MPD Investigating Burglary at King’s Ice Cream

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 08.20.2019  Incident #51.19.9257 @0149 Hours

On 08.18.2019 at approximately 1:49 am an officer from the Milford Police Department noticed what appeared to be a possible burglary to King’s Ice Cream on the river walk on South Walnut Street.  Further investigation revealed an unknown suspect entered the building through a window, removed a cash register and an undisclosed amount of money.   Milford Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to please 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** Milford Police Investigate A Burglary At Local Car Dealership

Incident #:  51-19-9025                                               Reported: August 13, 2019

Location: I.G. Burton, 411 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, Kent County, DE 19963

Update Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/15/2019 at 2318 hours

As in the original news release, all eight vehicles were recovered and as of Thursday, 08/15/2019, have been returned to I.G. Burton.  Any questions regarding the recovered vehicles, can be forwarded to the I.G. Burton.

On 08/13/2019, a 15 year old juvenile, was taken into custody by Milford and Dover Police Departments in reference to the Burglary and subsequent theft of the motor vehicles from I.G. Burton.  The juvenile was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Illegal Gang Participation, Theft $1500 Or Greater, 8 counts of Theft Of A Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief $5000 Or More Damage Property, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Theft Under $1500 (Deprive Person).  The juvenile had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was committed to the DSCYF: Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services: Stevenson House Detention Center in default of $33,000.00 USC secured bail.  The juvenile was ordered to appear in Kent County Family Court for an arraignment at a later date.

On 08/15/2019, a 15 year old juvenile, whom Detectives had been able to connect to the Burglary and Theft of Motor Vehicles , was taken into custody of Delaware State Police.  The juvenile was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Illegal Gang Participation, Theft $1500 Or Greater, 8 counts of Theft Of A Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief $5000 Or More Damage Property, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Theft Under $1500 (Deprive Person).  The juvenile had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was committed to the DSCYF: Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services: Stevenson House Detention Center in default of $3,850.00 USC secured bail.  The juvenile was ordered to appear in Kent County Family Court for an arraignment at a later date.

Also on 08/15/2019, a third juvenile had been taken into custody by the Delaware State Police in connection with this incident.  The juvenile was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Illegal Gang Participation, Theft $1500 Or Greater, 8 counts of Theft Of A Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief $5000 Or More Damage Property, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Theft Under $1500 (Deprive Person).  Bond information for this juvenile was unavailable at time of this release.

This investigation is still an active and ongoing investigation.  Future releases will be provided as warranted.

Recovered Vehicles- Burtons (media)

Photographs of Recovered Vehicles

Original Release:

Milford Police Investigate a Burglary at Local Car Dealership

Release:  August 14, 2019 0830                                           Complaint # 51-19-9025

Released by: Det./Sgt. Horsman                                         Occurred: August 13, 2019

On August 13th, 2019 at 0740 hrs, the Milford Police Department was called to investigate a burglary at IG Burton, located on N. Rehoboth Blvd.  The investigation revealed that eight new vehicles were stolen from the dealership.  The vehicles included 5-2019 Police Model Dodge Chargers with no emergency equipment, 2- 2019 Dodge Durangos and a Dodge RAM 2500 Quad Cab.  The investigation quickly developed suspect leads.  Those leads lead detectives to the Dover area.  The Milford Police enlisted the assistance of Dover Police and the Delaware State Police as the investigation developed.

By 9:30pm on August 13th, the Dover Police Department had recovered ALL eight vehicles which were hidden throughout their city and the surrounding area.  All eight  vehicles are currently secured in various police impounds.

There are no public safety concerns as all vehicles were recovered by police.

Several juveniles and young adults were identified as suspects in this case. While all the vehicles have been recovered this is an open and active investigation.

This release will be updated as arrests are made.

 

 

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Milford Police Investigate a Burglary at Local Car Dealership

Release:  August 14, 2019 0830                                           Complaint # 51-19-9025

Released by: Det./Sgt. Horsman                                         Occurred: August 13, 2019

On August 13th, 2019 at 0740 hrs, the Milford Police Department was called to investigate a burglary at IG Burton, located on N. Rehoboth Blvd.  The investigation revealed that eight new vehicles were stolen from the dealership.  The vehicles included 5-2019 Police Model Dodge Chargers with no emergency equipment, 2- 2019 Dodge Durangos and a Dodge RAM 2500 Quad Cab.  The investigation quickly developed suspect leads.  Those leads lead detectives to the Dover area.  The Milford Police enlisted the assistance of Dover Police and the Delaware State Police as the investigation developed.

