A Seaford-area man was arrested Monday on attempted murder and arson charges after he allegedly torched a rental home in Delmar, Md., while the tenants were inside sleeping. Andy Modeste, 42, of the 24000 block of Snug Harbor Drive, was charged by the Maryland State Fire Marshal and Delmar police with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and reckless endangering, said Oliver Alkire, senior deputy fire marshal. Besides arson, other counts included burglary.
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Beginning today, state and municipal police officers in Delaware will be cracking down on drivers who talk or text on their handheld cellphones while driving. The “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other” driving campaign aims to reduce distracted driving, said Alison Kirk, spokeswoman for the state Office of Highway Safety.
A car stop Friday night in Smryna lead to the arrests of two men on drug charges, police said today. Homer D. Cooper IV, 20, of Washington Place in Dover, and 21-year-old Bremonte R. Palmer, of Cherry Drive in Magnolia, were each charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, Lt. Norman Wood said.
A vehicle stop on Tuesday in Clayton led to the discovery of prescription drugs, suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia, Clayton police said in a release today. On Tuesday at about 2:38 p.m., a Clayton officer spotted a vehicle with a passenger who was a suspect in a March 13 vehicle pursuit.
A 55-year-old Milford man was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited following an incident at a residence in the 1000 block of Lemuel St. on Feb. 15, police said in a release today. Detective Dwight Young said that an investigation revealed Anthony E. King had multiple shotguns and a rifle at his residence and that he stated he was going to kill everyone in the State Service Center Building in Milford because he was denied benefits.
Dover, Del. — State Police are investigating the robbery of a South Dover liquor store that occurred yesterday evening. The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. as two suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered the Airport Discount Liquors located at 1148 South Bay Road.
A 25-year-old Dover man has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries on the city’s west side, police said today. Capt. Tim Stump said an investigation linked Daniel Monsalve to a burglary in the 1400 block of S. Farmview Drive, three burglaries at Ruben Trucking at 1575 McKee Road and a burglary in the 300 block of Northdown Drive in the Village of Westover.