy to eliminate preferential treatment, partiality and the appearance of impropriety within the halls of County Government.

The new policy helps to ensure that hiring...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2013

New Castle County Executive selects veteran planner to lead Land Use Department

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has selected veteran land use planner Eileen Fogarty to head up the Department of Land Use, the core of County Government’s function.

Fogarty, founder and president of The Fogarty Group since July 2011, has accum...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2013

New Castle County Police To Host the 30th Annual National Night Out

New Castle County Police along with the Western, Northern and Central District County Police Advisory Councils and Target © are proud to be working together to host this year’s National Night Out.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 f...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2013

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon reflects on climate change

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon recalled how the sturdy railroad trestles that stood for a century and a half in Glenville, Del. were washed away by Hurricane Isabel in 2003 during his comments about extreme weather at the "Climate Change"...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2013

People with special needs can sign up for Emergency Preparedness Voluntary Registry

The Delaware 911 emergency system and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency have developed an Emergency Preparedness Voluntary Registry for citizens who have special needs.

The registry was created in collaboration with other agencies to help peopl...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2013

New Castle County to launch comprehensive audit of sewer billing

In response to a preliminary audit, New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has ordered a comprehensive assessment of all County sewer bills to test for inaccuracies that stemmed from Artesian Water’s billing conversion during the previous administration’s...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2013

New Castle County Property Tax Bills Are On Their Way

NEW CASTLE, Del. – New Castle County residents receiving their property tax bills in the mail over the next week will notice that their property taxes did not increase, consistent with New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon’s pledge.

“The last thing p...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2013

Sign up for Smart911 and Save a Life

New Castle County Acting Emergency Communications Chief Jeff Miller reminded county employees and all citizens to take time to create a Public Safety Profile with the potentially life-saving Smart911.com.

Smart911 is the online software that allows ci...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2013

City children enjoy visit to New Castle County Carousel Park

About 120 children from the William “Hicks” Anderson Center enjoyed a New Castle County Police mounted patrol demonstration, hayrides and the overall, picturesque beauty of Carousel Park Wednesday afternoon.

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon dire...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2013

New Castle County Residents Urged to Take Precautions in Extreme Heat

Local, state and national authorities are reminding everyone that extreme heat is the No. 1 cause of weather related deaths in America as we enter day two of an impressive, weeklong heat wave.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2013

New Castle County Executive to Welcome Wilmington Children at Carousel Park for Visit

PIKE CREEK, Del. –Two groups of Wilmington children will visit Carousel Park this week as part of New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon’s goal to have more local youths enjoy the great outdoors.

A group of children from the William “Hicks” Anderson C...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2013

Proactive Patrols within Several County Parklands Leads to Multiple Arrests

New Castle County Police patrolling county parks this past weekend arrested Isaias Cedillo in Delcastle Park Sunday and charged him with several drug offenses after officers observed him drinking alcohol near the popular soccer fields.

At 1:06 p.m. Su...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2013

County Executive Tom Gordon Announces Glasgow Park’s Weekly Farmers Market

GLASGOW, Del. New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon was one of the first customers at Glasgow Regional Park’s inaugural farmers market Friday afternoon, the beginning of weekly offerings of healthy and fresh vegetables, eggs, meat and honey from lo...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2013

County Executive Gordon congratulates Karen Peterson and Vikki Bandy for Delaware’s first same sex m

WILMINGTON, Del. New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon congratulated State Sen. Karen Peterson and her longtime partner, Victoria Bandy, for becoming the first same-sex couple to officially marry in the Diamond State on Monday morning.

“I am hap...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2013

New Castle County Executive Gordon announces expanded online permit applications

New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon has directed the Department of Land Use to expand the county’s online permit application process in order to improve efficiency and foster a more business friendly environment for contractors and other constitu...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2013

County Executive Gordon supports General Assembly’s resolution urging restoration of the U.S. Glass-

NEW CASTLE, Del. June 26, 2013 – New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon praised the resolution sponsored by State Sen. Bruce E. Ennis and State Sen. Robert L. Venables Sr. urging U.S. Congress to restore the strength of the Glass-Steagall Act in ord...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2013

New Castle County is First in Delaware to Improve Emergency Response with Smart911

NEW CASTLE, Del., June 25, 2013 –New Castle County is the first location in Delaware to offer Smart911, the national safety service that provides more effective emergency response, NCC Acting Chief of Communications Jeffrey P. Miller announced during a pr...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2013

Promotional Ceremony for New Castle County Police Chief Col. Setting set for Monday

The promotional ceremony that New Castle County Director of Public Safety Joseph Bryant, Jr. organized for NCC Police Chief Col. Elmer M. Setting this coming Monday would take place about four months after Setting’s appointment as chief by County Executiv...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2013

New Castle County Department of Public Safety announces new initiative

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The New Castle County Department of Public Safety’s Communications Division has scheduled an important press conference early next week to announce the department’s new initiative in public safety for all citizens who call 911.

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Posted on: June 11, 2013

NCCPD Unveils a 24/7 Prescription Drug Disposal Receptacle

New Castle County Chief of Police Colonel E.M. Setting was joined by County Executive Thomas P. Gordon, and Delaware’s Division of Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Thomas Rattay to announce the unveiling of a prescription drug drop-box that will be availa...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2013

New Castle County officials provide assistance to tornado victims

Top New Castle County officials and staff worked quickly to assist victims of the tornado that touched down Monday afternoon in Robscott Manor in Newark along with Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co., DelDOT and Delmarva Power.

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Posted on: June 9, 2013

Vice Chancellor rules in favor of Save Our County

NEW CASTLE, Del. – New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon said the Court of Chancery ruling to nullify County Council’s vote to rezone the Barley Mill Plaza property was fair and just. The Executive has always maintained that a traffic study should ...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2013

County Executive participates in Iron Hill Museum’s groundbreaking for New Learning Center

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon was among the dignitaries participating in the groundbreaking Wednesday of Iron Hill Museum’s new Learning Center and the renovation of the former Iron Hill Colored School 112C on the grounds of one of New Castle Cou...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2013

Bark Park coming soon to New Castle County’s Glasgow Park

GLASGOW, Del. – New Castle County Councilman David L. Tackett, County Executive Thomas P. Gordon and NCC Council President Christopher Bullock have teamed up to develop a bark park at Glasgow Regional Park near Newark.

Glasgow Regional Park has always...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2013

Elderly Female Saved by Senior Roll Call Lifeline

The New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call Lifeline Program, established by then Colonel Thomas P. Gordon in the mid-1990s, has once again been credited with saving an 87 year old female after she failed to respond to the automated Senior Roll Call Lif...Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2013

Residents of New Castle County to get flood insurance discount

New Castle County has been accepted into the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System thereby allowing residents of the unincorporated portions of the County to receive a 10% reduction on their flood insurance.

Communities that r...Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2013

Blast from the Past: Sleep Under the Stars set for a comeback Saturday

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon and New Castle County Council President Christopher Bullock both said they looked forward to the return of the popular family event Sleep Under the Stars this weekend at majestic Rockwood Park.

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Posted on: May 29, 2013

New Castle County 2014 fiscal year budget passed largely intact with a few amendments

WILMINGTON, Del. – New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon’s 2014 fiscal year budget was passed by New Castle County Council with a few amendments made in the spirit of cooperation Tuesday night in Council chambers of the City/County Building.

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Posted on: May 24, 2013

New Castle County's new Clydesdales begin training for police work at Carousel Park

PIKE CREEK, Del. -- The New Castle County Police Mounted Patrol has welcomed three new Clydesdales that will provide a youthful boost to this valuable part of the police department.

“Royal” is three years old and stands 17.1 hands high and is still g...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2013

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon heralds approach of Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood

BRANDYWINE HUNDRED, Del. – New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon heralded the coming approach of the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival with Barry Schlecker, the festival’s organizer, and predicted up to 80,000 people would attend the event during a press ...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2013

Biden's Office Secures Closure of New Castle Drug Haven

New Castle – Today, Attorney General Beau Biden, joined by New Castle County Police, County Executive Tom Gordon, legislators, and community members announced the closure of a New Castle drug haven using Delaware’s crime-fighting criminal nuisance abateme...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2013

New Castle County Begins Rockwood Mansion Restoration Projects

Brandywine Hundred, Del. – New Castle County has begun repairs to Rockwood Mansion’s roof as part of County Executive Thomas P. Gordon’s commitment to address deteriorating infrastructure in order to maintain the quality of life county residents have enjo...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2013

New Castle County Police Announces Strict Enforcement for Patrons who Consume or Possess Alcoholic B

New Castle County Police would like to warn the public that there will be strict enforcement and zero tolerance when it comes to parking violations and for those individuals who are caught possessing or consuming any alcoholic beverages or narcotics, or a...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2013

New Castle County Council resolution for New Castle Town Center defeated

WILMINGTON, Del. – A New Castle County Council resolution that called for Council to act as the public sponsor for a $1.8 million state grant for the construction of a road adjacent to the New Castle Town Center was defeated Tuesday night in council chamb...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2013

County Executive Gordon Urges Passage of Minimum Wage Increase

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has announced his support for legislation pending in the Delaware General Assembly to raise the minimum wage for Delawareans in 2014 and 2015.

Senate Bill 6, as amended by Senate Amendment 3, would increase the m...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2013

County Executive supports the mission of the National Congressional Fire Services Institute

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DE (May 10, 2013) – The 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner & Seminars were held on May 8-9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. It was hosted by the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI). County Executive Thomas P. ...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2013

Great Schools, Clean Streams Winners Announced

Mt. Pleasant Elementary, Caravel Academy Win “Great Schools, Clean Streams” Pledge Drive

Almost 850 residents pledge to stop water pollution right in their own kitchens

Mt. Pleasant Elementary School takes the top spot in the public and charter sc...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2013

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon selects journalist Antonio Prado as director of communication

NEW CASTLE HUNDRED, Del. – Veteran journalist Antonio M. Prado has been appointed to the position of Director of Communications for New Castle County Government, effective May 13, 2013.

Prado, 41, of Newark, has accumulated nearly 13 years of experien...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2013

New Castle County Police and Wilmington Police Jurisdictional “Swearing In” Ceremony

Beginning on Friday, May 3, officers from the Wilmington Police and New Castle County Police will begin to be sworn into each other’s respective jurisdiction.

The swearing in of officers into directly adjoining jurisdictions will provide the highly de...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2013

US Att. Gen. Eric Holder selects fallen NCCPD Lt. Joseph L. Szczerba for 2011 Congressional Badge of

County Executive Thomas P. Gordon announces that U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder selected fallen Lieutenant Joseph L. Szczerba of the New Castle County Police Department to receive a 2011 Congressional Badge Of Bravery. The family of Lt. Szczerba will ...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2013

NCC Paramedics Renew National Accreditation

The New Castle County Paramedics received notification from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (www.CAAS.org) that they have received a full three-year accreditation that will continue through December 31, 2015. New Castle County Emerge...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2013

New Castle County Police Reinstates Policy in the Fight Against Gun Violence

NCCPD will be hosting a press conference at the Sweeney Public Safety Building, 1st Floor Community Conference Room, 3601 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720 on Friday, April 21, at 10:30am. Media and public are encouraged to attend. County Executive Tho...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2013

Pledge Today! Great Schools, Clean Streams Campaign

New Castle County’s “Great Schools Clean Streams” campaign is coming to a close! New Castle County residents have until Friday, April 19 to support their local schools by pledging to dispose of used cooking grease properly. The six New Castle County schoo...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2013

PROCLAMATION: Honoring EMS Personnel

PROCLAMATION Office of the County Executive of New Castle County

Be it hereby known to all that The Honorable Thomas P. Gordon, New Castle County Executive, recognizes the valiant efforts of Chief Thomas Looney, Deputy Chief Jason Stiebel, Captain Tim...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2013

Gordon Announces Plans to Reopen Governor Printz Boulevard

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DE (April 5, 2013) - County Executive Thomas P. Gordon announced plans to terminate construction of the Governor Printz Interceptors Project. New Castle County will begin to work with contractors and DELDOT to reopen Governor Printz Bou...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2013

Colonel E.M. Setting Promotes 5 Officers

New Castle County Police Chief E. M. Setting proudly announced earlier today the promotion of five police officers to supervisory ranks within the police department. The following officers have been promoted and soon will be given their new assignments:
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Posted on: March 6, 2013

Hazel D. Plant Voter Restoration Act

On behalf of the citizens of New Castle County, Delaware, County Executive Tom Gordon welcomed National NAACP President/CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous to "The First County in the First State."

