Felton Man Arrested For Multiple Shopliftings

Incident #’s: 51-18-4938, 51-18-6139, 51-18-6141, 51-18-6283

Reported:  May and June 2018

Location: Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd., Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 07/13/2018 at 1435 hours

On 07/11/2018, James Gowens, 49 of Felton, DE, charged with multiple counts of Shoplifting, Criminal Trespass, and Conspiracy 3rd Degree stemming from several shoplifting investigations that occurred at Walmart located at 939 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE.  Gowens was picked up by the Delaware State Police and turned over to Milford Police Department reference to the active warrants for his arrest.

Investigation revealed that Gowens had entered the store on approximately 4 occasions in the months of May and June 2018 and selected items from the lawn and garden area of the store. After selecting the items, Gowens would allegedly exit the store with the items through an emergency fire exit door that would sound an alarm when it was opened.  All 4 incidents were captured on video surveillance.  The investigation also revealed that Gowens had been banned from the store by Walmart Asset Protection Staff after previous shoplifting investigations.  Gowens was positively identified by Walmart Asset Protection Staff and Officers of the Milford Police Department after dealings with him on prior shoplifting cases.

Gowens was charged with 4 counts of Shoplifting Under $1500 USC, 3 counts of Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree, one count of Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree and one count of Conspiracy 3rd Degree.  It was also learned that Gowens had several active capiases for his arrest.  Gowens had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 7 where he was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $3251.00 USC secured bail on the new charges and $3890.00 cash bail and $2000.00 secured bail on the outstanding capiases for his arrest.  He was ordered to appear in Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date reference to the new charges and capiases.

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Investigation In Memorial Park Leads To Weapon Charge For Harrington Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 07.06.2018  Incident #51.18.7349 @2310 Hours

Location Of Incident: Memorial Park (Area of Franklin Street)

On July 4th, 2018 at approximately 11:10 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Memorial Park to check on several individuals in the park after hours.  The investigation led to Kevin M. Carter, 26 of Harrington, being contacted.  Mr. Carter initially provided officers with a false name.  Further investigation learned his identity and the fact he was wanted by both Kent and Sussex County Superior Courts.  A search also located a knife in Mr. Carter’s possession.  The investigation revealed Mr. Carter was prohibited from possessing a weapon due to a prior conviction.  Mr. Carter has been charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited Prior Violent Crime Felony and Criminal Impersonation.  Mr. Carter was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $3500.00 secured.  Mr. Carter was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  Mr. Carter is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on July 12th for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Stalking Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Smyrna Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 07.06.2018    Incident #51.18.7416

Location of Incident: Various Areas Within The Limits Of Milford, DE

On July 6th, 2018 Milford Police arrested a Smyrna man following an investigation into an alleged stalking.  On July 6th, 2018 an investigation began after it was learned Bernard H. Williams, 39 of Smyrna, allegedly followed the victim in his vehicle as she drove through various areas of the city.  It was also learned Mr. Williams reportedly called the victim in excess 20 times within an 45 minute period.  As the officers were speaking with the victim Mr. Williams was observed by them in the area.  The officers were able to make contact with Mr. Williams during a subsequent traffic stop and take him into custody.  Mr. Williams has been charged with Stalking and Driving While Suspended or Revoked.  Mr. Williams was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $1025.00 cash, which was posted and he was released.  Mr. Williams is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on July 13th, 2018.  Williams

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Milford Police Investigating Multiple Criminal Mischief Incidents Along Route 113 Corridor

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 07/05/2018 at 1840 hours

Milford Police are investigating multiple criminal mischief incidents involving damage to vehicles that occurred during the late evening hours of 07/04/2018 and early morning hours of 07/05/2018 along the Route 113 corridor.  Early investigation has revealed that an unknown suspect(s) slashed several vehicle tires at area businesses during the above time frame.  Investigators are working with area businesses to attempt to locate surveillance footage of the suspect(s) and/or suspect vehicle involved.  The investigation is in its early stages and investigators will release further information as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in reference to these incidents are asked to call Milford Police at 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.  Tips can also be submitted at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

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Milford Police Requests Public’s Assistance with Identifying Owner of Bicycle

Incident #:  51-18-7377                                        Reported:  July 5, 2018

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 07/05/2018 at 1110 hours

The Milford Police Department is requesting assistance with identifying the owner of the below recovered bicycle.  Anyone with information on the owner of this bicycle is asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 302.422.8081.

