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NEWS UPDATES


Arrests made in Greenwood home invasion
The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit has arrested three men involved in the Sunday morning home invasion near Greenwood. On Sunday, Aug. 10 at 1:20 a.m., two male suspects made entry into a home located in the 11000 block of Adamsville Road, Greenwood. The suspects tied up a 26-year-old male resident of the home and then removed multiple weapons from the home before fleeing. The victim was not injured. Upon interviewing the victim, detectives were able to establish Damien C. Quillen, 21, of Bridgeville, as one of the suspects and on Tuesday, Aug. 12, Quillen turned himself into Troop 4 after phone calls were made to his residence inquiring about his whereabouts that night. Information was gathered through interviewing Quillen that brothers, Matthew S. Duryea, 20, and Joshua S. Duryea, 24, both of Laurel, were also involved. Matthew and Joshua Duryea were both picked up later Tuesday afternoon at their residence and a search warrant was executed at the home which resulted in the recovery of all seven firearms. All three suspects were charged with home invasion, second degree burglary, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, seven counts of theft of a firearm and second degree conspiracy. The three suspects were arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $99,000 cash bond. In the photo from left: Joshua Duryea, Matthew Duryea and Damien Quillen.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Laurel
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 16, in Laurel. At 2:15 p.m., Donald A. Elzey, 74, of Laurel, was operating a 2005 Harley Davidson XL-1200 motorcycle, traveling westbound on Shiloh Church Road (CR74) approaching Chipmans Pond Road (CR465). A 2002 Cadillac Deville operated by Bart A. Bradley, 29, of Salisbury, Md. was traveling southbound on Chipmans Pond Road and had stopped for a posted stop sign at the intersection of Shiloh Church Road. The Cadillac proceeded through the intersection intending to turn left onto Shiloh Church Road, into the path of the westbound Harley Davidson. Elzey attempted to swerve to the left to avoid the Cadillac, but collided with it in the intersection. After the impact, Elzey was ejected from the motorcycle onto the roadway. Donald Elzey suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Bradley was properly restrained and not injured. Elzey was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors. The crash is under investigation.

Laurel police spot bank robber
A 40-year-old man from Georgetown has been apprehended in connection with the robbery of a Lewes bank on Friday afternoon, Aug. 15. At 4:36 p.m., a male suspect entered the County Bank located at 1609 Savannah Rd., Village of Five Points, Lewes. The suspect approached the female teller, forcibly removed money that she was counting from her hand, and then demanded more. The teller complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim fled the bank on foot and was observed getting into a white Dodge Stratus fleeing the parking lot.ᅠ At 7 p.m. an officer from the Laurel Police Department observed the same vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on US13 southbound. The Dodge fled southbound on US 13 and was later stopped on Line Road (SR54), Maryland, where the suspect, later identified as Christopher Didio, 40, of Georgetown, was taken into custody. Troopers were able to connect Didio to the County Bank robbery in Lewes. He is also a suspect in a bank robbery which occurred in the Seaford Police Departments jurisdiction earlier on Friday. Didio is being held in Maryland on a fugitive warrant pending extradition back to Delaware where he will be charged with second degree robbery and related charges in connection with the County Bank robbery.ᅠ

NEWS BRIEFS

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS - Mixed Martial Arts event coming to Laurel. Page 6

GENERAL FUND - Sharptown Commission to use general fund to pay for projects. Page 6

EMBARRASSMENT - Writer calls World Series umpiring 'an embarrassment'. Page 47

FUNDRAISER - Dinner and auction will benefit arts council and Gallery 207. Page 3

CONCERT SEASON - Seaford Community Concerts Association membership drive underway. Page 5

TRIBUTES - Nominations deadline Friday for Nanticoke Health Tributes. Page 25

PLANNING - Long term care costs are on the rise, and many are unprepared. Page 27

POLICE - Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion. Page 29

LETTERS - An impromptu lesson in leadership is remembered. Page 46

SEMIFINALS - Laurel Big League softball team reaches, wins World Series semifinals. Pages 38 and 39

RACING - Delaware International Speedway and U.S. 13 Dragway results and photos begin on page 40.