car thefts

As car thefts soar, police offer tips to protect vehicles

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

New Castle County police investigated 35 reports of stolen vehicles or attempted thefts, and are warning car owners to take measures to protect their cars as much as they can. Of those 35 vehicles, 26 were Hyundai or Kia models. Both of the companies have released software upgrades designed to counter their easy thefts. Those upgrades are available for free …

Wilmington Police Department is hoping to crack down on car thefts with lock giveaway.

Wilmington police to hand out wheel locks for Kias, Hyundais

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Police & Fire

Owners of  Hyundai and Kia vehicles will have yet another opportunity to obtain a free steering wheel lock to prevent car theft.  As the trend of Hyundai and Kia models being stolen continues, the Wilmington Police Department will give away the locks Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot of ShopRite, 501 South Walnut …

senior assasination game

New Castle police: ‘Senior assasination game’ alarming

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

An eye-raising game that seems to be sweeping the country has shown up in Delaware. New Castley Couny Police warned Friday afternoon that the “senior assassination game,” which involved high school seniors tracking each other down and shooting each other with water guns, caused a disturbance Thursday in the Deerborne Woods Community. Officers were dispatched about 2:32 p.m. after calls …

Colonial's first safety summit was held Tuesday.

Colonial safety summit stresses importance of communication

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Parents have religiously attended school board meetings this year to share concerns about school safety, with incidents like guns in buildings, fights between children and vaping in bathrooms atop their list of worries. The Colonial School District on Tuesday night hosted a safety summit, featuring law enforcement, a constable and the district superintendent. Watch the full video of the summit …

Vinn is the Delaware Judiciary's new comfort dog. (Delaware Judiciary photo)

Comfort dog joins Delaware Judiciary staff

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

A comfort dog has joined the staff of the Delaware courts system. “The courthouse does not have to be a scary place,” said Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr. “We believe the services of Officer Vinn will help make the Justice Center more welcoming, or at least not as stressful, particularly for children involved in court proceedings.” Vinn is a …