Milford Police Department Staff And Other First Responders Recognized For Life Saving Efforts

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/21/2018 at 1300 hours

On 09/20/2018, Four Milford Police Officers, three Milford Police Department Dispatchers and two career staff members with the Carlisle Fire Company had the opportunity to meet the person whose life they saved as a result of CPR. On 08/13/2018, Milford Police Department Dispatchers Bennett, Argo, and Joles received a 911 disconnect call to the dispatch center.  They dispatched Ptlm Karpin, PFC Clayton, Cpl. Brittingham, Senior Cpl. Wyatt, to a residence in the 500 block of Caulk Rd for the 911 disconnect.  While the officers were en route to the call, they were advised by the dispatchers that it was a possible CPR in progress.  At that time, the dispatchers notified the Sussex Emergency Communications Center, who dispatched Carlisle Fire Department EMS and Sussex County Paramedics to the scene.  Ptlm Karpin and Cpl. Brittingham were first on scene and began to assist the victim’s partner with CPR.  Later PFC Clayton and Senior Cpl. Wyatt arrived on scene and assisted with lifesaving efforts.  Carlisle Fire Department EMS and Sussex County Paramedics arrived on scene and patient care transition from the police to the medical personnel on scene.  The victim was transported to the hospital where it was determined that he had a massive heart attack and he remained in the hospital for approximately 3 weeks recovering.

During a mid-morning recognition ceremony on Thursday, September 20, the victim, Michael Moyer, and his partner, John Bechtold, had an opportunity to meet and thank the four Milford Police Officers and the two career staff members from Carlisle Fire Department for their part in saving Moyer’s life.

Later in the day on 09/20/2018, Chief Kenneth Brown presented Ptlm Karpin, PFC Clayton, Cpl. Brittingham, and Senior Cpl. Wyatt with a Life Saving Certificate and a Life Saving Ribbon for their uniforms for their involvement in saving the life of Mr. Moyer.

                            Group Photograph                     From Left to Right: Cpl. Brittingham, PFC

                                                                                   Clayton, Chief Brown, S/Cpl. Wyatt

                                                                                    Not Pictured: Ptlm Karpin

 

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Milford Woman Arrested In Memorial Park

Incident #:  51-18-10690                                      Reported:  September 17, 2018

Location:  Memorial Park, Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/19/2018 at 1000 hours

On 9/17/18 at approximately 1728 hours, Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to Memorial Park located off of SE Front St. Milford, Sussex County, DE for a disorderly conduct complaint. Officers were advised that MPD communications center personnel viewed through the Riverwalk Surveillance System that monitors Memorial and Bicentennial Parks, a group of subjects loitering in the Memorial Park.  The Dispatch center advised that two females then began to fight.  As Officers were en route to the park, they were advised that the fight had ceased but one female party was still in the park sitting on a bench.  Officers attempted to make contact with the female suspect but she began to run from officers.  After a brief foot pursuit, she was taken into custody without incident.  As officers were attempting to take the female into custody they observed her drinking from a liquor bottle, which is prohibited in the park and clearly marked with signage.  The female suspect was identified as Shelly Shockley, 29 of Milford, DE.  Shockley’s actions prior to the officers arrival and her running from officers created a disturbance to other patrons inside the park.

Once back at Milford PD, Shockley attempted to flee from the building but was apprehended prior to exiting. Officers also determined that Shockley was intoxicated during the incident.  Shockley was charged with Resisting Arrest, Attempted Escape 3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, and Unlawful To Consume Any Alcoholic Beverage Upon Public Streets, Parks, Alleys.  Shockley had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections due to her intoxication.

On 09/18/2018, Shockley had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 where she was released on $2600.00 USC unsecured bail with a no contact order with Memorial Park. Shockley was ordered to appear in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date referenced to this case.

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Milford Man Arrested On Firearm Charges

Incident #:  51-18-10648                                Reported:  September 16, 2018

Location:  7000 block of Elgin Dr. Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/19/2018 at 1000 hours

On 09/17/2018, the Milford Police Department arrested a Bernard Wilson, 48 of Milford, DE, stemming from a two-day terroristic threatening investigation. The investigation began on 09/16/2018 when the victims reported that Wilson allegedly made threats to do bodily harm to them via telephone to a third party.  It was also reported that Wilson was allegedly in possession of a handgun, which he was prohibited from having due to being a convicted felon.  On 09/17/2018, Patrol Officers and Detectives made contact with Wilson and another party at his residence in the 7000 block of Elgin Drive, Milford, Sussex County, DE.  Officers obtained a consent search for the residence and during the course of the search located a firearm and ammunition, which officers learned belonged to Wilson.  Wilson was then taken into custody and transported back to Milford PD.

