DRBA Police Apprehends Two Suspects Wanted for Home Invasion
Suspects detained, weapons and ammunition retrieved from Wilmington home by WPD
(New Castle, DE) – At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 31, 2014, the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) Police Dispatch received an Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) notification that a vehicle utilized in a recent home invasion in Wilmington, Delaware, was traveling southbound on I-295. DRBA police units observed the vehicle, stopping the driver on the shoulder of the toll plaza corridor. The suspects were apprehended and the vehicle was recovered.
“Our officers did an outstanding job apprehending these suspects,” said Colonel Richard Arroyo, police administrator of the River and Bay Authority Police Department. “Although we cannot always prevent crimes from occurring, we can do our very best to arrest suspects entering our jurisdiction – this is exactly what we did here.”
S/Sgt. Ken Sheeky identified the vehicle and notified patrol units. After the vehicle passed through the toll booths and was stopped, S/Sgt. Adam Thompson and Pfc. Robert Beard responded to the scene and assisted with the felony car stop.
In the vehicle were two males, later taken into custody and detained for questioning. The vehicle was also removed and taken to headquarters for processing. Wilmington Police were notified shortly after the stop and obtained a search warrant on the suspect’s home. The search recovered the weapon and ammunition believed to have been used during the home invasion. While in custody, one suspect admitted to the crime.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing and the Salem Business Centre in Carney’s Point Twp., NJ. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers – two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.
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