After paying their debt to society, regaining rights o...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2013

County Executive Gordon Supports Marriage Equality

County Executive Thomas P. Gordon supports same-sex marriage and respectfully urges the Delaware General Assembly to enact necessary legislation. “This is an issue of equal protection under the law and it is long overdue,” said County Executive Gordon. “T...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2013

NCCPD Police Promotional Ceremony

The New Castle County Division of Police will host a promotional ceremony on March 15 at 1pm at the Sweeney Public Safety Bldg., 360 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE, to celebrate the promotion of 8 police officers. Scheduled to attend are Co. Exec. Thomas ...Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2013

County Executive Gordon Proposes Sweeping New Ethics Reform

County Executive Thomas P. Gordon is introducing a comprehensive ethics reform package aimed at restoring public trust through enhanced public disclosure, tightened internal controls and increased oversight of our land use process.

Executive Gordon ha...Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2013

NCCPD 100th Anniversary This Weekend

New Castle County Police will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary this coming Sunday, February 17, 2013. This is the day 100 years ago that the first County Police officer started his patrols and our division’s rich heritage began. From this single offic...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2013

New Castle County Sewer Bill Deadline Approaching

New Castle County would like to remind residents that sewer service bills are due Thursday, February 28. By law, any balance that remains on accounts as of March 1 will be subject to a 6 percent penalty, and a 1 percent penalty each month thereafter. Res...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2013

NCCo Dog Licenses Due March 1

New Castle County reminds dog owners that state law requires dogs to be licensed and vaccinated. The requirement applies to all county residents except those who live in the city of Wilmington, which has its own licensing program. County licenses are need...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2013

UPDATE: The New Castle County Courthouse will remain closed

UPDATE: The New Castle County Courthouse will remain closed today, Wednesday, February 13, with a few limited exceptions.

Posted on: February 12, 2013

New Castle County Courthouse Shooting Investigation

DSP News Release: New Castle County Courthouse Shooting Investigation

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New Castle County Courthouse, 500 North King Street, Wilmington, DE

Date of Occurrence:

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:15 a.m.Victims:

Christine Bel...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2013

Statement Regarding Shooting at NCCo. Courthouse

This morning at approximately 8am a tragic shooting took place at the New Castle County Courthouse. The investigation is being handled by the Wilmington and State Police Departments. Two Capitol Police Officers were injured and are in stable condition at ...Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2013

New Castle County Minority Business Forum 2013

New Castle County is pleased to present a minority-owned business forum to be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 8:00am – 11:00am at the New Castle County Garfield Park Community Activity & Recreation Center, located at 26 Karlyn Drive, New Cast...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2013

Newly Renovated Bear Library Opens

The newly renovated Bear Library (101 Governors Place, Bear, DE 19701) will re-open to the public on Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10 am – 5 pm. Originally constructed in 1998 the Bear Library was identified as the busiest library in the state during its l...Read on...


Executive - Proclamations

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Posted on: May 19, 2014

Proclamation for Black Anthony Presented by County Executive

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon presented a proclamation for Black Anthony at the 375th anniversary celebration Saturday of Antoni Swart's arrival to the New Sweden Colony in New Castle County, Delaware.

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

National Voter Registration Day

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New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has issued a Proclamation commemorating the Constitutional right of Americans to vote in commemoration of National Voter Registration Day held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

“Local governments have long played a histor...Read on...


Finance

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

New Castle County Recognized For Financial Reporting Excellence

County Executive Thomas P. Gordon announced that the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has honored NCC with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2013 fiscal year.

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Posted on: April 8, 2014

County’s AAA Credit Rating Reaffirmed by Standard & Poor’s

Citing the County’s current year operating surplus, Standard & Poor’s has affirmed its AAA credit rating for New Castle County Government.

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Police

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

Loud Radio Leads to Drug and Cash Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested John Hardy, a 45 year old male who resides in the 500 block of South DuPont Highway New Castle, Delaware, on drug charges after officers responded to his residence in reference to a loud radio.

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Posted on: November 18, 2014

Nursing Assistant Charged with Financial Exploitation

New Castle County Police have arrested Chudilya Williams, a 29 year old female who resides in the 100 block of Clyde Street Wilmington, DE. She has been charged with exploitation relating to a theft from an infirmed adult in her care.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

Coat and Canned Food Drive

The NCCPD has started their 2nd annual coat and canned food drive to help those thatr are less fortunate.

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Posted on: November 16, 2014

Police Confiscate Firearms from Probationer

NCCPD, Safe Streets Team have arrested John Rizzo, 40, from the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue in Wilmington. He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited after police received a tip about Rizzo possessing firearms.

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Posted on: November 13, 2014

NCCPD Detectives Arrest Three Suspects in Multiple Criminal Mischief Complaints

New Castle County Detectives have arrested Sean Biddison, Kolby Lepore, a 22 year old male and a 17 year old male who resides in Newark, Delaware. All subjects have been charged with felony criminal mischief and felony conspiracy.

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Posted on: November 12, 2014

Investigators Release Composite Sketch of Robbery Suspects

New Castle County Detectives are continuing their investigation of a robbery that occurred on Wednesday, October 29th, in the community of Sunset Meadows.

