Milford Police Join North American Railroad Safety Effort Aimed At Reducing Preventable Deaths And Injuries Near Tracks And Trains

The Milford Police Department to Mobilize for “Operation Clear Track,” the Largest Rail Safety Law Enforcement Initiative during Rail Safety Week 2021. On Tuesday, September 21, 2021 during Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 20-26, Milford Police will join with Amtrak Police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments for “Operation Clear Track” to raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws in 48 states across the U.S. “Operation Clear Track” is the largest single law enforcement railroad safety operation in the U.S.

During “Operation Clear Track,” agency law enforcement personnel will be stationed at targeted railroad grade crossings and other locations handing out railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians and issuing warnings and citations to violators. The goal of Rail Safety Week’s Operation Clear Track is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness.

WHAT: “Operation Clear Track” Enforcement/Education event to be held in 48 states at railroad grade crossings and other locations.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 21 (rain date Wednesday, September 22)

WHERE: McCoy Street, South DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113), South Walnut Street, and Lakeview Avenue

WHY: Federal statistics show that every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. “Operation Clear Track” is an effort by Operation Lifesaver Inc., Amtrak Police and law enforcement partners across the nation to raise awareness of the need for caution near railroad tracks and trains during Rail Safety Week, held September 20-26, 2021, in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

MORE INFO: Visit the Rail Safety Week landing page and Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s website for safety tips and statistics Contact news@oli.org or MediaRelations@amtrak.com for more information on “Operation Clear Track.”

About Amtrak®

For 50 years, Amtrak has connected America and transformed transportation by modernizing train travel and building for the future. Amtrak will continue to play an important role in the national transportation network for the next 50 years and beyond by operating a safe, environmentally efficient and fiscally responsible business by providing travelers with an experience that sets a new standard. Book travel, check train status, access your eTicket and more through the Amtrak app. Learn more at Amtrak.com and connect with us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks. A national network of trained volunteers gives free presentations on rail safety and a public awareness campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” provides tips and statistics to encourage safe behavior near the tracks. OLI leads an international observance of Rail Safety Week each September. Learn more about Rail Safety Week; follow OLI on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest

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Released: 09/13/2021

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Linstone Lane Investigation Leads To Drug and Weapon Charges For Pair

On 08/31/2021 at approximately 3:58 am, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Linstone Lane to a report of a subject being chased by two males with a handgun. The male reportedly being chased was unable to be located, but during the investigation several subjects were contacted in a vehicle. Further investigation during that contact led to both powder and crack cocaine, ammunition, drug paraphernalia, United States Currency, a handgun, and heroin being seized. Kevin L. woods, 35 of Milford, and Marangely Figueroa, 31 of Dover, were both taken into custody and charged as part of this investigation. Mr. Woods was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, three counts of Possession with the Intent Deliver a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Woods was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $54,200.00 cash only. Mr. Woods was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution. Ms. Figueroa was charged with three counts of Possession with the Intent Deliver a Controlled Substance, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Figueroa was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bond was set at $13,600 secured. Ms. Figueroa was also committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution. Both are scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 12/10/2021 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Released: 09/02/2021

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MPD Urging Citizens To Keep Vehicles Locked When Unoccupied Following Recent Thefts

The Milford Police Department is requesting assistance from the public with a pair of theft from vehicle investigations that occurred over the weekend. The two theft from vehicles occurred on Marshall Street in the 300 block and Bridgeham Avenue in the 200 block and in both cases valuables were removed from the vehicles. MPD is asking for anyone with information about these investigations to call 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips. Anyone with video surveillance at their homes in these areas are encouraged to contact us if the systems captured any helpful information. MPD encourages everyone to make sure their vehicles are locked while unoccupied and never leave any valuables in an unoccupied vehicle of possible.

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Released: 08/30/2021

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Milford Police Investigating Weekend Shooting At Brookstone Trace


The Milford Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit is currently investigating an early Sunday morning shooting that occurred in the 6000 block of Pebblebrook Drive in Brookstone Trace. On 08/29/2021 at approximately 12:45 am officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the home, learning that two male victims had been taken by private vehicle to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Milford after suffering non-life threatening gunshots wounds to their lower extremities.  Preliminary investigation has determined the suspects fired multiple rounds into a home striking the pair. We’re asking anyone with information about the matter to call Detective Stanton 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips.

