Burglary Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Milford Man

Released by: Sgt. Robert Masten on 02.13.2017 @0834 hours

Incident: #51.17.1526 @0317 hours

Location: Unit Block of Southeast 2nd Street (Sussex County)

On 02.12.2017 at approximately 3:17 am officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a report of a suspicious person in the victim’s vehicle at a residence in the unit block of Southeast 2nd Street.  Prior to police arrival the subject had left the scene, but was being followed by the victim.  Responding officers were able to make contact with William C. Phillips, 43 of Milford, on South Washington Street and took him into custody without incident.  Further investigation revealed the victim was awaken by the audible car alarm, at which time he observed Mr. Phillips in his vehicle.  As a result of this incident the vehicle’s computer system malfunctioned and will require repair.  Mr. Phillips was not known to the victim in this case.  Mr. Phillips has been charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief Under $1500.00.  Mr. Phillips was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $750.00 unsecured.  Mr. Phillips is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 02.16.2017 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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