**UPDATE: Gold Alert Cancelled** Gold Alert Issued for Missing Milford Juvenile

Update Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/28/2021 at 12:25 p.m.

Bryce Bowe, 15 of Milford, DE, has been located.  The Gold Alert has been cancelled.

Original Release:

Incident #: 51-21-3864 Reported: April 27, 2021 at 8:20 p.m.

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/27/2021 at 10:42 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 15-year-old male. Bryce Bowe was last seen at the Milford Little League Park, Milford DE, at approximately 6 p.m. on 04/27/2021, when he walked away from a family member’s ball game. Bowe is a black male with a afro style hair cut. He is approximately 5’04” and 120 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with cartoons on it and black/gray pants. Police have been unable to make contact with Bowe to check on his welfare and there is a real concern for his safety and well-being.  If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081.  Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

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Gold Alert Issued For Missing Milford Juvenile

Incident #: 51-21-3864 Reported: April 27, 2021 at 8:20 p.m.

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/27/2021 at 10:42 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 15-year-old male. Bryce Bowe was last seen at the Milford Little League Park, Milford DE, at approximately 6 p.m. on 04/27/2021, when he walked away from a family member’s ball game. Bowe is a black male with a afro style hair cut. He is approximately 5’04” and 120 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with cartoons on it and black/gray pants. Police have been unable to make contact with Bowe to check on his welfare and there is a real concern for his safety and well-being.  If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081.  Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

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Milford Police Investigating Overnight Shooting At Brightway Commons

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03/31/2021 Incident #51-21-2619 @0043 Hours

The Milford Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating an overnight shooting that occurred at the Brightway Commons Apartment Complex on 03/31/2021. Investigators have learned that at approximately 12:43 am, multiple suspects fired multiple rounds at the victim striking the victim once and leaving the victim with a non life threatening injury. The victim was transported for treatment to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus. Through investigation, investigators have located several pieces of video surveillance of persons of interest involved in this incident, one of those videos is attached. Investigators are asking for anyone with information about this incident or the identities of the subjects below to call 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips.

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MPD Investigating Criminal Mischief Incident At Milford Little League Park

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03/31/2021 Incident #51-21-2513 @1558 Hours

The Milford Police Department is asking for assistance from the public with an investigation into a criminal mischief that occurred at the Milford Little League Park between 03/26/2021 and and 03/27/2021. The investigation revealed an unknown suspect or suspects damaged the interior of one of the dugouts with spray paint. MPD is asking for anyone with information about this crime to call 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips.

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**UPDATE** Gold Alert Issued For Missing Milford Woman

Update Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/23/2021 at 8:35 a.m.

Lorraine Brown, 94 of Milford, DE, has been located.  The Gold Alert has been cancelled.

Original Release:

Incident #: 51-21-2314 Reported: March 22, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/22/2020 at 11:17 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 94-year-old female. Lorraine Brown was last spoken to on 03/22/2021 around 5:30 p.m. She was supposed to be in route to a location in Greenwood, DE from Milford but failed to arrive at her destination. Brown is a white female with white hair and green eyes.  She is approximately 5’04” and 135-140 lbs.  Her last known clothing description was not available. She may be operating a Light Blue Toyota Camry with Delaware Registration.  Police have been unable to make contact with Brown to check on her welfare and there is a real concern for her safety and well-being.  If anyone has any information in reference to her whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081.  Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

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Gold Alert Issued For Missing Milford Woman

Incident #: 51-21-2314 Reported: March 22, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/22/2020 at 11:17 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 94-year-old female. Lorraine Brown was last spoken to on 03/22/2021 around 5:30 p.m. She was supposed to be in route to a location in Greenwood, DE from Milford but failed to arrive at her destination. Brown is a white female with white hair and green eyes.  She is approximately 5’04” and 135-140 lbs.  Her last known clothing description was not available. She may be operating a Light Blue Toyota Camry with Delaware Registration.  Police have been unable to make contact with Brown to check on her welfare and there is a real concern for her safety and well-being.  If anyone has any information in reference to her whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081.  Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

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North Street Drug Investigation Results In Multiple Arrests

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.12.2021 Incident #51.21.1923