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

NCCPD Patrol Officers Make Drug and Cash Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested Irvin Chambers, a 23 year old male who resides in the unit block of Court Drive (Lancaster Court Apartments) Wilmington, Delaware, on drug charges after a pedestrian stop was conducted

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Crime Alert

The New Castle County Division of Police would like to warn residents about multiple thefts from motor vehicles in the community of Nonantum Mills.

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

Crime Alert

The NCCPD is currently investigating a series of thefts from garages and vehicles in northern New Castle County, specifically the community of Augustine Ridge.

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

NCCPD Makes Burglary Arrests

New Castle County Police have arrested 26 year old Benjamin Callahan, who resides in the 300 block of Mary Street (Richardson Park), in connection with two burglaries that occurred in the communities of Gordy Estates and Richardson Park.

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Posted on: November 2, 2014

UPDATE New Castle County Police Investigate Assault of Pregnant Woman

Paola Delgado-Polanco, a 21-year-old female from the 800 block of Samantha Circle in Bear has died as a result of the injuries she obtained from the 10/19 assault. NCCPD learned Ms. Delgado-Polanco was pronounced dead at 10:22 a.m. Wed. (10/29) morning.

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

NCCPD Makes Burglary Arrest

New Castle County Police have arrested 28 year old William Caudle, who resides in the 3200 block of Whiteman Road (Linden Hill Village) Wilmington, Delaware, in connection with a burglary that occurred in the community of Linden Hill Village.

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Burglary Suspects Apprehended

NCCPD have arrested Michael Caldwell, Sr., 34, a 16 yo and a 17 yo teen, all from the 200 block of Keiser Pl. in New Castle. They have been charged with burglary and other related offenses after they were spotted entering a vacant home.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

Wilmington Man Charged with Impersonating a Police Officer

New Castle County Police have arrested Edward Lindenhofen, a 46-year-old man from the 1700 block of Penguin Road (Pennrock) in Wilmington. He has been charged with criminal impersonation of a police officer.

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Posted on: October 24, 2014

Canine Apprehends Suspect

The New Castle County Police have arrested, Ronald Taltoan, a 35-year-old male with no known address. He has been charged with assault and other related offenses following the stabbing of a 20-year-old man in Collins Park.

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Posted on: October 24, 2014

Honoring New Castle County Police Corporal Paul J. Sweeney

The New Castle County Police Alumni Association will be honoring New Castle County Police Corporal Paul J. Sweeney this Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

Crime Alert

The New Castle County Division of Police would like to warn residents about numerous criminal mischief reports. County officers have responded to the residential neighborhoods of Dunlinden Acres, Willow Run, Marshalton/Stanton Areas

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

False Reporting Leads to Arrest

NCCPD have arrested Chastity Lynch, 25, from the 500 block of S. DuPont Hwy in New Castle. She has been charged with falsely reporting an incident to an emergency services organization after she called 9-1-1 on four separate occasions throughout the day.

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

NCCPD Patrol Officers Make Drug and Cash Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested Jamar Wright, a 35 year old male, James Moore, a 34 year old male, and Ashley Chatman a 31 year old female.

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Crime Alert

The New Castle County Division of Police would like to warn residents about multiple thefts from motor vehicles. During the past week, County officers have responded to 7 thefts in the residential neighborhood of Nonantum Mills Newark, DE.

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Detectives Investigate Hockessin Burglary

New Castle County Detectives are continuing their investigation of a burglary that occurred on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the 2200 block of Brackenville Road Hockessin, DE.

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Posted on: October 2, 2014

Suspicious Person Leads to Drug Arrest in Hockessin

New Castle County Police have arrested Patrick Ramone, 23 year old male who resides in the 100 block of Cardinal Circle, (Westwoods) Hockessin, Delaware, on drug charges after a suspicious vehicle was reported to 9-1-1.

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

Police Investigate Shooting of Toddler, Valley Run

The New Castle County, Criminal Investigations Unit, continue to investigate the shooting of a toddler in the community of Valley Run

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

NCCPD Patrol Officers Make Drug and Money Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested Jake McCormick, a 24 year old male who resides in the 300 block of 7th Avenue, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028 on drug charges after a traffic stop.

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Posted on: September 26, 2014

Tires Slashed in Windy Hills

The New Castle County Division of Police would like to warn residents about multiple reports of tires being slashed in the community of Windy Hills (Newark, DE).

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Posted on: September 19, 2014

Crime Alert

The New Castle County Division of Police would like to warn residents about reported, attempted occupied burglaries in Hockessin.

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Posted on: September 18, 2014

FBI Safe Streets Task Force Arrests Homicide Fugitive

Wilmington, DE. 19805 – The FBI Safe Streets Task Force in Wilmington, DE arrested Ignacio Constantino on September 17th at an apartment complex in Wilmington. Contantino is wanted in connection with a homicide in 2001 in Morristown, TN.

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

Investigators Release Composite Sketch of Burglary Suspect

New Castle County Detectives are continuing their investigation of a burglary that occurred on Thursday, September 4,, 2014, in the community of Ashbourne Hills.

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Posted on: August 11, 2014

Wilmington Man Found with Loaded Weapon

The NCCPD, Mobile Enforcement Team (M.E.T.) have arrested Stephen Thomas, a 24-year-old male from the 2600 block of Monroe Street in Wilmington, Delaware. He has been charged with weapon related offenses after he was stopped by police for speeding.

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Posted on: August 11, 2014

"Gold Alert" Cancelled- Marian Blount

New Castle County Police have located Marian Blount.

Posted on: August 10, 2014

NCCPD Issues "Gold Alert," Police Seek Missing Person

The New Castle County Police are currently searching for Marian Blount, a 53-year-old female from the unit block of Arbor Drive (Overview Gardens) in New Castle, DE.

