MEDIA — District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer joined Darby Borough Police Chief Joseph Gabe and other members of law enforcement today to announce two arrests and the seizure of several firearms in connection with a shooting on the 200 block of Mulberry Street in Darby Borough on June 9, 2021.
“We’re here today to announce the arrests of Janell Smart, 39, and her son Dajuan Andrews, 24, on charges of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person and numerous firearms offenses,” Chief Gabe began. “On the evening of June 9, 2021, my officers responded to several 911 calls reporting gunshots fired in the vicinity of 230 Mulberry Street. After a preliminary investigation and the recovery of ballistic evidence, we secured the location and obtained a search warrant for the defendants’ home. We seized several firearms and placed the two into custody. I want to thank my officers as well as assisting officers from the Sharon Hill Police Department.”
DA Stollsteimer said, “I want to commend the fast action and coordinated effort of the various law enforcement agencies that responded to the situation. The rapid collection of evidence in the waning hours of daylight pointed to the location where the shots originated, and allowed a potentially volatile situation to be defused before any injuries occurred. Not only were two dangerous suspects taken into custody, but several firearms were seized and taken off the streets, so they will no longer pose a threat to law abiding members of the community.”
The defendants are in custody on $250,000 cash bail each.
An arrest or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The District Attorney and the Criminal Investigation Division remind anyone in Delaware County who observes suspicious activity to call 911 immediately and provide the most specific and accurate details possible to assist law enforcement agencies investigating the call for service.
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