A Millsboro Police Department officer was suspended and on paid administrative leave this week after being discovered, unresponsive, in a marked police vehicle on the morning of Feb. 19, according to Police Chief Brian Calloway.

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A 25-year-old Selbyville man was being held in the Sussex Correctional Institution at midweek, charged with resisting arrest and related charges after a Selbyville police officer was assaulted while sitting in a marked car in the parking lot of the police department on Church Street in Selby…

Ocean View Police Department Officer Dylan Murphy was sworn-in during a ceremony and luncheon at the police department on Thursday, March 2.

Guest speaker Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin discussed human trafficking with attendees when the Southeast Sussex Ministerium met on March 2, but he assured members it is not a problem in the Ocean View area.

The couple whose house was destroyed by fire on Saturday, Feb. 18, were settled in a hotel for a few nights immediately after the blaze, with the help of the Ocean View Police Department, and will now be staying in a neighbor’s unoccupied house, but they need clothing and personal items.

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A man shooting at targets in the Victoria Forest neighborhood of Selbyville — in the woods behind a home that sits 100 feet from the Selbyville Middle School playground and soccer field — sent two local schools into a low-level lockdown just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The Delaware State Police announced this week that they will be charging 32-year-old Michael Tyler Joseph of Fruitland, Md., for felony Home Improvement Fraud when he is extradited to Delaware from Maryland. Joseph is currently incarcerated in Maryland, and he is wanted in Delaware for alleg…

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a Feb. 18 fire that heavily damaged a house in the Country Village community in Ocean View.


A fire in an enclosure at the Barn Hill Animal Preserve near Frankford on Tuesday, Feb 14, caused heavy damage to the structure, but no animals were injured, according to reports from the preserve and area fire companies.


The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help with locating 22-year-old Michael Robinson of Millsboro. Robinson currently has four active warrants for his arrest, including a felony warrant stemming from an incident that occurred in November and another felony warrant stemming from…

South Bethany Police Department Chief Jason Lovins was set to present a lifesaving award to Patrol Officer V. Jahn Farrell at a ceremony at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company firehall this week. Farrell is credited with quick thinking and using a tourniquet to stanch the bleeding of an…

As Millsboro police look forward to moving into the new, 13,000-square-foot, $9.3 million police station early next year, local residents are watching its construction, on West Railroad Avenue, across the street from Dairy Queen.

Delaware State Police this week were continuing to investigate a single-vehicle accident that killed a 28-year-old Selbyville man and his 3-year-old daughter near Frankford the night of Saturday, Jan. 14.

On Thursday, Jan. 5, the Millville Volunteer Fire Company received a much-anticipated visit from the crew at Beach Bugs Pre-School. Both young and old participants appeared to have a great time, said MVFC Capt. Douglas W. Scott.

Millsboro police this week were investigating the death of a man discovered dead in his car, parked at the Millsboro Police Department on Main Street on Monday, Jan. 3.

Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) has for the last few years recognized those who serve and protect people in their communities. Jan. 9, 2023, is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD), and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 16 in Bethany Beach is urging people to take time on Jan. 9 to supp…

The calendar year 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the Delaware State Police. While our agency has existed for more than 100 years, it was not until 1923 that it became a full-service police agency. This agency has evolved since the onset of its humble beginnings and has strengthened over…

The Ocean View Police Department’s two new K9s will be introduced, and demonstrate their abilities, at a public event, likely at John West Park, after they are fully trained and arrive in town in June.

Several passengers aboard a cargo ship 10 miles off the coast of Bethany Beach, east of the Indian River Bay, were rescued and treated for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at 12:21 p.m. on Christmas Day.

A 46-year-old Millsboro man was in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $18,500 bail following a Christmas Eve collision in the Lewes area that killed three people, according to Delaware State Police.

Fire companies across the area are serving as Santa’s chauffeurs in the coming days, helping him to visit neighborhoods and give everyone a holiday greeting. (Details for his stops were provided by the fire companies. For the latest updates and potential route changes, check the fire compani…

The Fenwick Island Police Department recently announced the arrest of a man in connection with car break-ins on Bunting Avenue.

The Millsboro Police Department has received its fifth National Law Enforcement Accreditation Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), an achievement Police Chief Brian Calloway was congratulated for at the Monday, Dec. 5, town council meeting.


An early-morning fire in a recreational camper Monday, Nov. 21, in Dagsboro critically injured a 46-year-old man, according to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office

An early-morning fire on Monday, Nov. 14, heavily damaged a home in the Clearwater development near Bethany Beach, and the responding fire chief credited a working smoke-detector and a barking dog with saving the life of the occupant.

Delaware State Police this week were investigating a shooting that occurred in the Millsboro area on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10, that left one man injured.


A 10-year-old child was shot near Frankford on Sunday, Nov. 13, according to Delaware State Police. The child was in serious condition as of Monday, Nov. 14, police said.

The public had a chance to see the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s new addition on Sunday, Oct. 16, when the fire company held its annual open house.

In a reversal, Lord Baltimore Elementary School will no longer have a full-time school resource officer. Instead, the Indian River School District will continue providing a constable in the school.

Gold shovel in hand, Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway prepared to break ground for the new, $9.3 million, 13,000-square-foot, police station on West Railroad Avenue this week.

The Ocean View Police Department will bid happy retirement to Hardy, its 9-year-old German shepherd-Malinois-mix K9 officer, who has worked with his owner, Cpl. Justin Hopkins, for the past several years, and it will welcome two new dogs — a dual-purpose dog for patrol and detection of narco…

Four months after Frankford Police Department chief Laurence Corrigan announced his intentions to leave the department, the town has a new police chief.

Indian River School District Board of Education President Rodney Layfield was under internal affairs questioning by the Delaware State Police this week, after an incident at a recent football game at Sussex Central High School.

The Delaware State Police this week reported a recent rise in the theft of catalytic converters throughout the state. Most of the thefts involve various types of vehicles, they said, and the thefts typically occur when vehicles are parked in large public parking lots, including retail locati…