Delaware State Police / CRACKER JACK – Police say Scott Roschel forced kids from car at knife-point before fleeing and crashing
MILLSBORO, DEL. – Many days out of each month, the police play lost and found with all manner of people. Some are children, some are adults suffering from various stages of age-related illnesses, some are criminals, and some are just downright goofy. This case is one of where one day the police were concerned about the welfare of a man and three days later he entered a parked vehicle occupied by three children, pointed a knife at one, allowed them all to escape and then he fled with the car.
Delaware State Police reports that they have arrested a Millsboro man who led them on a chase after committing a carjacking at knifepoint.
The incident began at approximately 4:55 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017, in the parking lot of the Dollar General, located 26012 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro. A 23-year-old Millsboro woman parked her 1998 Honda CRV and entered the Dollar General to make a purchase. The woman’s 1 and 2-year-old children, remained in the vehicle, along with her 14-year-old sister.
As the children waited in the vehicle, a subject later identified as Scott K. Roschel, 45, of Millsboro, accessed the vehicle via the unlocked driver’s side door, displayed a knife to the 14-year-old and ordered her out of the vehicle. Roschel allowed the 14-year-old, to remove the two infants, prior to him fleeing in the vehicle. None of the children were injured as a result of the incident.
A general broadcast was put out, with a description of the vehicle, and at approximately 5:15 p.m., it was located on Route 24 in Longneck. Troopers attempted a traffic stop, however, Roschel refused to comply, and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit concluded on Hudson Road, in the area of Eagle Crest Road, east of Milton, when Roschel lost control and struck a utility pole. Roschel was taken into custody, before being transported to an area hospital with undetermined injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
A warrant was accomplished, charging Roschel with one count each of, Carjacking 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, as well as three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Arrest and arraignment will be accomplished upon Roschel’s discharge from the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing, with further details being released as they become available. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Detective K. McCabe at Troop 4 by calling 302-752-3857.
The GOLD ALERT for CRACKER JACK
Millsboro– The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Scott K. Roschel who was last seen on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the Millsboro area.
Scott is a white male, 45 years of age, 5’10″ tall, 180 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen operating a 2001, blue Ford Explorer with Delaware registration PC462218.
Troopers have been unable to make contact with Scott to check on his welfare. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for his safety and welfare.