Laurel Little League Robbery

Press release:

Tuesday February 22, 2011 4:53 PM EST

State Police Probe Laurel Little League Robbery/Burglary
Location:
Laurel Little League Concession Stand
Woodland Ferry Road Laurel, DE

DATE and TIME:
Monday February 21, 2011 7:35 p.m.

Victim(s):
Laurel Little League
48 year old Laurel man

Suspect(s):
Two male suspects
No additional information currently available

Resume:
Laurel-Delaware State Police are currently seeking information into a robbery/burglary which occurred Monday evening around 7:35 p.m.

The robbery/burglary occurred at the Laurel Little League’s Concession stand located off of Woodland Ferry Road Laurel Delaware. The investigation revealed that a 48 year old Laurel man had come to the little league concession stand in order to perform maintenance inside of the building.

When the victim entered the building he observed an interior light already illuminated. The victim became suspicious of this light being on and decided to exit the building. As the victim began to leave he observed the light shut off and then heard voices.

The victim was attacked from behind by at least two suspects and stripped of his wallet and a Dell laptop computer. After taking the victim’s belongings the suspects fled the scene.

The victim sustained minor bruises to his neck, arm and elbow. The victim did not require immediate medical treatment.

When State Troopers and Laurel Police Department arrived on scene a K-9 track was conducted which yielded negative results in locating the suspects.

Delaware State Police seek the public’s assistance with information about this crime. To offer information regarding this investigation, please contact the Delaware State Police at 302-856-5850 ext 219.
Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).
Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at http://www.tipsubmit.com.

Laurel Pizza King Robbery

From the Laurel Police Department:

On 4/24/10 at approx. 10:00 pm members of the Laurel Police Department responded to the Pizza King on North Central Avenue ref. to a robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival officers learned that two black males entered the store and demanded U.S currency. Both of the suspects were armed with firearms. The suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of cash prior to fleeing on foot. Both of the suspects are described as black males between 5’06 and 5’08. Suspect 1 was wearing a dark colored pants and a dark jacket with a white piping on the collar and on the sleeves. Suspect 1 also had on a dark colored ski mask and was armed with a long gun. Suspect 2 was wearing both a dark colored jacket and pants. Suspect 2 was also wearing some type of Halloween mask and was also armed with a long gun.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 302-875-2244 of Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on the web at http://www.tipsubmit.com. You can remain anonymous.

Pizza King is offering a CASH reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in the Robbery.

So have criminals stopped knocking off the Shore Stop next door and moved on to pizza?

Man Arrested For Hitting Bicyclists With Blow Darts

Last August, two bicyclists were hit with blow darts on Route 7 in Wilmington. State Police have made an arrest in the case:

Since this case was covered last year, detectives have continued to follow leads and interview persons of interest. On February 9th, 2010, investigators arrested Hamilton Smith, 20, of Bear, Delaware for his part in the following two incidents:

* August 11th, 2009, Route 7 at Ocheltree Lane, Wilmington, Delaware
* August 11th, 2009, Route 7 and Vincent Drive, Wilmington, Delaware

Mr. Smith was formally charged with two counts of Assault 2nd (felony) and two counts of Conspiracy 2nd (felony). He is free on bail awaiting trial in Superior Court.

What would possess you to shoot darts at bicyclists?

420

Last year I did a post on a counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana, occurring every year on April 20th. The “holiday” might get more attention this year due to the current push to legalize marijuana for “medical” purposes in many states. It’s worth noting that a recent Pew Research Center poll reveals that, “three-quarters of Americans (73%) say they favor their state allowing the sale and use of marijuana for medical purposes if it is prescribed by a doctor, while 23% are opposed.” Momentum appears to be on the side of those who support marijuana for “medical” purposes.

Let’s face it folks. There is no way that some who obtain marijuana for “medical” purposes actually need it for “medical” purposes. In fact, I would venture a guess that as many as 30-40% don’t have some sort of a medical reason to have it.

Here’s a funny observation from that same Pew poll. According to the report, “45% say they would be very or somewhat concerned if a store that sold medical marijuana opened near other stores in their area.” So, some are OK with legalizing marijuana for “medical” purposes, but just don’t sell it in their backyard.

