Showing posts with label Delaware. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Delaware. Show all posts

Friday, October 28, 2011

Middleford Mud Bog - This Weekend

Due to the bad weather expected for tomorrow the mudbog has been CANCELED
Mud Bog Action This Weekend !!
Seaford, Delaware
This event has a flat pit and 'hill and hole'.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Gates Open - 10:30 AM
Registration - 12:30 PM
Racing Starts - 1:00 PM

"Freak Nasty"
Driver Chuck West

General Admission: $8.00
Children 10 & under: FREE
Pit Admission: $8.00
For more information contact:
Chuck West - 302-258-9085
"Freak Nasty"
Chuck West - Driver

Hope to see you there...........

***This event has no affilation with the Gumboro Mud Bog and it's point system.***

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


DELMAR — Police are seeking the whereabouts of a 23-year-old Delmar woman who was last seen by family on Dec. 3.

The family of Whitney L. Bennett, of the 3600 block of Susan Beach Road, contacted police on Dec. 9 after becoming concerned about her welfare.

Delaware State Police learned that Bennett may have visited a friend in Fruitland, Md., on Dec. 4.

Anyone with information is asked to call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or visit

Monday, November 29, 2010

Police Still Searching For Teen Wanted In Shooting

DOVER, Del.- Police in Delaware nearly captured an 18-year-old man believed to have fired shots at a Maryland state trooper, but he was able to run away.

Authorities had been looking for Wyatt A. Young of Hebron, Md., who allegedly fired at the trooper Friday. At around 7:40 p.m. Sunday, however, police say they stopped Young, who was allegedly driving a stolen car on SR#1 in the area of Bayview Road in Middletown. After the vehicle was stopped, Young fled on foot.

Police used dogs and helicopters to search for Young until Monday morning, when they scaled back the search effort. Young is described as white, 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who spots Young or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911. Citizens may also contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or provide tips online at or contact the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at (410) 749-3101.

When captured, Young will face attempted murder and related charges.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Punkin Chunkin This Weekend !!

When it comes to performing before large outdoor crowds, Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have some experience.

After all, it was just last weekend when the duo warmed up the crowd at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" in Washington D.C.

On that day, aerial photography analysis commissioned by CBS News estimated that the rally drew about 215,000. So when Savage and Hyneman host this weekend's Punkin Chunkin, which drew about 80,000 people last year, their nerves should be calm.

With about 115 teams competing in the pumpkin-flinging event and Discovery Channel television crews crawling across the Wheatley farm working on this year's specials, Punkin Chunkin Association spokesman Frank Shade has a prediction for this weekend: "Absolute chaos -- controlled mayhem."

For the third year in a row, Discovery Networks will produce a special at this weekend's event to be simulcasted Thanksgiving night on both the Discovery and Science channels with Savage and Hyneman serving as hosts. A one-hour "Road to Punkin Chunkin" documentary will air the night before, Nov. 24, on the Science Channel.

"Next to football games, turkey and pumpkin pie, Punkin Chunkin is a national Thanksgiving tradition," Clark Bunting, Discovery Channel president and general manager said in a statement announcing this year's programming, which will be filmed at the event site near Bridgeville at the Wheatley Farm.

It's hard to underestimate the power of the Discovery Channel exposure for Delaware's quirkiest event, which officially kicks off Friday at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Sunday with the naming of this year's champion. Before 2008, the event drew about 30,000 to 50,000 spectators. Last year's record crowd of 80,000 is expected to be surpassed this year.

"We could go well into six digits," Shade predicted. "The Discovery folks have put us over the top."

Mike Sorensen, executive producer of the Science Channel's Punkin Chunkin specials, said last year's Punkin Chunkin coverage was the highest-rated special in the channel's history, drawing in plenty viewers across the country to watch what was once Delaware's own secret.

"It's American ingenuity at its best," Sorensen said. "People get a peek into this world. The machines are incredible. The people are great. And they are really into it, fighting for bragging rights."

This year, the television crew for the specials have doubled to about 40 people, he said, adding that slow motion cameras and new technology usually used to track golf balls for television audiences will be used for the pumpkins for the first time.

Punkin Chunkin's relationship with Discovery goes back to 2003, when the cable network first produced its first pumpkin-filled hour-long special. Back then, about 65 machines competed in front of about 25,000 people. The television exposure wasn't completely new. In the mid-'90s, "The Late Show with David Letterman" famously flung pumpkins down 52nd Street in Manhattan and several cable networks have aired segments on the event over the years.

Sorensen said Savage and Hyneman are perfect to host Punkin Chunkin and the pair will lean on their own engineering expertise while inspecting the machines and interviewing participants.

