Police: Gambling Man Flees From Troopers After Children Found In Vehicle, Released On Unsecured Bond

Delaware State Police arrested a Smyrna man on felony drug possession and related charges following an incident at Delaware Park Casino Friday night, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on December 10, 2021, at approximately 7:15 p.m., troopers working an extra duty assignment at Delaware Park Casino located at 777 Delaware Park Blvd. in Newark, responded to the parking lot for illegally parked vehicles. One of the vehicles, a red Chevy Trailblazer was left running and four young children (ages 4,7,9, and 12) were left inside. The investigation determined the suspect, William Brisco, 37, placed a bet within the casino and then returned to his vehicle where troopers were standing by according to Hatchell. During the interaction with Brisco, one of the troopers observed a large bag of suspected cocaine protruding from the jacket sleeve of the suspect. The trooper immediately recovered the bag before and Brisco on foot. Troopers gave chase and located the suspect hiding behind trees on the property. Brisco was taken into custody after he was ordered out of the wooded area. Troopers also discovered a digital scale and $390 of suspected drug proceeds in his possession said Hatchell.

Brisco was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 2 and charged with the following crimes:

Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
Endangering the Welfare of a Child- 4 counts
Resisting Arrest
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Unattended Motor Vehicle

Brisco was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released after posting a $7,050 unsecured bond.

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