Seaford Police ID Suspect in Suspicious Package Investigation - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Seaford Police ID Suspect Arrested in Suspicious Package Investigation

Posted: Updated:
This was the scene of an alleged bomb situation near Stein Highway and Atlanta Road as of 12:30 a.m. Friday. This was the scene of an alleged bomb situation near Stein Highway and Atlanta Road as of 12:30 a.m. Friday.
David A. Donoway David A. Donoway

SEAFORD, Del.- Seaford police have identified a suspect taken into custody following a suspicious package investigation at the Rite Aid pharmacy on Atlanta Road.

Forty-one-year-old David A. Donoway of Seaford is charged with seven counts of reckless endangering, wearing a disguise, possession of a destructive weapon and possession of a hoax device. He is being held in the Department of Corrections on $71,000 secured bond.
 
Police said that at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a man wearing latex gloves and hooded sweatshirt walked into the Rite Aid. Police said employees thought the man looked suspicious and called 9-1-1. When officers arrived on the scene, the man was inside his vehicle. Authorities said he had a box with small wires and duct tape attached, along with a note that read, "Give me the Oxycontin and Xanax or the bomb will go off."  The Delaware State Police Bomb Squad responded and determined the box to be a hoax device.
 
The suspect, later identified as Donoway, was taken into custody on the aforementioned charges.
 
Following the incident, some Seaford residents said this appears to be a cry for help. Steve Grabner said, "With the way the economy has been going, local areas have been having problems with bombs, shootings, robberies... and with the way the economy is going it's probably going to get even worse yet."

Esther Chambers said, "I'd be scared to death. I'd have to go find out what was going on and find out if everybody else was OK."
 
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATED: Lewes Man Arrested for Kidnapping and Assault

    Lewes Man Wanted for Alleged Assault, Kidnapping

    07/19/2017 17:17:00 -04:002017-07-19 21:17:00 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:05:03 GMT
    Delaware State Police are searching for Michael H. Debarr of Lewes.Delaware State Police are searching for Michael H. Debarr of Lewes.
    UPDATED: Delaware State Police found and arrested the Lewes man wanted for kidnapping and assault from earlier this week on Thursday.More
    UPDATED: Delaware State Police found and arrested the Lewes man wanted for kidnapping and assault from earlier this week on Thursday.More
  • Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"

    Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:15:39 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:15:39 GMT
    Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"
    The town of Ocean City prepares for "College Beach Weekend". The three day event starts today and according to the events organizer, the town is expected to see an influx of about 40,000 college students.More
    The town of Ocean City prepares for "College Beach Weekend". The three day event starts today and according to the events organizer, the town is expected to see an influx of about 40,000 college students.More
  • People of Cambridge Remember H. Rap Brown

    People of Cambridge Remember H. Rap Brown

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:39:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:39:06 GMT
    "The streets are yours. Take 'em." Those were the words that came from H. Rap Brown - a 1960s civil rights activist.More
    "The streets are yours. Take 'em." Those were the words that came from H. Rap Brown - a 1960s civil rights activist.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices