Two Juveniles Arrested for Reckless Endangering with One Suspect Still Wanted After Shooting Incident- Magnolia

Magnolia– Delaware State Police arrested two 17-year-old juvenile males of Dover for Reckless Endangering and related charges after a shooting incident this morning.

On October 24, 2021, at approximately 12:15 a.m., troopers responded to a residence located on Jogger Trail, Magnolia, for a report of a shooting. Through investigative means, it was determined a suspect approached the front door to the residence and had a verbal altercation with a 39-year-old female. During the argument multiple suspects waiting outside began to run towards the door. The victim closed the door to her residence and ran upstairs. Shortly after, the victim heard several gunshots and observed three vehicles, one of which was an older black sedan flee the scene. It was determined three rounds struck the residence, and troopers located three spent shell casings outside. The victim and her four children inside of the residence at the time were not injured as a result of the incident.

Prior to responding to the scene, troopers located an older model Nissan matching the description traveling eastbound on Lebanon Road traveling away from the scene. Troopers observed the vehicle pull behind the Gateway South shopping center and return back out front into a parking spot. A traffic stop was initiated and upon contact ammunition was observed in plain sight. Troopers took the two occupants into custody without incident. Troopers then canvassed the parking lot and located two 9mm firearms and approximately .21 grams of marijuana that was discarded.

The two juveniles were transported to Troop 3 where they were each charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Juvenile (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree – 4 counts
  • Criminal Mischief

Both juveniles were each arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #7 and issued a $20,000 secured bond. One juvenile posted bail and the other was committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center.

Further investigation determined a third suspect identified as Jhazmond Landry, 29, of Wilmington was also a suspect in the incident. There are active warrants for her arrest.

Jhazmond Landry
Jhazmond Landry

This case remains an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Bowie by calling 302-698-8503. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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Troopers Arrest Selbyville Man for Theft of a Firearm Following Vehicle Break-Ins- Selbyville

Selbyville- Delaware State Police arrested 20-year-old Broaderick Thomas of Selbyville, on Friday for theft of a firearm following a rash of vehicle break-ins.

On October 22, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Troopers investigated a rash of thefts from unsecured motor vehicles that occurred in the Americana Bayside Development in Selbyville, DE. One of the thefts from vehicle included a theft of two firearms. Through investigative measures, troopers developed Broaderick Thomas as the suspect.

On the evening of October 22, 2021, Troopers located Broaderick in the Selbyville area  and took him into custody without incident. Broaderick was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Theft of a Firearm (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Theft- 3 counts
  • Criminal Trespass- 5 counts

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and released on $9,005.00 unsecured bond.

The firearms have not been located at this time.

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Delaware State Police Arrest Wilmington Man For Two Carjackings- Claymont

Claymont- Delaware State Police have arrested 19-year-old Jamir Leggett of Wilmington, DE, for robbery and related charges following two carjackings that occurred in September and October.

The first incident occurred on September 7, 2021, at approximately 7:51 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a carjacking at Exxon, located at 3700 Philadelphia Pike Claymont, DE. The investigation determined the 52-year-old male victim was seated in his 2013 Acura MDX while fueling his vehicle. While seated, two male suspects approached the car from the rear and opened the victim’s door, which was left cracked open. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the keys to the vehicle. The victim refused to give the suspects his keys, resulting in the second suspect physically assaulting him. Both suspects pulled the victim from the Acura, entered it, and fled Northbound on Philadelphia Pike. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.

The second incident occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021, in the parking lot of the Food Lion located at 3609 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. An unknown suspect approached a 73-year-old male sitting inside of his 2020 gray Hyundai Sonata parked in front of the store. The suspect opened the driver side door to the vehicle and demanded the car keys. The victim refused and the suspect began to physically assault the victim. The victim fought back, but was overtaken after two additional suspects entered the front passenger door to the vehicle and pulled the victim out. All three suspects then fled northbound Philadelphia Pike in the stolen vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

Through investigative means Jamir Leggett was determined to be one of the suspects and troopers obtained a warrant for his arrest. On October 21, 2021, Jamir was located in the Claymont area and troopers successfully took him into custody without incident.

