Milford Police Investigating Walmart Bomb Threat

On 06/03/2021 at approximately 5:26 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Walmart on North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) to a report of a bomb threat. Upon arrival the building was cleared of all staff and customers. With the assistance of multiple agencies and their K9’s the building was deemed safe. MPD was assisted with this investigation by the Carlisle Fire Company, Delaware Capitol Police, Delaware State Police, University of Delaware Police, United States Air Force, Wilmington Police, and Newark Police. This investigation is ongoing and we ask that anyone with information about this matter call 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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Released by Public Information Officer, Sergeant Robert Masten

Released: 06/04/2021

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Month Long Drug Investigation Results In Multiple Arrests

Milford, Delaware- On 05/18/2021 the Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit concluded a month long investigation into the distribution of heroin at The Roadway Inn Motel located in the 1000 block of North Walnut Street. The investigation resulted the seizure of 1394 bags of suspected heroin, Oxycodone Pills, and numerous drug paraphernalia items. The following individuals were charged as a result of this investigation. Edwin W. Scarborough, 55 of Frederica. Mr. Scarborough was charged with Possession With the Intent To Deliver, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Scarborough’s bail was set at $62,000 secured at his presentment. Mr. Scarborough was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution. Mr. Scarborough is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10/01/2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Kimberly E. Johnson, 22 of Lincoln, was charged with two counts of Possession With the Intent To Deliver, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Johnson was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10/01/2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Jason A. Caseley, 43 of Greenwood, was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Caseley was issued a criminal summons and released, with an appearance at the Justice of the Peace Court #6 at a date to be determined. Holly M. Cooper, 31 of Milford, was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Cooper, who also had a court capias, was released on a criminal summons and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 12/12/2021. Lastly, a 27 year old woman from Harrington was taken into custody after it was learned she was wanted by the Harrington Police Department on traffic related charges. She was released on her own recognizance with a hearing date at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 08/03/2021. All presentments in this case were handled through the Justice of the Peace Court #2.

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Released: 05/21/2021

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Milford Police Investigating Shooting On Truitt Avenue

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten on 05/17/2021 Incident #51-21-4604 @1839 Hours

On 05/16/2021 at approximately 6:39 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Truitt Avenue. Investigation revealed two individuals were struck by gunfire during this incident. Both individuals were treated for non life threatening injuries and released. One individual was treated at the Bayhealth Kent Campus and the other at the Bayhealth Sussex Campus. Detectives are asking for anyone with information about this incident to call 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800.TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips . This investigation is ongoing Further details will be released as they become available.

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**UPDATE: Gold Alert Cancelled** Gold Alert Issued for Missing Milford Juvenile

Update Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/28/2021 at 12:25 p.m.

Bryce Bowe, 15 of Milford, DE, has been located.  The Gold Alert has been cancelled.

Original Release:

Incident #: 51-21-3864 Reported: April 27, 2021 at 8:20 p.m.

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/27/2021 at 10:42 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 15-year-old male. Bryce Bowe was last seen at the Milford Little League Park, Milford DE, at approximately 6 p.m. on 04/27/2021, when he walked away from a family member’s ball game. Bowe is a black male with a afro style hair cut. He is approximately 5’04” and 120 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with cartoons on it and black/gray pants. Police have been unable to make contact with Bowe 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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Gold Alert Issued For Missing Milford Juvenile

Incident #: 51-21-3864 Reported: April 27, 2021 at 8:20 p.m.

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/27/2021 at 10:42 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 15-year-old male. Bryce Bowe was last seen at the Milford Little League Park, Milford DE, at approximately 6 p.m. on 04/27/2021, when he walked away from a family member’s ball game. Bowe is a black male with a afro style hair cut. He is approximately 5’04” and 120 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with cartoons on it and black/gray pants. Police have been unable to make contact with Bowe 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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Milford Police Investigating Overnight Shooting At Brightway Commons

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03/31/2021 Incident #51-21-2619 @0043 Hours

The Milford Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating an overnight shooting that occurred at the Brightway Commons Apartment Complex on 03/31/2021. Investigators have learned that at approximately 12:43 am, multiple suspects fired multiple rounds at the victim striking the victim once and leaving the victim with a non life threatening injury. The victim was transported for treatment to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus. Through investigation, investigators have located several pieces of video surveillance of persons of interest involved in this incident, one of those videos is attached. Investigators are asking for anyone with information about this incident or the identities of the subjects below to call 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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MPD Investigating Criminal Mischief Incident At Milford Little League Park

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03/31/2021 Incident #51-21-2513 @1558 Hours

The Milford Police Department is asking for assistance from the public with an investigation into a criminal mischief that occurred at the Milford Little League Park between 03/26/2021 and and 03/27/2021. The investigation revealed an unknown suspect or suspects damaged the interior of one of the dugouts with spray paint. MPD is asking for anyone with information about this crime to call 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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**UPDATE** Gold Alert Issued For Missing Milford Woman

Update Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/23/2021 at 8:35 a.m.

