Wilmington Police Department

  • Agency: Wilmington Police Department
  • Address: 300 N Walnut St, Wilmington, 19801 DE
  • Chief: Michael J Szczerba (Chief of Police)
Phone: 302-654-5151

Wilmington Police Department is located at 300 N Walnut St, Wilmington, 19801 DE. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael J Szczerba. The Wilmington Police Department phone number is 302-654-5151.

Wilmington Police Department News

WILMINGTON ROBBERY SUSPECT SENTENCED TO 28 YEARS On Thursday, November 8, Kori Thomas, 30, of Wilmington was sentenced to 28 years in prison as a result of his guilty plea to numerous armed robberies in Wilmington. In April, 2018, Thomas pled guilty to several armed robberies occurring in New Castle County, between April and May, 2017. Five of those armed robberies occurred in the City of Wilmington. In 2017 Wilmington Police identified a possible robbery trend which was occurring in both Delaware State Police and New Castle County Police jurisdictions. Through a coordinated effort with Delaware State Police and New Castle County Police, detectives were able to identify Thomas as the suspect. Wilmington Police executed numerous search warrants leading to arrest warrants being obtain for the robberies. Wilmington Police requested assistance from our local and federal partners, which led to Thomas being located and arrested in New Jersey. Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy stated shortly after the sentencing, "This is an example of the continued effort by law enforcement and prosecutors to take these violent offenders off the street. Each and everyday our officers continue to strive to provide a safer community for the citizens of this great city. We thank our local law enforcement partners, state prosecutors and federal partners for their constant support in this effort."

PLEASE SHARE * PLEASE SHARE LOCATED * LOCATED * LOCATED *** MISSING PERSON *** Tyron Goldsborough was located today. He is safe and is in good condition. - END The Wilmington Department of Police wish to thank all members of the community who shared this post. The Wilmington Department of Police is seeking the public’s help in finding Tyron Goldsborough, 26-years old, who is missing from the 200 block of N. Harrison Street. Goldsborough was last seen by his mother on Tuesday, November 6, at 3:00 pm. Goldsborough works at the 5 BELOW warehouse, located in New Jersey. He takes shuttle transportation to and from work. On Wednesday, November 7, at approximately 3:56 am, he texted his mother advising her that he was almost home. Goldsborough has not returned home and all communication with him has ceased. Goldsborough is approximately 6’2” tall, weighs approximately 225 pounds, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, black t-shirt, gray jacket, and black/red/green Nike Jordan sneakers. If anyone has seen or knows the whereabouts of Tyron Goldsborough please dial 911 immediately.

WILMINGTON MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND VEHICLE THEFT On Thursday, November 1, at approximately 3:00 am, Wilmington Police responded to the 1100 block of Coleman Street for a report of a burglary where proceeds were removed from within the residence along with keys to the victim’s vehicle. The victim’s vehicle was also taken, which was recovered in the 700 block of S. Van Buren Street. Through investigative measures detectives were able to identify the suspect as Deante Caldwell, 18-years old, of Wilmington. All proceeds from the burglary were recovered. He was arrested and charged with the following: - Burglary Second Degree - Theft of a Motor Vehicle - Conspiracy 2nd Degree - Theft Under $1500 (2 counts) Caldwell was arraigned and was committed to Howard Young Correctional Institute on $7000.00 secured bail. Wilmington Police encourage the community to call police when they see suspicious behavior.

WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT'S K9, ARCO, TO GET DONATION OF BODY ARMOR Wilmington Police Department’s K9, Arco, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Arco’s vest is sponsored by 302 Phalanx Foundation of Wilmington, DE and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by 302 Phalanx Foundation”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Today, Wilmington Police K9, Andrew Conine with his partner, EXO, and K9 Officer, John Truluck with his partner, MANNY, paid a visit to St. Elizabeth's Pre-K3 Class. The kids had a great time interacting with the friendly canines and they had a great time dressing up as a K9 officer!!

NEWARK MAN ARRESTED WITH GUN On Friday, October 26, at approximately 3:26 pm, Wilmington Police attempted to stop Murad Diggs, 35-years old, of Newark. During the course of the investigation Diggs resisted officers as they discovered he was in possession of a firearm. Diggs was subsequently arrested and charged with the following: - Resisting arrest; - Carrying a concealed deadly weapon; - Possession of a firearm by person prohibited / 2 counts; - Possession of a weapon in a safe school zone. Diggs was arraigned and released after posting the required 10% bail ($1500.00) on the $15,000 secured cash bail.

***. PLEASE SHARE *** *** LET’S KEEP ALL OF OUR NEIGHBORS AND NEIGHBORHOODS SAFE! *** The Wilmington Department of Police thanks the great community of Cool Springs/Tilton Park for getting our message out. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!!

NEW CASTLE MAN ARRESTED WITH FIREARM On Sunday, October 28, at approximately 1:06 am, Wilmington Police were present in the 1700 block of Delaware Avenue, as patrons from the annual Halloween Loop were emerging from the many venues located in Trolley Square. As the crowd was letting out gun fire erupted. Wilmington Police took swift action taking TYLER VEGA, 25-years old, of New Castle, into custody. Police recovered the loaded firearm without incident. No one was injured during this incident. VEGA was subsequently arrested and charged with the following: - POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY; - POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY PERSON PROHIBITED; - POSSESSION OF A WEAPON WITH AN OBLITERATED SERIAL NUMBER; - CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON; - RECKLESS ENDANGERING FIRST DEGREE; - RECEIVING A STOLEN FIREARM; - POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. Bail information will be provided after his arraignment.

CHIEF ROBERT J. TRACY WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER AT THE WEEKLY ROTARY CLUB OF WILMINGTON LUNCHEON Chief Tracy spoke to the members of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, Delaware about the decreased crime rate in Wilmington and about the successes of the Wilmington Police Department. The Rotary Club of Wilmington has more than 200 members and is an inclusive, diverse, hands-on community service organization committed to making Wilmington a better place. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Wilmington please click on this link: rotarywilmington.org