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Posted on: August 9, 2014

Burglary Suspect Apprehended

NCCPD arrested William Martin, a 36-year-old male from the 100 block of Faraday Court in Bear. He has been charged with burglary related offenses after detectives linked him to(6) burglaries in Treelane Terrace and Lafayette Landing TH.

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Posted on: August 9, 2014

Police Search for "Peeping Tom"

New Castle County Police are searching for a suspect that was observed “peeping” into the window of a home in the Willow Run community.

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

NCCPD Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested Squire Williams IV, a 27 year old male who resides in the 200 block of Mariners Way, Bear, DE, on drug charges during a traffic stop.

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

Pedestrian Stop Nets Heroin and Cocaine

NCCPD have arrested TJ Willis, a 20-year-old male from the 500 block of S. Heald Street in Wilmington and David Henry, a 29-year-old male from the unit block of Dunsmore Road in Newark.

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Posted on: August 5, 2014

NCCPD Seeks Assistance in Locating Robbery Suspect

The New Castle County Police is currently searching for Delroy Carter, a 26-year-old man with a last known address in the unit block of West Lake Street in Middletown, Delaware. He is wanted in reference to a robbery that occurred in Simonds Gardens.

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Police Search for Home Invasion Suspect

New Castle County Police are currently searching for Benjamin Byer, a 20-year-old man with a last known address in the 500 block of Beebe Road in Harrington, Delaware. He is wanted in reference to a home invasion in the Winterset Farms community.

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Posted on: August 3, 2014

Possible Barricaded Subject

New Castle County Police responded to the 100 block of Stamm Boulevard, (Swanwyck Estates) in New Castle for a possible barricaded subject.

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

Guns Confiscated from Probationer

New Castle County Police have arrested Alphonso Williams, a 25-year-old male from the 4000 block of N. Market Street in Wilmington. He has been charged with weapon related offenses after a traffic stop.

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

NCCPD Searches for Burglary Suspect

New Castle County Police are currently searching for a burglary suspect from an incident that occurred earlier this month.

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

Probationer Arrested with Heroin

New Castle County Police have arrested Dale McNeill, a 57-year-old male with a last known address in the 900 block of E. 7th Street in Wilmington. He has been charged with drug related offenses after probation officers learned McNeill changed his address.

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

Colonel E. M. Setting Announces Supervisory Promotions

New Castle County Police Chief E. M. Setting proudly announced earlier today the promotion of four officers from within the police department. The following officers have been promoted and will soon be given their new assignments:

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

NCCPD Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Money Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested Troy Waller, a 37 year old male who resides in the unit block of Versallies Court (Frenchtown Woods), Newark, DE, on drug charges during a traffic stop.

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Colonel Setting featured in Delaware Today magazine

Colonel Setting has been featured in the August issue of Delaware Today magazine. The article highlights the T.A.P.S. program and the achievements of our officers. See the link to view the article.

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

NCCPD Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Money Seizure

New Castle County Police, Mobile Enforcement Team (M.E.T.) members have arrested Richard Lloyd, a 37 year old male who resides in the 500 block of Stewarton Court, New Castle, DE, on drug charges during a traffic stop.

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

Crime Alert “Peeping Tom” reported in Garfield Park

New Castle County Detectives are currently investigating peeping incidents, where a black male was seen looking into windows of a residence in the unit block of Onaway Place within the community of Garfield Park (New Castle, DE. 19720).

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

NCCPD Charges Women with Kidnapping

New Castle County Police have arrested Jessica Jones, a 19-year-old female from the unit block of Kingston Road (Oakmont) in New Castle, DE and Laneeka Clark, a 25-year-old female from the 3300 block of N. 5th Street in Philadelphia, PA. They have both be...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

NCCPD Search Warrant Yields Heroin Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested Darrell Stokes, a 28 year old male who resides in the unit block of Polk Drive located in Wilmington, DE., on drug offenses after the NCCPD Mobile Enforcement Team (M.E.T.) executed a search warrant.

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Posted on: July 14, 2014

NCCPD Issues "Gold Alert," Police Seek Missing Juvenile

The New Castle County Police are currently searching for Adreanne Mollett, a 13-year-old female from the unit block of Curlew Circle in Sparrow Run.

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Posted on: July 14, 2014

Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed in New Castle

New Castle County Police are currently investigating the robbery of a pizza delivery driver in the area of the 1500 block of New Jersey Avenue in the Hampton Walk Apartment Complex in New Castle.

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Posted on: July 14, 2014

Shooting Investigation at Georgetown Manor Apartments

The New Castle County Police have arrested Marcus Rosser, a 24 year old male who resides in the 200 block of Christiana Road, New Castle, Delaware for assault and gun related charges following an investigation that began Sunday (07/13) night.

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

County Police Make Arrest in Burglary Investigations

New Castle County Police have arrested 31 year old Joseph Brzozowski, of the 300 block of Chestnut Lane Townsend, Delaware, in connection with multiple burglaries that occurred in the community of Sycamore Farms.

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Posted on: July 10, 2014

NCCPD Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Seizure

New Castle County Police, Mobile Enforcement Team-Central members have arrested Michael Honie, a 26 year old male who resides in the unit block of Egret Court, Newark, Delaware, on drug charges as a result of a traffic stop.

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Colonel E. M. Setting Announces Promotions

New Castle County Police Chief E. M. Setting proudly announced the promotion of two officers earlier today.

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

New Castle County Police Issues “Gold Alert”

New Castle County Police are presently searching for Mark Kalla, aka “Jenifer Scot” a 57 year old male who resides in the 500 block of South DuPont Hwy, (Pine Valley Apartments) New Castle, Delaware 19720.

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Village of Windhover Victim Succumbs to Injuries

Ira Hopkins, a 35-year-old male from the 300 block of Sandburg Place located in Newark, DE has died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the shooting that occurred Tuesday evening in the Village of Windhover Apartment Complex. The New Castle Count...Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Doe Run Road Flasher Arrested

The New Castle County Police have arrested Joel Stevenson, a 46-year-old male from the unit block of Lamatan Road (Lamatan) in Newark, DE. He has been charged with indecent exposure and other additional charges after he was identified as the man running ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

NCCPD Issues "Gold Alert" Police Seek Missing Person

The New Castle County Police are currently searching for David Walker, a 34-year-old male with a last known address in the 600 block of West Avenue in New Castle, DE.