Let’s remember the dangers of marijuana use (link):

  • Impaired perception
  • Diminished short-term memory
  • Loss of concentration and coordination
  • Impaired judgment
  • Increased risk of accidents
  • Loss of motivation
  • Diminished inhibitions
  • Increased heart rate
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Damage to the respiratory, reproductive, and immune systems
  • Increased risk of cancer
  • Psychological dependency

For my friends who will be celebrating 4/20, let me remind you that Earth Day is just two days away, yet another day to celebrate the wacky weed. That is, if you can remember it.

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Here are some questions to consider. How soon do you think Obamacare will be covering prescriptions for “medical” marijuana? How soon do you think Obamacare will run over a state’s wishes to deny legalizing marijuana’s “medical” use?

Sussex Should Oppose Gambling

A recent article on the Cape Gazette points out the difficultly several find getting the Sussex County Council to pass a resolution condemning gambling in the county. From the article:

Eric Bodenweiser has appealed to council twice, and at the Feb. 16 meeting he was joined by four others. There is no indication council will place the matter on a future agenda, but at least one member, Sam Wilson, R-Georgetown, voiced support for a resolution.

Councilman Wilson’s comments from the same article:

“It’s a rarity to find people to stand for morals today,” he said. State officials are putting proceeds from gambling first without considering any possible ramifications, he said.

The Cape Gazette reports Councilman George Cole (R-Ocean View) opinions:

…the council is not involved with social issues but land-use matters. In that regard, he has asked county staff to explore a zoning designation specifically for casinos.

I perceive that Councilman Cole’s position is to accept what the state desires to impose upon the county, thus set up ways to deal with the construction of casinos in the county. It would seem that his position is in fact an involvement in social issues, judging that everything is OK with the Governor’s desire to turn the state into a giant casino.

Sussex County needs to say no to the expansion of gambling. As it is pointed out at this link:

Gambling addicts people, ruins marriages, destroys families, exploits children, fleeces the poor, bankrupts communities, raises crime, creates corruption, makes false promises, distorts reality, deceives the public and lies all the way to the bank.

Marginalizing gambling opposition because it is a “social” issue results in creating problems that spill into those areas that are seen at non-social. Recognizing potential problems on those areas, the council should move to oppose gambling in the county, not only by resolution but by banning its operation or at the very least making it impossible to construct or operate here.

(also published on DelawarePolitics.net)

Moore Dope

Maurice Moore

Not Maurice Moore

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, officers with the Laurel Police Department stopped a car for an improper lane change. When the officers approached the car, they smelled the aroma of marijuana. During a search of the vehicle they discovered that the driver, 39 year old Maurice Moore, was carrying 11.5 pounds of the wacky weed in two 5 gallon buckets. The driver was arrested on several charges including trafficking marijuana, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, 3 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under the influence.

The Fruitland, MD resident told the officers he was traveling from New York to Salisbury, MD. It has been reported once before that traffickers use US RT13 as a corridor for their deliveries. Here’s another off the road and some more drugs off the street.

The Never-ending Saga of The Shore Stop Robberies

Yet again, the Shore Stop in Laurel was robbed. From the press release:

On 2/25/10 at approx. 11:20pm members of the Laurel Police Department responded to the Shore Stop on North Central Avenue ref. to a robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival officers learned that two black males entered the store and demanded U.S currency. One of the suspects was armed with a firearm. The suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of U.S currency before fleeing on foot. Both of the suspects are described as black males between 5’06 and 5’08. Suspect 1 was wearing a black hooded jacket with a light blue shirt underneath and dark pants. Suspect 1 also had on a blue and white bandana covering his face and was armed with a firearm. Suspect 2 was wearing blue jeans and a red and white hooded jacket. On the front of suspect 2 jacket is a white skeleton.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 302-875-2244 of Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on the web at www.tipsubmit.com. You can remain anonymous.

I am glad that the store is open 24/7 (I have stopped by there overnight). One has to wonder if the corporation doesn’t look at the regular stream of robberies and consider closing the doors from, say 11pm to 5am.