WEEKEND #5, 2022

June 27, 2022

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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It's not something that happens often in downtown Rehoboth Beach.

Last Tuesday night, when police attempted a traffic stop in the second block of Baltimore Avenue, the man driving this silver Mercedes sped off and led police on a 90-second pursuit across downtown Rehoboth. Police said the car had a fictitious Delaware license plate.

Photo courtesy Wesley Combs

It started around 7:05 p.m. just west of First Street. As the officer attempted to stop the driver for the violation, an unknown passenger exited the car and the suspect drove off in the Mercedes headed west to Second Street, then south across Rehoboth Avenue, and west on Christian Street. He failed to stop at the stop signs and for the red light and failed to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk, police said.

The chase ended here on Rehoboth Avenue at the crossover from Christian Street. He was surrounded by police cars and was boxed in after a fender-bender with a Honda Accord. Police say he struck one of the police cars too as he attempted to continue to flee.

As officers were taking the driver into custody he attempted to discard a bag of suspected drugs, police said. Officers found various suspected drugs including cocaine, heroin, oxycodone and marijuana in the car along with paraphernalia related to drug distribution.

Amazingly, nobody was injured.

Police later identified the man as Terence C. Savage, 34, of Millsboro, Del.

He was arrested and charged with two felony charges; disregarding a police officer's signal and possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity. Savage was charged with five misdemeanor charges; resisting arrest, possession of marijuana other than personal use, possession of a prescription drug without a prescription, possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance without a prescription, and possession of paraphernalia not related to personal use of marijuana. Finally, Savage was charged with 10 traffic charges; driving a vehicle at an unreasonable speed, failing to stop at a red light, failing to stop at a stop sign (twice), disregarding the right-of-way of pedestrians in a crosswalk, expired tags, fictitious registration, failing to have a registration card in possession, and failing to have learner's permit in possession.

Savage was presented before the Justice of the Peace Court #3 for a bail hearing and committed to the Department of Correction in lieu of $7150 secured bail.

This incident raises concerns about what kind of underground drug market exists in downtown Rehoboth. In 2003, the DEA conducted a lengthy investigation involving several downtown locations that led to numerous arrests. That had followed a suspected fatal drug overdose at the old Cloud 9.


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"We got a surprise at last Friday's Commissioners meeting that has led to a number of calls from concerned citizens," writes Comm. Susan Gay in her June 23 e-newsletter. "In response to a citizen comment at the meeting, we learned that the current Sandcastle Motel structure, which is currently being renovated by new owners, is set to undergo partial demolition over the next few weeks, starting this past Monday, June 20," she said.

Harvey, Hanna & Associates, the developer behind Dewey's Hyatt Place, plans to turn the former Sandcastle Motel into an upscale hotel with an elegant restaurant. Renovations started this past winter, but during the past couple of weeks, it has included significant demolition. The city code, she points out, prohibits demolitions from May 15 through September 15, not only because of noise and disruption during the summer season, but also for public safety.

Some of the commissioners expressed concern and are calling for further public discussion. The agenda for the special meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, beginning at 9 a.m., has been amended to include: "Discuss status of construction permits and work authorization for the reconstruction of the former Sandcastle Hotel," she pointed out.

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It's rare for a pedestrian to get hit in downtown Rehoboth Beach. But last week, a 51-year-old man crossing First Street at Baltimore Avenue was struck by a passing Ford F150 pickup truck. It happened around 1 p.m. last Monday at Dinah Lingo's Grocery.

He was taken to the hospital with a minor injury, pain in his leg. Lt. Jaime Riddle, police spokesman, says the driver was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in the crosswalk, Title 21 § 4142.


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A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured last week in separate pedestrian accidents on Coastal Highway in Ocean City.

Around 9:40 p.m. last Monday, police say Noah Day, 22, of Elkton, Maryland was struck and killed here near 46th Street. Day was a volunteer firefighter in town for the annual Maryland State Fireman's Association (MSFA) convention. The preliminary investigation determined that he was in the roadway and not in a marked crosswalk, police said. The driver of the striking auto remained at the scene.

Just before 10:20 p.m. last Wednesday, a woman was struck on Coastal Highway at 139th Street. No word yet on her current condition or if there are any charges. The striking auto and driver were located at 138th Street.


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While officers were investigating the pedestrian accident at 139th Street last Wednesday evening, a woman flagged them down to report that she had just been attacked by a raccoon. She was treated by EMS on the scene, but the raccoon was not immediately located, says Ashley Miller, Ocean City police spokeswoman.

About five hours later -- around 5 a.m. Thursday -- Miller says a second woman, an 85-year-old, called 9-1-1 to report that she too was attacked by a raccoon in the area of 141st Street. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital with several injuries from the attack.

