DOVER — A 49-year-old man armed with a handgun allegedly barricaded himself in his residence in the 2000 block of General’s Way in Dover on Saturday morning, Delaware State Police said.
Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said the incident took place at around 10:10 a.m., after troopers were dispatched to Glenn Klebart’s residence in reference to an armed subject who was threatening suicide.
Police said Mr. Klebart had allegedly made suicidal statements to his wife and was confirmed to be in possession of a handgun.
The first troopers on the scene set up a perimeter around the residence when they saw Mr. Klebart fire multiple rounds from inside the home, striking an unoccupied parked vehicle. The trooper’s initial investigation determined that the rounds were fired at the vehicle and not at any individual.
Master Cpl. Austin said through a combined effort between the troopers from Troop 3 in Camden who made the initial response and members of the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), who also responded, constructive dialogue was reached with Mr. Klebart.
Mr. Klebart was ultimately convinced to surrender, and at around 11:43 a.m., he exited the residence, at which time he was taken into custody without further incident. He was then taken to a local area hospital for an evaluation. There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the incident.
Midway RV owner faces racketeering charges
LAUREL — William G. Carey, owner of Midway RV & Sales in Laurel, was arrested by the Delaware State Police Troop 4 Financial Crimes Unit in Georgetown on Friday for his alleged involvement in racketeering and theft as part of an ongoing fraud investigation, state police said.
Master Cpl. Michael Austin, a spokesman for the state police, said the original investigation began in September 2018, when a fraud report was filed in reference to a sales agreement that was made with Midway RV & Sales located at 32101 Sussex Highway in Laurel.
Police discovered that Mr. Carey, 58, of Salisbury, Maryland, was taking in consignment used motorhomes and travel trailers and re-selling them. He would then allegedly take the victim’s money to purchase the consigned motorhomes and travel trailers and not pay off the previous liens and would submit falsified sales invoices to the banks and department of motor vehicles.
Mr. Carey was originally arrested on April 4, 2019 on four counts of theft by false pretense over $1,500; 15 counts of falsifying business records; offering false instrument for filing; defrauding secured creditors and six counts of deceptive business practices.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, Mr. Carey was arrested on Friday and charged with following additional offenses: organized crime and racketeering; two counts of theft greater than $100,000 and theft greater than $50,000 but less than $100,000. Mr. Carey was released on $155,000 unsecured bail.
The case continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit. Anybody who might believe they are a victim of this crime is asked to contact Det. Shockley at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
Man found dead on boat in Millsboro
MILLSBORO — A 71-year-old man was found dead on his boat that was docked at a private marina in the rear of his residence along the Indian River in Millsboro on Saturday afternoon, said Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin.
Master Cpl. Austin said troopers responded to a residence in the 17000 block of Paleo Way in reference to an unresponsive man on Saturday. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at around 1:37 p.m. by responding EMS personnel.
The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted to remove the victim and to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
dentification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.
The Delaware State Police, with assistance from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife are currently conducting a death investigation. No foul play is suspected.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. L. Coleman of the Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit in Georgetown by calling 302-644-5020.
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