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Crime and Murder at Meadow Brook Acres

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Meadow Brook Acres


The Bush

Meadow Brook Acres is located in an area close to Woodside, Delaware frequently referred to as the "Bush". In this area are three areas known for crime, and mostly comprised of mobile homes. They are Meadow Brook acres, London Village, and Paris Villa.

Located near all three and in walking distance to all, are a convenience store, and a liquor store, that has their share of traffic, by vehicle and on foot.

Liquor Store in the Bush


Recent Meadow Brook Acres Crime 10/20/2020

Delaware State Police are investigating an assault that left a 77 year old Magnolia man of Meadow Brook acres in critical condition. On Sunday October 11, 2020, at approximately 11:02 am troopers responded to Moore's Drive located in the Meadow Brook acres community in reference to a reported assault. Upon arrival troopers learned a family member responded to the residence and discovered the male victim unresponsive on the kitchen floor with visible signs of physical injuries. The male was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he is listed in critical condition. At this time the investigation remains active and ongoing.

Recent Crime at Meadow Brook Acres on 6/23/2020

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that happened early Tuesday morning in Meadow Brook Acres, Magnolia, Delaware.

Troopers say they were called to Lambert Drive in Meadowbrook Acres at around 2:40 am for a reported shooting. On arrival, it was discovered that a 24 year old Harrington man had been shot in the stomach. Further investigation revealed that the victim had arrived at the residence and was proceeding to walk inside when shots were fired from the outside, at which point he was hit. He was taken a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. At the time of the incident, police had no suspects.

Operation Impact 10/5/2018

On Friday, October 5, 2018, troopers with the assistance of multiple departments conducted a pro-active drug enforcement in the communities of Dover East, Meadowbrook Acres and Generals Green.

During the enforcement, 6 individuals were arrested, clearing four court capias, and 7 new criminal charges were filed, 6 of which were drug related.

In addition 19 properties were reported to Kent County Code Enforcement in reference to code violations. Troopers also contacted DELDOT in reference to clearing several areas in Meadow Brook where trees and undergrowth were entering the roadway.

Multi-Agency Operation Conducted at Meadow Brook Acres 11/27/2016

A multi-agency operation was conducted and it apprehended fugitive throughout Kent County including meadow Brook Acres. Several drug arrests were made in the investigation and it included several agencies including the Delaware State Police, the US Marshals task force and the DEA.

Home Invasion in Meadow Brook Acres 12/30/2016

The Delaware State Police investigated a home invasion that took place around 12:20am the morning of 12/30/2016, in the unit block of Flint Drive, Meadow Brook Acres in Magnolia Delaware.

One of the suspects who arrived with an unknown make and model rifle, woke a 33 year old male resident of home and pointed the gun at him. Upon hearing the noise, a 27 year old female occupant of the home also awoke and attempted to flee the room. The suspect with the gun, however, ordered her back into the bed as he fired a single round from the gun into the floor of the home. The female victim then began to push at the gun at which time she was struck by the suspect.

Both suspects then exited the home and were last seen fleeing in a white SUV. The suspect armed with a gun, was six foot two inches tall, thin build, and wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was five foot six with a heavy build.

Troopers investigate drug use in Meadow Brook Acres 4/27/2015

Delaware State Police responded to a report of drug use in Meadow Brook Acres on 4/27/2016. Troopers were sent to the area of the 400 block of Lambert Drive, Meadow Brook Acres, to investigate a report of individuals using drugs.

Troopers contacted a half-dozen people in the driveway of the reported address and began questioning them about the odor of burnt marijuana. At one point a man later identified as Stephen Wheeler, 21, of Dover, started to walk away. He was quickly detained and a pat down search was conducted. As the trooper, began to check the waist line of Wheelers pants, a loaded 9 mm pistol came loose and fell to the ground partially sticking out from the bottom of Wheelers pants leg. A computer check showed the weapon had been reported stolen, along with a box of ammunition in January, in a home invasion the 3000 block of Irish Hill Road in Magnolia. Wheeler was arrested and charged with possession of firearm by a person prohibited, carrying a concealed weapon, and receiving a stolen firearm. After arraignment, he was jailed at the James T Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna Delaware on $12,000 secured bond.

Murder at Meadow Brook Acres


The Brutal Murder of Richard L Jacobs Jr 3/27/2015

Troopers responded to the unit block of Gray's Lane in the Meadow Brook Acres development at approximately 11:20pm, on the evening of March 27,2015, for the report of shots fired.

Upon their arrival troopers located a male subject deceased in the drivers seat of a 1998, Ford Escort. The male victim later identified as Richard L Jacobs Jr, 44, of Dover Delaware was transported from the scene by the office of Forensic Science, where an autopsy was preformed. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide with the cause of death being multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

44 Grays Lane- Driveway of Patricia Singer where Richard L Jacobs Jr was murdered

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The Murder Scene - Driveway where Richard Jacobs Jr was murdered

The driveway of the home of Patricia Singer who lives at 44 Grays Lane, is where the body of Richard L Jacobs Jr, was found with twelve bullets to his head and upper torso. Patty Singer despite the lights of multiple police cars, and the commotion outside her home, did not open her door to the police knocking on her door the night of March 27,2015.

The police did not get to talk to her until Delaware State Police Homicide Detective William Porter visited her the days following the murder.

Anthony McDonald the killer of Richard L Jacobs found


Justice for Richard after 2 years and 8 months

This flyer made up by the mother and step-father of Richard L Jacobs Jr, was all that remained after Dover City Police, Dover Delaware, found suspect Anthony McDonald in Silver Lake.

Anthony McDonald who was wanted for first degree murder since ten months after Richard's murder, was found by a kayaker dead in Silver Lake. Forensics showed Anthony McDonald took an overdose of drugs and fell into Silver Lake. The search that spanned 2 years and 8 months was finally over for Richard Jacob's family who never stopped looking to find justice for their son.

Now Richard's mother and step-father are left with the lasting question of "why did you have to take his life?" Because now all we are left with are memories. I think his step-father put it best when he said, "all we have left now are pictures. They are flat and they are cold, and you cannot feel his heart beat when you hug them".



Susan (author) from Dover Delaware on December 31, 2020:

Anthony McDonald was found washed up on a shore in a lake called Silver Lake in Dover Delaware on November 21,2017. He died of an over dose of drugs and fell into the lake. At least he will never again hurt someone else. We still miss my son every single day.

Kym L Pasqualini from Carefree, AZ on November 01, 2020:

Susan, I am sorry for the loss of your son. Was Anthony McDonald ever convicted? I pray your family sees justice!

Susan (author) from Dover Delaware on October 26, 2020:

Thank you

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 26, 2020:

I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Susan. I am sure that pain never leaves you as the step-father's statement about the pictures describes what is left.

Susan (author) from Dover Delaware on October 25, 2020:

Thank you

MG Singh from UAE on October 25, 2020:

It's a very sad story and I find it very touching.

Susan (author) from Dover Delaware on October 25, 2020:

Thank You

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 25, 2020:

I’m sorry for the your loss of your son.

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