Cheswold Mother and Daughter home safe and sound!

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The Cheswold Police Department was advised this morning that Ms. Susan Temple and her daughter Amissa Wells returned to her home last evening at approx.. 2130 hrs safe and sound. The Cheswold Police would like to thank all of the news outlets and local departments that assisted in getting the story out through their web sites, newspapers and twitter. We believe that the fast response help to facilitate their return.



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Cheswold Police Seeking assistance in locating Mother and Daughter

Date Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The Cheswold Police Department received a report from a citizen that his daughter left their residence on Dayflower Ct in the Fox Pointe Development on Thursday morning to take a vehicle to a local repair shop and failed to return home. Susan Temple, 33 yr old W/F was reported to be last seen at her brothers residence the Hunters Run Development located in Bear, DE on Saturday, May 16th around 12pm, where she picked up her 13 yr old daughter, Amissa Wells. The father has made numerous attempts to contact Ms. Temple on her cell phone with negative results. Ms. Temple has custody of her child and is currently wanted on two capias’s’, at this time we believe that there is no foul play involved. If you know Ms. Temple or have seen her or her daughter Amissa please call 911 or contact the Cheswold Police Department.



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Rash of Car thefts reported in Cheswold 5-13-15

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The Cheswold Police Department has handled numerous thefts from vehicles this morning in the area of Fox Pointe and School Ln, the vehicles were entered between 12am and 7am….. the thieves stole items such as change, pocket books and other items that may have value. In mostly all of these incidents the vehicles were left unlocked. If you have had something taken from your vehicle or the vehicle was just ransacked call 911 so that officers can make a report. You may think it is not significant but allows us to track where things begin and end. Most of all ….PLEASE LOCK YOUR CARS!!



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Cheswold Police Chief chosen to present program at 2015 IACP Conference

Date Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015

On Monday, May 11th Chief Chris Workman of the Cheswold Police Department received an email notifying him that his proposed presentation was selected to be presented at the 2015 International Association of Chief’s of Police Conference this October in Chicago, IL. A portion of the email is below: “Dear Chief Workman, Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that your proposal has been selected for presentation in the Smaller Agency Certificate Track at IACP 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, October 24 – October 27, 2015 This year we received overwhelming response to our call for papers. Each proposal went through a comprehensive review and evaluation process led by our program members, and your submission is among the few selected. The session you have been invited to present is: Academy to Promotion: Encouraging Officers to Train in Smaller Agencies”   Chief Workman will make his presentation on October 24th, the opening day […]



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Cheswold PD Investigating Rash of Thefts and Burglaries

Date Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015

Over the past week there has been a rash of bicycle thefts and some burglaries in Cheswold and surrounding areas. The Cheswold Police and Delaware State Police have answered calls for thefts and burglaries in Cheswold, Lake Shore Village and Pinewood Acres. One juvenile arrest was made over the weekend and we are following leads on a few other suspects. Make sure that you lock up your bicycles and your vehicles. Most of these incidents are crimes of opportunity, the items being taken are unsecured and out in the open.   To help you from being a victim of burglary…… Here are some things to remember: 1. Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open window or door is an open invitation for burglars. Thieves are also quick to spot weak locks that may be easily forced open. Doors should have deadbolt locks with a one inch […]



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Suspect Wanted for Theft from Cheswold News and Tobacco

Date Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015

Cheswold Police are currently looking for Matthew B. Langshaw who has a warrant outstanding for Theft in the Town of Cheswold. On April 6, 2015 the suspect entered the Cheswold News & Tobacco Store on Holly Oak Lane and fled with an E-Cigarette and Tank valued at $31.99 without paying for the item. The suspect was viewed on camera by PFC Simms who was called to investigate the incident. The officer was able to identify the suspect and the vehicle he was seen fleeing the scene in through previous encounters and put together a photo line-up where the suspect was identified. Warrants for the suspects arrest were secured by the department on May4th, 2015. Please call 911 or contact the Cheswold Police- PFC Louis Simms at (302) 734-2022.



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News Flash

Date Posted: Friday, March 6th, 2015

Town Hall will be CLOSED Friday 02/20/15



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2015 TOWN ELECTION CANCELLED

Date Posted: Friday, March 6th, 2015

The 2015 Town Election for the Town of Cheswold, Delaware has been cancelled.



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Kent County Levy Court presents Cheswold PD with Grant Check

Date Posted: Friday, March 6th, 2015

On 11/26/14 Kent County Levy Court Commissioner at Large Terry L Pepper and 3rd District Commissioner Allan F Angle met with Town of Cheswold Mayor Donald F. Tinari and Chief of Police Christopher Workman to present them with a grant check in the amount of $5,295.00 to be used by the police department for equipment, overtime and any other necessities. The grant money was based on the departments assist to Delaware State Police in the counties jurisdiction. The Town of Cheswold and the Cheswold Police Department are very grateful for the funds which will go a long way in assisting us to provide services to the community and to purchase and maintain equipment required to perform our duties on a daily basis. We would like to thank Major Robert C Hawkins of the Delaware State Police for his work in this endeavor and the Commissioners of Kent County Levy Court for their […]



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Cheswold Police identify Laundromat Theft Suspect

Date Posted: Friday, March 6th, 2015

After a lengthy investigation and numerous calls on the suspects identity, the Cheswold Police Department have identified Billy Joe Paitsel, a 45 yr old W/M from the Magnolia / Dover area as the suspect who entered Kwons Laundromat on July 17th at approx. 1500 hrs. and used a unknown tool to gain access to the change machine and remove approx. $1,400 in USC from the machine.     Officers were able to obtain surveillance footage of the suspect which was subsequently released to local news outlets. The Cheswold Police Departments received multiple calls identifying the suspect as Mr. Paitsel, even from as far away as Dawson County Georgia Sheriffs Office who supplied the department with photos of the suspect, including a tattoo on the suspects left hand which was not released.  Billy Joe Paitsel is current wanted by the Cheswold Police Department who holds a warrant for Theft Under $1500 and Conspiracy 3rd Degree. […]



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