Milford Police Ask For Assistance With Identifying Burglary Suspect

Incident #: 51-18-9312                                       Reported: August 16, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.

Location: Walls Service Center, 220 NE Front St. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/17/2018 at 1653 hours

The Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a burglary that occurred at the Walls Service Center on 08/16/2018.  The below pictured suspect made forced entry into the business and then proceeded to steal a motor vehicle that was inside the garage area of the business.  The pictured suspect drove the vehicle through the glass garage door and fled from the scene heading eastbound on NE Front St.

Detectives urge anyone with information about this burglary or the identity of the suspect to contact the 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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Milford Police Department Requests Public’s Assistance

Incident #: 51-18-8858                                    Reported: August 7, 2018

Location: Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/17/2018 at 1645 hours

The Milford Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the below pictured subject.  The subject is a suspect in a hit and run motor vehicle collision that occurred at Walmart located at 939 N DuPont Blvd. on 08/07/2018 in the early morning hours.

Milford Police Department urge anyone with information about the identity of this subject to contact Sgt. R. Young at 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.  Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

press release- H&R sgt young

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

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 08.15.2018

Beginning on Thursday, August 30th some Milford School District students will begin to return to class, with all students reporting by Tuesday the 4th of September.  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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Houston Man Arrested On Extortion Charges

Incident #:  51-18-8520                                     Reported: July 30, 2018 at 8:54 a.m.

Location: Unit Block of Rogers Dr.  Milford, Kent, DE 19963

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/09/2018 at 1215 hours

On 07/30/2018 at 0854 hours, the Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was notified of an extortion investigation.  Preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown subject left a note on the victim’s vehicle demanding an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency or the subject would kill the victim.  Detectives determined that the threat was credible.  Through further investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Nikolaih Rivera, 26 of Houston, DE.

On 08/08/2018, Detectives took Rivera into custody without incident.  Rivera was charged with Extortion, Theft Under $1500, and Criminal Mischief Under $1000.  Rivera had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $9250.00 USC secured bail and was issued a no contact order with the victim in the case.  Rivera was ordered to appear at a later date in Kent County Court of Common Pleas for a preliminary hearing.

n rivera

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Physical Altercation Results In Multiple Charges For Milford Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 08.08.2018   Incident #51.18.8859 @2229 Hours

On 08.07.2018 Milford Police arrested a 32 year old Milford man after warrants were obtained as part of an investigation into a physical altercation.  Investigation revealed Bruce E. Lane, 32 of Milford, allegedly confronted the victim on a sidewalk in the 200 block of Northeast Front Street (SR 14) and assaulted her.  Mr. Lane fled the area but was later apprehended.  Investigation also revealed Mr. Lane and the victim had an active no contact order in place issued on July 30th by Sussex County Family Court.  It’s also been reported Mr. Lane allegedly followed the victim through various areas of the city prior to this occurring.  Mr. Lane has been charged with Assault Second Degree, Strangulation, Stalking, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Breach of Release.  Mr. Lane was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $8000.00 cash.  Mr. Lane was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 08.24.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

Lane

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**Update With Arrest** Milford Police Investigating Theft Of City Owned Vehicle

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 08.08.2018   Incident #51.18.8606 @0828 Hours

On 08.08.2018 Milford Police arrested Maurice Harrison, 28 of Georgetown, and charged him with one count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle.  Mr. Harrison was identified during this investigation after latent prints were collected from the vehicle by the Milford Police Department’s Evidence Technician and analyzed by the State Bureau of Identification.  Mr. Harrison was observed by an officer walking in the area of Northwest 3rd Street at approximately 4:45 am.  Mr. Harrison was taken into custody without incident.  Mr. Harrison was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $500.00 secured.  Mr. Harrison was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.

Harrison

**Below Are Previous Releases About This Incident**

**Update**  The 2006 Chevrolet Colorado taken in this case has been located on Community Lane in Selbyville, DE.  The investigation is ongoing and we urge anyone with information about this matter to call 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.  Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/TIPS

**Original Release**

Milford Police are asking for assistance from the public with locating a city owned vehicle taken from the Milford Parks and Recreation building on Franklin Street.  Investigation revealed a white 2006 Chevrolet Colorado was taken from the parking lot of Milford Parks and Recreation shortly after 5:00 am this morning.  The investigating officer learned the vehicle was later believed to be in the Georgetown, DE area shortly after the theft.  The pictures below are photos of a similar vehicle and the spray tank below was similar to one in the bed of the truck.  The City of Milford Logo below was on both doors and the rear of the truck.  Anyone with information about this matter is urged 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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Wilmington Man Picked Up On Violation of Probation

Incident #: 51-18-8813                               Reported:  August 6, 2018

Location:  100 Block of N. Walnut St. Milford, DE 19963

Released: Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/06/2018 at 1116 hours

Over the past week, the Milford Police Department Drug Unit had received information that a Devin Gray, 27 of Wilmington, was staying in the 100 block of N Walnut St and that he was wanted out of Kent County Superior Court for a Violation of Probation.