Wilson was charged with Possession Of A Firearm During The Commission Of a Felony, Possession of Ammunition By Person Prohibited, and Possession Of A Firearm By Person Prohibited. Wilson had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on $70,000.00 USC unsecured bail.  He was ordered to have no contact with the victims in the case.  Wilson was ordered to appear at a later date in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas for a preliminary hearing.

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Robbery Investigation Results In Arrest Of Milford Man

Incident #:  51-18-10645                                Reported:  September 16, 2018

Location:  Franklin St., Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/18/2018 at 1319 hours

On 09/16/2018 at approximately 1825 hours, the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to Franklin St. Milford, Sussex County, DE, in reference to a robbery. Officers responded to the scene and made contact with the victim.  Officers learned that the victim was allegedly pushed from behind by the suspect causing the victim to fall into the grass causing the victim offense and alarm.  The victim advised that while he was on the ground, the suspect allegedly stole an undisclosed about of U.S. Currency from his short’s pocket.  The victim positively identified the suspect as Eddie Roundtree, 50 of Milford, DE.  Warrants were obtained for Roundtree reference to this incident.

On 09/17/2018, the Milford Police Department Dispatch Center received information that Roundtree was in the unit block of S. Walnut St. Officers respond to the area and located Roundtree as he attempted to board a DART bus.  Officers took Roundtree into custody without incident.  Roundtree was charged with Robbery 2nd Degree and Offensive Touching.  Roundtree had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $5500.00 USC secured bail.  Roundtree was also issued a no contact order with the victim.  Roundtree was ordered to appear in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.

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Milford Man Arrested For Assault

Incident #:  51-18-10616                                    Reported:  September 15, 2018

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

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/18/2018 at 1319 hours

On 09-15-2018 at approximately 2303 hours, the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to the 100 block of McColley St. Milford, Sussex County, DE for an assault investigation. Officers made contact with the victim, who advised that a “Will” allegedly punched him in the chest.  The suspect was later identified as Wilbur Spells, 38 of Milford, DE.  Investigation revealed that Spells and the victim engaged in a verbal altercation that turned physical and Spells allegedly punched the victim in the chest.  Officers discovered that both Spells and the victim were intoxicated during the time of the incident.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.  Spells was taken into custody and transported to Milford PD.

Spells was charged with Offensive Touching. Spells had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to the Department of Correction due to his intoxication.  When Spells was sober for presentment, he would be presented to a Justice of the Peace Court on the new charge.  It was also learned that Spells was on GPS monitoring through DE Probation and Parole.  Due to his monitoring status, Probation and Parole responded to Milford PD and violated Spells probation and transported him to the Sussex Correctional Institution.  Spells had an arraignment on the charge and was received a $500.00 USC unsecured bail, but received a $9000.00 USC secured bail for the violation of probation.  Spells was ordered to appear at a later date in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas reference to the new charges.

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Fugitive Arrested On 2017 Assault Case

Incident #:  51-17-11904                                       Reported:  October 2017

Location:  200 Block of S. Washington St. Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/18/2018 at 1318 hours

On 09/15/2018, Samuel Torres-Figueroa, 22 of Milford, DE, was picked up by Ellendale Police Department after a vehicle stop for a felony warrant out of Milford PD. Torres-Figueroa was turned over to Milford PD, where he was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Possession Of A Deadly Weapon During The Commission Of A Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree.  These charges were a result of an assault investigation that occurred in October 2017 in the 200 block of S Washington St.  The investigation revealed that Torres-Figueroa and a co-conspirator allegedly assaulted another resident inside the home using a hammer.  The victim in this case was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.  Warrants were obtained for Torres-Figueroa.

Torres-Figueroa had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $10,000.00 USC secured bail with a no contact order with the victim. Torres-Figueroa was ordered to appear in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.

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Milford Police Again Going Pink In October

 

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.  The men and women of the Milford Police Department are continuing to support the effort this year by once again going pink.  This year we will be selling t-shirts, pink police patches, and hats at the Milford Police Department at 400 Northeast Front Street while supplies last.  The patches can be purchased for $10.00, the hats for $20.00, or both can be purchased for $25.00.  This year we’re adding t-shirts for sale for $20.00.  These will be cash only sales with all profits being donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.  If you’re interested in supporting this initiative, these items can be purchased by contacting Lt. David Wells Monday through Friday between 8a-4p. Please take time to join us in fighting this disease.  If you wish to learn more please check out the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition at http://www.debreastcancer.org/

 

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

Incident #:  51-18-10504                                       Reported:  September 14, 2018 at 8:32 a.m.

