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The primary objectives of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department are to preserve life and property, enforce all federal, state, and local laws in an impartial manner, and maintain a safe and peaceful environment for the residents and guests of the city.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is dubbed the "Nation's Summer Capital" due to the large influx of tourists from the Washington, DC area.   The Rehoboth Beach Police Department currently employs 17 full-time police officers and 9 full-time dispatchers. We also employ seasonal police officers to augment our full-time staff during the busy tourist season.

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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (January 30th, 2016) Bruce E. Coverdale-Ricketts, 39 years old of Seaford, Del. and Walter C. Martz, 24 years old of Lewes, Del. were arrested on outstanding warrants following a traffic stop in the 500 block of Rehoboth Avenue on Sunday around 8:30am. In addition to having outstanding warrants, Coverdale-Ricketts was found to be in possession of hypodermic needles and marijuana. 

On Sunday at around 8:30am, Rehoboth Beach Police Officer performed a traffic stop on a red Ford Mustang after a registration check showed that the registered owner of the vehicle, Coverdale-Ricketts, had an active traffic warrant. Upon conducting the traffic stop, the officer discovered that the vehicle was being operated by Martz who had three active warrants in Delaware and one active warrant out of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for failing to appear in court for a DUI charge. Martz was also operating the vehicle without a valid driver’s license. 

Coverdale-Ricketts, a passenger in the vehicle, had multiple hypodermic needles in his possession at the time of his arrest.  During a search of the red Ford Mustang officers found additional hypodermic needles and a bag containing approximately 14 grams of marijuana.    

Martz, pictured below, was arrested on the outstanding warrants and issued a traffic summons for 1 count of driving without a license.  Martz was arraigned on the outstanding warrants at the Justice of the Peace Court 3, issued a $500.00 secured bail and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution.


Coverdale-Ricketts, pictured below, was arrested on the outstanding warrant and charged with 1 count of delivery of hypodermic syringe and needle and 1 count of possession of marijuana of personal use quantity. Coverdale-Ricketts was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3, issued a $2000.00 unsecured bail and released.


January 22nd, 2016

On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 12:14PM officers from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department responded to the second block...

January 22nd, 2016

On Thursday, January 14, 2016 at approximately 7:00pm, Roberto Alfaro, 57, of Rehoboth Beach responded to the Rehoboth Beach...