Light Out on SB Centerville RD Bridge Reported to Del-DOT

Fixed 27 August 

Del -DOT Traffic Maintenance Control New Castle County

Broken Door Window Reported to Police - 100 Block Of Brookland Ave

In the 100 Block Brookland Ave back door had broken window .

it would appear that entry was prevented by keyed deadbolt .  

Next BTCC Meeting Tuesday the  3rd of September 7PM

At Marbrook Elementary School
2101 Centerville Road  Wilmington, DE 19805

2013 Meeting Dates
 September 3rd
November 5th

 Brookland Terrace Civic Club
Incorporated 1940

200 Hillside Ave
Wilmington Delaware 19805
United States of America






Search for Pictures of the Gulf Station that was at Price’s Corner


My husband, Al “Butch” Williams is looking for a picture of the Gulf Station that was at Price’s Corner. 

It had a coffee shop attached.

His Dad, Al Sr., and his brother Wilmer “Rudy” operated it and the one on Maryland Ave. and Boxwood Rd.

I have been on “Memories of Wilmington” facebook page, the News Journal, Delaware Historical Society and everyone he knows up there.  (We are in Seaford)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Bunnie Gallagher Williams




Subject Arrested for Thefts from Vehicles By New Castle County PoliceDepartment

New Castle County Police have arrested 27-year-old Patrick Ryan after he was found to be in possession of stolen GPS units.  Officers were able to locate the owners of several of the stolen units and return them. The items were taken from unlocked vehicles parked in the community of Brookland Terrace.  

(Wilmington, DE)  On Tuesday (8/6) at 4:18 am, County Police responded to the community of Highland West after a resident called 911 to report a suspicious subject in the area.  Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle driving away from the community.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to a subject later identified as Ryan.  Upon initial contact with Ryan, he provided a false name to the officers.  Officers continued their investigation and discovered seven GPS units in Ryan’s possession.  They were able to turn on some of the units which allowed them to locate three homes in Brookland Terrace from which they had been stolen.  The owners of these units were unaware that their property had been stolen until contacted by police.  The officers retuned the GPS units to those victims that could be identified. 

Ryan, who resides in the community of The Woods (Newark, DE), was charged with one count of felony Theft (due to the victim being over 62-years-of-age), two counts of misdemeanor Theft, one count of Criminal Impersonation and one count of Night Prowling.  He was arraigned by J.P. Court 2 and released on $7,500 unsecured bond.  He was also ordered by the Court to not have contact with any of the victims.

Police continue to attempt to identify the owners of the remaining GPS units.  Anyone in the area who may have had items stolen from their vehicle is asked to report the incident to police by calling 573-2800

County Police again remind the public that simple actions such as locking vehicle doors and keeping valuables out of sight are easy and effective crime prevention measures. 

This incident also serves as another example of the valuable role each citizen can play to stop crime.  The immediate call to 911 from a resident in Highland West to report a suspicious subject was one of the key factors in solving these crimes.


New Castle County Police Department Alert - National Night Out - Tuesday 8/6

New Castle County Police To Host the 30th Annual National Night Out

New Castle County Police along with the Western, Northern and Central District County Police Advisory Councils and Target © are proud to be working together to host this year’s National Night Out.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in New Castle County’s Banning Park, 800 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804.  The event will be held rain or shine. 

Each year, National Night Out events are held across America to allow citizens and their police departments to display their continued partnerships formed to stop crime.  This event helps to heighten crime and drug prevention, generates support and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthens the bond between the communities and the police and sends a message to the criminal element that the police and neighborhoods are united in efforts to stop crime.

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon, former Colonel of the NCCPD, said National Night Out was a natural complement to his administration’s aim of maintaining its beautiful, regional parks for all to enjoy.

“We want families to able to enjoy County parks safely and securely,” Gordon said. “That’s why we’ve stepped up police patrols in County parks to ensure they remain peaceful areas for family oriented recreation.”

Scheduled for this year’s event are: the County Police Mounted Patrol Unit, free food, cooling stations from Artesian Water and displays from Target ©, Delaware Crime Stoppers, Delaware Air National Guard, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, State Fire Marshal’s office, Delaware Office of Highway Safety, United States Marshal Service, American Red Cross, Consumer Product Safety, SPCA and the New Castle County 911 Mobile Command Center.  The First State Band will be performing live at the event. 

“Our communities are the best partner the police have to stop crime,” New Castle County Police Chief Col. Elmer Setting said.  “National Night Out allows the police and our communities to showcase their continued partnership to reduce crime and make New Castle County even stronger.”

The event is open to the public.  There will be activities for children and adults.  For more information, please contact the County Police Community Services Unit at(302) 395-8050.

New Brookland Terrace Sign on Faulkland Rd - installed by Del-DOT