Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 05.24.2018 Incident #51.18.4820 @0111 Hours
On 05.21.2018 the final man being sought in connection with this incident turned himself into police. Taevon I. Potts, 22 of Milford, has been charged with Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, Resisting Arrest, Driving While Suspended, four counts of Failure to Signal, Failure to Stop at Red Light, four counts of Failure to Stop at Stop Sign, Unsafe Passing, Receiving Stolen Property, and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane and Direction. Mr. Potts was also wanted by the Kent County Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Potts was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $4050.00 unsecured. Mr. Potts is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 06.01.2018.
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Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 05.07.2018 Incident #51.18.4820 @0111 Hours
On 05.05.2018 at approximately 1:11 am, an officer on patrol in the area of North Street and Northwest 5th Street attempted to stop a vehicle in an attempt to locate a wanted person. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued that led to the 600 block of North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113). At that point the vehicle stopped and three of the occupants exited and fled on foot. All three were apprehended shortly after exiting the vehicle. The vehicle then continued on with the operator now being wanted. 474 bags of heroin, 1.2 grams of marijuana, and $556.00 were seized as a part of this investigation. As a result of this incident Tyron R. Mifflin, 18 of Milford, Brian D. Bell, 30 of Frankford, and Antwain M. Holden, 19 of Bridgeville were all charged. Taevon I. Potts, 22 of Milford, is now wanted after the investigation identified him as the operator of the vehicle. Mr. Mifflin was charged with Resisting Arrest. Mr. Mifflin was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $500.00 unsecured. Mr. Mifflin is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on July 25th for an arraignment. Mr. Holden was charged with Resisting Arrest, Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity, and Underage Consumption of Alcohol. Mr. Holden was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $8001.00 secured. Mr. Holden is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 05.11.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing. Mr. Holden has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution. Mr. Bell has been charged with Resisting Arrest and Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Bell was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $750.00 unsecured. Mr. Bell is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 07.25.2018 for an arraignment. Police are still seeking Mr. Potts and urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 05.18.2018 Incident #’s 51.18.4778 & 5268
On 05.17.2018 Milford Police arrested a Milford man after warrants were obtained following two investigations this month. The first of the two incidents was on May 4th, when Ricky E. Ness, 31 of Milford, reportedly contacted two alleged victims on Southeast Front Street (SR 36) at approximately 1:51 am, which violated an active no contact order issued earlier this year between Mr. Ness and one of the two. During this contact it’s been alleged that Mr. Ness shoved the other victim, causing a minor injury. The second of the two incidents occurred on 05.13.2018 at approximately 7:00 pm on Southeast Front Street. During that incident it’s been reported that Mr. Ness again contacted a victim in which there was an active no contact order. During this incident Mr. Ness reportedly struck the victim, causing minor injuries. Mr. Ness also reportedly made statements that led the victim to fear for their life, as well preventing the victim to leave the home. On 05.17.2018 Mr. Ness turned himself into police. Mr. Ness has been charged with two counts of Breach of Release, two counts of Assault 3rd Degree, Terroristic Threatening, and Unlawful Imprisonment 1st Degree. Mr. Ness was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown, where bail was set at $5000.00 cash. Mr. Ness is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 05.24.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing. Mr. Ness has been committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.
**Updated Photo Of Ness Unavailable**
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 05.17.2018 Incident #51.18.4825 @0843 Hours
Location of Incident: Parking Lot In The Unit Block Of North Walnut Street
On 05.05.2018 Milford Police arrested Anthony Penawell, 24, and Tiffany A. Wolfe, 32, both of Milford as part of an assault investigation. Investigation revealed Mr. Penawell allegedly assaulted the victim in a parking lot on North Walnut Street in the downtown area at approximately 8:43 am. Following the assault the victim responded to the Milford Police Department to report the incident and eventually was transported by Carlisle Fire Company staff to Bayhealth in Milford to be treated for injuries. Investigation also revealed a young child witnessed the alleged assault. As a result of this investigation a warrant was obtained for Mr. Penawell. Later in the day on 05.05.2018 Mr. Penawell was contacted by police, along with Ms. Wolfe, at the Milford Police Department. Mr. Penawell was taken into custody without incident. Ms. Wolfe reportedly provided a false statement to the investigating officer about the matter, as did Mr. Penawell. Ms. Wolfe was also taken into custody and a warrant was obtained for her. Mr. Penawell has been charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Providing a False Statement to Law Enforcement. Ms. Wolfe has been charged with Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Providing a False Statement to Law Enforcement. Both were presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $15,000.00 secured for Mr. Penawell and $4000.00 unsecured for Ms. Wolfe. Mr. Penawell was scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 05.11.2018 and Ms. Wolfe is scheduled to appear for her Preliminary Hearing on 06.01.2018.
Released by Sgt. Robert Masten On 05.16.2018 Incident #51.18.3782
On 05.15.2018 Milford Police arrested a Lincoln man during a traffic stop after it was learned he was wanted following an April investigation into a shoplifting at Walmart (900 block North DuPont Boulevard, US Rt 113). During the April investigation a warrant was obtained for David J. Lewis, 36 of Lincoln. The investigation learned that Mr. Lewis participated in an incident in which an item was reportedly removed from Walmart on 04.08.2018 without being paid for. Approximate value of the removed item was $948.00. Mr. Lewis also allegedly had children in his vehicle as he fled the property. Another unknown individual was also reportedly was involved, but has yet to be identified. As Mr. Lewis was taken into custody during the 05.15.2018 traffic stop on Northwest Front Street, a subsequent search located crack cocaine and marijuana. Mr. Lewis has been charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Shoplifting Under $1500.00, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Conspiracy 3rd Degree. Mr. Lewis was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $2000.00 for the 04.08.2018 incident and $501.00 unsecured for the drug charges on 05.15.2018. Mr. Lewis is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas in August for an arraignment.