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting, Village of Windhover Apartments

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the 300 block of Sandburg Place in the Village of Windhover Apartment Complex.

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Robbery

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating a robbery that occurred at Carpenter Liquors located in the Carpenter Plaza Shopping Center in Wilmington, DE.

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

Possible Abduction

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating the possible abduction of Nefertiri Trader, a 33-year-old female from the unit block of Freedom Trail (Saddlebrook) in New Castle.

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Posted on: June 30, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Homicide, Sparrow Run Townhouses

New Castle County Police are currently investigating the shooting of a male victim that occurred this evening in the community of Sparrow Run Townhouses.

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Posted on: June 27, 2014

Wanted Indecent Exposure Suspect

New Castle County Police are currently searching for Charles Riley, a 39 year old male whose last known address is the 1200 block of North Tatnall Street Wilmington, DE. Riley is known to frequent the Bear/Glasgow area.

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Posted on: June 27, 2014

Investigators Release Composite Sketch of Robbery Suspect

New Castle County Detectives are continuing their investigation of a robbery that occurred on Monday, June 23rd, in the community of Wellington Woods.

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Posted on: June 24, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting in Willow Chase Apartments

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred last evening at 9:09 p.m., in the Willow Chase Apartments, located in New Castle, DE.

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Posted on: June 24, 2014

Police Search for Suspect

New Castle County Police are currently searching for a “Demetr Midved” in connecting with the fraudulent use of a credit card.

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Posted on: June 21, 2014

NCCPD Issues Gold Alert

New Castle County Police are presently searching for Eric M. Butler, a 50 year old male who resides in the unit block of East Savanah Drive (Caravel Farms) Bear, Delaware 19701.

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Posted on: June 20, 2014

NCCPD Search Warrant Yields Heroin and Money Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested Terrell Davis, a 43 year old male, Dawn Adkins, a 40 year old female, and Tracy Munson, a 34 year old from the unit block of Del Haven Court, on drug offenses.

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Posted on: June 19, 2014

Graffiti Arrest

New Castle County Police have arrested Matthew Collins, an 18-year-old male from the 2800 block of Fawkes Drive in Wilmington. He has been charged with a graffiti related offense after police linked him to graffiti on the former property of the Three Lit...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2014

"Gold Alert" Cancelled

Norberto Ramos has been located.

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Posted on: June 17, 2014

NCCPD Search Warrant Yields Marijuana Grow Operation

New Castle County Police have arrested Gabriel Carey, a 32 year old male, and Amber Ramey, a 28 year old female from the 700 block of Seymour Road on drug offenses after the NCCPD Drug Control Squad executed a search warrant in the community of Fairwinds.

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Posted on: June 17, 2014

NCCPD Issues "Gold Alert," Police Seek Missing Person, Christian Figueroa

New Castle County Police are currently searching for Christian Figueroa, a 21-year-old male from the unit block of Auburn Drive (Coventry) in New Castle, DE.

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

NCCPD Search Warrant Yields Drug and Cash Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested Irene Hollis, a 34 year old female, Ria Traenkner, a 34 year old female, and David Brown, a 21 year old male.

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

NCCPD Searches for Man Performing Lewd Acts

Detectives from the New Castle County Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) are currently searching for a man performing lewd acts in the communities of Todd Estates and Brookside.

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Posted on: June 12, 2014

Investigators Release Composite Sketch of Home Invasion Suspect

New Castle County Detectives are continuing their investigation of a home invasion that occurred on Thursday, June 5th, at approximately 1:40 a.m. in the Community of Buena Vista.

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Posted on: June 11, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting, Foxwood Apartments

New Castle County Police are continuing the investigation into the shooting in Foxwood Apartments. Investigators have learned Jason Brunson, a 41-year-old male from the unit block of Harlech Hall was the shooter in last night’s incident.

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting, Foxwood Apartments

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting in Foxwood Apartments.

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

Newark Teens Charged with Attempted Robbery

New Castle County Police have arrested two Newark 13-year-olds with attempted robbery and other related offenses after they were nabbed for attempting to take a cellphone from an 11-year-old.

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

Crime Alert, Phone Scam

The New Castle County Police would like to warn citizens of a Wilmington Police Department officer impersonation scam.

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Posted on: June 9, 2014

NCCPD Continues OHV Enforcement Initiative

New Castle County Police are continuing to address the “Quality of Life” issues in our communities through different initiatives such as the enforcement of Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) on public roadways and private property.

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Posted on: June 9, 2014

“Gold Alert” Cancellation Missing Person Located

Angelita Matos has been located.

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Posted on: June 8, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting in the Community of Brookside Park-UPDATE

New Castle County Police continue their investigation into the shooting of a 24-year-old male in the community of Brookside Park.

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Posted on: June 8, 2014

Teen Arrested for Robbery of 82-year-old

New Castle County Police have arrested Marcus Morrison, an 18-year-old male from the 1300 block of Oak Street in Wilmington. He has been charged with robbery and other related offenses.

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Posted on: June 8, 2014

NCCPD Issues "Gold Alert" Police Seek Missing Person

New Castle County Police are currently searching for Angelita Matos, a 20-year-old female from the unit block of Rose Hall in Newark.

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting in the Community of Brookside Park

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting in the community of Brookside Park.

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

Major Robert Becker Retires After 23 Years of Service

(New Castle, DE) On Friday, June 6, 2014, Major Robert Becker, the Deputy Chief of the Operations Branch with New Castle County Police Department, concluded 23 years of distinguished service. A walkout ceremony was held today at the Corporal Paul J. Swee...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Homicide Fieldcrest Apartments

The New Castle County Police have identified the victim of last night’s homicide as Jalan Hudson, a 24-year-old male from the 700 block of Peachtree Road (Fieldcrest Apartments) in Claymont, Delaware.

