Police: Over 70 Arrest Made By Multi-Agency Task Force On Thursday

A multi-agency operation conducted on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at targeted locations throughout the greater New Castle area has resulted in the arrest of 72 individuals on criminal charges.

This crime blitz focused on the areas of New Castle Avenue, Route 13 and the S. Market Street area and the Route. 40 corridor. The operation was conducted in these areas to target criminal activity and to address ongoing quality of life issues.

During the eight-hour enforcement blitz, police arrested 37 individuals for either a criminal charge or outstanding court capias, resulting in the clearance of 106 active warrants. There were a total of 79 traffic arrests to include 1 DUI, and 27 criminal arrests made.

Seized during the operation was 2,085 grams of Marijuana, .693 grams of Heroin, 55 Schedule II pills, .6 grams of Cocaine, assorted drug paraphernalia, $3,458.00 in suspected drug proceeds and a Glock 9mm firearm.

This initiative was a collaborative effort between the Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police Department, Newport Police Department, Probation & Parole, Department of Corrections and Justice of the Peace Courts.

“This combined effort highlights how the cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies can effectively combat crime which in turn increases the quality of life for the communities we serve,” said Delaware State Police Spokesman Master Corporal Michael Austin.

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