Police Beat -- Selbyville


Selbyville man arrested for fifth-offense DUI

Police this week arrested a 42-year-old Selbyville man for his fifth DUI offense. Selbyville officers, about 12:30 a.m. on May 24, conducted a traffic stop on a Chrysler 300 in the area of Hosier Street, east of Railroad Avenue, due to traffic violations.

The operator of the vehicle, Daniel L. Holland, was subsequently arrest for his fifth offense of DUI, Driving with a Suspended License and Failing to Remain in his lane of Travel, and was found to be wanted on a capias for a prior DUI case.

Holland was subsequently incarcerated in the Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown on a $17,700 bond, pending arraignment on a later date.

Registration stop yields drug arrest

Selbyville police on Sunday, May 30, arrested a 19-year-old Selbyville man on drug charges after pulling over the vehicle he was riding in for a registration violation. Police said the 2003 Chevy was stopped about 11 a.m. on Sunday for the registration violation, and the driver was also found to have a suspended driver’s license.

Making contact with the passenger in the car – James A. White of Selbyville – police said they discovered he was wanted by the Court of Common Pleas for failing to pay a fine. A subsequent search of the vehicle, police reported, revealed several small individually packaged baggies of suspected marijuana under the passenger’s seat.

White was arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Vehicle for Keeping a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana, and on the outstanding Court Capias. He was incarcerated at Sussex Correctional Institute on $5,330 secured bond.

Bicycling-under-the-influence stop leads to drug arrest

On Sunday, Selbyville police arrested a 53-year-old Selbyville man on drug and alcohol charges after stopping him for operating a bicycle in an unsafe manner on Route 113. of how he had been operating his bicycle and detected a strong odor of alcohol on him at that time. A portable breath test administered to Hagans, they said, registered a .12 blood-alcohol level.

While officers were questioning Hagans, police reported, he removed from his pocket a small paper ball and attempted to discard it. Officers recovered the paper, which they said contained a small white rock-like substance that later tested positive for cocaine.

Hagans was charged with Possession of a Narcotic Controlled Substance, Operating a Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, and several traffic violations. He was released on unsecured bond, pending his appearance in the Court of Common Pleas.

Police arrest suspect in Selbyville tip theft

Selbyville police this week arrested a 19-year-old Millsboro man in the case of a theft from Erin’s Pub.

Police said Antonio Waters allegedly asked to use the phone at the business on N. Dupont Boulevard on the evening of Thursday, May 24, and, when the bartender left the bar, reportedly walked behind the bar, removed money from the tip jar and placed the phone in the tip jar, before fleeing.

Police responded to the complaint of the theft about 8 p.m. and located Waters in a business next to the pub. He was taken into custody without incident. Police said they subsequently determined that Waters, at 19, had also been drinking and was still under the influence of alcohol.

Waters was charged with Theft and Under-age Consumption. He was released to an adult family member with a $500 unsecure bond, pending his appearance at a later time.

Officers said they were still investigating whether Waters had been drinking prior to appearing at Erin’s Pub or if he had been served while there.

Police said that, about 7:30 a.m. on May 30, officers stopped Richard Hagans because