Milton Man Wanted for Weapon and Unlawful Sexual Contact

by Dave on August 16, 2010

From the DSP:

Delaware State Police Sunday August 15, 2010 responded to Broadkill Beach in Milton to investigate an unlawful sexual contact complaint.

State Police first contacted a 38 year old female from Clayton, Delaware about this incident. Troopers learned that a white male later determined to be Woodrow W. Dickerson III approached two women and engaged in unwanted conversation and sexual advancement.

Around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening Dickerson-34 of Thomas Street Milton is alleged to have contacted the 38 year old victim as she was walking off the beach. Dickerson attempted to engage in conversation with the 38 year old victim but was denied. The victim walked away however Dickerson continued to follow her and eventually stopped her again. The victim then was touched in an inappropriate and unwanted fashion by Dickerson. Dickerson next grabbed her arm and began to pull at her. Dickerson then continued to make inappropriate comments at which time the victim broke free of his grasped and ran home.

A short time later the 38 year old victim returned to the scene with a 42 year old victim. Dickerson was still in the area of the aforementioned crime standing near his vehicle. The 38 year old female and 42 year old male approached Dickerson and engaged in an altercation. Dickerson then is alleged to have pulled a pocket knife displaying it toward the victims. The 42 year old victim was able to close the door to Dickerson’s vehicle, at which time he then drove away from the scene. A registration was obtained by the victim which helped identify the vehicle Dickerson was driving a 1997 Green Chevrolet Blazer. Dickerson is not the registered owner however additional information obtained by police helped positively identify him as the operator and suspect.

Prior to the knife incident Dickerson approached a 27 year old Chambersburg Pennsylvania woman walking off the beach with her son. Dickerson again made inappropriate comments to the victim and followed her to her car. The victim was able to get away safely and contact authorities.

The fourth incident occurred when a 37 year old Lebanon Pennsylvania man exited the beach and f0und his car tire had been slashed. This is around 5:45 p.m. now. The Lebanon, Pa man was contacted by the other victim’s and witnesses who advised Dickerson was most likely the culprit in this crime.

State Police obtained arrest warrants for Woodrow W. Dickerson III but currently is having trouble locating him. Anyone who may know his whereabouts is asked to dial 911 immediately. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-333 3 or on line at

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to call investigators at 302-644-5020 ext. 0 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333

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