Newark Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash involving a DART bus at the intersection of South College Avenue (SR 896) and West Chestnut Hill Road. The intersection is shutdown completely for east/west traffic. Southbound South College Avenue is shutdown at Christina Parkway (SR 4). Northbound South College Avenue traffic is flowing slowly.
The Newark Police Department Traffic Unit is on the scene to investigate the crash and the roadways are expected to be closed for an extended period of time.
The crash involves a DART bus and another vehicle. At least seven (7) patients have been transported to area hospitals, including one patient who was transported by helicopter in serious condition.
The investigation is in its early stages and further information will be released at a later time.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area and to expect delays.
On Friday, November 30, 2018, Newark Police Detectives arrested three suspects for a robbery occurring on November 15, 2018. See the original press release here.
Following the report of the robbery, Newark Police Detectives used witness statements, surveillance video and other investigative means to identify the suspect vehicle involved in this incident.
On November 26, 2018, Detectives located the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Wilmington, DE. A search warrant for the vehicle was issued and evidence related to the robbery was located in the vehicle.
On November 30, 2018, the three suspects in this incident were taken into custody by Delaware State Police on an unrelated matter. Newark Detectives subsequently obtained warrants for the arrest of all three suspects.
The suspects have been identified as:
James Shuff, 21, of Wilmington
Sapora Walton, 18 ,of Bristol, Virginia
Richard Flippin, 17, of Wilmington
All three suspects were charged with the following offenses:
Robbery First Degree
Conspiracy Second Degree
Reckless Endangering Second Degree
Assault Third Degree
All three suspects appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 in New Castle. Shuff was released after posting $13,000 secured bond. Walton was remanded to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle on $13,000 secured bond. Flippin was remanded to the New Castle County Detention Center in Wilmington on $25,000 secured bond.
The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.