Delaware Police Beat: car thief dead in wreck; G-Men & Delaware Sleuths finger Marese M. Scott for bank heists

Stolen car thief dead in wreck and bank robberCar Thief Dead in Wreck

Police say Andrew Thompson had stolen a Grand Prix before his high-speed joyride ended when he crossed center-line and hit a truck

Millsboro, Del.- The Delaware State Police report that the Crash Reconstruction Unit has positively identified the man that was killed in the two vehicle crash that occurred on Dec. 16, 2014 on SR 24 in Millsboro as Andrew S. Thompson, 20, of Lewes, DE.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at approximately 12:57 a.m., as Thompson was operating a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix and was traveling in a westbound direction on SR 24 (John J. Williams Highway), just west of CR 298 (Legion Road), at an apparent high rate of speed. Thompson then lost control of the vehicle causing it to cross the center line of the roadway and enter into the eastbound lane. The front of the Grand Prix then struck the front of a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 that was being operated by Mark A. Bradford, 29, of Millsboro, DE, and which was traveling in an eastbound direction on SR 24.

Thompson was not only piloting a stolen car at a high rate of speed, but unlucky for him he failed to fasten his seat belt – a fatal mistake.

During the investigation it was determined that the Pontiac had recently been stolen from Sunny’s Auto Sales located at 25924 John J. Williams Highway, in Millsboro.

Mark Bradford, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was trapped in his vehicle which became engulfed in flames. He was freed, however, with the assistance of several witnesses. Bradford was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Healthcare where he is being treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation into this crash by the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is on-going and no charges are expected.

John J. Williams Highway between Oak Road and Legion Road was closed for approximately four hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Elderly woman killed when she  struck utility pole

Delaware Police BeatStanton, Del. – The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a single vehicle crash which has left a Newark woman dead that occurred this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, December 16, 2014, as Mary A. Frisbie, 86, of Newark, DE, was operating a 2000 Dodge Stratus and was traveling westbound on Ogletown-Stanton Road east of the intersection of SR4 and Old Churchman’s Road, Newark. For an unknown reason, Frisbie’s vehicle exited the north side of the roadway where it then struck a utility pole and came to a rest.

Mary Frisbie, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 95-year-old front seat passenger in Frisbie’s vehicle, Arthur Frisbie (husband) was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. Arthur Frisbie was also properly restrained at the time of the crash.

The investigation into this crash by the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is continuing.

HI HO, HI HO, IT’S OFF TO ROB WE GO!

Crime ReportGunmen would rather rob than work; stick up BP gas stations just minutes apart

New Castle, Del.- The Delaware State Police report that they are currently investigating two armed robberies which occurred within minutes of each other last night in New Castle.

The first robbery occurred at approximately 9:05 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, 2014, as a male suspect entered the BP Gas Station located at 601 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle. The suspect then displayed a handgun and confronted a 24 year old male employee. He then demanded money from the cash register. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 27-35 years of age. He was 5’10” tall and weighed approximately 180 lbs. He was also seen wearing blue jeans, a black raincoat, and had a grey scarf covering his face. He was also armed with an unknown make and model handgun.

The second robbery occurred at approximately 9:22 p.m. as a male suspect entered the BP Gas Station located at 1 Jay Drive, New Castle. The suspect produced an unknown make and model handgun and then confronted a 65 year old male employee. He then demanded money from the cash register. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then fled from the store in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, white sneakers, and had a scarf covering his face. He was also armed with a handgun.

There is no further physical or clothing description available. No video surveillance footage is available at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the robbery unit at Troop 2, Glasgow, at 302-834-2630 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: delaware.gov/apps/.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

G-Men & Delaware Sleuths finger Marece M. Scott for two bank jobs

Marece Scott wanted for robbing same bank twice in Bear DelGlasgow, Del.- Delaware State Police Troop 2 robbery unit detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect who is currently wanted in connection with two armed bank robberies that occurred in Bear in 2012 and 2013.

As the result of a long term joint investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police and the FBI in Wilmington, Marece M. Scott, 29, has been positively identified as the suspect who committed the armed robberies of the Artisan’s Bank located at 1124 Pulaski Highway, Bear, on October 25, 2012, and again on January 18, 2013. In both instances the armed suspect who had a mask covering his face, vaulted over the teller counter and demanded cash from the bank employees. He then jumped back over the counter and fled the bank. There were no injuries in either incident.

Marece Scott is described as a black male, 6’02” tall and 195 lbs. He is last known to reside in the 700 block of W. 3rd Street, Chester, PA and the 6600 block of Haddington Lane, Philadelphia, PA. He is currently wanted for six counts of Robbery 1st degree and two counts of Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony.

Marece Scott should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

If anyone has any information in reference to the location of Marece M. Scott, they are asked to contact Detective Daniel Grassi at 302-365-8441 or Special Agent Scott Duffey at 302-218-6252 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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