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Homicide Fieldcrest Apartments

New Castle County Police are currently investigating the homicide of a male victim that occurred earlier this evening.

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

NCCPD Search Warrant Yields an Illegal Drug, Gun and Cash Seizure

New Castle County Police have arrested Domonick Richards, a 26 year old male who resides in the unit block of Printz Drive located in Bear, DE., on drug offenses after the NCCPD Drug Control Squad executed a search warrant in the community of Stone Mill.

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

Indecent Exposure in the Community of Raven Glen

The New Castle County Police Detectives are currently investigating an indecent exposure complaint that occurred in the community of Raven Glen.

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Posted on: June 3, 2014

Bear Resident Charged with 4th Offense DUI

New Castle County Police have arrested Mitchell Angle, a 53-year-old male from the 100 block of Dasher Avenue (Whethersfield) in Bear. He has been charged with his fourth (4th) offense DUI and other related offenses after he fled the scene of an accident.

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Posted on: June 1, 2014

NCCPD Issues Gold Alert

New Castle County Police are presently searching for Stephen Branscome, a 59 year old male who resides in the 200 block of Broad Street St. Georges, DE.

Posted on: June 1, 2014

NCCPD Issues Gold Alert

New Castle County Police are presently searching for Corey Parker, a 26 year old male who resides in the unit block of Darley Road Claymont, DE.

Posted on: May 31, 2014

NCCPD Seeks the Public's Help Identifying Suspect

NCCPD seeks the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect.

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Posted on: May 31, 2014

NCCPD Seeks the Public's Help Identifying Suspect

The NCCPD is seeking the public's help identifying a fraud suspect

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Posted on: May 31, 2014

NCCO Public Safety Day

The New Castle County Division of Public Safety, in cooperation with the Colonial School District, is proud to announce their participation in Public Safety Day.

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Posted on: May 30, 2014

Domestic Arrest in Delaware City

New Castle County Police have arrested Robert Love, a 30 year old male who resides in the 100 block of 5th Street located within the Delaware City Mobile Home Park.

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

Investigation Nets Theft Suspect

New Castle County Police have arrested Denzel Massengill, an 18-year-old male from the unit block of Mark Court (Waterford Trailer Park) in Bear.

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

Police Search for Missing Woman and Infant Child

The New Castle County Police are currently searching for Tawana Marks, a 20-year-old female and her seven (7) month old daughter, Raine Marks, both from the 1700 block of Stonebridge Boulevard in New Castle.

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting, Village of Lakecroft-UPDATE

The New Castle County Police have identified the victims of the Village of Lakecroft shooting incident that occurred on Monday (5/12) as a 35-year-old male, who resides in the unit block of Stephanie Drive and a 25 year old male, from the 200 block of Dee...Read on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

NCCPD Issues "Gold Alert," Police Seek Missing Person, William Rineer

New Castle County Police are currently searching for William “Billy” Rineer, a 41-year-old male from the unit block of Dryden Road (Coventry) in New Castle.

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

NCCPD Issues "Gold Alert," Police Seek Missing Person, Norberto Ramos

New Castle County Police are currently searching for Norberto Ramos, a 44-year-old man with an unknown address in the city of Wilmington.

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

Attempted Robbery in Wellington Woods

New Castle County Police are currently investigating an attempted robbery of an 11-year-old in the community of Wellington Woods.

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting, Chaddwyck

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the unit block of Chaddwyck Boulevard (Chaddwyck)located in New Castle.

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Posted on: May 5, 2014

Wilmington Man Charged with Rape-UPDATE

New Castle County Police have concluded their initial investigation into the case involving Daniel Simmons, the Deputy Attorney General with the Department of Justice. He was charged with four counts of rape in the fourth degree and released after postin...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2014

Shooting Investigation Foxwoods Apartments

The New Castle County Police have identified the victim of the shooting in Foxwoods Apartment Complex as Brandon Carrigan, a 27-year old male from the unit block of Peter Hall (Foxwoods Apartments), in Newark.

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Posted on: May 2, 2014

Police Search for Driver of Hit and Run Accident

The New Castle County Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident that occurred at the intersection of Darley Road and Peachtree Road in Claymont.

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Posted on: May 2, 2014

NCCPD Releases Composite Sketch of Suspect “Distraction Burglary”

New Castle County Detectives are continuing their efforts to identify the suspects involved in the “distraction type burglary” of a 93-year-old woman on Wednesday (4/30) in the 900 block of Aldon Road (Claymont Heights).

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

NCCPD Warns Residents of “Distraction Burglaries”

The New Castle County Police are once again warning residents to be aware of groups committing “Distraction Burglaries.”

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Posted on: April 30, 2014

Attempted Copper Theft Leads to Foot Pursuit

New Castle County Police have arrested Jerel Hackett a 44-year-old male from the 400 block of Eastlawn Avenue, Wilmington, DE after police were called to the Delmarva Power Electrical Substation regarding the attempted theft of metal from a utility tower.

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Posted on: April 30, 2014

Investigators Release Composite Sketch of New Castle Mobile Home Park Shooting Suspect

New Castle County Detectives are continuing their efforts to identify the suspect involved in the shooting death of Manuel Ramirez that occurred on Tuesday (4/22) in the New Castle Mobile Home Park.

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

Police Investigate Recent Sneaker Robberies, Warn Teens and Young Adults

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating separate robberies of sneakers in the Newark and Bear areas.

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

Man Charged with Forgery, Second Suspect Sought-UPDATE

New Castle County Police have arrested Tanya Cockerill, a 29-year-old female from the 900 block of Marshall Street in Wilmington. She was taken into custody after police located her near her home.

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

New Castle County Police Issues “Gold Alert” Police Seek Missing Person

New Castle County Police are currently searching for Danielle Williams, a 25-year-old female from the 100 block of Highland Boulevard (Scotch Hills Apartments) New Castle, DE 19720.