Officers established a perimeter in an attempt to corral the critter, Miller said, and called animal control to assist.

Here is Cesar Campos' interesting video of the eventual raccoon capture.

Officials later confirmed that the raccoon tested positive for rabies. Anybody who had been bitten or scratched is advised to seek medical attention.

Photos courtesy Cesar Campos, Campos Media


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Three males were stabbed during a fight late last Monday night in downtown Ocean City. Police say it happened here in the area of Wicomico Street and Atlantic Avenue (boardwalk) just before midnight.

The victims are 17, 18 and 21. One was taken by ambulance to a trauma center and the other two were flown by helicopters. Delaware State Police Trooper 2 and Maryland State Police Trooper 4 flew them from the Coast Guard station. All three had serious injuries and each one was taken to a different trauma center. Two were last reported in stable condition and one had been already released.

A teen who was involved in the fight was arrested and charged with affray, police said. Additional suspects fled the scene. Detectives continue to investigate this incident.

Photos courtesy Ocean City Live


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"In these times with so much negativity in the news, wars, guns, Covid, etc... it's sure nice to host just the opposite here at The Starboard in Dewey Beach with something utterly silly, kinda stupid, but totally 100 percent fun for all," says Steve "Monty" Montgomery of The Starboard after this past Saturday's celebration.

Montgomery estimated the crowd this year to have been in the thousands. At The Starboard about 600 folks left to run the beach with the Bull, he said. The first 400 received a free T-shirt as they left the beach reading "ATHLETE... I RAN WITH THE BULL!"

Photo courtesy Rich Macha

In the morning, hundreds of kids turned out on the beach to run the bull and then staged a 'bull fight' (that's two kids in a bull costume!). Kids lined up to race the Bull and The Starboard's Shark.

As the National Anthem was sung, the crowd departed The Starboard and hit the beach to 'chase' (more of a brisk walk at best) the Bull. In the sky, World War II-era planes performed several passes followed by their famous white smoke!

The crowd was filled with politicians and celebrities like Delaware-born actor Ryan Phillippe. Here he is with Montgomery.

This is ESPN commentator and matador "Stanford" Steve Coughlin with singer Kristen Kwolek of Kristen & The Noise.

The adult version of the Bull Fight was won by Coughlin after many passes by The Starboard's Bull! Does the Bull ever win?

Over a decade ago, Montgomery points out, they turned this crazy fun into a fundraiser for the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company. Each year it generates thousands of dollars in both donations and merchandise sales which he donates to the fire company.

This year's total, Montgomery says, is approximately $15,000. That is on top of the $28,000 The Starboard already donated earlier this year.

"All in all, Saturday's Bull Run made plenty of folks smile and laugh," Montgomery adds, "with plenty of 'beverages' for the adult run making for a heck of a party, Dewey Beach style."


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Despite the approaching threatening weather last Wednesday evening, law enforcement, volunteers and athletes came together for the 36th Annual Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

More than 500 law enforcement officers ran one of several legs spanning the state held between last Wednesday and Friday.

This particular leg began at Fenwick Island and traveled to the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand for a brief ceremony. This was the torch being carried for the one-mile run to Grove Park.

In its history, Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics has raised more than $9.25 million to support Special Olympics Delaware's year-round program of quality sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or cognitive delays. A family of over 5,000 volunteers makes this program possible for the more than 4,200 athletes who compete in Special Olympics Delaware. The organization builds sports skills, confidence, strength, motivation, and self-esteem, not just for the athletes, but for everyone involved.

Information about the event and maps of the run are on the web.


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A mural honoring the West Rehoboth community was unveiled last Monday as part of the Juneteenth celebration. It illustrates the importance of West Rehoboth, its contributions and history. Leah Beach, Developing Artist Collaboration, founder and director, explained its significance to the crowd. Her Collaboration, which finds itself now a part of the community, was instrumental in making the mural a reality.

The mural artist, Terrance Vann, is a West Rehoboth native who used his talents to help tell the community's history through his art.

To accompany the mural, this fall they plan to create a video documentary with a dedicated website that will document West Rehoboth history.

This wall is the rear of Henlopen Station at Malloy Street and Central Street. This is what that corner used to look like in the fall of 2019.

More details and photos are in the Cape Gazette.



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MYSTERIOUS OIL INCIDENT--- Around 2 p.m. last Friday, a woman walking on the beach along the south edge of Rehoboth stepped in some substance she originally thought was tar, right where the hard sand meets the soft sand. She tried to brush it off with her hands which caused her hands to be covered in it as well. She came to the Rehoboth Beach Patrol headquarters where she explained the situation and was able to sort of wash it off. It was assumed to be oil at that point. The Coast Guard and DNREC were notified. On Saturday, a spokeswoman for the Coast Guard said she was aware of the incident but she was not aware of any related incidents.



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