On 03.11.2021 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a property in the 400 block of North Street to complete a two month drug investigation. The MPD Drug Unit was assisted by MPD’s K9, Patrol, and Criminal Divisions, as well as officers from the Dover Police Department, Delaware State Police, United States Marshall Fugitive Task Force, and Delaware Probation and Parole. As a result of the investigation 25 individuals were previously charged over the last two months and 13 were charged on 03.11.2021. Throughout the investigation two handguns were seized, 1919 baggies of heroin, 81 grams of marijuana, 360 grams of cocaine, 3 vehicles, $17,670.00 United States Currency, and 132 oxycodone pills. The following were charged as part of this investigation on 03.11.2021. Brandon Upshur, 25 of Milford, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Upshur was released and will appear at the Justice of the Peace Court #6 at a date to be determined. Dashawn J. Legrand, 33 of Milford, was charged with two counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver of Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Legrand was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $15351.00. Mr. Legrand is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Jeffrey R. Boyd, 29 of Dover, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Boyd was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $5101.00 secured. Mr. Boyd is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. William A. Harris, 29 of Dover, was charged with 3 counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Conspiracy. Mr. Harris was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $11,000.00 secured. Mr. Harris is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Dontreze L. McDonald, 20 of Houston, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Mr. McDonald presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 08.31.2021. Dana C. Legrand Jr., 34 of Milford, was charged with two counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Legrand Jr. presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $21,500.00 cash only. Mr. Legrand Jr. is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Kermis S. Perez, 32 of Lincoln, was charged with two counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Maintaining a Drug Property, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Conspiracy, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Perez was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $36,601.00 secured. Mr. Perez is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Clyde Harris, 19 of Milford, was charged with Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Harris was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on his own recognizance. Mr. Harris is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.02.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Calvin L. King, 23 of Milford, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. Mr. King was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $12,000.00 secured. Mr. King is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. A 17 year old male juvenile from Georgetown was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The juvenile was released on his own recognizance after being presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Family Court on 03.19.2021. Tyler M. Houchens, 22 of Ellendale, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, and Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited. Mr. Houchens was presented at the the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $17,000.00 secured. Mr. Houchens is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Dion Russ, 29 of Milford, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Russ was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $3000.00 secured. Mr. Russ is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a Preliminary Hearing. Corey Johnson, 36 of Milford, was taken into custody after it was learned he was wanted by the Sussex County Family Court. The individuals with cash or secured bail were all committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution.

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Milford Police Investigating Shooting On North Street

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 02.19.2021 Incident #51.21.1249 @2029 Hours

On 02.18.2021 at approximately 8:29 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol and Criminal Divisions responded to the 400 block of North Street to a report of a shooting. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect fired several rounds towards the victim striking him once, causing a non life threatening injury. The victim is currently in stable condition at the Bayhealth Sussex Campus. This is an ongoing investigation and MPD encourages anyone with information about this crime to call 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips

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Milford Police Seeking Information Or Witnesses In Reference To An Incident That Occurred At The Milford Plaza

Incident #: 51-21-948 Reported: February 9, 2021 at 12:54 p.m.

Location: Parking Lot in the Area of Goodwill, 694 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 02/09/2021 at 3:45 p.m.

Milford Police Department are seeking information and/or witnesses that observed a verbal altercation that occurred in the parking lot of Goodwill in the Milford Plaza around 12:54 p.m. on 02/09/2021. During the incident, as one of the parties was leaving the scene, it was alleged that the other party was struck by the departing vehicle and sustained a minor injury.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information about this incident is asked to contact S/Cpl. Marino at 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips

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Milford Police Investigating Saturday Morning Shooting

Released By: Sgt. Robert Masten On 02.01.2021 Incident Number: 51-21-667

On Saturday, January 30th at approximately 1:19 am, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a vacant commercial building in the 300 block of Milford-Harrington Highway (SR 14) to a report of a large fight. The crowd was dispersing as the initial officers arrived. Further investigation revealed just to the east of this incident, several individuals exchanged gun fire near the intersection of South DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) and Milford-Harrington Highway (SR 14). This reportedly occurred shortly after individuals begin leaving the initial reported altercation. The individuals involved in the exchange of gun fire fled and were unable to be located. It’s unknown at this time if anyone was injured in that exchange. It was later learned a 2001 Honda Accord was damaged by gun shot rounds as it was on the roadway during the time of the shots being fired. Also, as vehicles were fleeing the function as officers were arriving, two collided leaving one vehicle with disabling damage. The second vehicle fled and has yet to be located. Milford Police urge anyone with information about this crime to call 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips

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