*Update- Suspects Arrested* Troopers Investigating Robbery of a Tow Truck

Trevonne Moore
Trevonne Moore

Detwon Banner
Detwon Banner

The Delaware State Police have arrested Detwon Banner, 28, of Wilmington, DE, and Trevonne Moore, 23, of Newark, DE in connection with a robbery that occurred in April of this year.

On April 16th, 2022, at approximately 7:00 p.m., troopers on patrol in the area of the B.P. Gas station located at 708 Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington, DE observed a large number of ATV’s and dirt bikes driving erratically and creating hazardous conditions for other vehicle traffic. As troopers responded to the gas station, the operators of the ATV’s and dirt bikes began to flee the scene. One ATV was abandoned by its operator in the parking lot, and it was towed from the scene by Holly Oak tow truck company. The tow truck began transporting the ATV to its tow yard, when the driver was confronted by two subjects on Cauffiel Parkway east of Philadelphia Pike. Numerous ATV’s and dirt bikes surrounded the tow truck so the driver could not leave the scene. The two subjects then threatened to harm the tow truck driver and passenger if they did not release the vehicle to them. The subjects were eventually able to remove the ATV from the bed of the tow truck, and they fled the area with the vehicle to an unknown destination. Neither the tow truck driver nor the passenger were harmed in this incident.

Through investigative means, troopers identified the two suspects as Detwon Banner and Trevonne Moore. Troopers then obtained warrants for their arrest.

On April 16, 2022, the US Marshals Task Force apprehended Trevonne Moore in the Newark area. Moore was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 6 where he was charged with:

  • Robbery 2nd Degree (Felony)- 2 counts
  • Kidnapping 1st Degree (Felony)- 2 counts
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Riot (Felony)
  • Hindering Prosecution
  • Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree- 2 counts

Moore was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $65,000 cash bail.

On May 24, 2022, the US Marshals Task Force apprehended Detwon Banner in the New Castle area. Banner was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 6 where he was charged with:

  • Robbery 2nd Degree (Felony)- 2 counts
  • Kidnapping 1st Degree (Felony)- 2 counts
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Riot (Felony)
  • Hindering Prosecution
  • Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree- 2 counts

Banner was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $127,000 cash bail.

The ATV has been located abandoned and was recovered in Philadelphia, PA.

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance With Locating Wanted Subject

Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance with locating 49-year-old John Swigart of North East, MD. Swigart currently has an active felony criminal warrant out of Troop 7 for an incident that occurred on May 19, 2022.

Swigart is described as a white male, approximately 5’11” tall, weighing approximately 210 pounds, with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He may be operating a silver Infinity hatchback with unknown Maryland registration plates. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Attempts to locate Swigart have been unsuccessful. Troopers are asking anyone who has information regarding his whereabouts to contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020, or by calling 9-1-1. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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 need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.

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*Update – Victim Identified* Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred on May 19, 2022, in the Georgetown area as Brianna Wright, 23, of Salisbury, MD.

Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Senior Corporal R. Albert by calling 302-703-3266. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

The following subjects are not wanted. This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification. If you have information that the listed subjects are occupying a residence, please call 302-672-5306. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.Badson Hibbs Vandyke Williams

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Released: 052022  1908

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Delaware State Police S.O.A.R. Searching for Wanted Sex Offenders

Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R) is currently looking for the following wanted sex offenders after they either failed to register or re-register their current address. If anyone knows the location of these subjects, they are asked to call 302-672-5306. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the www.delawarecrimestoppers.com, or by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Shoplifters

Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance with attempting to identify two suspects who shoplifted from the Lowe’s in Lewes on Monday evening.

On May 16, 2022, at approximately 8:28 p.m., an unknown white male subject and an unknown white female subject entered the Lowe’s located at 20364 Plantation Road and removed a large amount of merchandise from the store without rendering payment for the items. The suspects then entered a black Chevrolet Cruze in the parking lot and were last seen departing from the area towards Plantation Road. No vehicle registration information is available, and their destination is unknown.

