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Sussex Countian
  • One sought, three arrested after crash near Seaford

  • Three suspects were arrested on June 7 following a police pursuit that ended in a crash and injured an 8-year-old girl.
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  • Three suspects were arrested on June 7 following a police pursuit that ended in a crash and injured an 8-year-old girl.
    According to the Delaware State Police, the incident began around 8:20 a.m. as a trooper on patrol in the area of U.S. Route 13 and Airport Road near Seaford spotted a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo whose registration was partially obscured  traveling northbound on U.S. Route 13. Police said the trooper began following the Monte Carlo, and the driver reportedly attempted to evade the trooper by pulling into a private driveway, then traveling to Onkels Road where the driver began passing cars on the left in a no passing zone. Police said the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but the weather and road conditions were not conducive to continuing the pursuit, and the trooper lost site of the vehicle in the area of Oneals Road.
    Minutes later, however, the Sussex Emergency Operations Center began receiving calls regarding a Monte Carlo that crashed into a tree in front of Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park off U.S. Route 13, with two black males and children running from the scene. Upon arriving at the crash scene, the trooper was informed by witnesses that the subjects ran into a house located in the 27,000 block of Pondside Drive.
    Police said the residents of the house, 35-year-old Yolanda R. Trammell of Laurel and 52-year-old Annette D. Bivens of Seaford, initially denied anyone coming into the home, but later admitted that 27-year-old Aubrey E. Baine of Seaford was inside. Police said Baine was taken into custody without further incident. Police said the children in the home were interviewed, and it was discovered that an 8-year-old girl had been injured in the crash. She was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Two other girls, ages one and six, were not injured in the crash and were cleared by EMS at the scene.
    Police discovered that 26-year-old Brooks J. Cornish of Millsboro was the driver of the Monte Carlo and had fled the scene shortly before troopers arrived. A search of the area was conducted and he was not located. Police said a computer inquiry revealed he is wanted on three warrants out of Sussex County courts. Warrants have also been obtained on Cornish for disregarding a police officer’s signal, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and third degree vehicular assault.
    Baine was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and hindering prosecution. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,500 secured bond.
    Trammell and Bivens were charged with hindering prosecution and were released on $500 unsecured bond.
    If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Brooks, they are asked to contact police at (302) 337-1090 or by utilizing the DSP Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at www.delaware.gov/apps. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com. Tips can also be submitted by sending an anonymous text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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