Incident #: 51-18-4874 Reported: May 7, 2018 at 2:34 a.m.
Location: Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd, Milford, Kent County, DE 19963
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 05/15/2018 at 1500 hours
The Milford Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the below pictured fraud suspect. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect made a fraudulent return to Walmart on 05/07/2018.
Milford Police urge anyone with information about this matter to contact Cpl. A. Sargent at 302.422.8081 or anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333 or MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 05.15.2018 Incident #51.18.5182
MPD is seeking help from the public with identifying the subject in the photo below for an ongoing shoplifting investigation. The below pictured subject is a person of interest in several recent shoplifting incidents at Walmart on North DuPont Boulevard. Anyone with information on the identity of the individual is urged to call Pfc. Swan at 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/TIPS.
Incident #’s: 51-18-5095 and 51-18-5101 Reported: May 11, 2018
Location: Milford City Limits
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 05/14/2018 1340 hours
On 05/11/2018, Milford Police Department had officers conduct a pro-active patrol throughout the City of Milford, but more specifically at Brightway Commons and the surrounding area. As a result of this pro-active patrol, officers conducted numerous crime prevention checks on businesses, suspicious persons, and suspicious vehicles in the area. As a result of these crime prevention checks, officers located two local fugitives, a Scott Swain, 30 of Milford, DE, and a Gabriel Colon, 29 of Milford, DE.
Swain was wanted out of Kent County Court of Common Pleas reference to a violation of probation and a failure to pay capias. He had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $5140.00 cash bail only.
Colon was wanted out of Kent County Court of Common Pleas reference to three violation of probations and out of Justice of the Peace Court 14 reference to a failure to pay capias. Colon had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $2703.00 cash bail only.
*Updated Photographs Of Swain And Colon Were Unavailable At Time Of Release*
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 05.12.2018 Incident #51.18.5047 @0154 Hours
On 05.11.2018 a proactive patrol in Brightway Commons resulted in a pair being charged. At approximately 1:54 am, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division contacted subjects in a parked vehicle. As they made contact one occupant fled on foot from the vehicle. The other two occupants remained with the vehicle were contacted leading to further investigation, which included a search of the vehicle resulting in heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia being seized. Ashley E. Caraballo, 32 of Milton, and Joey D. Caraballo, 33 of Lewes, were both charged as a result of this investigation. Ms. Caraballo has been charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Ms. Caraballo was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $750.00 unsecured. Ms. Caraballo is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas in August. Mr. Caraballo was issued a summons for Possession of Marijuana and released.
**Updated Photos Not Available**
Incident #: 51-18-4915 Reported: May 7, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.
Location: Dollar General, 656 N DuPont Blvd, Milford, Kent County, DE 19963
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 05/11/2018 at 1002 hours
On 05/07/2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a shoplifting investigation at Dollar General, located at 656 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE 19963. Officers were advised that a female suspect had allegedly shoplifted from the store and then fled from the store in a white Ford Focus. When officers arrived in the area, they located the White Ford Focus driving in the shopping center parking lot in the area of Dollar General. Officers then observed the vehicle park in a parking space near Dollar General and officers made contact with the female operator/suspect, who was identified as Brittany O’Neal, 26 of Milford, DE. When officers made contact with O’Neal, they detected a strong odor of an alcohol coming from O’Neal. Officers also detected other signs of impairment while speaking with O’Neal. Due to these signs of impairment being present, officers conducted the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests with O’Neal. Results of those tests along with further testing revealed that O’Neal was under the influence of alcohol. O’Neal was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Milford PD.
O’Neal was charged with Shoplifting Under $1500 and Driving A Vehicle Under The Influence Of Alcohol. Due to O’Neal’s intoxication, the Justice of the Peace Court committed her to the custody of the Department of Corrections until she was sober to have a presentment in front of the court. Milford PD later learned that O’Neal was arraigned through the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was released on $350.00 USC unsecured bail with a future court date in Kent County Court of Common Pleas.
Incident #: 51-18-3534 Reported: April 1, 2018
Location: 900 Block of N DuPont Blvd, Milford, Kent County, DE 19963
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 05/11/2018 at 1002 hours
On 04-01-2018, Milford Police Department Patrol Division responded to a business in the 900 block of N. DuPont Blvd, Milford, Kent County, DE for an internal theft investigation. Investigation revealed that the suspect, Renee Daniels (Lewis), 39 of Milford, had been employed with the business and on two different dates, Daniels allegedly had shortages of her cash draw at the end of her shifts. The shortages were determined to be higher than normal, which led to the initiation of this investigation. The investigation led to a warrant being obtained for Daniels.
On 05/08/2018, Daniels turned herself into Milford PD and was charged with two counts of Theft Under $1500. Daniels had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on $1000.00 USC unsecured bail with a no contact order with the victim. Daniels was ordered to appear at a later date in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas reference to this case.