The white male suspect is described as approximately 5’11” tall, weighing approximately 235 pounds, with a larger build. He is missing the lower portion of his right arm. The white female suspect is described as approximately 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds, with black hair and an average build. It is believed that both suspects may be involved in similar shoplifting incidents throughout the state.

Suspects Suspect Vehicle

Delaware State Police Troop 7 continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking that anyone who can identify these suspects to please contact Trooper H. LeCates by calling 302-644-5020. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Georgetown area on Thursday evening.

On May 19, 2022, at approximately 5:52 p.m., a 2015 Honda Civic was traveling southbound on East Trap Pond Road approaching the intersection at Hardscrabble Road, where there is a posted stop sign. At the same time, a 2014 Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Hardscrabble Road approaching the intersection at East Trap Pond Road. Hardscrabble Road is a through-way at this location and vehicle traffic is not required to stop. For unknown reasons, the Civic failed to stop at the posted stop sign and continued into the intersection directly into the path of the Accord. As a result, the front of the Accord struck the left front of the Civic. After the collision, the Civic was forced off the roadway and rolled once before coming to rest in a residential yard. The Accord was also forced off the roadway and came to rest in a residential yard.

Both operators were properly restrained. The driver of the Accord, a 60-year-old female from Seaford, DE, was transported to an area hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

The operator of the Civic, a 23-year-old female from Salisbury, MD, was transported to an area hospital for serious injuries, where she was later pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next-of-kin.

No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported. The intersection of Hardscrabble Road and East Trap Pond Road was closed for approximately three hours while the investigation was being conducted.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Senior Corporal R. Albert by calling 302-703-3266. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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*Update- Subject Located* Delaware State Police Issue Gold Alert for Missing New Castle County Man

Delaware State Police Troop 1 has cancelled the Gold Alert issued on May 19, 2022, for Michael Yang, 22, of Wilmington, DE. Yang has been located.

 Delaware State Police Issue Gold Alert for Missing New Castle County Man

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Troopers Arrest New Jersey Man on Multiple Liquor Store Burglaries

The Delaware State Police have arrested 56-year-old Jay Boyce of Bridgeton, NJ, in connection with multiple burglaries and related charges.

The five incidents occurred throughout the month of October 2021, when Troopers began investigating a rash of burglaries to liquor stores in the New Castle and Bear area. Through investigative measures, Boyce was identified as the suspect.

Today, May 19, 2022, Boyce was extradited back to Delaware and turned over to the Delaware State Police. Boyce was transported back to Troop 6 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Burglary Third Degree (Felony)
  • Attempted Burglary Third Degree (Felony)- 4 counts
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)- 5 counts
  • Possession of Burglary Tools (Felony)- 4 counts
  • Theft Under $1,500
  • Criminal Mischief- 3 counts

Boyce was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $45,000 secured bond.

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Delaware State Police Arrest Two Subjects Following Narcotics Investigation

Delaware State Police have arrested 61-year-old Robert Barry of Clayton, DE and 57-year-old Janeen Vidakovich of Clayton, DE on drug and weapon charges following a narcotics investigation that began in April.

On May 9, 2022, troopers concluded a two-month drug investigation surrounding Robert Barry. A search warrant was executed on Barry’s residence in Clayton, and both Barry and Vidakovich initially resisted arrest with troopers at the scene. Both subjects were subsequently taken into custody without further incident. The ensuing search of the home led to the discovery of approximately 1,604.52 grams (approximately 3.5 pounds) of methamphetamine, approximately 37.58 grams of psilocybin, approximately 0.26 grams of MDMA, approximately 46.44 grams of marijuana, a Connecticut Valley Arms .50 caliber firearm, and over $5,700 in suspected drug proceeds.

Both Barry and Vidakovich were transported to Troop 3 and charged with the following crimes:

Robert Barry
Robert Barry

Robert Barry:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm While Possessing a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Tampering With Evidence (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

Barry was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $261,300 cash bond.

Janeen Vidakovich
Janeen Vidakovich

Janeen Vidakovich:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm While Possessing a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

Vidakovich was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and released on $90,300 unsecured bond.

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Released: 051922  1238

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