**Update With One Arrest** Milford Police Investigating Large Fight That Stops Smyrna-Cape Boys Basketball Game

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 02.23.2018 Incident #51.18.2112

On 02.23.2018 the Milford Police Department is continuing to investigate a fight that occurred during the 4th quarter of the Smyrna High School and Cape Henlopen High School Henlopen Conference boys basketball game.  The fight resulted in the game being cancelled.  The investigation resulted in three arrest warrants being obtained.  The first of three individuals turned himself in immediately after he learned he was being sought in connection with this matter.  Randy Rickards, 18 of Milton, has been charged with Disorderly Conduct and Assault 3rd Degree.  Mr. Rickards was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $1000.00 unsecured.  Mr. Rickards is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date.  Two other individuals are also being sought and arraignments are being made for them to turn themselves into police.  Further information will be released about the two at a later time.  This investigation is ongoing and both participating schools have been assisting.  Officers from the Delaware State Police and Harrington Police also responded to the fight and provided assistance to Milford Officers assigned to the event and other officers who responded from the Patrol Division.

**Updated Photo Of Mr. Rickards Not Available At The Time Of This Release**

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Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 02.22.2018 @2145 Hours

The Milford Police Department is currently investigating a large fight that occurred at the Milford Central Academy gym during a Henlopen Conference boys basketball game between Smyrna High School and Cape Henlopen High School.  The investigation is ongoing and updates will continue as they become available.  This altercation, which occurred in the fourth quarter, led to the cancellation of the remainder of the game.

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

Incident #:  51-18-2129                                      Reported: February 23, 2018

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 02/23/2018 at 0945 hours

The following subject is NOT WANTED.  This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.

Rex Collins

 

 

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Milford Police Investigating Large Fight That Stops Smyrna Cape Boys Basketball Game

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 02.22.2018 @2145 Hours

The Milford Police Department is currently investigating a large fight that occurred at the Milford Central Academy gym during a Henlopen Conference boys basketball game between Smyrna High School and Cape Henlopen High School.  The investigation is ongoing and updates will continue as they become available.  This altercation, which occurred in the fourth quarter, led to the cancellation of the remainder of the game.

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Millsboro Man Arrested For DUI

Incident #: 51-18-1875                                       Reported: February 17, 2018 at 10:51 a.m.

Location: Chick-Fil-A Parking Lot, 698 N DuPont Blvd. Unit C, Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 02/22/2018 at 1612 hours

On 02/17/2018 at approximately 1051 hours, the Milford Police Department Patrol Division made contact with a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Chick-Fil-A.  The operator was identified as William Lhotsky, 62 of Millsboro, DE.  Investigation revealed that Lhotsky had several capiases out of various courts and an active warrant out of Millsboro Police Department.  While officers were speaking to Lhotsky, they could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle and Lhotsky.  Lhotsky exhibited signs of someone under the influence of alcohol/drugs.  As officers attempted to have Lhotsky exit his vehicle to conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Lhotsky began to resist arrest and after a short struggle was taken into custody.  A search warrant was obtained for a DUI blood draw for Lhotsky.  It was approved through the Justice of the Peace Court and was executed at Bayhealth.  After the blood draw was completed, Lhotsky was transported back to Milford PD and charged with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and Resisting Arrest.  Lhotsky had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court and was committed to the Department of Corrections on secure bail due to his intoxication.  He was ordered to appear in Kent County Court of Common Pleas as well as other various courts at a later date in reference to his pending charges.

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Milford Man Arrested On Theft Charges

Incident #: 51-18-1966                                               Reported: February 19, 2018 at 4:36 p.m.

Location: Abbott’s Grill, 249 NE Front St. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 02/22/2018 at 1610 hours

On 02/19/2018 at approximately 1636 hours, the Milford Police Department Patrol Division responded to Abbott’s Grill located at 249 NE Front St. reference to a theft report.  Contact was made with an employee at the business, who advised that another employee had stated that he would not be returning to work because he would be in trouble for stealing checks from the business.  Management staff checked their records and observed several checks had been written out to the suspect for large amounts of U.S. Currency (USC) and the checks were allegedly signed by representatives of the company.  Investigation revealed the signatures on the checks did not match the actual signatures of those representatives.  Further investigation revealed that the checks were cashed at a local retail shop nearby.  Investigation revealed that the amount taken from the business was over $1500.00 USC.  The suspect was identified as Jonathan Wright, 29 of Milford, DE.  A warrant was obtained for Wright as a result of this investigation.

On 02/20/2018, Wright was taken into custody at his residence without incident.  He was charged with two counts of Forgery 2nd Degree, one count of Theft by False Pretense Over $1500 USC, and one count of Theft Over $1500 USC.  He had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on $4000.00 USC unsecured bail with a no contact order with the victims in this case .  He was ordered to appear in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.

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Lewes Woman Arrested For Assault

Incident #: 51-18-1713                               Reported: February 14, 2018 at 12:07 a.m.

Location: Shore Stop Valero, 432 Bay Rd. Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 02/22/2018 at 1610 hours

On 02/14/2018 at 12:07 a.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division responded to the Shore Stop Valero Gas Station, located at 432 Bay Rd. Milford, DE, reference to a physical altercation. When officers arrived, they observed the suspect identified as Wendy Jeffery, 37 of Lewes, DE, assaulting the victim with a purse.  Further investigation revealed that Jeffery had assaulted the victim while at the gas pumps.  Investigation revealed that a child witnessed the assault between Jeffery and the victim.  The victim did have minor injury, but did not seek medical treatment.  Jeffery was taken into custody and transported back to Milford PD, where she was charged with Assault 3rd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  She had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was released on $1000.00 USC unsecured bail with a no unlawful contact order between her and the victims in the case.  Jeffery was ordered to appear in Kent County Family Court at a later date reference to this incident.

