Incident Leads To Weapons Charges For Milford Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 11.13.2018   Incident#51.18.12765 @2301 Hours

On 11.12.2018 Milford Police arrested a Milford man following an investigation into an incident that occurred at Brightway Commons.  On 11.12.2018 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Bright Way after receiving a report of an individual damaging a parked vehicle, including using a knife to cut the tires.  Justin A. Johnson, 23 of Milford, was identified during the investigation as being the one who damaged the vehicle.  A check of the area for Mr. Johnson was unsuccessful.  A short time later Milford Police Communications received a report that Mr. Johnson had returned to the residence.  Mr. Johnson again fled prior to officers arrival.  It was learned during the second incident that Mr. Johnson made threats to harm a victim inside an apartment in the complex, along with having an active no contact order with that individual.  Mr. Johnson was later located and taken into custody.  Mr. Johnson has been charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited, Breach of Conditions of Bond, and Disorderly Conduct.  Mr. Johnson was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $12,000.00 secured.  Mr. Johnson was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 11.16.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Milford Police Thank Our Veterans This Veterans Day

The men and women of the Milford Police Department wish to thank all of those who served this Veterans Day. We’d also like to acknowledge those who have not only served our country, but serve the citizens in our area with the same dedication to public service. These veterans have been instrumental in our success providing quality services and if you see them we hope you can extend your appreciation too.

Lieutenant Richard Jefferson, United States Army

Sergeant R. Shane Young, United States Army and United States Air Force

Sergeant John Horsman, United States Army

Sergeant Dwight Young, United States Army

Corporal Kirk Marino, United States Army

Patrolman First Class Nigel Golding, United States Army and United States Navy

Patrolman First Class Mikhail Stanton, United States Army

Patrolman First Class Branden Hartlove, United States Air Force

Patrolman First Class Cory Swan, United States Air Force

Patrolman Kyle Breckner, United States Air Force

Patrolman Patrick Karpin, United States Air Force

TAC Larry Simpkiss, United States Army

Dispatcher Valerie Springer, United States Air Force

Dispatcher Daniel Washinski, United States Marine Corps

Dispatcher Jennifer Darlin, United States Air Force

Dispatcher Lance Lane, United States Marine Corps

Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police Victoria Sessoms, United States Air Force

Maintenance Technician Kenny Perry, United States Army

Volunteer Patrol Jim Baker, United States Navy

Volunteer Patrol Charles Johnson, United States Air Force

Volunteer Patrol Richard Sames, United States Army

Volunteer Patrol Charles Stevenson, United States Navy

Volunteer Patrol Robert VanGorder, United States Army

Chaplain Jerry Howard, United States Navy

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Georgetown Man Arrested For Burglary

Incident #:  51-18-12531                                             Reported:  November 4, 2018 at 7:56 p.m.

Location:  100 block of SE Second St.  Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/09/2018 at 1601 hours

On 11/04/2018 at approximately 7:56 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a possible burglary in progress in the 100 block of SE Second St. The reporting person advised that they observed approximately 3 sets of flashlights on in an abandoned residence.  Officers responded to the residence and located three subjects inside the abandon residence.  All three subjects were detained.  Further investigation revealed that the one subject, identified as Antoine Sturgis, 35 of Georgetown, DE, had made contact with the other two subjects and told them that he had appliances for sale.  Investigation revealed that the subjects then responded to the abandoned residence so that Sturgis could sell the appliances to the two subjects.  Officers made contact with the property owner and learned that Sturgis had no ownership over the appliances he was trying to sell.  Officers also learned that Sturgis did damage to a door at the residence.

Sturgis was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Attempted Theft By False Pretense Under $1500 and Criminal Mischief Under $1000.  Sturgis had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $1750.00 USC secured bail due to him be intoxicated.  A no contact order was also issued between Sturgis and the victim.  Sturgis was later released on unsecured bail and was ordered to appear in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas for a preliminary hearing at a later date.

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Apply Now for a Part-Time Dispatcher Position

The City of Milford Police Department

Accepting Applications

The Milford Police Department is accepting applications for part-time Police Telecommunications Operator/Dispatcher positions with possible advancement to future full-time positions.  Applicants must be able to multitask in a high volume stressful work environment. Applicants will be expected to undergo a background investigation and drug/medical evaluation.   Applications are available at the City Milford Police Department or Join Our Team  Closing date for this notice is December 14, 2018.  EOE.  Please send applications to:

Milford Police Department

Attn: Victoria Knorr

400 N.E. Front Street

Milford, Delaware 19963

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Milford Man Arrested for Assault

Incident #:  51-18-12499                                    Reported:  November 4, 2018 at 3:23 a.m.

