Well it has been quite a month for crime in Delmar, between a killing at Chestnut Manor Apartments, and a pharmacy robbery plus the usual breaking and entering, rapes, etc you can only think this place is going to hell.
I understand nearly half of the reported home invasions in Delaware have been in Sussex County. The Attorney general Beau Biden has help put together a bill that will promise long prison sentences to criminals who terrorize Delawareans in their homes - yea we will see if that happens. The bill creates a new crime of home invasion, which would be a class B felony and would result in a 4 year prison term for a first offense. The proposed home invasion criminal offense also would triple the mandatory prison sentence if the victim is a senior – 62 years old or older. Burglary carries a two-year minimum mandatory sentence, while a criminal convicted of home invasion against a senior would be imprisoned for at least six years. The punishment for second offenses against a senior would be doubled – from four years for burglary to eight years for home invasion.
Looking over some of the Delmar crime reported on Crime Reports the past month, it looks like this;
Community Policing 02/12/2012 600 Block E STATE ST Time: 00:30:00Suspicious Event
Community Policing 02/12/2012 500 Block E JEWEL ST Time: 00:00:00Suspicious Event
Assault 02/12/2012 9400 Block AMBER RIDGE DRIVE Time: 01:14:00Assault
Theft 02/13/2012 400 Block S BI STATE BLVD Time: 11:45:00Theft
Family Offense 02/13/2012 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 14:28:00Domestic Verbal
Family Offense 02/13/2012 N 2ND ST 2012-00000267 Time: 10:33:00Check Welfare
Alarm 02/13/2012 30300 Block OLD BRIDGE LN Time: 08:17:00Alarm - Security
Family Offense 02/13/2012 300 Block E EAST ST Time: 22:00:00Domestic Verbal
Family Offense 02/13/2012 1300 Block E STATE ST Time: 18:30:00Domestic
Assault 02/14/2012 9500 Block OCEAN HWY Time: 21:52:00Assault
Other Sexual Offense 02/14/2012 100 Block W STATE ST Time: 16:54:00Sexual Assault
Drugs 02/15/2012 S BI STATE BLVD 2012-00000271 Time: 19:43:00Illegal Drug Violation
Assault 02/15/2012 1 Block N MEMORIAL DR Time: 15:17:00Assault
Family Offense 02/15/2012 FOSKEY LN Time: 23:51:00Check Welfare
Theft 02/16/2012 1 Block S BI STATE BLVD Time: 20:16:00Shoplifting
Pedestrian Stop 02/16/2012 1 Block N BI STATE BLVD Time: 14:54:00Suspicious Person
Community Policing 02/16/2012 500 Block E EAST ST Time: 15:02:00Suspicious Event
Pedestrian Stop 02/16/2012 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 06:11:00Suspicious Person
Alarm 02/17/2012 1 Block E GROVE ST Time: 19:36:00Alarm - Security
Breaking & Entering 02/17/2012 1 Block N MEMORIAL DR Time: 02:19:00Burglary
Family Offense 02/18/2012 OCEAN HWY Time: 15:05:00Domestic
Theft 02/19/2012 200 Block E EAST ST Time: 17:51:00Theft
Assault 02/19/2012 400 Block E EAST ST Time: 02:37:00Assault
Breaking & Entering 02/19/2012 E GROVE ST Time: 00:33:00Burglary
Disorder 02/19/2012 200 Block E EAST ST Time: 22:10:00Disorderly
Alarm 02/20/2012 31000 Block THORNTON BLVD Time: 10:02:00Alarm-Robbery
Missing Person 02/20/2012 400 Block E EAST ST Time: 01:40:00Missing Person
Family Offense 02/21/2012 700 Block E EAST ST Time: 16:20:00Domestic
Pedestrian Stop 02/21/2012 N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 12:20:00Suspicious Person
Drugs 02/22/2012 900 Block E STATE ST Time: 13:32:00Illegal Drug Violation
Assault 02/22/2012 700 Block E GROVE ST 2012-00000322 Time: 22:25:00Assault
Pedestrian Stop 02/22/2012 100 Block N BI STATE BLVD Time: 19:02:00Suspicious Person
Disorder 02/22/2012 400 Block E STATE ST Time: 15:15:00Fight
Disorder 02/23/2012 38700 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 16:18:00Disorderly
Alarm 02/24/2012 1300 Block E STATE ST Time: 21:34:00Alarm - Security
