Search For Wanted Woman Results In Arrest Of Pair

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 07.27.2017 Incident #51.17.8074 @1209 Hours

On 07.26.2017 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Bicentennial Park on Northeast Front Street (SR 14) to look for woman wanted by a Delaware court.  Upon arrival officers located Melissa A. Burns, 37 of New Castle, and Jerry P. Anderson, 54 of Milford.  Ms. Burns was immediately taken into custody for an active warrant that had been issued by the Justice of the Peace Court #6.  Ms. Burns was also found to have been consuming alcohol in a public park.  Further investigation determined Mr. Anderson had also been consuming alcohol in the park.  Ms. Burns has been charged with Conspiracy Third Degree, Disorderly Conduct, Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage on Public Park.  Ms. Burns was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $1500.00 cash for the current charges and $100.00 unsecured on the capias out of the Justice of the Peace Court #6.  Mr. Anderson has been charged with Conspiracy Third Degree, Disorderly Conduct, Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage on Public Park.  Mr. Anderson was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $750.00 unsecured.  Mr. Anderson was released and Ms. Burns was committed to the custody of  the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  Both were also ordered to have no contact with any Milford Parks.

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