NEWS UPDATES


Arrests made in Greenwood home invasion
The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit has arrested three men involved in the Sunday morning home invasion near Greenwood. On Sunday, Aug. 10 at 1:20 a.m., two male suspects made entry into a home located in the 11000 block of Adamsville Road, Greenwood. The suspects tied up a 26-year-old male resident of the home and then removed multiple weapons from the home before fleeing. The victim was not injured. Upon interviewing the victim, detectives were able to establish Damien C. Quillen, 21, of Bridgeville, as one of the suspects and on Tuesday, Aug. 12, Quillen turned himself into Troop 4 after phone calls were made to his residence inquiring about his whereabouts that night. Information was gathered through interviewing Quillen that brothers, Matthew S. Duryea, 20, and Joshua S. Duryea, 24, both of Laurel, were also involved. Matthew and Joshua Duryea were both picked up later Tuesday afternoon at their residence and a search warrant was executed at the home which resulted in the recovery of all seven firearms. All three suspects were charged with home invasion, second degree burglary, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, seven counts of theft of a firearm and second degree conspiracy. The three suspects were arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $99,000 cash bond. In the photo from left: Joshua Duryea, Matthew Duryea and Damien Quillen.

Police search for suspects involved in robbery
On Friday, Aug. 15 at 3:27 a.m., Seaford Police responded to a robbery at Uncle Willies convenience store on Stein Highway, Seaford. The investigation revealed that two suspects entered the store and confronted the clerk, a 66-year-old male. The first suspect jumped over the counter, fought with the clerk and cut the clerk's arm with a knife. The suspects then took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled. They were last seen running southbound in the area of Nylon Boulevard. The victim was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. The first suspect is described as a white male, teens to early 20's, 5'5", 120-130 lbs., wearing a dark colored hoodie, dark pants and a red bandanna. He was armed with a large knife. The second suspect is described as a white male, teens to early 20's, 5'5" to 5'7", 125-135 lbs., blonde hair, wearing a black hoodie with a neon green "M" on the front, camo pants and a dark colored bandanna on his face. The two suspects are wanted for armed robbery and second degree assault. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Seaford Police Department Criminal Investigations unit at 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved in this incident.

Pedestrian killed near Bridgeville
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed on Friday evening, Aug. 15, on Seashore Highway, east of Bridgeville. At 8:28 p.m., Connie R. Garrison, 58, of Bridgeville, was attempting to cross the west bound lane of Seashore Highway (US 404) west of Oak Road, Bridgeville. She was crossing in a southbound direction and stepped directly into the path of a westbound 2010 Toyota Prius operated by Sonal Patel, 42, of Seaford. Connie Garrison suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Sonal Patel and a 12-year-old male passenger were properly restrained and not injured. The preliminary investigation has indicated that Garrison attempted to cross in an area that was not within a designated or marked crosswalk. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash. No charges have been filed.οΎ 

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TRIBUTES - Nominations deadline Friday for Nanticoke Health Tributes. Page 25

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POLICE - Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion. Page 29

BRIDGEVILLE - Library's new stained glass windows are a 'labor of love'. Page 45

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