Suspect in Multiple Burglaries Apprehended

Incident# 51-14-13652, 13580, 13578, 13473, 13471, 13264, 13183, 13605, 13534

Date/Time: 12/5/14 at 8:02pm

Location: Travelers Inn, 1036 N. Walnut St

On 12/5/14, the Milford Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit and Patrol Unit were searching for Wayne Waltman 23 of PA, a suspect in multiple burglaries. During the search for Waltman, he was found concealing items that he had stolen in a burglary that had not yet been reported to police.  The owner of that property called the police to report that their home had been burglarized while Waltman was in police custody.  The police were able to recover all of the victim’s property from that burglary.  Waltman was wanted by the Milford Police Department on two active warrants, as well as a capias from the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

Waltman confessed to committing multiple burglaries within the City limits throughout a 3 week period.  Waltman voluntarily surrendered some the property he had stolen during his previous burglaries.  He was arrested for 2 counts of Burglary to a Dwelling, 8 counts of Burlglary to a building, 7 counts of theft under $1500, 2 counts of Theft over $1500, 6 counts of Criminal Mischief, 4 counts of Conspiracy in a Felony, and 1 count each of Possessing a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Theft of False Pretense, Possession of Burglary Tools and Selling Stolen Items.  Waltman was committed to Sussex Correction Institution in default of $55,500.00 secured bond.

The Milford Police are still investigating these incidents looking for Waltman’s accomplice in these burglaries.  If the public has any information on these burglaries or Waltman’s accomplice, please contact Det. John Horsman or Det. Dwight Young at 302-422-8081, leave an anonymous tip at www.milfordpolicede.org or on the MyPD app.

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