"This is absolutely their territory and their crowd," he said. "Their engineering knowledge is unmatched. And I think once we get them with the characters there and their machines, it'll be such a great fit. This event was really made for these guys."

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thieves Pulled Over For Seat Belt Violation

OCEAN CITY -- Thousands of dollars in suspected stolen property was recovered when Selbyville police stopped a Dodge Caravan for seat belt violations.

Selbyville police were advised to look for the vehicle after receiving a tip that it had been involved in a burglary in Ocean Pines.

According to Lt. Greg Schoepf of the Ocean Pines Police Department, two residents returned home Saturday to find two strangers on their front porch. Once confronted, the two people said they were feeling weak and looking for some juice, according to police.

After the strangers left, the residents went inside to discover their house had been broken into and several items had been stolen. They immediately called Ocean Pines Police to report what had happened and give them a description of the vehicle.

They later identified James W. Cloyd, 63, of Berlin and Patricia J. Clemer, 25, of Berlin as the two who had been on their porch, police said.

After confirming it was the same vehicle that had fled the burglary in Ocean Pines, police held the occupants until Ocean Pines Police officers and detectives with the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation could arrive.

Upon searching the vehicle authorities found about $4,400 in suspected stolen property, drug paraphernalia and 40 100-mg pills of a controlled substance.

The suspected stolen property included several televisions, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, tools, videos and DVDs, according to Scott Collins, chief of the Selbyville Police Department.

"I think it's ironic -- they do a burglary and then get stopped for a couple of seat belts," Collins said.

Some of the stolen property has already been returned. Collins said additional property is expected to be returned to the original owners once they are found and able to identify it.

Cloyd and Clemer were charged with six counts of receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle for drug distribution, two traffic offenses of not wearing seat belts and not having valid insurance.

Cloyd is being held at Sussex Correctional Institute on $34,100 secure bond, and Clemer is being held on $33,000 secure bond.

Charges in Maryland are pending, police said, as well as additional charges in Delaware.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Del. Man Accused Of Killing Officer Gets Trial Postponed

I can't help but feel sadness for the Spicer family. A trial postponement just IS NOT fair when lawyer's suddenly, after ONE year, seem to think this "animal" must be insane!

GEORGETOWN — The trial of a man accused of killing a Georgetown police officer last year has been postponed so his lawyers can do research for their client’s insanity defense.

Derrick J. Powell’s trial was scheduled to begin Oct. 11 in Georgetown. He is charged with first-degree murder in the September 2009 shooting of police officer Chad Spicer. The Attorney General’s office has said it will seek the death penalty.

Superior Court Judge T. Henley Graves and lawyers will meet Friday to discuss a new trial date.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mother Arrested After 3-Year-Old Son Fires Gun

SEAFORD, Del.- Seaford police say an 18-year-old woman is facing charges after her 3-year-old son fired two shots from a .410 shotgun, which struck the roll-up door of a firehouse.

Christy A. Smullen is charged with tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangering, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief over $1,000 and discharging a weapon in city limits. She was released on $8,000 unsecured bail, pending a preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas.

It happened about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday when officers received a report that the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department was being shot at. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two bullet holes in a roll-up door on the west side of the firehouse.

Police say an investigation showed that a 3-year-old boy on a porch across the street had gotten the unsecured loaded shotgun from the home and fired at the firehouse.

Smullen, who is the boy's mother, was taken into custody and arrested on the aforementioned charges. Police say the shotgun was also recovered from the home and found to have been loaded with .38-caliber ammunition.

Seaford police detectives executed a search warrant at the home on the 200 block of Cannon Street where they located additional ammunition and a BB gun.

The Delaware Division of Family Services also responded and placed the child with his father.

Riding Students Raise Money To Save Horse From Slaughter

These young ladies have already begun to make a difference in this world. Be sure to visit the website.

SELBYVILLE -- The "kill pit" is where horses unworthy of auction are kept.

They are broken, bleeding and on the brink of death, awaiting transport to a foreign slaughterhouse.

"There was a horse there in extreme pain, suffering from stomach colic and a broken leg," said Shelley Wright-Estevam, owner of Sweet Meadow Stable. "While he was trying to lay down to relieve his pain, his rope was tied too short to find any comfort."

Moments later, she said, the horse died.

For 10 years, Wright-Estevam has been traveling to the New Holland Sales Stable in New Holland, Pa., to purchase horses that would otherwise be sold to slaughterhouses. She's rescued about 20 horses. This year, a group of her riding students took up the cause and purchased Rosco, a 5-year-old quarter horse cross.

"He was cute as a button," said Peyton Carter, 13. "We bid on him because he was in our price range and he turned out to be the most wonderful horse."

