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Wilmington Police Dept.

The man convicted of a Wilmington shooting last fall and suspected of a mass shooting in Maryland that took place the same day was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week.

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A former Chemours employee pled guilty late last week to stealing trade secrets from the company and attempting to sell them to Chinese investors.

Delaware State Police

The Delaware State Police have identified the sixteen-year-old fatally shot by a State Trooper over the weekend as Juliun Pitcher, of Smyrna.

Nick Ciolino / Delaware Public Media

Human Trafficking is a crime that often goes unreported. It can be difficult for law enforcement to make a case and often times other charges more likely to yield a conviction are pursued. Delaware’s League of Women Voters recently sponsored a panel discussion in Sussex County to shed some light on this $150 billion worldwide industry, and its prevalence in the First State.

Wilmington Police Dept.

A New Castle grand jury has indicted 37 year old Radee Prince, the man who police say shot 5 people--killing three--at an Edgewood, Maryland office park, then shot and wounded a man at 28th Street Auto Sales and Service in Northeast Wilmington that same day.

Delaware Public Media

The state is taking applications for grants from a $1.3 million pool of money set aside to help reduce crime in Delaware communities.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Wilmington’s new Police Chief Robert Tracy’s been on the job for a few months now, and in the past few weeks has held community listening sessions around the city.

Delaware Public Media

Outgoing Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams sat in the audience while his farewell address was presented via video Wednesday night.


In August, 21-year-old Terrence Fletcher was suspected of carrying a loaded gun in Dover. During a foot chase, Fletcher, who is black, was shot in the thigh by a Dover police officer. Following the incident, he admitted to carrying a .38-caliber five-shot revolver.

He faced two charges of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. The News-Journal reported that the second was dropped after he agreed to plead guilty for the first charge on December 16.

Delaware Public Media

Legislative Republican leaders are asking for a second legal opinion after the Joint Finance Committee set aside $2.1 million to boost policing efforts in a special session last week.

 

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