Wilmington Crime

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  • Attempted murder charge for man accused of driving a...

    Wednesday | via WMDT 

    A Delaware man accused of trying to run over a police officer has been indicted on an attempted murder charge. The News Journal reports that a New Castle County grand jury indicted 32-year-old Robert Reid on multiple counts Monday in connection with his June arrest.

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  • Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Says She Lacks Closure

    Monday Aug 6 | via News 88.9 KNPR 

    A survivor of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history says it was gut-wrenching that Las Vegas police didn't determine a motive for the rampage. Megan O'Donnell Clements of Wilmington, Delaware, told The Associated Press on Friday that not knowing why Stephen Paddock opened fire on the concert she attended in October is "kind of horrifying" and that she lacks closure.

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  • BRIEFS

    Saturday Aug 4 | via Weirton Daily Times 

    The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says sex abuse allegations against the ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, 88, raise serious questions about how the alleged abuse remained a secret for decades.

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  • The Latest: Vegas shooting survivor says she lacks c...

    Friday Aug 3 | via KSL-TV 

    The Latest on the final report into the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people : A survivor of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history says it was gun-wrenching that Las Vegas police didn't determine a motive for the rampage. Megan O'Donnell Clements of Wilmington, Delaware, told The Associated Press on Friday that not knowing why Stephen Paddock opened fire on the concert she attended in October is "kind of horrifying" and that she lacks closure.

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  • Man charged with assaulting Catholic priest & po...

    Tuesday Jul 31 | via PennLive.com 

    A man is charged with attacking a Delaware Catholic priest, kicking and punching him on the floor and pouring a bottle of wine over him, according to reports. Joshua August, 25, was charged after the attack at 2 p.m. Monday in the office of Resurrection Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., ABC6 reports.

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  • Man charged after Catholic priest reportedly assault...

    Tuesday Jul 31 | via WSOCTV 

    WILMINGTON, Del. A 25-year-old man has been charged with beating and dousing a Catholic priest with wine at a Delaware church, police said Tuesday.

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  • Man charged after Catholic priest reportedly assault...

    Tuesday Jul 31 | via USA Today 

    Joshua August, 25, is accused of punching and kicking William Graney, pastor of Resurrection Parish, as well as pouring wine on the priest and using the empty bottle to hit him. Man charged after Catholic priest reportedly assaulted, doused in wine at Delaware church Joshua August, 25, is accused of punching and kicking William Graney, pastor of Resurrection Parish, as well as pouring wine on the priest and using the empty bottle to hit him.

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  • Catholic Priest Assaulted, Doused in Wine at Delawar...

    Tuesday Jul 31 | via WBOC-TV Salisbury 

    Police say an elderly Catholic priest was assaulted, doused in wine and then hit on the head with the wine bottle inside a Delaware church. New Castle County police say Resurrection Parish employees found a man punching and kicking Rev.

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  • Officials: Cop justified in using deadly force

    Tuesday Jul 31 | via WFLX-TV West Palm Beach 

    Toxins from the microscopic organisms cause fish to die, and wave action can release toxins into the air, causing respiratory irritation and, for those with health conditions such as asthma and emphysema, serious illness, the state experts said. It also makes local shellfish unsafe to eat.

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  • Father Shot, Killed While Trying to Protect Son From...

    Wednesday Jul 18 | via NBC Philadelphia 

    A Delaware father was shot and killed by a gunman while trying to protect his son. The victim's widow is speaking out as police search for the killer.

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  • Neighbors of Delaware father who killed wife and thr...

    Jul 12, 2018 | via Daily Mail 

    'I still can't believe they're gone': Neighbors of Delaware father who killed his wife and three young children in horrific murder-suicide tell of their devastation Friends have told of their devastation after a Delaware father killed his wife and three young children in a murder suicide thought to have been sparked by marital problems. On Monday, Matthew Edwards, 42, shot and killed Julie Burton Edwards, 41; and her three children Jacob, six; Brinley, four; and Paxton, three, before turning the weapon on himself, police say.

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  • Delaware father who killed his wife and three childr...

    Jul 11, 2018 | via Daily Mail 

    Pictured: Delaware father who killed his wife and three young children in murder-suicide as it's revealed he confided in neighbors he was having 'marital problems' Matthew Edwards had confided in neighbors that he was having marital problems in the days and weeks before he shot and killed his wife and children Matthew, his 41-year-old wife Julie, and their three children Jacob, six; Brinley, four; and Paxton, three, were found dead in their Wilmington home on Monday The Delaware father who murdered his wife and three young children had told neighbors that he had lost his job and was having marital problems in the days and weeks before he killed his family.

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  • 18-year-old shot Sunday night in Wilmington dies

    Jul 9, 2018 | via The News Journal 

    Check out this story on delawareonline.com: Wilmington police responded to the 200 block of Jessup Street around 10:15 p.m. and found a man with a gunshot wound to the torso. Wilmington police said the victim is Rashaad Wisher.

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  • 18-year-old woman charged in Wilmington stabbings

    Jul 6, 2018 | via The News Journal 

    Check out this story on delawareonline.com: Nakera Mitchell-Wright is believed to be the perpetrator of the stabbings. She's wanted on charges of first-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon while committing a felony, third-degree assault and criminal mischief.

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  • Pepper Hamilton Files Action Seeking FBI Records of ...

    Jul 6, 2018 | via Law.com 

    Attorneys from Pepper Hamilton are aiding a Delaware author in his bid to force the FBI to release records of the agency's investigation into the theft of crown jewels belonging to the House of Hesse, a German royal family, by U.S. soldiers at the end of World War II. The Pepper Hamilton lawyers representing the author, William McMichael, said in a federal court filing on Tuesday that the FBI has improperly withheld more than 7,000 pages of documents potentially related to the heist, which resulted in the court martial and conviction of three U.S. Army officers in 1946.

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  • 07/05/2018 | Cops And Courts - July 6, 2018 | News O...

    Jul 5, 2018 | via The Dispatch 

    A Florida man was charged with burglary and theft last week after Ocean City Police Department officers connected him to the theft of a golf cart found partially submerged in the bay. On June 16, an OCPD officer responded to the Lighthouse condominiums at 56th Street to investigate a breaking and entering that had already occurred.

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  • DSP releases footage of armed robbery suspect

    Jul 4, 2018 | via The News Journal 

    State police have released surveillance footage which they said shows one of their suspect in an armed robbery which took place June 26. State police release footage of armed robbery suspect State police have released surveillance footage which they said shows one of their suspect in an armed robbery which took place June 26. Check out this story on delawareonline.com: State police are looking for the man in this image taken from a security camera. Police believe he was one of the men involved in the robbery of Ted's Liquors in Wilmington last month.

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  • Former Capital Gazette reporter from suburbs shares ...

    Jul 2, 2018 | via Daily Herald 

    The five employees slain in the shooting last Thursday in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, were John McNamara, from left, Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman and Rebecca Smith. Editor's note: Former Evanston resident Meredith Newman received a journalism degree in 2015 from Syracuse University, then went to work in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, where five people were killed in a shooting last week.

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  • Man shot twice in abdomen in Wilmington

    Jul 2, 2018 | via The News Journal 

    Shooting in Wilmington leaves man hospitalized in serious condition Police say a 43-year-old male was shot twice in the abdomen late Monday afternoon in Wilmington. Check out this story on delawareonline.com: Charles Taylor heard a loud boom on Friday morning while doing laundry then discovered a man driving erratically through his Eagle Glen neighborhood had crash into to his house and parked car.

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