Lewes Crime

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  • Reminiscing on the heydays of goose hunting

    Saturday Jan 30 | via Cape Gazette 

    All I could think of over the weekend was boy, I wish I was in a good goose pit right now. I well remember the glory days of goose hunting on Snow Farm near Smyrna when we often killed our four-bird limit on bluebird days and really tore them up in the wind, snow and rain.

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  • Unwelcome New Year's Guest

    Thursday Jan 14 | via The Dispatch 

    A Salisbury woman was charged with burglary and theft last weekend after allegedly taking up residence at a downtown Ocean City apartment without permission for the holiday weekend. Around 10 a.m. last Thursday, an Ocean City police officer was dispatched to a residential unit on Wicomico Street for a reported burglary.

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  • Lewes Man Arrested in Connection with Burglary

    Saturday Jan 9 | via WBOC-TV Salisbury 

    REHOBOTH , Del. The Delaware State Police arrested a Lewes man in connection with an early morning burglary.

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  • Lewes man charged in Rehoboth burglary

    Saturday Jan 9 | via Cape Gazette 

    A 33-year-old Lewes man is facing charges after he was arrested during a burglary in Rehoboth Beach, police said. Police responded to a 911 call about a burglary in progress in the 19000 block of Princess Street in Rehoboth, where they found David Fooks, 33, being held down by a 50-year-old man, said Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt.

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  • Lewes Uncle Willie's robbed

    Dec 30, 2015 | via Cape Gazette 

    Delaware State Police are looking for a man who they say robbed Uncle Willie's on Route 1 Dec. 29. A man armed with a handgun entered the combined BP gas station and convenience store at 17581 Coastal Highway and pointed a gun at a 46-year-old female clerk, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

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  • Information sought in Lewes gas station robbery inve...

    Dec 30, 2015 | via WMDT 

    Delaware State Police say on Tuesday night, around 9:10 PM, a man armed with a handgun walked into the BP Uncle Willies gas station, on Coastal Highway, and pointed a gun at the 46-year-old employee. He reportedly demanded cash, prompting the employee to open the register.

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  • Lewes man charged in rape of 78-year-old woman

    Dec 29, 2015 | via Cape Gazette 

    A Lewes man faces charges after police say he went to the Rehoboth Beach home of a 78-year-old woman and raped her. David L. Elder, 43, rode his electric-powered bicycle at 12:45 a.m. Dec. 28 to a Rehoboth Beach home of a woman, 78, with whom he was acquainted, said Master Cpl.

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  • Delaware man charged in connection to rape of 78-yea...

    Dec 29, 2015 | via MyFoxPhilly 

    A Delaware man has been charged in connection with a rape involving a 78-year-old woman at her Rehoboth Beach home early Monday morning. According to a press release issued by Delaware State police, the incident occurred around 12:45 a.m. on December 28. Police say 43-year-old David Elder entered the home of the 78-year-old victim, who he is said to be familiar with, with a key and began to make inappropriate advances and physical contact with her.

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  • Lewes man charged in rape of elderly woman

    Dec 29, 2015 | via WMDT 

    The Delaware State Police say, they have charged 43-year-old David Elder in connection to a rape of a 78-year-old female. The incident reportedly took place on Monday around 12:45 AM.

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  • Lewes Sex Offender Arrested for Raping Elderly Woman

    Dec 29, 2015 | via WBOC-TV Salisbury 

    REHOBOTH BEACH , Del.- Delaware State Police say a registered sex offender from Lewes is facing multiple charges following accusations that he raped a 78-year-old woman at her Rehoboth Beach home. Troopers said the incident occurred at around 12:45 a.m. Monday, when 43-year-old David L. Elder entered the home of the 78-year-old victim, with whom he is familiar, with a key to the house and began making inappropriate advances and physical contact with her.

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  • Rape Suspect Makes Escape on Moped: Police

    Dec 29, 2015 | via NBC Philadelphia 

    A home invader wearing a mask used his moped to flee the scene after making unwanted sexual advances toward an elderly Delaware woman early Monday. Delaware State Police arrested David Elder after the 43-year-old's wife called 911 about the attack in Rehoboth Beach.