By 9:30pm on August 13th, the Dover Police Department had recovered ALL eight vehicles which were hidden throughout their city and the surrounding area.  All eight  vehicles are currently secured in various police impounds.

There are no public safety concerns as all vehicles were recovered by police.

Several juveniles and young adults were identified as suspects in this case. While all the vehicles have been recovered this is an open and active investigation.

This release will be updated as arrests are made.

 

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Cancellation Of Gold Alert For Milford Teen

Update Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/05/2019 at 1352 hours

Tajon Cohen, 15 of Milford, DE, has been located. The Gold Alert has been canceled.

Original Release:

Milford Police Issue Gold Alert For Milford Teen

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Released By Detective Tiffany Wyatt On 07.21.2019 @1709 Hours

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for 15 year old Tajon Cohen who was reported missing on July 13, 2019.  He was last seen at his residence on Mill St. in Milford on July 13, 2019 at approx.. 2000 hrs.  when he took the trash out and never came back into the house.

Cohen was last seen wearing a t-shirt possibly white, gray sweat shorts, and white Fila Sneakers.  Cohen did not take anything with him.

Cohen is a light skin male with black hair, brown eyes.  He is 5’10 tall and weighs approx.. 170 lbs.

Attempt to locate Cohen have been unsuccessful and there is a true concern for his safety and welfare.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081.

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MPD And Milford Wawa Team Up To Collect School Supplies

The Milford Police Department’s Community Policing Unit is teaming up with Wawa (store #851) collecting school supplies for elementary aged Milford School District students beginning today. The supplies will be distributed through the Milford School District to students in need for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. These supplies will be collected in the lobby of the Milford Police Department and at Wawa at 902 North DuPont Boulevard, Milford, Delaware (US Rt 113).  Below you will find a list of what we are accepting for this initiative. If anyone has any questions about this you can call 302.422.8081 and ask to speak with Sgt. Robert Masten or S/Cpl. Theresa Bloodsworth.

No. 2 pencils
Spiral notebooks
Washable Crayola crayons box of 24
Large pink erasers
Pencil cases
Colored pencils
Loose leaf wide ruled paper
Highlighters
Composition books
3 ring binders
Tissue boxes
Hand sanitizer
School  Approved Polo Shirts in Maroon or Gold (youth sizes only)

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Crash Investigation Leads To DUI Arrest

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 07.30.2019    Incident #51.19.8312 @1654 Hours

On 07.26.2019 at approximately 4:54 pm, members of the Carlisle Fire Company and officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a motor vehicle collision on South Rehoboth Boulevard in the area of South Horseshoe Drive.  Investigation revealed a vehicle being operated by Scott C. Biggs, 43 of Wilmington, rear ended another vehicle that was stopped waiting to turn onto South Horseshoe Drive.  Further investigation on the scene led officers to believe Mr. Biggs was impaired.  After conducting standard field sobriety test and Mr. Biggs completing a portable breath test, he was taking into custody.  Mr. Biggs has been charged with 3rd Offense Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, and Inattentive Driving.  Mr. Biggs was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $3125.00 unsecured.  Mr. Biggs is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 08.01.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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**Reminder** Lights-On Initiative Established in Milford

Below is an earlier prepared release.  The program is off to a strong start and we wanted to remind citizens about this great initiative.