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Burglaries in New Castle Communities

New Castle County Police are currently investigating burglaries and criminal mischief's in the communities of Edinburgh Villas Townhouses, Saddlebrook Townhouses and Cambridge Gardens.

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

Teens Charged with Multiple Burglaries and Thefts in Newark Communities

New Castle County Police have cleared numerous burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles after the arrest of a 14-year old male from the 100 block of Longview Drive, Newark, DE and a 17-year-old male from the 100 block of Hopkins Court also in Newark.

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

Man Charged with Forgery, Second Suspect Sought

New Castle County Police have arrested William Norris, a 27-year-old male from the 900 block of Marshall St., Wilmington DE, 19805. He has been charged with forgery and theft related offenses following the theft of a wallet.

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

Canine Helps Locate Missing Juvenile

New Castle County Police Canine “Orka” and his handler Corporal William Breitigan located a 12-year-old juvenile after he left his residence.

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting In New Castle Mobile Home Park-UPDATE

The New Castle County Police have identified the victim as Manuel Ramirez, a 40-year old male who resides in the 3100 block of New Castle Avenue in the New Castle Mobile Home Park.

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Death Investigation in the Community of Owls Nest Estates

New Castle County Detectives are actively investigating the death of James Conaway, an 85-year-old male from the 300 block of High Ridge Road Wilmington, Delaware 19807.

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Robbery Investigation with a Machete-Maple Hill Townhouses

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating a robbery with a weapon in the area of Maple Hill Townhouses.

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Robbery Investigation Whitney Gardens Apartment Complex

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating a robbery with a weapon in the 700 block of Naamans Road, Whitney Gardens Apartment Complex, in Claymont.

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

NCCPD Investigates Shooting in New Castle Mobile Home Park

New Castle County Police are currently investigating the shooting of a male victim that occurred this
evening in the New Castle Mobile Home Park.

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Death Investigation in the Community of Owls Nest Estates

(Wilmington, DE. 19807) Earlier today (4/22), at 11:45 a.m., County Officers responded to the 300 block of High Ridge Road for a reported death investigation. When the officers arrived, they located an unresponsive male lying outside of the residence, w...Read on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

New Castle County Police Investigate Shooting in the Vinings at Christiana

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting in the Vinings at Christiana Apartment Complex in Newark, DE 19702.

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Burglary Suspects Apprehended Drummond Hill Apartment Complex

New Castle County Police have arrested Alexander Blanco, a 26-year-old male form the unit block of Boyds Valley Drive in Newark, DE and Anthony Leonardi, a 26-year-old male from the 700 block of Woodtop Road in Wilmington, DE. They have both been charged...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

Crime Alert-Thefts from Motor Vehicles

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating thefts from motor vehicles in the community of Robscott Manor.

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

Lengthy Drug Investigation Yields Largest Single Heroin Seizure in NCCPD History

New Castle County Police along with Federal, State and Local agencies completed a joint investigation along the Lancaster Pike corridor. The Division of Police initiated and completed their part of the investigation with the largest single seizure of her...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

Teen Found in Possession of a Loaded Handgun and Foreign Currency

New Castle County Police have arrested a 17-year-old male from the 200 block of West 36th Street in Wilmington, DE. He has been charged with weapon and drug-related offenses.

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

New Castle County Police Announces Mounted Patrol Unit Graduation

New Castle County Police announces the graduation ceremony of OFC Maura Schultz. She will be graduating from the Mounted Patrol Unit Training Program.

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Posted on: March 27, 2014

Death Investigation of Two Subjects In the Community of Elmhurst

New Castle County Police Detectives are currently conducting a death investigation that occurred in the unit block of Winston Avenue earlier this evening.

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Posted on: March 26, 2014

NCCPD Canine Locates Missing Adult

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New Castle County Police Canine “Diesel” and his handler Officer First Class Corey Best located a 28 year old female who fled from her residence in the neighborhood of Ashley.

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

New Castle County Police Issues "Gold Alert"

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New Castle County Police are currently searching for Bruce Sartin, Sr., a 50-year-old man who resides in the 900 block of Caldwell Corner Road in Townsend, DE.

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Posted on: March 21, 2014

NCCPD Safe Streets Task Force Apprehends Couple

New Castle County Police Safe Streets Task Force which is comprised of County Police Detectives and Probation and Parole Officers, have arrested John Cresto, a 26-year old male who resides in the 100 block of Brookside Boulevard, Newark, Delaware and Megh...Read on...

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Posted on: March 20, 2014

NCCPD Traffic Stop Leads to Gun and Drug Seizure

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New Castle County Police, Mobile Enforcement Team-North members have arrested Cornelius Smith, a 22 year old male who resides in the unit block of Pennewell Drive, Wilmington, Delaware after police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle he was operating....Read on...

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Posted on: March 19, 2014

Burglary Suspect Arrested

New Castle County Police have arrested Connor Lemon, a 21-year-old male from the 900 block of Sugar Pine Drive in Bear, DE. He has been charged with burglary and other related offenses after detectives linked him to burglaries in the Hickory Woods and Ca...Read on...

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Posted on: March 19, 2014

NCCPD Warns Residents of a Phone Scam Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer

New Castle County Police are investigating a phone scam where the caller identifies himself as a law enforcement official and attempts to collect money from the victim for outstanding warrants or fines.

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Posted on: March 10, 2014

Occupied Burglary in the Community of Alban Park

New Castle County Police are currently investigating an occupied burglary that occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the 1600 block of Coleman Street, (Alban Park), Wilmington, DE 19805.

Posted on: March 7, 2014

New Castle County Police Seek Assistance in Locating Theft Suspects

New Castle County Police are currently searching for a suspect involved in the theft of a wallet from the Hockessin Athletic Club. The unknown suspect then used the victim’s credit cards at various locations in Delaware and Pennsylvania.Read on...

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