Crime & Safety

Carrcroft Traffic Report

The CCA Board occasionally receives questions and concerns about traffic safety in our neighborhood – namely along Marsh and Crest Roads. With that in mind here are some updates and musings about the current situation.

  • After the May 2018 community meeting DelDOT was contacted multiple times to trim the branches obscuring the West-facing red light at the Marsh/Crest Rd. intersection. To date it has not been adequately addressed.
  • Speeding is a major threat to everyone's safety, and we ask you to please be mindful when you are driving through Carrcroft. CCA has contacted both NCCPD and Delaware State Police about Crest/Marsh Rd. in the hope that they can better enforce the posted speeds and deter those who continue to run red lights at this intersection.
  • DelDOT has a defined process for selecting locations where red light cameras are installed and this intersection, in particular, is quite low on their priority list. Nevertheless, if you feel that this or a radar-speed sign would be beneficial it would be worthwhile to contact your state and local representatives to see what more can be done. 
  • The roads in our neighborhood are, shall we say, in rough shape to say the least. If you see a significant problem that must be addressed please contact DelDOT to inform them.

Car Break-Ins Reported

Please be advised that there were 4 incidents of theft of items removed from motor vehicles reported on 07/09/2018 in Carrcroft. The incidents occurred during the overnight hours and all the vehicles were left unsecured. There were 3 incidents in the 500 block of Ivydale Rd. and 1 incident reported in the 600 block of Ivydale Rd. As a reminder residents should secure their vehicles and remove any valuables from within. Also, please report any suspicious activity to police when the incident is observed at either the non-emergency line 302-573-2800 or 911.

NCC - Reports of Car Damage by BB Guns

Dear residents, please be aware of this vandalism affecting nearby communities. Any information can be relayed to or The New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800 and online at As always, please do look out for your neighbors and report any suspicious activity!

Per news article (link below):

Residents of multiple New Castle County communities have damaged cars from apparent BB guns, county police said Tuesday. Holiday Hills, Kingsridge, Radnor Woods, Ashbourne Hills, Westwood Manor and Gwinhurst have all reported "numerous" vehicles damaged. County police said damage included broken windows and dent in cars.

Burglary Alert

On August 11th there was a burglary on Heather Lane. The intruder made off with some jewelry and a laptop. According to police, the same suspect attempted to break into a home off of Harvey Road shortly afterwards, but the residents were home and he ran off.

If you think you may have seen this individual or have any information, please contact Detective Michael McNasby of the New Castle County Police Department at or 302-395-8136.

Suspect Description:
Person 1 Hair: black, Top: orange shirt, Sex: male, Race: black, Other: beard
Vehicle 1 Color: maroon, Make: Nissan, Model: Altima, Type: Car License: New Jersey