Milford Police Department Requests Public’s Assistance Identifying Theft Suspects

Incident #:  51-18-13771                                Reported:  December 9, 2018 at 1:02 p.m.

Location:  Peebles, 654 N DuPont Blvd, Milford, Kent County, DE 19963

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 01/14/2019 at 1625 hours

The Milford Police Department is currently investigating a theft case where unknown subject(s) allegedly stole the victim’s wallet while she was inside of Peebles, located at 654 N DuPont Blvd, Milford, DE on 12/07/2018 between 1500 and 1700 hours.  Investigation revealed that the below pictured suspects were observed at the Milford Walmart on 12/07/2018 using one of the victim’s stolen credit cards to purchase merchandise from the store after the alleged theft of the victim’s wallet occurred.

Milford Police urge anyone with information on the identity of the below pictured suspects or other information on this investigation to contact Cpl. Brittingham at 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.  Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

Brittingham's Shoplifting Attempt to ID

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Milford Police Request Public’s Assistance With Identifying Theft Suspects

Incident #:  51-18-13395                                         Reported:  November 29, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Location: Parking Lot of Planet Fitness, 696 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 01/11/2018 at 1508 hours

The Milford Police Department is currently investigating a theft complaint where subject(s) broke into the victim’s vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot in the area of Planet Fitness and stole the victim’s purse from the vehicle.  The below pictured suspects were seen using the victim’s information/credit card at a Walmart location in Dover, DE on 11/29/2018.

Milford Police urge anyone with information on the identity of the below pictured suspects or other information on this investigation to contact Ptlm. Malone 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 Man Arrested For DUI

Incident #:  51-19-254                                    Reported: January 7, 2019 at 1:18 p.m.

Location:  N. DuPont Blvd. South of North St Ext.  Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 01/11/2019 at 1336 hours

On 1/07/2019 at approximately 1318 hours, the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was given a be on the lookout (BOLO) for a gray Toyota vehicle all over the roadway going into the median traveling northbound on Rt. 113 approaching Milford City Limits. Officers located the Bolo vehicle in the area of Rt. 113 (N DuPont Blvd) and Rt. 14 (NW Front St).  Officers began following the vehicle and observed the vehicle, a 1997 Tan Toyota 4 Runner, swerving from side to side over the yellow and white lines in the roadway while traveling in the left travel lane of N DuPont Blvd.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on N DuPont Blvd south of North St. Ext. Milford, Kent County, DE and made contact with the operator, who was identified as Oscar Alvarez-Martinez, 35 of Milford, DE.  When officers made contact with Alvarez-Martinez, they could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Alvarez-Martinez’s breath.  Officers began a DUI investigation and administered the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to Alvarez-Martinez.  The investigation revealed that Alvarez-Martinez was allegedly operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  He was taken back to Milford PD for processing.  Officers also learned that Alvarez-Martinez did not have a valid driver’s license nor a valid insurance card in his possession.

Alvarez-Martinez was charged with Driving A Vehicle Under The Influence Of Alcohol, Failure To Have Insurance Identification In Possession, Driving Without A Valid License, and Failed to Remain Within A Single Lane. It was also determined by officers that Alvarez-Martinez had several aliases and several court capiases for his arrest.  Due to his intoxication, Alvarez-Martinez was committed to the Department of Correction by the Justice of the Peace Court until he was sober for presentment.  Alvarez-Martinez was released on 01/08/2019 on unsecured bail and was ordered to appear in court at a later date. Continue reading

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**Update With Arrest** Milford Police Currently Investigating A Shooting At Brightway Commons

**Update With Arrest** On 12.27.2018 Mr. Morris turned himself in to officers at the Milford Police Department.  Mr. Morris was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $159,100.00 cash.  Mr. Morris was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 01.04.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.

UPDATE:  12/27/2018 at 4:148pm by Pfc M. Stanton

The Milford Police Department has obtained arrest warrants for DERRECK MORRIS 36 year old man from Lincoln, Delaware in connection with the shooting at Brightway Commons on December 23, 2018.  The Milford Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating him.  Morris in considered armed and dangerous.  Do not approach and PLEASE CONTACT Det. Timothy Webb, US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force at 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 to report Morris’ whereabouts.  Tips can be anonymously be left online at milfordpolicede.org/tips/


Incident #:  51-18-14253                                           Reported: December 23, 2018 at 7:44 p.m.

Location: Brightway Commons Apartment Complex, Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 12/24/2018 at 0015 hours

On 12/23/2018 at approximately 1944 hours, the Milford Police Department was dispatched to a shots fired incident at Brightway Commons Apartment Complex.  Officers learned that a bullet had entered into a residence and struck a 4 year old child.  The child was transported to Bayhealth:  Milford Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in stable condition.  Detectives responded to the scene and through investigation learned that an altercation occurred between multiple subjects in the courtyard on the south side of Allen Way.  Investigation revealed that during the altercation an unknown subject fired a handgun and one of the bullets is believed to have been the one to strike the child.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the subjects involved in the altercation or witnessed the altercation to contact 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 Currently Investigating A Shooting At Brightway Commons

Incident #:  51-18-14253                                           Reported: December 23, 2018 at 7:44 p.m.

