Incident #51-14-14291, 51-15-143, 51-15-15, 51-15-86, 51-14-14095, 51-14-14188, 51-14-14466, 51-14-14341, 51-14-13641, 51-14-14216, 51-14-14492, 51-14-14164, 51-14-14465, 51-14-14011 and 51-15-106. Dates: December 5, 2014 thru January 7, 2015.
Released by Detective Dwight Young/ Criminal Division
On 1/16/15 the Milford Police Criminal Division arrested and charged a 27yo Milford man in connection with 15 residential burglaries that occurred from 12/5/14 thru 1/7/15 throughout the City of Milford. Xavier Rivera was charged with over 40 charges including multiple counts each of Burglary 2nd Degree, Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft $1500 or Greater, Theft Under $1500, Attempted Theft Under $1500 and Criminal Mischief Under $1000. Investigation by detectives from 12/5/14 to 1/7/15 revealed that Rivera broke into residences and remove victims’ personal property, Christmas gifts, money and other items. On several occasions Rivera entered residences while the occupants were at home sleeping or awake in a different room. On 1/7/15, the Milford Police Criminal Division and the Milford Police Patrol Division attempted to make contact with Rivera at a residence located at Valley Run Apartments. Rivera refused to exit the residence for detectives and jumped out of a 3rd story window in an attempt to flee. As a result, Rivera suffered serious lower extremity injuries and was transported to Milford Bayhealth Hospital by Ambulance. On 1/16/15 Rivera was released from the hospital and was taken into custody by detectives. Rivera was arraigned thru JP7 and was committed to SCI in default of $160,000.00 secured bond.