Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.14.2019 Incident #51.19.11833 @2000 Hours
On 10.13.2019 Milford Police arrested a Felton man following an investigation into a shooting on South Walnut Street. On 10.11.2019 a warrant was obtained for Linwood G. Owens, 30 of Felton, as part of an investigation into a shooting that allegedly took place in the 1000 block of South Walnut Street at approximately 8:00 pm. It’s been reported that Mr. Owens allegedly fired a shot towards a Chevrolet Traverse, striking a rear fender. None of the occupants in the vehicle were harmed. Mr. Owens was unable to be located that evening. On 10.14.2019 Mr. Owens was located and taken into custody in Felton by Troopers from the Delaware State Police and later turned over to Milford Police. Mr. Owens has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, two counts of Reckless Endanger First Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited, and Criminal Mischief Over $1000. Mr. Owens was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $34,000.00 cash. Mr. Owens has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution. Mr. Owens is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 10.17.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.10.2019 Incident #51.19.10095 @0034 Hours
On 10.08.2019 Milford Police arrested a Dover man after a warrant was obtained following a September shooting in Brightway Commons. On 09.05.2019 at approximately 12:34 am officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded Brightway Commons to investigate a possible shots fired incident. Further investigation into this matter developed William Harris, 28 of Dover, as one of the individuals allegedly involved. Several of those rounds struck an unoccupied vehicle. Investigation also revealed Mr. Harris allegedly removed evidence from the scene prior to fleeing. On 10.08.2019 Mr. Harris was apprehended by the United States Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force in Milford. Mr. Harris has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Weapon in a Safe School Zone, Giving a Firearm to Person Prohibited, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Conspiracy Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief Over $1000. Mr. Harris was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $67,500.00 secured. Mr. Harris was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.18.2019 for a preliminary hearing. This investigation is still active and updates will be released as the information becomes available.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.10.2019 Incident #51.19.11553 @0126 Hours
On 10.05.2019 Milford Police arrested an Ellendale man after an investigation during a traffic stop led to multiple charges. Demetrio R. Stewart, 39 of Ellendale, was contacted during a traffic stop after a vehicle he was operating was observed going the wrong way on a one way street (Northwest 3rd Street). Mr. Stewart initially provided a false name, but officers later learned his true identity and the fact he was wanted by the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. Further investigation conducted during the stop determined Mr. Stewart was reportedly operating the vehicle while impaired and was in possession of crack cocaine. Mr. Stewart was taken into custody and charged with Criminal Impersonation, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, Failure to Have Registration Card in Possession, Driving the Wrong Way on a One Way Road, and Drive Over / Upon Curb. Mr. Stewart was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $2352.00 unsecured. Mr. Stewart is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas in December for an arraignment.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.10.2019 Incident #51.19.11759 @2030 Hours
On 10.09.2019 at approximately 8:30 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a residence in the 700 block of Beechwood Avenue to a report of a disorderly individual. Upon arrival officers made contact with Mike Riviello, 45 of Milford. Officers observed erratic behavior displayed by Mr. Riviello while contacting him. Further investigation during this contact found Mr. Riviello to be in possession of cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Riviello was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Riviello has been charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Riviello was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $600.00 secured. Mr. Riviello has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled for an appearance at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 on 10.10.2019.
Above Is Detour and Parade Route
On Wednesday night the Milford Community Parade returns and we wish to urge any motorist that may be effected by the road closures to educate themselves on alternative routes. Parking restrictions will begin at 5:00 pm along North and South Walnut Streets, as well as Northeast 10th Street and Seabury Avenue. We anticipate parking to reopen in those areas around 8:30 pm. There will be road closures beginning on Seabury Avenue at 5:00 pm and along North Walnut Street, South Walnut Street, and Northeast 10th Street beginning shortly before 6:30 pm. These closures will effect eastbound and westbound travel on any street intersecting North and South Walnut Streets from Seabury Avenue to Northeast 10th Street. Traffic patterns are anticipated to return to the normal flow shortly after 8:30 pm.