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Milford Police Request Public’s Assistance

Incident #: 51-18-1750                                           Reported: February 14, 2018 at 6:53 p.m.

Location: Area of Mispillion St and McColley St. Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 02/16/2018 at 1355 hours

The Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating a strong armed robbery that occurred during the evening hours of 02/14/2018. The victim was approached from behind by two suspects in the area of Mispillion St and McColley St.  Investigation revealed that the victim was stuck in the back of the head and fell to the ground where the suspects continued to assault the victim.  The victim described the suspects as black males both between the ages of 28-30.  He advised one of the suspects was 5’0”-5’2” and 200-220 lbs., and the other suspect was 5’5”-5’7” and 150-200 lbs.  During the altercation, the suspects stole the victim’s wallet which contained identification information and undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency.

Milford Police urge anyone with information about this incident or about the identities of the two suspects to contact the Criminal Investigations Division 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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Three Arrested, One At Large Reference To Home Invasion Investigation

Incident #: 51-18-931                                    Reported: January 24, 2018

Update Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 02/12/2018 at 1620 hours

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the Home Invasion that occurred in the Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex on 01/24/2018. With the assistance of the Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit, Milford Police Department detectives identified Kaliph Miller, 18 of Camden, DE; Samuel Horton, 18 of Magnolia, DE; and Douglas Moon, 20 of Wilmington, DE as three of the four suspects involved in this home invasion.  Detectives obtained warrants for the three suspects involved in this incident.

On 01/31/2018, Horton turned himself into Milford PD and was charged with Home Invasion, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Theft Under $1500, Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Sexual Harassment, Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree.  Horton had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $113,500.00 USC secured bail.  A no contact order was put into place between Horton and the City of Milford.

On 02/01/2018, Miller, who was currently being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, was charged with Home Invasion; Endangering the Welfare of A Child; Theft Under $1500; Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony; Possession, Purchase, Own or Control of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited; Aggravated Menacing; Sexual Harassment; Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony; and Conspiracy 2nd Degree.  Miller had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court and was given a $120,000.00 USC cash bail reference to the charges in this case.  A no contact order was also put into place between Miller and the victims in the case.

On 02/06/2018, Moon turned himself into Milford PD and was charged with Home Invasion; Theft Under $1500; Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony; and Conspiracy 2nd Degree.  Moon had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2.  Moon was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $42,000.00 USC secured bail.

All three suspects were ordered to appear in Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing reference to this investigation.

Milford Police urge anyone with information about the fourth suspect in this investigation to call 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

                                    Horton                             Miller                            Moon

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Milford Police Currently Investigating A Home Invasion

Incident #: 51-18-931                                   Reported: January 24, 2018 at 12:59 p.m.

Location: Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex, Unit Block of Linstone Lane Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 01/24/2018 at approximately 1600 hours

The Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit is currently investigating a home invasion that occurred around midnight between 01/23/2018 and 01/24/2018 in the Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex, unit block of Linstone Lane. Investigation has revealed that three males wearing disguises and armed with handguns knocked on the door to one of the apartments.  When the victim answered the door, the suspects entered into the residence and rummaged through the apartment.  The suspects took an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency and two cellular phones from the victim/residence.   Milford Police urge anyone with information about this incident or the identities of the suspects 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 Looking For Interested Men and Women To Join Our Team

Apply

 

The Milford Police Department is accepting applications for testing for future Police Officer Position(s). Applicants will be expected to undergo a written test, physical fitness test, background investigation, truth verification examination & drug/medical evaluation.  City of Milford Police Department offers a competitive salary starting at $45,675 with benefits. Benefits include: Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance, Life/AD&D, LTD, 457b Def. Comp., Pension Plan, Paid Vacation, Holiday Leave, and Sick Leave.  Milford Police Department participates in the State of Delaware County/Muni Police Pension Plan. Applications are available at the Milford Police Department or online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/jobs. Closing date for this notice is Thursday, March 15, 2018.  City of Milford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please send applications to:

                                                      Milford Police Department

                                                      Attn: Vicky Knorr

                                                      400 N.E. Front Street

                                                      Milford, Delaware 19963

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Milford Police Seeking Interested Individuals For Citizens Police Academy

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 02.11.2018

The Milford Police Department is seeking interested individuals for our upcoming Citizens Police Academy.  This years CPA will meet once a week for eight weeks on Monday evenings at the Milford Police Department from 6pm-8pm beginning on March 12th.  The CPA is open to interested individuals who either live or work in the City of Milford and there is no cost to attend.  Topics being covered at the CPA are Impaired Driving, Criminal Investigations, Evidence Collection, Use of Force, Special Operations, Drug Investigations, Community Policing and a K9 demonstration.  Below is a link to the application.  Applications can be returned to the address listed below.  Deadline for applications is February 19th.  If anyone has any questions about this years CPA, you can call Sgt. Robert Masten at 302.422.8081 ext 229.  Seating is limited for the CPA and applications with be reviewed in the order received.

Applications Can Be Sent To:

Milford Police Department

C/O Sgt. Robert Masten

400 Northeast Front Street

Milford, DE 19963

Application Link: http://cityofmilford.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/720

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