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WEEKEND #3, 2010
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
FIRE ON NEW CASTLE STREET IN REHOBOTH BEACH
The report of a fire at a newly built Echelon home belonging to a Delaware Supreme Court justice garnered lots of neighborhood attention Friday morning.
Smoke was reported coming from the third floor around 9:15 a.m. Firefighters discovered that the origin was a malfunctioning exhaust fan/light fixture in the bathroom.
According to a news release from the state fire marshal, damages are estimated at approximately $5,000. No injuries were reported. Rehoboth Beach firefighters were assisted by those from Lewes and Bethany Beach.
VANDALS "TAG" REHOBOTH BANDSTAND
Somebody left a green skull and other markings on the Rehoboth Beach bandstand recently, and police are now investigating. An officer took photos of the markings and police documented the incident on Friday.
POLICE CITE MAN NEAR POODLE BEACH
This man caused quite a scene in the area of Poodle beach late Saturday afternoon. The Rehoboth Beach Patrol called for police after confronting him around 4:25 p.m.
The man supposedly claimed his car had been towed, his cell phone was not working, and a guard said he was creating a disturbance and needed to "sober up."
The guard sat him down on the bench at Saint Lawrence Street. Police interviewed him, checked to see if he were "wanted" and wrote him a civil citation before releasing him.
REHOBOTH BEACH DEDICATES NEW BOARDWALK
Lots of officials along with other familiar Rehoboth faces and media turned out for the dedication of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. In all, more than 60 people attended the event around 2 p.m. Friday.
The WBOC-TV helicopter buzzed overhead and WCAU-TV reporter Tim Furlong with his crew from Philadelphia broadcast live from the boardwalk during the evening newscasts. Click here to watch his 4 p.m. report.
The ribbon cutting was a massive 26-people-wide event, consisting of a wide-array of who's who of Rehoboth. How many faces can you identify?
REHOBOTH BEACH PUBLIC WORKS FILLS SINKHOLE
Shortly after a light rain shower came through the area late Sunday afternoon, this sinkhole was discovered on King Charles Avenue between Brooklyn Avenue and Philadelphia Street. It appears to have been plugged once before, as a sewer line runs beneath. The crew had it patched by 5:30 p.m.
U.S. NAVAL DESTROYER TO JOIN ARTIFICIAL REEF OFF DELAWARE
According to a DNREC news release, the 563-foot USS Arthur W. Radford will become the largest ship ever reefed in the Atlantic Ocean later this year. It is docked in Philadelphia being prepared for its final voyage to the Del-Jersey-Land reef about 26 miles southeast of Indian River Inlet.
Photo: Hugh Carberry, New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
2 WELL KNOWN REHOBOTH FACES
Cheryl Blackman and Steve Elkins were hanging in the CAMP Rehoboth courtyard during MOSAIC's Saturday evening art walk.
MOPED REPORTED MISSING ON WILMINGTON AVE--- Rehoboth Beach police took a report around 10:30 p.m. Friday that a moped had been taken from the area of the Mariachi Restaurant at 14 Wilmington Avenue.
Supposedly the moped was last seen around 7 or 8 p.m. loaded on a gold-colored pickup truck similar to a Chevrolet Avalanche as shown in the below photo from edmunds.com. Police have not yet commented on the case.
MISPLACED BEETLE FOUND TWO HOURS, SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY--- A Rehoboth Beach visitor reported misplacing a baby blue Volkswagen Beetle after having left it at a metered parking space at First Street and Philadelphia Avenue the prior day.
Police started the hunt after receiving the complaint around 4 p.m. on Saturday. They checked with the towing companies and with the parking meter department. None had taken the car.
About two hours later, an officer on patrol stumbled across the Beetle! He found it parked in the Convention Center parking lot with the windows down and keys inside. A seasonal police officer guarded the car for about 90 minutes while officers attempted to determine how it got there.
ANOTHER FLAT-SCREEN TV TAKEN--- A man reported to Rehoboth Beach police Saturday morning that his home in the ocean block of Columbia Avenue had been burglarized sometime during the week. He said a flat-screen TV had been taken.
WHALE SIGHTING OFF OCEAN CITY--- Beach Patrol Capt. Butch Arbin says a whale was sighted swimming along the beach on Friday near 130th Street. On Saturday, the same or another whale was seen on the south end of Ocean City, and has not been seen since.
SQUIRREL BITES PERSON--- The Bethany Beach ambulance was sent to Black Gum Drive in the Cat Hill Development in South Bethany around 7 p.m. Sunday for a person bitten by a squirrel. The patient declined ambulance transport to the hospital.
WEEKEND WATER RESCUE INCIDENTS--- Rescuers in Ocean City responded to the Rodeway Inn on 29th Street around 7:25 a.m. Saturday. A guest on one of the Inn's balconies reported a surfer out too far in the ocean. Officials found the surfers, but none were determined to be in distress.
Also on Saturday, rescuers were summoned to the Delaware Seashore State Park
around 6:40 p.m. The caller said his uncle was stranded on the inlet jetty when
the tide came in. Before officials could arrive, the man called back and said
his uncle made it safely to shore.
EARLY MORNING FIRE ALARMS--- Here are the overnight Ocean City fire alarm activations since Friday:
Friday, 3 a.m., Ocean Break Condo at 12101 Assawoman Dr., a third-floor fire alarm pull station activated the building's audible alarm system. There was no fire.
Friday, 6:50 a.m., Days Inn at 2200 Baltimore Ave., firefighters suspected the alarm was activated by workers who were painting around a detector when it tripped the alarm system. The hotel was being evacuated as firefighters arrived.
Sunday, 1 a.m., Stowaway Grand Hotel at 2100 Baltimore Ave., firefighters suspected that food in the coffee shop microwave activated the hotel's audible alarm system.
OC ASSAULTS--- Ocean City EMS personnel kept busy on the overnight shifts with assault calls, especially on Friday. They responded to 10 assault calls early Friday, five early Saturday and three early Sunday. Some of the calls were for more than one patient, but none of the calls sounded serious, and many declined to be taken to the hospital by medic.
Typically the assault victims seem to be males in their late teens or early 20's. Most have minor injuries with cuts to their face. Here's this weekend's list.
NEWS RELEASES / NEWS REPORTS:
PARKING WARS COULD LEAD TO CITATIONS IN REHOBOTH
EXCHANGE STUDENTS ROBBED (outside Rehoboth, Wednesday)
BIZARRE SERIES OF ACCIDENTS (outside Rehoboth, Wednesday)
BEACHGOERS TAKE NOTE OF WINTER STORM DAMAGE
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