Follow detour signage-
Southbound Rt 113 to Seabury Avenue –left turn
Seabury to Cherry St, –right turn
Cherry to New St, –left turn
New St to Wilbur St –right turn
Wilbur St to S Walnut St –right turn
S Walnut St to McCoy St –left turn
McCoy St to S Washington St –left turn follow to all points North and East
TRUCKS continue on McCoy St to Marshall St –left turn
Marshall St to South East Second St –right turn
S.E. 2nd St to Alt 1-Rehoboth Blvd to all points North, East and South
Follow Detour signage-
CAR- S. Washington St to McCoy St –right turn
TRUCK- Alt 1 Rehoboth Blvd to SE 2nd St –right turn
TRUCK- SE 2nd St to Marshall St –left turn
TRUCK- S. Marshall St to McCoy St –right turn
ALL- McCoy St to S Walnut St –right turn
S Walnut St to Wilbur St –immediate left turn
Wilbur St to New St –left turn
New St to Cherry St –right turn
Cherry St to Seabury Avenue –left turn
Seabury Avenue to N. Rt 113 –right turn
N. Rt 113 to Westbound Rt 14 –left turn
To all points West and North and South
Milford Police currently accepting applications for a school crossing guard position. This is a seasonal position and applicant must be available through the school year (September-June) for every scheduled school day from 7:10 am-7:30 am and 2:05 pm-2:25 pm. No experience necessary as all required training and certifications will be provided through the Milford Police Department. Applicants will be expected to undergo a background investigation and drug/medical evaluation. Hourly rate will be 29.13 per hour (7.5 hrs. every two weeks).
Police Civilian Applications are available on-line at www.milfordpolicede.org. Closing date for this notice is October 14, 2019. The City of Milford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please contact Mrs. Victoria R. Sessoms at (302)422-8081 with any questions.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.03.2019 Incident #51.19.11444 @2352 Hours
On 10.02.2019 at 11:52 pm an officer from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division was conducting a proactive patrol of Brightway Commons. During this patrol the officer located a parked vehicle that was occupied with a noticeable smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Contact with the two occupants and further investigation located marijuana, crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. Neajah Fassett, 22 of Chester, Pennsylvania, and Tyrese R. Carter, 30 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were both taken into custody without incident. Mr. Carter was also found to be wanted by the Justice of the Peace Court #7. Ms. Fassett has been charged with two counts of Possession With The Intent To Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Carter has been charged with two counts of Possession With The Intent To Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $20,500.00 unsecured for each of them. Both are scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.18.2019 for a preliminary hearing.
Incident #: 51-19-11471 Reported: October 3, 2019
Location: City Limits of Milford, DE
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 10/03/2019 at 2:36 p.m.
The following subject is NOT WANTED. This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.02.2019 Incident #51.19.11143 @2140 Hours
On 09.26.2019 Milford Police arrested a New Jersey man after a traffic stop resulted drugs being seized. On 09.26.2019 an officer on patrol on Coastal Highway (SR 1) at approximately 9:40 pm, conducted a traffic stop after a moving violation was observed. Investigation conducted during the stop located 236 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Tyler Maxwell, 21 of Glassboro, New Jersey, was taken into custody at the stop without incident. Mr. Maxwell has been charged with Possession With The Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Speeding, and Failure To Have License In Possession. Mr. Maxwell was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where Mr. Maxwell was released on his own recognizance. Mr. Maxwell was scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2019 for a preliminary hearing.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The men and women of the Milford Police Department are continuing to support the effort this year by once again going pink. This year we will be selling limited edition Audie K9 stuffed animals, t-shirts, pink police patches, and hats at the Milford Police Department at 400 Northeast Front Street while supplies last. The patches can be purchased for $10.00, the hats for $20.00, or both can be purchased for $25.00. We also have a limited amount of t-shirts for sale for $20.00 (only in XXL and XXXL, no other sizes). New this year we will be selling the Audie K9 stuffed animals for $20.00. These will be cash only sales with all profits being donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. If you’re interested in supporting this initiative, these items can be purchased by contacting Lt. David Wells Monday through Friday between 8a-4p. Please take time to join us in fighting this disease. If you wish to learn more please check out the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition at http://www.debreastcancer.org/