On 08/06/2018 during the morning hours, the Milford Police Department Drug Unit with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force located Gray at a residence in the 100 block of N. Walnut St when he exited the residence to smoke a cigarette.  The Drug Unit and U.S. Marshals took Gray into custody without incident.

Gray was transported to Kent County Superior Court on a $5000.00 cash bail and turned over to Delaware Capitol Police.

Devin Gray

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

Incident #:  51-18-8611                                      Reported: August 1, 2018

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 08/03/2018 at 1118 hours

The following subject is NOT WANTED.  This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.

Edwin Frady

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Milford Police and City of Milford Now Utilize SwiftReach Notification System

SwiftReach is a high speed emergency notification system that alerts residents to emergency situations like law enforcement alerts, severe storm warnings, road closures, water problems, evacuations, and more. The program has the capability of delivering messages to the entire city via telephone, cell phone, email, text message, and social media sites. The system is used by the Police Department for emergency notifications and by City staff for important messages about city services.  Residents can receive alerts by registering via the Swift911 web portal (Link Below) or by downloading the Swift911 Public App on their smartphones and registering within the App. Once registered, you will have the opportunity to sign up for other lists that you may find useful by searching for list subscriptions from either the Public App or the web portal. Once registered, you can log into both the Public App and web portal at any time to update your contact information or add/remove yourself from available list subscriptions.  SwiftReach is one example of using current technology to make it easier for residents to receive communications from the City of Milford and the Milford Police.

**This System Has Replaced The CODE Red System Previously Used**

****Register Using Link Below****

http://cityofmilford.com/292/Swift911

KEEP INFORMED BOTH AT HOME AND ON THE GO

Your local public safety agencies rely on Swift911™ to give you reliable and fast information. These can include:

Public Safety Alerts

Emergency Notices and Instructions

Important Local Notices

You can subscribe (or unsubscribe) to specific alert types.

Your information is always kept private and confidential – it’s only for your municipality

HOW WILL I RECEIVE THESE ALERTS?

Alerts or notifications from your local agencies will be sent by one or more of the following:

A voice call to your home and/or mobile numbers

A text message to your mobile phone

An email to one or more addresses

Residents using the Swift911™Public mobile app will receive

SIGN UP NOW!

Signing up is easy. The system will already have your home number if it is listed. Include your mobile phone, office number and emails when you sign-up.

Here are some ways to sign up:

• City of Milford website – http://cityofmilford.com/292/Swift911

Download the Swift911 Public mobile app – It’s free and easy to use!

Text Swift911 to 99538 – Use your mobile phone and click on the link in the text message and follow the instructions.

WHY SIGN UP?

You have more control of how you are alerted – you can choose which numbers are called first

• You will be able to receive text messages for urgent events from Police and City staff

• You will be able to receive email alerts from Police and City staff

• You can view/listen to past alerts

• It helps to keep you informed

SWIFT911™ PUBLIC SMARTPHONE APP

The FREE mobile app is available for Android, Apple (IOS) and Windows phones. Register through the app or login (if you have already registered).

The app uses GPS location services – if you are in an area where an emergency alert is activated you can receive the information (even if you are not subscribed to that location’s list).

Receiving push notifications makes it even easier to know what you need when you need it.

GET THE MOBILE APP!

You can go to the app store on your phone or just text Swift911 to 99538 and click on the link in your text message.

You will be able to download the mobile app.

It’s free!

If you would like more information on our Swift911 Emergency Alerting service, please contact Lt. Edward Huey at 302.422.8081 ext 122.

 

 

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Two Men Charged As Part Of Aggravated Menacing Investigation

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 08.02.2018   Incident #51.18.8435 @2324 Hours

On 07.27.2018 Milford Police responded to a residence on Northeast 10th Street to a report of an altercation.  Investigation revealed Tyler Townsley, 24, and Tanner Calhoun, 19, both of Milford arrived at the home to reportedly confront an individual at the residence.  It’s been reported Mr. Townsley allegedly displayed a firearm and confronted another individual at the home who was not initial intended target.  The two then fled after learning Milford Police were notified.  As part of this investigation Mr. Calhoun gave numerous false statements that hindered this investigation.  As a result of this investigation warrants were obtained for the pair.  On 07.28.2018 Mr. Townsley was taken into custody by officers from the Milford Police Department and the Delaware State Police at a residence on North Union Church Road and Mr. Calhoun turned himself in to police.  Mr. Townsley has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, and Conspiracy Second Degree.  Mr. Townsley was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was $34,000.00 cash only.  Mr. Townsley was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution.  Mr. Townsley is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 08.03.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.  Mr. Calhoun has been charged with Provide false statement to Law Enforcement, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Hindering Prosecution.  Mr. Calhoun was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $6000.00 unsecured.  Mr. Calhoun is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 08.03.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

Townsley                                           Calhoun

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