Jamir was transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)- 2 Counts
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of Felony (Felony)
  • Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)- 2 Counts
  • Theft $1,500 or Greater (Felony)
  • Assault 3rd Degree

Jamir was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $160,000 cash bond.

Delaware State Police is still seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the remaining suspects.

This case remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Detective Ryan Kirchenbauer by calling 302-365-8525 or emailing Ryan.Kirchenbauer@delaware.gov. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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Troopers Arrest Two Juveniles for Receiving Stolen Property After Being Located in a Stolen Vehicle- Wilmington

Wilmington- Delaware State Police have arrested a 15-year-old male and a 13-year-old male both of Wilmington, DE for receiving stolen property and related charges following a car stop in a stolen vehicle.

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at approximately 6:14 p.m., troopers were on proactive patrol in the area of North Wilmington due to recent carjacking’s and located a stolen 2010 Toyota Corolla in the parking of Wawa located at 2621 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Troopers followed the vehicle out of the parking lot and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Washington Street Extension and Lea Boulevard, Wilmington. The 15-year-old operator and 13-year-old passenger were taken into custody without incident.

The recovered Toyota Corolla was reported stolen by the Trenton Police Department in New Jersey on October 10, 2021.

The 15-year-old juvenile was transported back to Troop 2 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Receiving Stolen Property (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)

The 15-year-old suspect was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center on $2,000 secured bond.

The 13-year-old juvenile was transported back to Troop 2 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Receiving Stolen Property (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)

The 13-year-old suspect was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center on $2,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Zickgraf with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8406.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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Released: 102021 1150


Delaware State Police Arrest Wilmington Man on Drug and Weapon Charges Following Traffic Stop- Newark

Newark- Delaware State Police arrested 23-year-old Romaine Thompson of Wilmington, DE, on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.

On October 19, 2021, at approximately 12:20 a.m., a trooper on routine patrol on Churchmans Road in the area of Geoffrey Drive observed a red Mazda CX5 make a sudden lane change on Churchmans Road without utilizing a turn signal. A traffic stop was initiated, and contact was made with the operator and sole occupant, Romaine Thompson. During contact the trooper observed suspected marijuana in plain sight inside of the vehicle. Subsequently, a probable cause search was conducted and the trooper discovered approximately 4.5 grams of marijuana, and a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun. Thompson who is a person prohibited was taken into custody without incident.

Thompson was transported to Troop 6 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana (Civil)
  • Failure to Signal

Thompson was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on $3,002 unsecured bond.

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Troopers Arrest Claymont Teen with Theft of a Motor Vehicle- Wilmington

Wilmington- Delaware State Police have arrested a 15-year-old male of Claymont, DE, for theft of a motor vehicle after an incident on Monday night.

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 7:59 p.m., troopers responded to the Eagle Tobacco shop located at 3505 Miller Road, Wilmington, for a motor vehicle theft. Troopers learned that a 47-year-old male parked his silver 2015 Chevrolet Malibu in front of the store and went inside to make a purchase while leaving the vehicle unsecured and running. While inside of the store a silver vehicle pulled up next to the Malibu when a suspect got out, entered the Malibu and drove off .

Through investigative means troopers located the suspect vehicle unoccupied on the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington. Troopers monitored the stolen vehicle and observed the suspect return a brief time later. After a foot pursuit, troopers successfully apprehended the suspect.

The 15-year-old suspect was transported back to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest with Force (Felony)

The 15-year-old suspect was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on $2,000 unsecured bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Zickgraf with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8406.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Troopers Arrest Juvenile for Receiving a Stolen Vehicle Following Carjacking- Wilmington

Wilmington- Delaware State Police have arrested a 16-year-old male of Newark, DE, for receiving stolen property and related charges following a pursuit and carjacking on Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday, October 17, 2021, at approximately 3:15 p.m., troopers responded to the Acme located at 1901 Concord Pike, Wilmington, for a carjacking investigation. Troopers learned that a 27-year-old female victim was in the driver’s seat of her 2016 BMW 328 when a brown BMW X3 SUV pulled into an adjacent parking spot to her vehicle. Two suspects exited the brown SUV and approached the victim as she began to exit her car. One suspect confronted the victim and told her to give him the keys and not to scream. The victim observed the suspect tapping on his waistband and believed he was armed with a gun. A second suspect then approached the victim and also demanded the victim’s purse and keys. The victim complied and both suspects fled in the stolen BMW. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspects were described as two black males approximately 20 years old both wearing all black clothing.