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Lewes Law

How to get temporary custody of my 2 grandchildren. Her mother is going to jail for the 4th DUI. My son is dead.
There is bad blood between us. We legally tried for temp. custody in Jan 14 when she was sentenced for her 3rd DUI. We lost the case. She then kept the kids from us until this afternoon. Apparently she has fled MD and is in Utah but we think she is fixing to get picked up by the law. She called and allowed me to talk to the kids for the first time since Feb 14. She wants to place the kids with us but wants to get them the minute she is released which is likely to be a while. She receives $1100 SS/mo for the kids because my son died. We want to keep the kids util she is sober and responsibly but not on her terms . Then we got to understand healthcare and school issues.
You need to speak with a local attorney to get this done. You said you've already lost an attempt to get custody, so I...
Can I drive on a valid Delaware Drivers License after fulfilling all the penalties for a DUI in PA?
I have a Valid Delaware Drivers License but got a DUI in PA. Now that I have fulfilled all the penalties and paid all the fines can I drive in PA with my DE drivers license? I am commuting from DE into PA to work. PA requires an interlock device for their residents with a PA license. Delaware does not have this requirement.
If your license is valid then you should be fine to drive as long as you have met all Pennsylvania's requirements. I...
Can Chester County, PA DUI Recovery Court obligations be transferred to where I am now living in Delaware?
I am going to accept Recovery Court for a DUI in place of some jail time but there are requirements for outpatient treatment, probation officer and court check ins and I live two hours away. There is also a requirement to work full time so it is going to be very difficult finding a full time job with time off during the week so that I can fulfill these other obligations. Any insight would be appreciated.
Probably yes. In Delaware, defendants who accept Probation Before Judgment for DUI cases (which sounds equivalent to...
How does one get a job on house arrest (electronic monitoring) for a DUI? Any suggestions on places to look?
One of the requirements of probation and being on house arrest is working full time but the other requirements like meeting with the probation officer during the day, driving classes etc conflict with work time. Also, many employers will not hire someone on probation and with a DUI record. Thanks. Any advice would be appreciated.
In this tough job market, your situation is even tougher. You might try to get a job that you can do from your home--...
Should my girlfriend fight her DUI charge?
My girlfriend got a DUI on New Years morning around 8 in the morning. We are in Delaware, and she has no previous criminal or driving related offenses. She passed the sobriety test, blew .08 on the thing, and they took her in. She was never handcuffed and I asked her if he read her rights and he didn't. She refused the breathalyzer because she was a phlebotomist at the hospital where they would have taken her. The cop then even asked me if I would drive the car back even though I didn't have a license, that he wouldn't care. I'm not from Delaware and have some experience with how things happen in a DUI stop in my home state, and it all seemed rather unorthodox and I'm wondering if she should fight it.
Nothing in your facts sounds unusual (other than the offer for you to drive the vehicle home without a license), but...
What will happen to me if I'm a passenger in a car and the driver gets arrested for drug possession?
I was riding in a car with my friend and he got pulled over for going into a one way bank to try and turn around. The officer smelled weed and took our information. He searched me and found nothing and he found under an ounce of weed in the car which my friend admitted it was his. I'm only 17 and the officer let me call a guardian to pick me up. He said I wasn't in trouble. Few months later I got summoned to court and the case was State of Delaware vs (my friend). Why would I be called into court?
Based on what you told me, they have absolutely no case against you. The reason you have been told to go to court is...
Hit by drunk driver with no ins. , police found him at fault, my company decides to say I am at fault. What can I do?
I was hit by a drunk driver that flew out onto the highway from a side street. He hit my vehicle, drove off a bit, stopped, got out, dumped out a bottle of liquor (seen by witnesses) and he ran away (on camera). Later we found out he has no insurance. Police found him at fault. I have the report. I filed with my insurance company, thought everything would be taken care of. No. My own company decided to find me at fault because I didn't get out of the way of his swerving in time. The agent avoided my calls for weeks while I drove the damaged vehicle. Is this normal? Do I have any recourse at all? Or do I have to let them do this and accept my rates are now going to sky rocket, all because a drunk hit me?
There has to be some provision in Delaware by which to challenge their determination but you can sue the other side to...