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Smyrna detective arrested on child sex exploitation charges

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A detective with the Smyrna Police Department was arrested and charged Monday with distribution and possession of child pornography. Michael Anthony Kealty, 33, is accused of distributing child pornography via his Snapchat account in August 2023. Federal agents executed a search warrant at his residence on Sept. 22, 2023, and found more child pornography in his Snapchat account, according to …

Barry

Meet Barry, Wilmington Police’s new trauma and wellness dog

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The city of Wilmington have added a trauma and wellness dog to its Police Department. The 18-month-old English labrador retriever named Barry began work this month. He will be the four-legged extension of the departmentā€™s Critical Incident Stress Management/Peer Support Team, designed to help officers and civilian employeesĀ  cope with the effects of critical incidents and promote overall health and …

dog fighting

5 men charged in Seaford dog fighting; 14 dogs rescued

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Five men have been arrested in Seaford and charged with three felonies each for dog fighting. In the process, 12 dogs were rescued, according to a press release from the state Office of Animal Welfare. The charges came after that office and Delaware State Police raided a residence in the 26000 block of Lonesome Road in Seaford Sunday at 2 …

Wilmington Police Chief Wilfredo Campos

Wilmington’s new police chief is 26-year department veteran

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Wilmington has a new police chief: Wilfredo Campos, a person of color and a captain who has been with the department for 26 years. Campos, 50, grew up in Wilmington and will become the city’s 33rd police chief and the first person of Hispanic descent to be named to that post. He will be paid $200,000 and begin his job …