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Released: 08/30/2021

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Milford Police Urge Motorists To Prepare For Milford School District Students Return

On Tuesday, September 7th the Milford School District will begin to welcome back students for the 2021-2022 school year. We urge motorists to be aware of children walking to school in the early morning hours and walking home in the mid to late afternoon hours. Also be aware of children waiting at bus stops throughout the district and prepare to stop for stopped school buses picking up or dropping off children. We urge parents to make sure your child wears clothing visible at bus stops and as they walk to school. Milford School District serves the Milford, Lincoln, Ellendale, Houston, and portions of the Greenwood area.

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Released: 08/27/2021

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**UPDATE: Gold Alert Cancelled** Gold Alert Issued For Missing Wilmington Woman

Update Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/26/2021 at 10:05 p.m.

Tyshanae Showell, 24 of Wilmington, DE, has been located.  The Gold Alert has been cancelled.

Original Release:

Incident #: 51-21-8702

Reported: August 26, 2021 at 2:46 p.m.

Location: Area of KFC/Tac Bell, 649 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/26/2021 at 4:55 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 24-year-old female.  Tyshanae Showell was last seen on 08/26/2021 at approximately 2:56 p.m. in the area of KFC/Taco Bell, Milford, DE.  She was wearing a yellow t-shirt and black leggings.  Showell is a black female, 5’05”, 115lbs, with curly red/black hair and brown eyes.  Police have been unable to make contact with Showell to check on her welfare and there is a real concern for her safety and wellbeing. 

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 submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

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Gold Alert Issued For Missing Wilmington Woman

Incident #: 51-21-8702

Reported: August 26, 2021 at 2:46 p.m.

Location: Area of KFC/Tac Bell, 649 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/26/2021 at 4:55 p.m.

The Milford Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a missing 24-year-old female.  Tyshanae Showell was last seen on 08/26/2021 at approximately 2:56 p.m. in the area of KFC/Taco Bell, Milford, DE.  She was wearing a yellow t-shirt and black leggings.  Showell is a black female, 5’05”, 115lbs, with curly red/black hair and brown eyes.  Police have been unable to make contact with Showell to check on her welfare and there is a real concern for her safety and wellbeing. 

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 submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

 

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City of Milford and MPD Warn Utility Customers Of Scam

The City of Milford and the Milford Police Department wish to warn utility customers of the City about an ongoing scam. Billing personnel with the City of Milford learned that several customers have been contacted saying Delmarva Power and the City have teamed up and customers need to pay a fee to keep their electric service active. The City of Milford Electric is an independent entity and is not working with any other area electric service providers nor collecting any such fee. We urge anyone who receives a call like this to not share any information with the caller and notify MPD at 302-422-8081.

To help prevent these types of calls contact your phone service provider about call blocking tools they may provide and visit http://www.donotcall.gov. More information on phone scams can be located at https://www.fcc.gov/general/frauds-scams-and-alerts-guides

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Released: 08/20/2021

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Milford Police Asking For Public Assistance With CVS Pharmacy Burglary

On 08/09/2021 at approximately 3:32 am, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to CVS Pharmacy, located at 601 North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) to a report of an alarm.  Upon arrival officers observed the front glass doors of the business were damaged. A subsequent search of the building did not locate the suspect. Further investigation determined the below pictured suspect damaged the front doors to gain entry into the building. Once inside, the suspect removed United States Currency and fled prior to the officers arrival.  Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division 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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Released: 08/10/2021

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Milford Police Online Application Portal Is Temporarily Unavailable

The online application portal at MilfordPoliceDE.org is temporarily unavailable. We asked until the system in updated and back online for those interested in applying for either a sworn police officer position or a civilian communications position with the Milford Police Department to either wait for the return of the system or stop by the police department to obtain an application. MPD is currently accepting applications for both certified and non certified police officer positions as well as for our police telecommunications staff.

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