Missing Person 02/24/2012 400 Block N 5TH ST Time: 23:20:00Missing Person
Drugs 02/24/2012 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 16:22:00Illegal Drug Violation
Drugs 02/24/2012 38700 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 15:41:00Illegal Drug Violation
Disorder 02/24/2012 200 Block N BI STATE BLVD Time: 14:47:00Harassment
Disorder 02/26/2012 900 Block JONES TER Time: 13:00:00Harassment
Theft 02/26/2012 200 Block E PINE ST Time: 14:04:00Theft
Family Offense 02/26/2012 200 Block N 2ND ST Time: 10:00:00Domestic
Disorder 02/27/2012 E PINE ST Time: 15:39:00Fight
Breaking & Entering 02/27/2012 1 Block W JEWEL ST Time: 18:44:00Burglary
Pedestrian Stop 02/28/2012 1 Block W ELIZABETH ST Time: 07:43:00Suspicious Person
Alarm 02/28/2012 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY 2012-00000360 Time: 17:45:00Alarm - Security
Family Offense 02/29/2012 500 Block E JEWEL ST Time: 21:26:00Domestic Verbal
Breaking & Entering 02/29/2012 500 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 16:55:00Burglary
Community Policing 02/29/2012 500 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Suspicious Event
Theft 02/29/2012 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 09:05:00Counterfeit Money
Breaking & Entering 03/01/2012 200 Block E ELIZABETH ST Time: 19:40:00Burglary
Family Offense 03/01/2012 300 Block E ELIZABETH ST Time: 08:47:00Domestic Verbal
Pedestrian Stop 03/01/2012 N 2ND ST Time: 12:27:00Suspicious Person
Disorder 03/01/2012 200 Block N 8TH ST Time: 12:16:00Harassment
Disorder 03/02/2012 1 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 23:37:00Loud Music
Disorder 03/02/2012 1 Block S BI STATE BLVD Time: 18:11:00Trespass
Family Offense 03/02/2012 9300 Block OCEAN HWY Time: 13:30:00Domestic
Pedestrian Stop 03/02/2012 600 Block E PINE ST Time: 12:56:00Suspicious Person
Disorder 03/02/2012 100 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 10:57:00Fight
Theft 03/02/2012 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 09:23:00Counterfeit Money
Alarm 03/02/2012 1 Block E GROVE ST Time: 08:36:00Alarm - Security
Family Offense 03/02/2012 00 Block E EAST ST Time: 11:18:00Domestic Verbal
Breaking & Entering 03/03/2012 500 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 11:38:00Burglary
Weapons Offense 03/03/2012 200 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 20:30:00Shots Fired
Alarm 03/03/2012 10900 Block E STATE ST Time: 17:50:00Alarm - Security
Alarm 03/03/2012 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 17:43:00Alarm - Security
Alarm 03/03/2012 10900 Block E STATE ST Time: 17:36:00Alarm - Security
Drugs 03/03/2012 E WALNUT ST Time: 17:50:00Illegal Drug Violation
Breaking & Entering 03/03/2012 400 Block S MARYLAND AVE Time: 09:19:00Burglary
Vehicle Stop 03/04/2012 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 23:13:00Suspicous Vehicle
Drugs 03/04/2012 300 Block E WALNUT ST Time: 16:00:00Illegal Drug Violation
Pedestrian Stop 03/04/2012 300 Block E EAST ST Time: 15:45:00Suspicious Person
Theft 03/05/2012 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 17:53:00Counterfeit Money
Assault 03/05/2012 200 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 15:39:00Assault
Robbery 03/05/2012 1 Block E STATE ST 8 Time: 10:55:00Robbery
Pedestrian Stop 03/06/2012 700 Block E GROVE ST Time: 20:15:00Suspicious Person
Sexual Assault 03/06/2012 100 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 16:00:00Rape
Family Offense 03/06/2012 300 Block S 4TH ST Time: 03:30:00Domestic Verbal
Vehicle Stop 03/06/2012 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 23:45:00Suspicous Vehicle
Community Policing 03/07/2012 E EAST ST Time: 10:59:00Suspicious Event
Pedestrian Stop 03/08/2012 E STATE ST Time: 01:20:00Suspicious Person
so where is the killing shown?
