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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Grand jury indicts ship operator, chief engineer in cover up of dumping pollutants

 A federal grand jury in Wilmington returned a six-count indictment Tuesday charging Chartworld Shipping Corporation, Nederland Shipping Corporation, and Chief Engineer Vasileios Mazarakis for failing to keep accurate pollution control records, falsifying records, obstruction...

Customs agents seize counterfeit vaping pods

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia seized an international parcel destined for Newark, DE that contained more than 1,152 counterfeit Juul pods, three chargers and a Juul device in Philadelphia early...

Wilmington man gets 15 years in connection with shooting of Applebee’s manager

A 41-year-old Wilmington man received a 15-year prison sentence for shooting the manager of a Newark restaurant. In July 2017, Thomas Ellerbe and another man approached the manager of the Applebee’s restaurant on Elkton Road...

Former DSU associate registrar pleads guilty for participation in $3 million in-state tuition...

A former associate registrar has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of taking bribes in return for changing the tuition status of out of state students. David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the...

California man truckin’ east busted after police find 212 ...

Dagsboro Police, with the assistance of the Delaware State troopers, charged 57-year-old, Charles Mulvihill of Ukiah, CA with multiple drug-related offenses after a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon. On Sunday afternoon,  an officer from the...

Felton tax preparer one of three indicted in South Florida case

A tax preparer and two employees, one of whom lists a Felton address,  were indicted on charges related to the preparation and filing of   tax returns. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. attorney for the Southern...

Lights-On program in Milford aims to cut crime, improve business environment

Energize Delaware in collaboration with the City of Milford and the HELP Initiative, Inc. announced that the  Lights-On program will be expanded to Milford.  Previously, the campaign was funded in Dover and Seaford.  “Lights-On Milford...

State urges consumers to watch for online rental scams

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice is  warning Delawareans that to be wary of scams when looking for a vacation rental this summer.  The scammers  find legitimate rental postings and capture...

Laurel RV business owner faces fraud charges over business dealings

Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit have arrested the owner of a  Laurel recreational vehicle business on fraud-related charges. The investigation began in September 2018, when a fraud report was filed in reference to a sales...

Enforcement effort will focus on bad driving along I-95 and other Del. roads

The  Delaware Office of Highway Safety is joining forces with other participating Delaware law enforcement agencies as part of  “Drive to Save Lives in Delaware Campaign and the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month- 2019. The...