Delaware State Police News

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The Office of Public Affairs is the primary point of contact for the media and members of the public seeking information about the Delaware State Police. We provide timely and accurate information while maintaining the integrity and transparency of the investigative process. We are committed to fostering a positive working relationship with members of the media and always behaving in a professional and courteous manner.

Delaware State Police News

The latest news from the Delaware State Police.

Recent Arrests

The following is a summary of recent arrests made by the Delaware State Police that have been released to the public.

On Sunday, January 28, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash in the area of Summit Bridge Road (SR 71) and Levels Road, Middletown, DE. A 48-year-old male victim was operating a 2006 Toyota Highlander traveling northbound on SR 71 south of Levels Road. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, exited the roadway to the right, and struck a utility pole. The victim was ejected from his vehicle and came to rest in a nearby field. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. SR 71 in both directions was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 8:12 p.m., troopers responded to I-95 northbound at I-295 northbound for reports of a disabled vehicle blocking two lanes of travel. As troopers approached the vehicle they observed flames coming from under the hood and quickly extinguished them with fire extinguishers.

The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Jordan Marvelle Jeffers of Newark, DE, was removed from harm’s way and transported to Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was treated and released before being transported to Troop 2 where she was charged with Driving Under Suspension and Possession of Marijuana (Second Offense). She was arraigned in Justice of Peace Court #2 before being committed to Delores J Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $4251 secured bail.

Most Wanted

The Delaware State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the individuals featured in our Top Ten Most Wanted List. These individuals are wanted for serious crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, rape, robbery, and burglary.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of any of these individuals, please contact the Delaware State Police at (302) 739-4501 or 1-800-TIP-3333. You can also submit a tip online at

Press Releases

Delaware State Police news releases are provided to local news media outlets and to the general public through our website and social media platforms. Our goal is to timely and accurately provide information about significant events occurring within the State of Delaware.

We strive to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and integrity while working cooperatively with those we serve. We seek always to be open, truthful, and responsive in our interactions with the public.


In conclusion, the Delaware State Police is committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement possible. We are proud to work with the community to keep our state and its residents safe.

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