I recently went to the Scrap dealer North of Town with my soda cans. Before I had to show a Drivers License, now it is the Driver's license plus the make, model, and tag number of my car. I assume it is all because of the scrap metal stealing that is going on all over the place.
Each time I go to Laurel Junction (bargin Bill's) I see more limited access to the shops to prevent shop lifting.
The Church where the Delmar Historical and Arts Society meets has been broken into three times in spite of their security system.
To add to it all, I received a phone call this week from someone with a heavy accent who asked to speak to my wife then when I told him she was at work he started in on me saying my daughter had stolen money from him, she was in jail in California along with her boyfriend and he wanted his number or he would kill her. He expected me or my wife to call him back and tell him what we were going to do. Naturally I hung up but he called back about two more times. So I called the Delmar police who looked into the phone number (876-429-3710) he was calling from and found it to be a phone number from Jamaica. They said it was a scam because when you call the international number back, the person on the other end up getting a profit from how many minutes you talk to them. The police research shows that this scam has been going on for some time in other states and the scammers are using public phone records to make calls.
I stopped into Bi State Pharmacy yesterday to pick up a prescription and the pharmacist was telling me about the robbery. Slipped in after a customer left with a handkerchief over his face, grabbed Joy and forced her to the back with the other four, pointing a 22 pistol at them. He said the guy kept saying "give me 30's, give me 30's" ( referring to Oxycodone 30mg) the druggist had to go to the safe in the back to get the pills and the guy was bouncing around all over the place with the pistol. When the robber made his escape his car was parked over by new pharmacy store which has extensive surveillance equipment so there was a good shot on camera of him and his car. anyway Jason Lafon Hall, 26, of Hurlock is charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, false imprisonment and several handgun violations stemming from Monday's alleged holdups of the Community Pharmacy in Salisbury and the Bi-State Pharmacy in Delmar, Del. Hall is also allegedly linked to a robbery at Peninsula Pharmacy in Salisbury on Feb. 18.
Interestingly while looking doing an internet search on Oxycodone I came across people advertising the sale of them. Rather they are Narc operating a sting operation or a scam for drug addicts here is what one looks like;
Hey, I'm selling my scripts. I have roxi 30mg's for sale. If you want to get a bulk order, 100+ I can do them for $7 each. I can also include UPS overnight shipping for free on that too. If you want 75+ I can do it for $7.50 each including overnight shipping. If you want 50+ I can do it for $8 each including overnight shipping.
For other amounts than what is listed e-mail me.
Shipping is UPS overnight, which is guaranteed to come the next day. I will make sure you don't have to sign for the package when it arrives. I can ship to business or residential addresses.
With my payment method you can pay with a debit/credit card or you can pay in cash at a local location near you such as walmart/cvs/etc.
My e-mail is:
And on the same topic of crime, back when it was being discussed about the speed camera by the elementary school, the representative from red speed said the town could give him a list of tag numbers not to give tickets too (emergency vehicles, council members, mayors, police etc). Last week I file a freedom of information request asking if such a list was given to redspeed to make some community members exempt from speeding tickets. The answer to my request was NO. So everyone stands an equal chance of getting a ticket and contributing to the profitability of the town.
So there you have it, life in a small town that just seems to get worst.