Police investigate vandalism

Cape Henlopen bus painted with profanity, racist word
October 16, 2017

Delaware State Police are investigating a number of vandalism reports including a Cape Henlopen School District bus that was spray painted with profanity and a racial epithet.

The school bus was parked in Lewes when it was spray painted. Superintendent Robert Fulton said he believes the bus was vandalized late night Oct. 15. District officials contacted police who are investigating, he said.

The side of the bus was spray-painted in black with three words in a row: F***, N******, P****.

“We find this type of behavior to be reprehensible, and it does not in any way reflect the views of our district,” said Fulton.

The district is fully cooperating with police, he said.

Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police said police received several reports of vandalism that may have taken place between Oct. 13 and 16. In addition to the school bus, Fournier said, incidents include a forklift and mobile office trailer behind Midway Movie Theater, five vehicles at Boulevard Ford on Coastal Highway, a privately owned vehicle in Heritage Village on Bethpage Drive, and an abandoned trailer behind Midway Outlets.

Police have no suspects and troopers are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the culprits who have spray-painted profane and racial slurs on the property. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact Troop 7 at 644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or at