Day Care Director Arrested for Endangering

Posted on  05/13/2013 2:33 pm


  • 1300 block of North Union Street (Xavier Daycare), Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Friday, May 10, 2013


  • 1 year old


  • Marcella Wilhelm, 56, White female, of the unit block of Wellington West Drive, Hockessin, Delaware
    • Endangering


Detectives arrested Marcella Wilhelm, the director of Xavier Daycare, after an ongoing investigation.

On Friday May 10, Wilmington Detectives responded to the 1300 block of North Union Street and arrested Wilhelm charging her with endangering. The investigation revealed that the 1 year old victim sustained a concussion and broken arm while at Xavier Daycare. Although the incident was determined an accident, Wilhelm failed to report it to the proper authorities and emergency medical personnel.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call:

  • Detective Cecilia Ashe at (302) 576-3649.
  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at