The other girls involved are Tarryn Chichester, 15, Rebecca Saltzman, 17, Taylor Smith, 16, and Andi Wade, 14. All live in the Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach area.

Tarryn Chichester, 15, of Reston, Va., Rebecca Saltzman, 17, of Randolph, N.J., , Peyton Carter, 13, of Rehoboth Beach, Taylor Smith, 16, of Ellicott City, Md., Andi Wade, 14, of Selbyville and Sweet Meadow Stable owner Shelly Wright-Estevam pose with Rosco, whom the girls rescued from slaughter. (Scott Nathan photo)

If you help Contact Mindi or Peyton Carter at 302-227-6364 to find out how you can help rescue horses. For more information on Sweet Meadow Stable, visit

Carter and her friends began raising funds for Rosco early this summer, through bake sales, baby-sitting, business sponsorships and other means. They raised more than $1,000. With taxes, Rosco cost $505. According to Wright-Estevam, all horses worth less than $700 are purchased by "killer buyers," who ship the animals to Canada or Mexico where they are processed for their meat.

"All horses are slaughtered for human consumption in foreign countries," Wright-Estevam said. "With a large racing industry, America is the largest producer of horse meat."

Rosco lucked out.

"We already have a few people interested in buying him," Carter said. "But we have to make sure that whoever takes him does not plan to send him back to auction."

The girls have dubbed their effort "The Sweet Meadow Stable 2010 Rescue Team," and plan to continue raising funds to purchase more horses. Mindi Carter, Peyton's mother, said the girls could use all the community support they can get.

"They are doing this pretty much on their own, with guidance from their instructor, while learning valuable life lessons along the way," she said.

Monday, July 5, 2010

"Extreme Makeover" Show Looking For Delaware Families

BETHANY BEACH -- ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is ready to improve life for a southern Delaware family.

The show seeks nominations to bring Ty Pennington, his crew and that famous bus to the First State.

Typically, the show focuses on families who already own a home, but it is branching out to those who are renting.

"With the economy now, people have lost their homes or can't afford to buy their first home," said Jackie Topacio, the show's casting producer. "We're hoping we could possibly get that family out of renting and into a home."

Topacio said she looks forward to casting a family in southern Delaware, not only to highlight a new area for the show, but also because of the abundant amount of beaches, nature and history.

"This would be great," she said. "Not everyone knows about southern Delaware; I've been doing research, and it looks great out there."

Not only has the popular show changed the lives of families around the country, but it has also had a large impact on the community surrounding the construction.

"We reach out to the city, mayor and the whole town to mobilize all of the volunteers," Topacio said. "Even strangers come out and say how neat and cool it is to be part of changing the family's life."

Topacio said producers are beginning their search now for the premiere of the eighth season, which is slated to air in the fall. The process of choosing a family, signing paperwork, beginning and ending construction will take anywhere between three months to a year, she said.

"We are looking for families of good people who always give back to their community," Topacio said. "They deserve an extreme makeover to their home."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


WILMINGTON - Police in New Castle County have issued an Amber Alert after a 3-year-old was reportedly abducted from a Delaware home at gunpoint early Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to the Murray Manor Trailer Park on the 500 block of 6th Avenue at about 2:20 a.m. following reports of a child being abducted by three gunmen.

The child's 24-year-old father said he awoke to three males assaulting him with the butt of a handgun. He was knocked unconscious during the attack and when he arose, he discovered his son and the child's mother were missing.

The victim told police he believes the mother, 24-year-old Ashlie Stumbers, has full custody of his child and she may have played a role in the incident.

The missing child, identified as Brian Kenney, is said to be 3-foot-tall and weighs 45 pounds. He has blond hair, blue eyes and was last wearing blue and yellow pajamas with a print on the front.

Stumbers is said to be 5-foot-4, 135 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have any information on Kenney's or Stumbers' whereabouts, call 911.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Where is Christine Sheddy?

It's been much too quiet for months now on the case of the missing mother Christine Sheddy.

A Delaware resident visiting friends that lived on the outskirts of Pocomoke city that vanished without a trace over two years ago.

All of a sudden the uproar has died as fast as it reared. Even with shouldering the attacks the PPE absorbed.

What's the hold-up on the DNA of the remains that were found on a local beach that authorities assumed to be of Christine?

A womans remains (bones) were found recently by hunters at a boat ramp near "Dover" on Port Mahon Road, this area is where Christine Sheddy lived. The remains (bones) have been there so long that even the race of the womans remains are undetectable and DNA samples had to be lab tested. The results are estimated to be returned in 90 days so why is it taking so long for DNA results of the skull found on Assateague Island.

Although I'm literally hated for exposing the raw truth of the matter and sticking-up for the PCVFD I still to this day continue to search diligently for answers in this case of the missing mother.

