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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Man charged with attempted arson in Sussex County

A 28-year-old man in Delaware is charged with attempted arson. Police say he threw a Molotov Cocktail-style device into a church in Sussex County. Garry Elmidort is accused of throwing the incendiary into the Miracle Revival Center Church on the 800 block of Sussex Avenue in Seaford on September 3. The device went out before leading to any serious fires. Investigators say Elmidort is also a person of interest in several other suspicious fires in the Seaford area.

Kayaker drowns in Brandywine River in Delaware

Police in Wilmington say a kayaker drowned in the Brandywine River Tuesday. Officials received a call about a capsized kayak, near Superfine Lane and Race Street, just before 1 this afternoon. When firefighters arrived, they were told the victim was quickly moving down river due to the swift current. Several witnesses jumped into the water to help, but they wound up needing a rescue themselves. Emergency officials were able to pull them to safety, but it was too late to save the kayaker. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Police charge man with attempted arson at church in Seaford

A Seaford man was arrested and charged with attempted arson after police say he tried to burn a local church to the ground after a threw a Molotov Cocktail through the glass door to Miracle Revival Center in Seaford. According to the Seaford Police Department, officers were called to Miracle Revival Center Church on Monday, September 3, for reports of an attempted arson. Upon arrival, they met with the pastor, who called 911 after he discovered glass to a doorway into the church had been broken. Inside the church, officers located a Molotov Cocktail style device lying on the floor. The device appeared to have extinguished itself prior to causing any damage, according to police.
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Summit Bridge Road crash north of Middletown seriously injures one

A 45-year old Newark man was seriously injured in a head-on crash between a pick up truck and a tractor trailer on Summit Bridge Road north of Middletown. The wreck occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018 just north of the Marl Pit Road/Armstrong Corner Road intersection. Delaware State Police say the pick up was northbound and for an unknown reason crossed the double yellow line and into the path of the big rig. The driver of the pick up was trapped in the vehicle for nearly half an hour before being removed by firefighters from Volunteer Hose of Middletown fire company.
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