Bear Man Charged with Groping a Girl and a Woman at Battery Park in New Castle

After a police chase down Del. 9, a Bear man was charged with groping a teenage girl and a woman at Battery Park in New Castle, police reported this morning.

The incident unfolded about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when New Castle City officer Paul Allston, on patrol in the area, was alerted by a woman who called 911.

The woman pointed to a man she said fondled a 16-year-old girl’s buttocks moments earlier on the park’s walking path as well as grabbing a 44-year-old woman around the waist, Lt. Adam P. Brams said.

The man, identified as Gregory S. Byerly, 43, of the 1700 block of Barbara Circle, got in his truck and maneuvered around the officer’s vehicle and fled, striking a parked vehicle, Brams said.

He said Byerly refused to pull over and drove recklessly until he was boxed in and stopped on Del. 9 near Federal School Lane after striking the rear of a police vehicle. No one was injured.

Byerly was charged with unlawful sexual contact, offensive touching, disregarding an officer’s signal, aggressive driving, leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic offenses.

He was being held in Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $5225 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing.


13 Year Old Boy Charged with Offensive Touching and Criminal Mischief

A 13-year-old boy was charged Sunday in connection with a playground altercation at Lake Forest South Elementary last year, Harrington police reported today. The incident in September initially was reported as a sexual assault, but after the victim was interviewed detectives determined there was no such assault, Lt. Earl K. Brode said. He said the boy damaged a girl’s phone , grabbed her by the arm and pulled her off some playground equipment, causing her to fall to the ground. The boy was charged with offensive touching and criminal mischief under $1,000, Brode said. He was released into the custody of his parents pending an appearance in Family Court. If you are facing criminal charges contact The Law Office of John R. Garey at 302-744-9290. You can also email Mr. Garey here.


Milford Man Accused of Sexually Soliciting a Teenage Girl

MILFORD, Del.- Authorities have arrested a 57-year-old Milford man accused of sexually soliciting a teenage girl.

Milford police said Walter L. Webb was taken into custody Tuesday for an incident that allegedly occurred last month on Bay Road. According to police, detectives discovered that Webb had forced a 15-year-old girl to remove her shirt and expose herself to him.

As a result of the investigation into the alleged incident, Webb was charged with sexual solicitation of a child under 18 years of age and endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on $20,000 unsecured bond.