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Press Release from Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council 9-13-2017

Press Release

From:    Chief William E. Bryson, Chairman
Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council
Chief of Camden Police Department

DATE:        September 13, 2017

REF:           “Coffee for Cops”

On September 12, 2017, Natalie VanDzura and her grandfather, George Taylor attended the Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council’s monthly meeting to donate gift cards from WAWA and Dunkin Donuts to all Delaware police agencies.

Following the murder of Delaware State Police Corporal Stephen Ballard in April of this year Natalie told her mom she wanted to do something for police officers to show how much she appreciates what they do for the communities that they serve.

With the help of her family, Natalie started a lemonade stand to raise money with the intent of purchasing gift cards to be donated to law enforcement officers.  Natalie’s mother Carri posted on Facebook how Natalie wanted to do raise funds to show her support for law enforcement.  The community rallied behind Natalie efforts and she was able to raise $1,555.00, which resulted in 311 gift cards!

On behalf of the Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council, we wanted to share this act of kindness.  It affirms that we can all learn so much from a 7-year-old child who knows the true spirit of kindness and generosity.

Traffic Stop Leads to Firearms/Drug Charges 9-13-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-29695

Date/Time:   Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 2:15AM

Location:  North DuPont Highway and Lepore Road, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department arrested 31-year-old Earl Marsh on firearms and drug related offenses following a traffic stop on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 2:15AM, a brown Ford Explorer being operated by Marsh was stopped in the area of N. DuPont Highway and Lepore Road for failing to maintain a single lane.  Marsh also had a suspended license and had a capias for his arrest.  While Marsh was removed from the vehicle, officers located a handgun inside of the vehicle.  Marsh was also found to be illegally possessing various prescription drugs.  Marsh was taken into custody without incident and was committed to JTVCC in default of $22,000 Secured Bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Controlled Substance (2x)
-Possession Drug Praphernalia
-Traffic Related Offenses

Earl Marsh