This case will not go away. The good people of Pocomoke still want answers. They volunteered their precious time and monies on more than one occasion only to be chastised by the great hope in the end.

Local LE has worked overtime again and again with no answers. The suspects have moved about endlessly causing turmoil and chaos for others in their path only to return to Pocomoke.

We were told by the new hope "they were being interrogated". We were told "they were cooperating" and that "leads" and "witness's" were "coming forward". What did we get? A long series of embellishments and plagiarism compiled into chapters of who shot John (BS) for one reason and one reason only.

This "new hope", granted, has a silver tongue and even fooled me for a short period. So I don't place blame on those that hate me for exposing the "new hope". I had my hopes up as well and was blinded for a minute, but not much longer.

Where is the "new hope" now? What poor unsuspecting family is she chasing at present? What community is the "new hope" trying to segregate? Who is the "new hope" trying to sue? Which LE agency is being accused of a conspiracy? Yes the "new hope" still has a few of the lesser minded twisted around her little finger, but I bet that Christine's family has had second thoughts by now.

Through all the flack, attacks, and down right mean spirited nonsense we are still here and looking. We need no pat on the back. We need no recognition. We just want Christine found. Period! It's been too long.

Although we must face the facts that many have gone missing and have never been found, sad as it may be it's a reality.

Where is the hero that rode in on the white horse now?

We are still here!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Auction of Abandoned Vehicles, Bikes, Misc Items

Sat., Nov. 7th 2009 10A.M.

Delmar PD 400 S. Penn Ave, Delmar, MD

Vehicle Inspection 9 A.M. Day of Sale Only

Terms of Sale: Cash or Certified Check day of Sale.

Vehicles must be moved day of sale 410-896-3131

  • 81 Chevy Silverado 1GCHC33W0BZ145467
  • 85 Cadi Fleetwood 1G6CB6980F4355905
  • 87 Ford P/U 1FTDF15Y5HNA42196
  • 87 Jeep Cherokee 1JCMT7837HT186256
  • 90 Dodg Caravan 2B4K45KXLR573548
  • 90 Hond Accord 1HGCB7151LA061111
  • 90 Isuzu P/U JAACL11L6L7218918
  • 91 Chev Cap Wagon 1G1BL83E0MW254700
  • 91 Ford T Bird 1FAPP60T7MH103081
  • 91 Ford Tempo 2FAPP36X9M199060
  • 91 Hond Civic 1HGED3542ML041128
  • 92 Ford T Bird 1FAPP6042NH155082
  • 92 Hond Accord 1HGCB7655NA123900
  • 92 Hond Accord 1HGCB7273NA019817
  • 92 Merc Topaz 1MEPM36XXNK653714
  • 92 Toyo Paseo JT2EL45F7N0053067
  • 93 Chev Astro Van 1GNDM15Z7PB148333
  • 93 Chev Conv Van 2GBEG25KXP4117495
  • 93 Dodg Caravan 2B4GH253xpr303452
  • 93 Ford Explorer 1FMDU34X7PUB75083
  • 93 Merc Tracer S/W 3MAPM15J2PR676776
  • 93 Olds Cutlass 1G3AG55N2P6304889
  • 95 Cadi Deville 1G6KD52B8SU207761
  • 95 Olds Cutlass 1G3AJ55M9S6351452
  • 95 Geo Prism 1Y1SK5266SZ082005
  • 96 Dodg Van 2B4FP2533TR628677
  • 96 Ford Explorer 1FMDU34X3TUB28742
  • 96 Ford Taurus 1FALP51U3TA252840
  • 96 Niss Altima 1N4BU31D7TC157579
  • 97 Ford Expedition 1FMEU1762VLA51351
  • 97 Ford Escort 1FALP13P4VW284914
  • 97 Ford Taurus 1FALP52U1VA128647
  • 97 Olds Cutlass 1G3WH52M8VF337598
  • 98 Dodg Stratus 1B3EJ46X4WN220561
  • 98 Ford Ranger 1FTYR10C0WTA18109
  • 98 Ford Taurus S/W 1FALP57U7TA199289
  • 98 Hyund Accent KMHVD14N6WU395773
  • 99 Ford Escort 3FAKP1132XR161856
  • 00 Chev Cavalier 1G1JC5245Y7335131
  • 00 Ford Crown Vic 2FAFP71W6YX136413
  • 01 Dodg Van 2B7HB11X11K552881
  • 01 Hyund Accent KMHCG45C21U248890
  • 04 Hyund Sonata KMHWF25S74A977923
  • Unknown wooden Trailer
  • Food Provided by Delmar Wesleyan Church

Eastern Shore Auctions 443-235-5717 or 410-548-3137 Willie Benton Jr, Auctioneer