BlockWatch - We had reports of multiple burglaries & thefts from cars in Brookland Terrace in the past several weeks


After a successful manhunt through NCC Woodland Run Park the New Castle County Police made an burglary related arrest this week .

It is thought that a suspect is still at large & any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to 911

If you have any  info please contact the 911 or NCCPD Criminal Investigation Unit 302-395-8110

If there are any additional crimes please notify us 302.463.2239 brooklandterrace@gmail.com


Centerville Road New No Stopping Standing or Parking

Thank you for all of the help from our elected officials & Principal Phillips at  Marbrook Elementary School getting this done so quickly & every one in the community that has been working on the for months - & years .


Initially the Department will move forward to install NO STOPPING STANDING OR PARKING signs before the school year starts near the crosswalk and bus stop on Centerville Road, across from the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue. This focuses on the safety of students crossing the roadway and reduces potential conflicts between cars and buses during car pool hours. We agree that it would be safer for students to be dropped off and picked up in the school parking lot and we trust this message will again be given at meetings at the beginning of the school year.

We will observe traffic operations after the school year starts to determine if further parking restrictions are needed.

Thomas E. Meyer P.E.
Traffic Studies Manager
Delaware Department of Transportation
169 Brick Store Landing Road
Smyrna DE 19977
fax   :302-653-2860


12th America’s 9/11 Ride Along Interstate I-95 Saturday, August 18


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

12th America’s 9/11 Ride Along Interstate I-95

Saturday, August 18

New Castle -- The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that a planned motorcycle rally to support 9/11 is expected to impact northbound Interstate 95 on Saturday, August 18. The America's 9/11 Ride is about Remembering the Heroes, Volunteers, and Victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  The America’s 9//11 Ride is an Annual Memorial Ride which takes place in August respecting each site and the survivors, allowing them to mourn during September.

Motorists should expect major delays on I-95 northbound when the rally begins in DC and no traffic will be allowed to pass the riders.  There will be a rolling rock block from DC to Rommel’s Harley Davidson in New Castle.  The rolling rock block will decrease in speed when the bikers approach the Newark Toll Plaza in order to pay tolls.  This will cause several miles of back-ups on I-95 northbound.  This event will require the temporary closure of I-95 northbound on-ramps from the Newark Toll Plaza to I-295 for several minutes until the procession passes each on-ramp. Ramps along I-295 between I-95 and Route 9 will be impacted as the motorcycles travel to Rommel’s Harley Davidson (formerly known as Mike's Famous) in New Castle for a rest stop. Once the procession passes, the ramps will be open to traffic onto I-95.

After riders leave the Rommel’s Harley Davidson in New Castle, police officers will temporarily shut down the northbound traffic on the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

Message boards will display traffic related messages to warn of ramp closures that are caused by this event. Information will also be posted on DelDOT's radio station, WTMC 1380 AM.

For further information for the planned motorcycle rally, www.Americas911ride.org
Louise A. Holt
Public Information Officer
DelDOT-Public Relations
Phone:   760-2082
Fax:       739-2092


New Castle County Detectives Apprehend Burglary Suspect

 Edward Brittingham

New Castle County Detectives have arrested Edward Brittingham, a 54-year-old male who resides in the 2000 block of Linkwood Avenue in the community of Brack Ex in Wilmington. The suspect has been linked to a burglary that occurred earlier this month.

On Monday, July 16 at 1:43 p.m., County Police responded to the unit block of Maryland Avenue in the community of Brookland Terrace for a burglary that just occurred. When officers arrived, they learned that a witness had been driving past the home and observed an unknown male standing in the rear of the residence. Moments later, the individual observed the subject as he entered the home through a rear window.

Police learned that the suspect removed several pieces of jewelry from the 76-year-old victim’s residence before fleeing out the front door of the home after he was confronted by the passerby. 

During the investigation, police found evidence at the scene and that would link Edward Brittingham to the crime. On Thursday afternoon (07/26) at 5:19 p.m., officers responded to Brittingham’s home and he was taken into custody without incident.

Edward Brittingham was charged with the following crimes:

Burglary in the Second Degree
Criminal Mischief
He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $5,000 cash.