Location: Brightway Commons Apartment Complex, Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 12/24/2018 at 0015 hours

On 12/23/2018 at approximately 1944 hours, the Milford Police Department was dispatched to a shots fired incident at Brightway Commons Apartment Complex.  Officers learned that a bullet had entered into a residence and struck a 4 year old child.  The child was transported to Bayhealth:  Milford Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in stable condition.  Detectives responded to the scene and through investigation learned that an altercation occurred between multiple subjects in the courtyard on the south side of Allen Way.  Investigation revealed that during the altercation an unknown subject fired a handgun and one of the bullets is believed to have been the one to strike the child.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the subjects involved in the altercation or witnessed the altercation to contact 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.  Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

brightway commons

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Incident Leads To Multiple Charges For Laurel Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 12.17.2018    Incident #51.18.13951 @1045 Hours

On 12.14.2018 Milford Police arrested a Laurel man as part of an investigation into threatening behavior.  On 12.14.2018 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Mispillion Apartments to a report of a man kicking the door of an apartment as well as breaking a window.  Upon arrival the man fled, but was later located by officers and taken into custody without incident.  While in custody the man continued to make threats about harming the victim.  Sedrick Boyce, 27 of Laurel, has been charged with Terroristic Threatening, Theft Under $1500.00, and two counts of Criminal Mischief.  Mr. Boyce was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $1200.00 unsecured, along with a no contact order with the victim.  Mr. Boyce is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 01.14.2019 for an arraignment.

Boyce

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Incident With Handgun Results In Arrest Of Milford Man

Released by Sgt. Robert Masten On 12.03.2018   Incident #51.18.13393 @1608 Hours

On 11.29.2018 Milford Police arrested Mike A. Chavez, 18 of Milford, after a warrant was obtained following an incident in which a handgun was allegedly displayed to two victims.  On 11.29.2018 at approximately 4:08 pm a vehicle with two occupants was stopped at a traffic light in the area of South DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) and Lakeview Avenue (SR 36).  While at the traffic light a vehicle pulled up next to the victims and displayed a handgun in what was believed to be an attempt to intimidate the pair.  After that the suspect vehicle followed the victim’s vehicle before eventually disappearing.  Mr. Chavez was identified as the individual displaying the handgun and he was later taken into custody at a residence on New Street.  A subsequent search following the arrest also found Mr. Chavez to be in possession of Marijuana.  Mr. Chavez has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Menacing and Possession of Marijuana.  Mr. Chavez was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $2000.00 unsecured.  Mr. Chavez is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 12.06.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

Chavez

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug and Weapon Charges For Harrington Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 11.26.2018   Incident #51.18.13141 @0146 Hours

On 11.23.2018 Milford Police arrested a Harrington man after an investigation during a traffic stop led to the seizure of handgun, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.  On 11.23.2018 at approximately 1:46 am, an officer on patrol on South Rehoboth Boulevard observed a vehicle being operated with an equipment violation.  During the subsequent stop of the vehicle the officer noticed a smell of marijuana.  Further investigation led to a 9mm handgun, 12 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia being seized.  Kaleb M. Tribek, 19 of Harrington, was taken into custody.  Officers also found the handguns serial number had previously been removed during their investigation.  Mr. Tribeck has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession With The Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance, Possession of a Weapon with a Removed, Obliterated or Altered Serial Number, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Deadly Weapon By Person Who Also Possesses a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Failure to Have Two Headlamps.  Mr. Tribeck was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $31,700.00 secured.  Mr. Tribeck was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 11.29.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

Tribeck

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Equipment Violation Leads To Drug Charges For Georgetown Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 11.26.2018  Incident #51.18.13083 @1810 Hours

On 11.21.2018 Milford Police arrested a Georgetown man after a traffic stop for an equipment violation led to marijuana, United States Currency, and a club type weapon being found.  On 11.21.2018 an officer on patrol in the area of Church Street observed a Ford Crown Victoria being operated with an equipment violation.  A subsequent stop of that vehicle in the 900 block of North Walnut Street led to contact with it’s operator, Alejandro Exantus, 28 of Georgetown.  Further investigation during the stop led to 50.3 grams of marijuana, United States Currency, and a club type weapon being seized.  Mr. Exantus also provided a false name during the course of this investigation.  Mr. Exantus was taken into custody and has been charged with Possession With the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Criminal Impersonation, Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Instrument, and Driving Without a Valid License.  Mr. Exantus was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $22,001.00 secured.  Mr. Exantus was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing on 11.30.2018 at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

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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.

Johnson

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