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**UPDATE SUSPECT IDENTIFIED** Milford Police Request Public Assistance

Incident #: 51-18-6095

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 06/29/2018 at 1630 hours

On 06/29/2018 after receiving several tips from the public, officers were able to identify the suspect in this shoplifting case as Curtis Elliott, 51 of Lincoln, DE.  Officers obtained a warrant for Elliott reference to this case.  Once the warrant was obtained, it was learned that Elliott was in the custody of the Department of Corrections.  Arrangements were made with the Department of Corrections to have Elliott arraigned on the new charges.  Elliott had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2, where he was charged with one count of Shoplifting Under $1500 USC and was remanded back to the Department of Corrections on $1000.00 USC secured bail.  Elliott was also issued a no contact order with Walmart.  Elliott was ordered to appear in Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date reference to this investigation.

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Milford Police Request Public Assistance Identifying Shoplifting Suspect

Incident #:  51-18-6095                                   Reported: June 7, 2018 at 4:36 p.m.

Location: Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 06/27/2018 at 1315 hours

The Milford Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the below pictured shoplifting suspect.  Preliminary investigation has revealed that during the early morning hours of 06/01/2018, the suspect placed items into a shopping cart at Walmart and left the store without paying for the merchandise.

Milford Police urge anyone with information about this matter to contact PFC N. Golding at 302.422.8081 or anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333 or MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

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Milford Man Charged With 4th Offense DUI

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 06.28.2018   Incident #51.18.7025 @2247 Hours

Location of Incident: 600 Block of North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113)

On 06.27.2018, at approximately 10:47 pm, an officer from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a parking lot in the 600 block of North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) to a report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  Investigation revealed John M. Gleysteen, 23 of Milford, and the victim engaged in a verbal altercation.  During the verbal altercation Mr. Gleysteen reportedly pushed the victim away from the vehicle and proceeded to operate the vehicle to North DuPont Boulevard and travel north.  A subsequent search for the vehicle located it being operated by Mr. Gleysteen in the area of McCoy Street and Marshall Street.  Mr. Gleysteen was contacted and taken into custody without incident.  Further investigation, that included field sobriety tests, led to a warrant being obtained for Mr. Gleysteen.  Mr. Gleysteen has been charged with 4th Offense Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, and Offensive Touching.  Mr. Gleysteen was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $6000.00 secured.  Mr. Gleysteen has been committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  Mr. Gleysteen is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 07.13.2018 for a preliminary hearing.

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Milford Police Request Public Assistance Identifying Shoplifting Suspect

Incident #:  51-18-6095                                   Reported: June 7, 2018 at 4:36 p.m.

Location: Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 06/27/2018 at 1315 hours

The Milford Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the below pictured shoplifting suspect.  Preliminary investigation has revealed that during the early morning hours of 06/01/2018, the suspect placed items into a shopping cart at Walmart and left the store without paying for the merchandise.

Milford Police urge anyone with information about this matter to contact PFC N. Golding at 302.422.8081 or anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333 or MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

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Fight In Bicentennial Park Results In Arrest Of Two

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 06.26.2018   Incident #51.18.6929 @1807 Hours

Location of Incident: Bicentennial Park 200 Block of Northeast Front Street (SR 14)

On 06.25.2018 at approximately 6:07pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Bicentennial Park to a fight.  Investigation revealed a mutual physical altercation had taken place between Antoine M. Sturgis, 34 of Georgetown, and Eddie D. Roundtree, 50 of Lincoln.  During the altercation it’s also been alleged Mr. Roundtree threatened to do further harm to Mr. Sturgis with a golf club that was in his possession.  Mr. Sturgis received minor injuries from this altercation.  Both men were taken into custody and a subsequent search located amphetamine and drug paraphernalia in Mr. Roundtree’s possession.  Mr. Sturgis has been charged with Disorderly Conduct.  Mr. Sturgis was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $500.00 unsecured.  Prior to his presentment Mr. Sturgis was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution due to his level of intoxication.  Mr. Sturgis is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 09.12.2018 for an arraignment.  Mr. Roundtree has been charged with Aggravated Menacing, Assault 3rd, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Disorderly Conduct.  Mr. Roundtree was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $7500.00 secured.  Mr. Roundtree is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 06.29.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.  Mr. Roundtree has been was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.

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Property Check Results In Arrest Of Milford Woman

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 06.26.2018     Incident #51.18.6940 @2344 Hours

Location of Incident: 100 block of Northeast Front Street (SR 14)

On 06.25.2018 an officer conducting a property check of commercial buildings in the 100 block of Northeast Front Street arrested a Milford woman.  On 06.25.2018 at approximately 11:44 pm, the officer located Sonya R. Briddell, 33 of Milford, going the bathroom in an open area at the rear of one of the buildings.  The officer took Ms. Briddell into custody and further investigation determined she was wanted by the Justice of the Peace Court #7, along with being in possession of drug paraphernalia.  Ms. Briddell has been charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful To Urinate or Defecate in Public Place.  Ms. Briddell was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released.  Bond information not available at this time.  Ms. Briddell is scheduled to appear at the Justice of the Peace Court #6 for an arraignment on 07.10.2018.

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