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Three Men Charged with Organized Retail Theft in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware police have arrested three men from Queens, NY and charged them with Organized Retail Theft. Police say that the men allegedly shoplifted from multiple Rehoboth Beach stores on March 16, 2024. The men were stopped by a state trooper after they were seen tailgating behind another vehicle on Coastal Highway. According to police,… Read More »

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Delaware Man Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware police recently announced the arrest of a 51-year-old man from Seaford, Delaware for felony drugs and weapons charges. According to police, they responded to a call of an inebriated man at around 10:20 a.m. at the Del-One Federal Credit Union located in Seaford. Police observed the man falling asleep while standing upright next… Read More »

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Man Facing Felony Charges for Assault Occurring During Poker Game

By Michael W. Modica |

A Delaware man is facing felony charges after a fight broke out at Delaware Park Casino in Wilmington. According to police, the fight began after the man lost a poker game to another player. Delaware State Police said that around 2:30 a.m., they responded to a call at the Delaware Park Casino after receiving… Read More »

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Delaware Trooper Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Teen Over Doorbell Prank

By Michael W. Modica |

A Delaware state trooper is facing prison time after he pleaded guilty to criminal charges involving a brutal assault on a teenager who played a prank on the trooper at his home. The 30-year-old defendant pleaded guilty Friday to Second Degree Assault and Deprivation of Civil Rights, both of which are felonies. He also… Read More »

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Recent Supreme Court Decision Allows Expungements in Cases Where There Are Out-of-State Convictions

By Michael W. Modica |

Three men applied for expungements of their criminal record in Delaware and were denied by the court. They appealed the ruling, and in a recent decision, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that they can have their Delaware criminal records expunged despite having convictions in another state. In a 3-2 decision, the Delaware Supreme… Read More »

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Former Delaware Auditor Gets One Conviction Tossed and Another Upheld on Appeal

By Michael W. Modica |

Former Delaware auditor Kathy McGuiness recently had one conviction upheld and another vacated by the state Supreme Court. The court overturned a 2022 conviction for Official Misconduct but upheld the conviction for conflict of interest. The Attorney General has yet to decide whether or not they will retry the case on one misdemeanor count… Read More »

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Delaware Youth Pastor Indicted for Dealing in Child Pornography

By Michael W. Modica |

A Delaware children’s pastor has been indicted on 10 felony counts of Dealing in Child Pornography. The 74-year-old pastor was arrested on February 14th according to an announcement from the Delaware Attorney General. The Department of Justice revealed that an investigation resulted from cyber tips generated by Microsoft warning that the pastor’s IP address… Read More »

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Convicted Sex Offender Found Guilty of Several Counts of Rape

By Michael W. Modica |

A Wilmington man who was found guilty of sexual assault offenses in the 1990s when he was 14, was recently convicted by a Delaware jury of several sex crimes. The 39-year-old defendant was found guilty of 10 counts of Rape, Kidnapping, seven counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a… Read More »

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Delaware Defendant Gets 106 Years in Prison on Charges of Torturing Her Stepsons

By Michael W. Modica |

A Delaware woman was sentenced to 106 years behind bars on charges that she abused and tortured her stepsons. The defense stipulated that the woman choked, punched, and kicked the boys in addition to often withholding food from them. She was accused of forcing the boys to eat their own feces among other unspeakable… Read More »

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University of Delaware Student Charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware police have charged a University of Delaware student with numerous offenses after he was caught illegally carrying a concealed weapon while riding his motorcycle near campus. The arrest occurred around 8 p.m. when an officer spotted the student operating his motorcycle in a designated bike lane on North College Avenue. When the officer… Read More »

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