At approximately 3:50 p.m., troopers observed the stolen BMW 328 traveling with the brown SUV on North Market St, Wilmington. As troopers followed the stolen vehicle it split from the brown SUV and began driving erratically. Troopers initiated a traffic stop, but the operator refused to stop and fled. The BMW fled to the 2000 block of Pine Street, Wilmington, where the operator bailed from the vehicle. Troopers pursued the suspect on foot and apprehended him without further incident. The 16-year-old suspect wearing different clothing then described, was located in possession of the stolen vehicle’s car keys and personal items of the victim.

Troopers also pursued the brown BMW X3 SUV after it was learned to be the stolen vehicle from a carjacking at Total Wine on Saturday, October 16, 2021.  The suspects avoided apprehension and the vehicle was later recovered in the area unoccupied.

The 16-year-old juvenile was transported back to Troop 2 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Receiving Stolen Property (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Signal (Felony)
  • Unlawful Use of Payment Card Under $1,500
  • Driving Without a Valid License
  • Numerous Traffic Charges

The 16-year-old suspect was arraigned in the New Castle Family Court and committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center on $5,100 secured bond.

Delaware State Police is still seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the remaining suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Dukes with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8412.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Released: 101821 1140


Troopers Arrest Georgetown Man for Aggravated Menacing After a Road Rage Incident– Georgetown

Georgetown- Delaware State Police have charged 37-year-old Carlton Breasure of Georgetown, DE, with Aggravated Menacing, and related charges after he displayed a gun at victim during a road rage incident.

The incident occurred on October 8, 2021, at approximately 7:10 p.m., when troopers responded to the intersection of Piglet Path and Seashore Highway, Georgetown, in reference to a road rage complaint involving a weapon. The investigation determined a 60-year-old male victim was stopped at the intersection when a tan 2005 Chrysler Sebring turned northbound Piglet Path in front of the victim’s vehicle. The suspect, later identified as Carlton Breasure, then stopped his vehicle, exited and began arguing with the victim. During the argument Breasure threatened the victim and displayed a shotgun towards him. The victim fled the scene and contacted police. Upon arrival Troopers located Carlton at the intersection and took him into custody without incident. Troopers recovered the 12-gauge shotgun utilized in the incident inside of Breasure’s vehicle. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

Breasure was transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Terroristic Threatening
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Failure to Have Registration Card in Possession
  • Failure to Have Insurance Card in Possession

Breasure was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $239,600 cash bond.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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*UPDATE- Suspect Arrested* Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Wanted Lewes Man- Sussex County

Sussex County, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Arthur E. Ralph, 41, of Lewes, on felony criminal charges after troopers requested the public’s assistance locating him.

On October 8, 2021, Ralph was taken into custody and arrested on four counts of Rape Third Degree (Felony). He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $80,000.00 cash bond.

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Wanted Lewes Man- Sussex County

Due to the sensitive nature of this case, and in consideration of the victim, additional information will not be released.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at Debra.Reed@delaware.gov.

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Troopers Arrest Wilmington Man on Drug and Weapon Charges Following Traffic Stop – Smyrna

Smyrna– Delaware State Police have arrested 21-year-old Nasir Wright of Wilmington, DE, on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop Thursday morning in Smyrna.

On September 30, 2021, at approximately 1:40 a.m., a trooper conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Route 1 south of Exit 114, clocked a gray Kia Optima traveling northbound Route 1 over 100 miles per hour. The trooper initiated a traffic stop and made contact with three occupants inside of the vehicle. Upon contact the trooper detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A criminal investigation ensued, and a subsequent probable cause search was conducted. During a search of the vehicle the trooper discovered a Sig Sauer 9mm handgun, approximately 108.03 grams of marijuana, approximately 60.13 of psilocybin mushrooms, and over $180 in suspected drug proceeds.

Investigation determined the front seat passenger, identified as Nasir Wright was the suspect in possession of the above recovered items. Wright was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 9 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession with an Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Felony) – 2 counts

Wright was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and was released on $10,000 unsecured bond.

The 21-year-old operator of the Kia Optima was cited for speeding.

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Released: 093021 1040