Location:  300 Block of SE Second St.  Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/09/2018 at 1408 hours

On 11/04/2018 at approximately 3:23 a.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to the 300 block of SE Second St., Milford, Sussex, DE reference to a physical altercation. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim, who advised that the suspect, identified as William Baltazar Chavez, 29 of Milford, DE, had allegedly broke a glass beer bottle over the victim’s head during a verbal altercation.  The victim sustained injury due to this and was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment.  Officers learned that two children were present during the altercation and witnessed the assault.  It was also learned that Baltazar Chavez was also in possession of a fictitious ID card as well.  Baltazar Chavez was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Milford PD.

Baltazar Chavez was charged with one count of Assault 2nd Degree, Two counts of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, and Possession Of A Fictitious ID Card.  Baltazar Chavez had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $3200.00 secured bail.  A no contact order was also put into place between Baltazar Chavez and the victims in this case.  Baltazar Chavez was ordered to appear in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.

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Cancellation Of Gold Alert For Missing Milford Man

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/09/2018 at 1320 hours

John Garbutt, 79 of Milford, has been located. The Gold Alert has been canceled.

https://milfordpolicede.org/2018/11/08/gold-alert-issued-for-missing-milford-man-3/

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Milford Man Arrested On Burglary and Assault Charges

Incident #:  51-18-12454                                                      Reported:  November 2, 2018

Location:  400 Block of S. Washington St. Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/08/2018 at 1156 hours

On 11/02/2018 at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched a residence in the 400 block of S. Washington St. Milford, Sussex County, DE reference to a subject outside the residence banging on the doors. As officers were en route to the scene, it was learned that communication had been lost with the victim and it was believed that the subject had gained access into the residence.  When officers arrived on scene, they observed the subject in the backyard of the residence, when the subject saw officers, he fled from the scene and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  The subject was taken into custody by officers without further incident.  The subject was identified as Courtney Goode, 43 of Milford, DE.  Officers made contact with the victim, who advised that they heard Goode yelling and banging on the door and immediately called 9-1-1.  The victim advised that then Goode appeared and proceeded to engage in a physical altercation with the victim.  The victim disclosed that Goode allegedly repeatedly punched and kicked them.  The victim advised that Goode attempted to take their cell phone away to prevent further communication with the police and then fled from the residence with the victim’s cell phone.  Officers observed that Goode had made forcible entry into the downstairs portion of the residence and then gained access to the upstairs of the residence.  The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital for further medical treatment of their injuries.

Goode was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, Theft Under $1500, Resisting Arrest, Malicious Interference Emergency Communications, and Criminal Mischief Under $1000.  Goode had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $9500.00 USC secured bail.  Goode was also given a no contact order with the victim as well.  Goode was ordered to appear in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.

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Gold Alert Issued For Missing Milford Man

Incident #:  51-18-12618                               Reported: November 7, 2018

Location: Milford, Delaware Area

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/07/2018 at 1945 hours

The Milford Police Department are issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 79-year-old man.  John Garbutt was last seen on 11/06/2018 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the area of Wilbur St, Milford, Sussex County, DE, operating a 2004 Red Ford Ranger with Delaware registration. He was last seen wearing blue hooded jacket, blue light weight running pants, and gray suede slippers.  Garbutt is a white male, 5’7″-5’9″, approx. 170lbs, blue eyes, fair skin, and gray hair. Police have been unable to make contact with Mr. Garbutt 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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Maryland Man Arrested On Bad Check Case

Incident #:  51-17-8554                               Reported:  August 11, 2017

Location: 200 Block of NE Front St.  Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/05/2018 at 1041 hours

On 10/31/2018, Elmer Marroquin Recinos, 39 of Marydel, MD, was picked up by the Delaware State Police during a traffic stop for an active warrant out of Milford PD stemming from an August 2017 Investigation.

On 08/11/17, the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a business in the 200 block of NE Front St., Milford, Kent County, DE for a fraud investigation. Officers made contact with the business owner, who advised that Elmer Marroquin Recinos had come into the business on 07/22/2017 and cashed two checks valued over $1500.00 USC.  The owner advised that both checks were returned to the business for allegedly non-sufficient funds.  The owner advised that he sent a certified letter to Mr. Marroquin Recinos, but Marroquin Recinos allegedly failed to make good on the checks.  Due to this, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Marroquin Recinos.

On 10/31/2018, Marroquin Recinos was charged with Issuing A Bad Check Equal Or Over $1500- Insufficient Funds Or Credit. Marroquin Recinos had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was released on $500.00 USC unsecured bail.  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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Milford Police Request Public’s Assistance With Identifying Burglary Suspect

Incident #:  51-18-12432                                       Reported:  November 2, 2018

Location:  100 Block of SE Second St., Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/07/2018 at 1040 hours

The Milford Police Department is currently investigating a burglary that occurred during the overnight hours between 11/01/2018 and 11/02/2018 at a business in the 100 block of SE Second St.  The below pictured suspect forced entry into the business and removed an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency.

Milford Police urge anyone with information about this matter or the identity of the suspect to contact Ptlm Breckner 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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