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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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Robert J. Cannon, 44 of Milford, DE, was arrested on Sunday, October 20th for entering a vehicle belonging to another and damaging the interior on Baltimore Avenue in downtown Rehoboth Beach. 

Just after 7:00 a.m., officers were called to the area of Baltimore Avenue at the intersection of First Street where the victim alleged that Cannon was inside the victim’s vehicle.  During their investigation, officers were able to confirm that Cannon had been in the vehicle and that damage had been done to the interior of the vehicle.  Once under arrest, Cannon was found to be in possession of prescription medications that were not his and other drug related paraphernalia.

Cannon was charged with burglary in the third degree, which is a felony.  He was also charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance, one count of criminal mischief under $1,500.00, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cannon was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $2,150.00 cash bond.

October 28th, 2019

Robert J. Cannon, 44 of Milford, DE, was arrested on Sunday, October 20 th for entering a vehicle belonging to another and damaging the interior on Baltimore Avenue in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Just after 7:00 a.m., officers were called to the area of Baltimore Avenue at the intersection of First...

October 23rd, 2019

Michael J. Maricle, 48 of Lewes, DE, was arrested on Monday, October 14 th for multiple counts of falsifying business records at his place of employment on North First Street in Rehoboth Beach. Just before 4:00 p.m., officers were called to Maricle’s place of employment when a customer had returned...