Location: 900 Block of N Walnut St. Milford, Kent County, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/14/2018 at 1550 hours

On 9/13/2018 at approximately 8:32 a.m., a Milford Police Department Patrol Officer was on routine patrol in the area of Northwest 10th Street, Milford, Kent County, DE when the officer observed 1996 Gray Chevrolet Capris traveling eastbound on NW 10th Street. The officer conducted a registration check on the vehicle and learned that the registration was suspended. The officer then conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in the 900 Block of North Walnut St. Milford, Kent County, DE. The officer contacted the operator of the vehicle, who was identified as Kevin Woods, 32 of Bridgeville, DE, and the front passenger, who was identified as Marshay Johnson, 24 of Dover, DE. The officer also learned that Woods’ driver’s license was suspended. While the officer was speaking to Woods, the officer observed drug paraphernalia in the driver’s side door. At that time, the officer detained Woods and Johnson. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a loaded Burgo .38 (caliber) Special revolver, 386 bags of suspected Heroin, 18.4 grams of cocaine, 3.9 grams of crack cocaine, 5.1 grams of Marijuana, Naloxone pills, and Suboxone strips. Officers located a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Officers located a large amount of U.S. Currency on Woods and inside the vehicle. Officers located several types of ammunition inside the vehicle as well.

Woods and Johnson were both transported back to Milford PD. Woods was charged with one count of Possess A Controlled Substance In A Tier 3 Quantity (Aggravating Factor), one count of Possess A Controlled Substance In A Tier 2 Quantity (Aggravating Factor), three counts of Possession, Purchase, Or Control Of A Firearm Or Ammunition By A Person Prohibited, one count of Manufactures, Delivers, or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance, one count of Possession, Purchase, Or Control Of A Deadly Weapon By A Person Prohibited, one count of Possession Of Marijuana, 4 counts of Possess, Consume A Controlled Substance or Counterfeit Substance Without A Prescription (Aggravating Factor), one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Not Marijuana Related, one count of Driving While Suspended/Revoked, one count of Failure To Have Insurance Identification In Possession, and one count of Fictitious Or Cancelled Registration Card, Number Plate Or Tag. Johnson was charged with one count of Possess A Controlled Substance In A Tier 3 Quantity (Aggravating Factor), one count of Possess A Controlled Substance In A Tier 2 Quantity (Aggravating Factor), one count of Manufactures, Delivers, or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance, one count of Possession Of Marijuana, 4 counts of Possess, Consume A Controlled Substance or Counterfeit Substance Without A Prescription (Aggravating Factor), and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Not Marijuana Related. Both Woods and Johnson had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2. Woods was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $98,102.00 secured bail. Woods also had several court capiases as well. Johnson was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $39,600.00 USC secured bail. Both Woods and Johnson were ordered to appear in Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.

Woods                                                                                                        Johnson

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Milford Police Looking For Interested Men and Women To Join Our Team

The Milford Police Department is accepting applications for testing being held on October 20, 2018, 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/psychological 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.  The Milford Police Department participates in the State of Delaware County/Muni Police Pension Plan. Applications are available at the Milford Police Department or on-line at MilfordPoliceDE.org/jobs.  Closing date for this notice is Thursday, October 4, 2018.  The City of Milford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please send applications to:

 

Milford Police Department

Attn: Vicky Sessoms

400 N.E. Front Street

Milford, Delaware 19963

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Two Milford Men Arrested For Drug Dealing

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/10/2018 at 1323 hours

Location: S. Walnut St. Milford, Sussex County, DE and North St., Milford, Kent County, DE.

The Milford Police Department Drug Unit with the assistance of the Patrol Unit and the US Marshal Service’s First State Fugitive Task Force arrested Jimmy Artis, 30 of Milford, DE, and Gabriel Colon, 30 of Milford, DE, after a several month investigation into the sale of Heroin and Cocaine. During the investigation, the Drug Unit along with the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) purchased of 182 bags of Heroin from Artis and cocaine from Colon. After the Drug Unit and ATF completed their investigation into Artis and Colon, they obtained indictments for Artis and Colon for Drug Dealing through the Kent County Superior Court.

On 09/06/2018, Colon was located at a Department of Corrections Facility. He was picked up by the U.S. Marshals Task Force and transported to the Justice of the Peace Court 7 for presentment. There he was charged with one count of Drug Dealing. He was committed back to the Department of Corrections in default of $10,000 USC cash bail only. He was ordered to appear in the Kent County Superior Court at a later date.

On 09/07/2018, Artis was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Task Force and Milford Police Department at his residence in the unit block of S Walnut St. Milford. He was transported to the Kent County Superior Court for arraignment where he was charged with 5 counts of Drug Dealing. Artis was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $7500.00 USC secured bail. Artis was ordered to appear at a later date in the Kent County Superior Court.

Colon                                                                             Artis

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