Greenwood Events
Thursday, October 26th, 2000

Four vehicle collision
On Thursday, Oct. 26, at approximately 8:35 a.m., a four-vehicle collision occurred on Del. 36, three miles east of Greenwood, injuring a total of six subjects.

Vehicles involved and drivers are:
1986 International School Bus (Greenwood Mennonite School), Carolyn Chisenhall, 32, Harrington.
1990 Ford F-150 pickup, Gregory Calhoun, 18, Milford, charge: careless driving.
1989 Chevrolet, John Coverdale, 49, Lincoln, charge: careless driving.
1989 Dodge Caravan, Nancy Mullins, 41, Houston, charge: careless driving.

All vehicles were southbound on Del. 36. The bus stopped to pick up Greenwood Mennonite School students. The flashing red lights were displayed on the bus. Upon seeing the bus stopped in the roadway, Calhoun attempted to stop, but the front of his vehicle struck the rear of the bus. The bus spun clockwise and came to rest across Del. 36. The rear of Calhoun's car was then struck by the front of Coverdale's car. The front of Mullins' car then struck the rear of the bus. There was dense fog at the time of the collision. The school bus contained 18 students. Three students, aged 7, 8, 11, were transported to Milford Memorial Hospital. The seven-year-old student was later transported to Christian Hospital and admitted with a vertebra fracture. Calhoun was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital and treated for contusions. Mullins and a passenger in her vehicle were taken to Milford Memorial Hospital and treated for contusions.

Drug Raid in Greenwood
On Friday, Oct. 27, members of the Delaware State Police Special Investigation's Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Bender Farm Road in Greenwood.
As the result of a two-month investigation detectives seized 23.1 grams of crack cocaine, 511 grams of marijuana, 6 firearms, and approximately $10,000 in cash. Arrested were: Thomas News, Jr., 29, Thomas News, Sr., 53, and Lorraine News, 49. The subjects were arrested for numerous drug-related charges and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. Also arrested was Carrie Richardson, 29. She was arrested for maintaining a dwelling for the distribution of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and conspiracy.

Arsons under investigation
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating two suspicious fires. One fire occurred on Monday at 11:24 p.m. and destroyed a historical dwelling in Greenwood. Greenwood Fire Company responded to the fire on Sussex 588, west of Greenwood. On arrival the firemen found the home involved in fire. Greenwood with the assistance of Farmington, Bridgeville, Seaford, and Ellendale fire companies extinguished the blaze, containing it to the rear of the house and attic.

The dwelling was built in the 1700s and was donated to the University of Delaware by the Morris Family. Plans were to have the dwelling restored. No injuries were reported and damages have been listed at approximately $40,000. The second fire in a vacant house occurred on Monday at 10:01 p.m. in Bridgeville. Bridgeville Fire Company with the assistance of the Greenwood Fire Company responded to the fire in a two-story house on Sussex 592, north of Del. 404. The dwelling was fully involved on the fire department's arrival.

The home is owned by Florence Webb of Greenwood. No injuries were reported and damages have been listed at approximately five thousand dollars. The causes of both fires have been listed as criminal. Anyone with information about these fires may contact the Fire Marshal's office at 856-5600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.