Lorraine Brown, 94 of Milford, DE, has been located.  The Gold Alert has been cancelled.

Original Release:

Incident #: 51-21-2314 Reported: March 22, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/22/2020 at 11:17 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 94-year-old female. Lorraine Brown was last spoken to on 03/22/2021 around 5:30 p.m. She was supposed to be in route to a location in Greenwood, DE from Milford but failed to arrive at her destination. Brown is a white female with white hair and green eyes.  She is approximately 5’04” and 135-140 lbs.  Her last known clothing description was not available. She may be operating a Light Blue Toyota Camry with Delaware Registration.  Police have been unable to make contact with Brown to check on her welfare and there is a real concern for her safety and well-being.  If anyone has any information in reference to her 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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Gold Alert Issued For Missing Milford Woman

Incident #: 51-21-2314 Reported: March 22, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/22/2020 at 11:17 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 94-year-old female. Lorraine Brown was last spoken to on 03/22/2021 around 5:30 p.m. She was supposed to be in route to a location in Greenwood, DE from Milford but failed to arrive at her destination. Brown is a white female with white hair and green eyes.  She is approximately 5’04” and 135-140 lbs.  Her last known clothing description was not available. She may be operating a Light Blue Toyota Camry with Delaware Registration.  Police have been unable to make contact with Brown to check on her welfare and there is a real concern for her safety and well-being.  If anyone has any information in reference to her 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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North Street Drug Investigation Results In Multiple Arrests

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.12.2021 Incident #51.21.1923

On 03.11.2021 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a property in the 400 block of North Street to complete a two month drug investigation. The MPD Drug Unit was assisted by MPD’s K9, Patrol, and Criminal Divisions, as well as officers from the Dover Police Department, Delaware State Police, United States Marshall Fugitive Task Force, and Delaware Probation and Parole. As a result of the investigation 25 individuals were previously charged over the last two months and 13 were charged on 03.11.2021. Throughout the investigation two handguns were seized, 1919 baggies of heroin, 81 grams of marijuana, 360 grams of cocaine, 3 vehicles, $17,670.00 United States Currency, and 132 oxycodone pills. The following were charged as part of this investigation on 03.11.2021. Brandon Upshur, 25 of Milford, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Upshur was released and will appear at the Justice of the Peace Court #6 at a date to be determined. Dashawn J. Legrand, 33 of Milford, was charged with two counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver of Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Legrand was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $15351.00. Mr. Legrand is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Jeffrey R. Boyd, 29 of Dover, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Boyd was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $5101.00 secured. Mr. Boyd is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. William A. Harris, 29 of Dover, was charged with 3 counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Conspiracy. Mr. Harris was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $11,000.00 secured. Mr. Harris is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Dontreze L. McDonald, 20 of Houston, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Mr. McDonald presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 08.31.2021. Dana C. Legrand Jr., 34 of Milford, was charged with two counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Legrand Jr. presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $21,500.00 cash only. Mr. Legrand Jr. is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Kermis S. Perez, 32 of Lincoln, was charged with two counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Maintaining a Drug Property, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Conspiracy, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Perez was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $36,601.00 secured. Mr. Perez is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Clyde Harris, 19 of Milford, was charged with Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Harris was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on his own recognizance. Mr. Harris is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.02.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Calvin L. King, 23 of Milford, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. Mr. King was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $12,000.00 secured. Mr. King is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. A 17 year old male juvenile from Georgetown was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The juvenile was released on his own recognizance after being presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Family Court on 03.19.2021. Tyler M. Houchens, 22 of Ellendale, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, and Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited. Mr. Houchens was presented at the the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $17,000.00 secured. Mr. Houchens is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2021 for a Preliminary Hearing. Dion Russ, 29 of Milford, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Russ was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $3000.00 secured. Mr. Russ is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a Preliminary Hearing. Corey Johnson, 36 of Milford, was taken into custody after it was learned he was wanted by the Sussex County Family Court. The individuals with cash or secured bail were all committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution.

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