Purses stolen from restaurants in the North Wilmington area has disturbed people hearing about them on next-door.com. (Mathias Reding photo from Pexels)

Disturbing crimes: Ransacked and stolen purses

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Two recent social media posts about purses being stolen or ransacked offer timely warnings to avoid becoming victims of crime. Both posts on nextdoor.com were secondhand, but they resonated with dozens of people who made comments. “WARNING,” Sarah Brase-Davis began her post, noting that her aunt had her credit and debit cards stolen after shopping at the Costco in Christiana. …

Catalytic converters thefts are on the rise, especially in Delaware.

Catalytic converter theft bill sent to House floor

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A bill that would crack down on the spike in catalytic converter thefts breezed through the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee Tuesday afternoon.  House Bill 78, sponsored by Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, imposes rules on scrapyards’ purchase or sale of catalytic converters, part of a vehicle’s exhaust pipe.  “Law Enforcement talked about the extreme rise in catalytic converters …