Energize Delaware in collaboration with the City of Milford and the HELP
Initiative, Inc. is pleased to announce that the successful Lights-On program is now funded and will be expanded to its third city – Milford! Previously, the campaign was funded in Dover and Seaford.  “Lights-On Milford Strong” is designed to reduce incidents of crime, as well as attract investment by new businesses and residents in an attempt to revitalize the community. The Milford Strong Program will offer a number of vital services. At eligible properties in poorly lit areas of Milford, the Lights-On program
will: install energy efficient LED porch lights that can be illuminated from dusk to dawn; provide a switch plate cover for front door/porch light switches as an additional reminder to encourage residents to keep their porch lights on at night; and install a rear-property solar powered motion flood light as a further deterrent measure. Each resident participating in the program must pledge in writing to do the following: 1. Report suspicious activity or crime; 2. Encourage their neighbors to participate in the Lights-On
campaign; 3. Keep their front porch light on at night; and 4. Attend energy efficiency workshops. Milford City Manager Eric Norenberg noted, “I think this will be a great community building program. I hope the lighting encourages kids and families to play and socialize with neighbors in their front yards.” The objective of the HELP Initiative’s Lights-On Milford Strong Campaign is to enhance public safety and improve community engagement with law enforcement by installing energy efficient lighting measures in concentrated areas of criminal activity. This pilot program will benefit the low-income
residents of Milford and will bring recognition for the Energize Delaware programs to the citizens in these communities.  “Lighting is one of the most important components of crime prevention through environmental design,” said Milford Police Sgt. Robert Masten.
Similar in scope to the Dover and Seaford Lights-On Campaign, Milford plans to reach 400 homes. The City of Milford will cover the cost to install 200 (or one half) of the LED lights and the solar powered motion sensor flood lights while Energize Delaware will cover the remaining costs.

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Milford Police To Host 25th Annual “Milford’s Night Out” On August 6th

Once again the Milford Police Department’s Community Policing Unit is sponsoring the 25th annual “Milford’s Night Out” celebration in Milford on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. This years event will feature the “Indian River” band (formerly Clifford Keith), playing from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The event will be held at Bicentennial Park in Milford from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be free food, drinks, and emergency vehicles on display.  Some of this years participants include Carlisle Fire Company, Houston VFC, Memorial VFC, Division Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, WSFS Bank, Delaware Criminal Justice Information System (DELJIS), Delaware Natural Resources Police, Sussex County EOC, Bayhealth, Community Legal Aid, Brandywine Counseling, City of Milford Public Works, Representative Shupe, Delaware Health and Social Services, Domestic Violence Task Force, Delaware Office of Highway Safety, WSFS Bank Shred Truck, and Sussex County EMS.

The purpose of this event is to heighten awareness of our services and crime prevention, but more importantly to continue to build a strong relationship with the Milford Community.

This years menu includes chicken provided by Mountaire Farms prepared by Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company and Pizza provided by Grotto Pizza, with drinks provided by Pepsi Bottling Ventures.  Vanderwende’s Ice Cream Truck will also be on hand.

This years event will be made possible with the support of Grotto Pizza, Mountaire Farms, and Pepsi Bottling Ventures.

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Milford Police Issue Gold Alert For Milford Teen

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Released By Detective Tiffany Wyatt On 07.21.2019 @1709 Hours

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for 15 year old Tajon Cohen who was reported missing on July 13, 2019.  He was last seen at his residence on Mill St. in Milford on July 13, 2019 at approx.. 2000 hrs.  when he took the trash out and never came back into the house.

Cohen was last seen wearing a t-shirt possibly white, gray sweat shorts, and white Fila Sneakers.  Cohen did not take anything with him.

Cohen is a light skin male with black hair, brown eyes.  He is 5’10 tall and weighs approx.. 170 lbs.

Attempt to locate Cohen have been unsuccessful and there is a true concern for his safety and welfare.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081

 

 

 

 

 

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Frankford Man Charged With 6th Offense DUI

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 07.16.2019     Incident #51.19.7833 @0132 Hours

On 07.14.2019 Milford Police arrested a Frankford man following an investigation into an impaired driving.  On 07.14.2019, at approximately 1:32 am, an officer from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Northwest Front Street (SR 14) to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision.  Investigation revealed a Chevrolet Silverado operated by Garry F. Phillips, 58 of Frankford, struck a sign post.  Further investigation, which included field tests, determined Mr. Phillips was operating the vehicle while being impaired.  Mr. Phillips was taken into custody and charged with 6th Offense Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, and Inattentive Driving.  Mr. Phillips was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $7050.00 cash.  Mr. Phillips was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 08.02.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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