Operation by law enforcement agencies in New Castle County leads to 43 arrests


A multi-agency operation conducted on Wednesday in a large area outside Wilmington   resulted in 43 arrests on criminal charges.

This crime blitz focused on the Kirkwood Highway, Maryland Avenue, and Churchman’s Road corridors as well as the Newport area. The operation was conducted in these areas to target criminal activity and to address ongoing quality of life issues,  according to a release from Delaware State Police.

During the eight-hour enforcement blitz, police arrested 43 individuals for either a criminal charge or outstanding court capias resulting in the clearance of 46 active warrants. A total of 120 traffic and 51 criminal arrests made, as well as one DUI.

Seized during the operation were two handguns (one stolen), 9.489 grams of Heroin (1,356 baggies), 72 Schedule II Pills, $11,656.00 in suspected drug proceeds, 74.99 grams of marijuana, 3.71 grams cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.

The effort included the  Delaware State Police, Governor’s Task Force, Wilmington Police Department, New Castle County Police Department, Newark Police Department, Newport Police Department, Delaware City Police Department, Probation and Parole, Department of Correction and the Justice of the Peace Courts.


Operations  included:

  • Troopers conducting a motor vehicle stop and found the driver concealing a firearm and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
  • Another vehicle stop was conducted that led to  $8,443.00 in suspected drug proceeds.
  • One vehicle stopped for a suspended registration resulted in a recovery of a stolen firearm from Atlanta, GA.
  • The Governor’s Task Force stopped a suspect where an Administrative Search was conducted and seized 8.285 grams of heroin, 72 Schedule II prescription pills, $1,118.00 of suspected drug proceeds and seized a 2014 Toyota Camry suspected with being tied to drug activity.

The  Department of Correction and the Justice of the Peace Court Personnel who were processed all of the prisoners. There were 24 prisoners processed at Troop 6 during operation.