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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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John C. Fisher, 54, of Dover, Del. was arrested for burglarizing a vacant residence in the first block of Sussex Street following a day long investigation by Rehoboth Beach Police.

On Friday (11/10/17) at around 3:30pm, the Rehoboth Beach Police responded to a report of a burglary at a residence in the first block of Sussex Street.  Upon arrival, police contacted the 64 year old owner of the residence who reported that he had found personal items on his porch that did not belong to him.  The victim, who had been away for several days, reported that upon returning he discovered someone had entered the residence through an unsecured window, adjusted the thermostat, and removed food and drinks from his refrigerator.

Police were able to develop a suspect upon examining the personal items left on the porch of the residence and at around 8:00pm located Fisher once again leaving the property.  Through further investigation police were able to determine that Fisher had been inside the residence on two separate occasions.

Fisher was arrested and charged with 1 count of third degree burglary, 1 count of theft under $1500 where the victim is 62 years of age or older, both felonies, and 1 count of second degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Fisher was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $1100.00 secured bail.

Release by PIO Lt. Jaime B. Riddle. 

September 28th, 2017

Come join us on October 4th, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library as everyone is invited to come share their thoughts and enjoy casual conversation with the officers serving your community.

September 25th, 2017

Update: With the assistance of the public, the Rehoboth Beach Police have identified the suspect in this case as Ronald J. Phelan, 54, of Rehoboth Beach, Del. Based on a tip, Rehoboth Beach Police were able to identifiy and located Phelan on Wednesday (09/27/17) morning. Investigators were unable...