Delaware Office of Highway Safety provides Cheswold PD with new radar unit.

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

On 6/9/15 The Cheswold Police Department was awarded a new Stalker Dual Radar Unit by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety for their participation in the April Distracted Driver Mobilization. The Cheswold Police Department was selected by random draw of all of the participating departments to receive the equipment. The Cheswold Police Department would like to thank Delaware Office of Highway Safety Director Jana Simpler and Law Enforcement Liaison Roger Miner along with the entire staff for their tireless work with law enforcement and helping to ensure the safety of all residents and visitors of the State of Delaware as the travel our roadways. Chief Workman stated “We work closely with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety to ensure the safety of our citizens and visitors who travel through our town daily. With the limited resources we have financially, assistance from the Delaware OHS by providing updated equipment for us […]



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Former Cheswold Chief of Police Jack W Webb passes away at age 68

Date Posted: Monday, June 8th, 2015

The Cheswold Police Department send their deepest sympathy’s to the family and friends of former Chief of Police Jack W. Webb (ret) who passed away suddenly last Thursday at the age of 68. Chief Webb served 2 years as the Police Chief of Cheswold before being employed by the Delaware Capital Police for over twelve years,retiring as a M/Cpl in September 2014. He was a veteran police officer with over 47 years combined experience serving almost continuously from 1965 to 2014. He retired from Baltimore City (24 years), served 5 years with Ann Arundel County (MD) Sheriff, 4 years Madison County (TN) Sheriff, and served for a 2 years as the Chief of Police in Cheswold DE before being employed by Delaware Capital Police. Chief Webb’s service will be as follows: Saturday June 20, 2015 at 1100 hrs Wyoming United Methodist Church Wyoming Mill Rd Wyoming DE



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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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