WEEKEND #1, 2007
(Memorial Day Weekend)
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
LOUIE'S PIZZA EMPLOYEE RESCUED FROM FALL INTO BASEMENT
Rescuers worked for 40 minutes to free a woman who fell into a basement storage area beneath the kitchen at Louie's Pizza on Rehoboth Avenue. The woman, reported to be in her early 20's, fell when a lift between the basement and first floor gave way Saturday around 4:20 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach firefighters brought in the aerial tower and rescue squad for extrication equipment, and set up the gear inside Louie's.
The woman was successfully pulled from the basement using a Stokes basket around 5 p.m., placed on a stretcher and removed through the rear alley that runs between Dolle's and Kohr Bros.
Stephanie Callaway, Sussex County EMS spokeswoman, said the woman appeared to suffer musculoskeletal injuries to her lower extremities and neck/back injuries, but not life threatening. She was taken to Beebe Hospital.
During the rescue, police shut down traffic around the bandstand, and blocked pedestrian access to six businesses between Kohr Bros and the T-Shirt Locker.
59 LAKE RESTAURANT ISSUED SUMMONS FOR NOISE
The 59 Lake Restaurant started its season much as it did last year -- with a noise complaint. After receiving at least two complaints this past weekend, police discussed the matter with owner Bob Sokolove in front of his parking lot as his patrons watched or scattered from his dining establishment around 1:10 a.m. on Monday.
Sgt. Jack Bushy, accompanied by another officer, cited Sokolove's establishment for violating city ordinance § 189-6B. Sokolove, a Washington lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for Rehoboth Beach mayor in 2005, was issued a summons to appear in the city's alderman's court.
POLICE RESCUE RODENT AND CAT LEFT IN CAR
The occupants of a Ford Crown Victoria were surprised when they returned to their car and found their white furry rodent and cat sitting along the sidewalk guarded by a Rehoboth Beach police officer.
Police received a complaint that the cat appeared to be in distress in a vehicle with Delaware registration on Bayard Avenue near Hickman Street around 12:25 p.m. on Monday.
One officer reported that, although the windows were open, the cat appeared to be in distress. The temperature was in the low 80's and the car was parked in the shade. Police decided to remove the animals while they waited for the SPCA to take them. But the car's occupants returned at 1:10 p.m., before the SPCA arrived. The officer was told to reprimand them for leaving the animals in the car and get their information.
SKATEBOARDER CITED BY REHOBOTH POLICE
Police nabbed this skateboarder in the area of Second Street and Rehoboth Avenue around 1:50 p.m. on Saturday. He was written a traffic summons.
Other skateboarders got off more easily. Rehoboth police reprimanded skateboarders in at least two other occasions this weekend, once on Friday around 1:30 p.m. and again on Sunday at 1:10 a.m. on Surf Avenue at the boardwalk.
Skateboarding is a crime in Rehoboth Beach. Here is what the city's ordinance states.
COUPLE INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
A Kia Sorento Ex and the motorcycle (below, right) were involved in an accident Monday around 3:30 p.m. on northbound First Street at Rehoboth Avenue in downtown Rehoboth Beach. First Street was briefly closed. The man and woman on the motorcycle were taken to Beebe Hospital. Their injuries did not appear life threatening.
BUSY WEEKEND FOR REHOBOTH BEACH PARKING ENFORCERS
This was the line in front of the Rehoboth Beach Parking Meter Department office Friday. Ticket writers started the season with new Casio ticket writing machines and kept busy troubleshooting parking meter and the change machine problems.
AERIAL PHOTO OF GEORGETOWN TAKEN THIS WEEKEND
Photo by Jeremy Settle, WCAV News Director/ News Anchor
LAKE GERAR'S NEW DUCKLINGS AND GOSLINGS.