Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 02.12.2019 Incident #51.19.1425 @2341 Hours
On 02.07.2019 an investigation into an impaired driving led to the arrest of a Magnolia man. On 02.07.2019 at approximately 11:41 pm, an officer on patrol on North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) in the area of Northwest 10th Street observed a Chevrolet Suburban pull onto the roadway and occupy the right lane. The vehicle was then observed by the officer drifting into the left travel lane in which the patrol vehicle was occupying. The officer had to quickly slow the patrol vehicle to avoid the Chevrolet Suburban. The officer conducted a vehicle stop nearby and initiated the investigation into the impaired driving. The investigation resulted in William E. Bronson, 55 of Magnolia being taken into custody. Mr. Bronson has been charged with 5th Offense Driving a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, Failure to Have Registration Card in Possession, Failure when Moving Right, Left or Turning to Signal Continuously Not 300 feet or > 1/2 Mile Before Turning, and Improper Lane Change. Mr. Bronson was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $2504.00 secured. Mr. Bronson was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 02.15.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten on 02.08.2019 Incident #51.18.14389
On 01.31.2019 Milford Police arrested a Smyrna man after warrants were obtained for incidents that occurred in December of 2018. On 01.31.2019 Delaware Capitol Police contacted Aaron L. Williams, 27 of Smyrna, and took him into custody after learning he was wanted following the 2018 investigation. A warrant was obtained for Mr. Williams following an investigation into an alleged stalking that occurred in Brightway Commons and The Willows. This investigation revealed Mr. Williams allegedly made multiple attempts to contact the victim, peered through their residence window on one occasion, and made a false report to police advising an armed individual was in the victim’s residence that generated a patrol response. Mr. Williams has been charged with Stalking, Terroristic Threatening, 6 counts of Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree, and Falsely Reporting an Alleged Incident. Mr. Williams was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $6000.00 secured. Mr. Williams has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 02.08.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.
Incident #: 51-19-1104 Reported: January 29, 2019
Location: Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd, Milford, Kent County, DE 19963
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 01/29/2019 at 1523 hours
The Milford Police Department is currently investigating a theft case where the below pictured suspect entered into Walmart, selected merchandise valued over $1000.00 USC, and exited the store without rendering payment for the merchandise. The incident occurred on 01/21/2019 during the evening hours.
Milford Police urge anyone with information on the identity of the below pictured suspect or other information on this investigation to contact Cpl. Kosiorowski at 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 01/29/2019
On 01.29.2019 Chief Kenneth Brown recognized multiple officers and staff during a small recognition ceremony at Milford Police Department. Chief Brown began by recognizing the 2018 Officer of the 4th Quarter, Senior Corporal Albert Sargent. S/Cpl. Sargent was selected as the Officer of the Quarter for his outstanding performance on the Patrol Division and his dedication to serving the Milford Community. S/Cpl. Sargent was also recognized for his exemplary leadership as an assistant shift commander on his shift. S/Cpl. Sargent started with the Milford Police Department in July 2013 coming from the Town of Milton Police Department.
Chief Brown also recognized the 2018 Civilian Employee of the Year, Ruth Barkley. Mrs. Barkley is assigned to our Records Department and has been since she was hired in 2001. Mrs. Barkley is dedicated to her position and routinely goes above and beyond with her duties. During the recognition ceremony, Chief Brown considered Mrs. Barkley as a “Mom” to many of the officers at the department.
Chief Brown ended the ceremony by recognizing the 2018 Officer of the Year, Patrolman First Class (PFC) Cory Swan. PFC Swan was recognized in September 2017 as the Officer of the 3rd Quarter and then again in June 2018 as the Officer of the 2nd Quarter. PFC Swan was recognized for his dedication to his work on the Patrol Division as well as for a Life saving incident that occurred in August 2018 with a suicidal subject. PFC Swan has served with the Milford Police Department since graduating from the Delaware State Police Academy in February 2016. PFC Swan also served with the Milford Police Department’s Seasonal Cadet Program from April 2012 through September 2015.
Left to Right: Mayor Campbell, S/Cpl. Sargent, Chief Brown Left to Right: Mayor Campbell, Ruth Barkley, Chief Brown
Left to Right: Mayor Campbell, PFC Swan, Chief Brown
Incident #: 51-19-1099 Reported: January 29, 2019
Location: City Limits of Milford, DE
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 01/29/2019 at 1005 hours
The following subject is NOT WANTED. This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 01.23.2019 Incident #51.18.10503
The Milford Police Department is seeking assistance from the public with locating Rony Gonzalez-Godinez, 29 of Milford. A warrant was obtained for Mr. Gonzalez-Godinez following a 2018 investigation into a sex crime involving a minor. We urge anyone with information of the whereabouts of Mr. Gonzalez-Godinez to call 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips .
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/
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/
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
**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/