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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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Kyle Halloran, 20, of Wilmington, Del., was arrested Friday night for assault after witnesses watched him punch his girlfriend in the face outside a parked car along the shoulder of First Street in Rehoboth Beach.          

On May 26th, 2017, just after 10:00pm, officers responded to North First Street in the area of the Summer Place Hotel for a report of a physical domestic in progress.  Upon arrival officers were flagged down a short distance from the scene where witnesses had subdued and restrained Halloran who had attempted to flee the scene on foot. 

During an on scene investigation, police learned from witnesses that while arguing with the 20 year old female victim, a resident of Westwood, NJ, Halloran pushed her into a parked vehicle and punched her in the face causing minor injury.  When witnesses observed the altercation, they called out to the victim to check on her welfare, at which point Halloran fled on foot and they gave chase.  The witnesses were able to catch up to and restrain Halloran until police arrived and took him into custody.  

Halloran was arrested and charged with 1 count of third degree assault, 1 count of offensive touching, and 1 count of underage consumption, which are all misdemeanor crimes. Halloran was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution, but has since been released on $550.00 unsecured bail.

The female victim was treated on scene for her injuries. 

Presented by PIO Lt. Jaime B. Riddle.

April 30th, 2017

Leopoldo C. Diaz, 29, of Laurel, Del., was contacted by police Friday afternoon when an officer observed him driving a vehicle with an open container of alcohol in the area of Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk. While in custody, officers learned that Diaz had multiple felony warrants for his arrest...

April 23rd, 2017

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is issuing a crime advisory in regards to a recent string of counterfeit money crimes responsible for costing local retail businesses along the Rehoboth Avenue corridor hundreds of dollars. On the evening of Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, officers responded to...