Incident #: 51-18-1967 Reported: February 19, 2018 at 5:13 p.m.
Location: Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/07/2018 at 1200 hours
On 2/19/2018 at approximately 5:13 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a late reported shoplifting/fraudulent return investigation located at Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE. Investigation revealed that a unknown male entered into the store and concealed merchandise from display that was valued at under $1500.00. The suspect then exited the store with the concealed merchandise without paying. Investigation revealed that a short time later, a white female and white male entered into the store and went to the customer service area and returned some of the stolen merchandise and received U.S. Currency for the merchandise. The female suspect was identified as Erika Coleman, 23 of Harrington, DE, through her DE license that she presented at the time of the return. A short period later another white male entered into the store and went to the customer service area and returned the rest of the stolen merchandise and received U.S. Currency for the merchandise. This suspect was identified as Johnathan Nason, 32 of Bridgeville, DE, through his DE license that he presented at the time of the return. Investigation revealed that the other male that was with Coleman was a Ricki Wintjen, 31 of Harrington, DE and that male suspect that did the initial shoplifting was an Allen Burton, 29 of Felton, DE. Officers received warrants for all four suspects.
On 03/01/2018, Nason and Coleman turned themselves into Milford PD and were charged with Theft By False Pretense Under $1500 USC and Conspiracy 3rd Degree. Both had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2. Nason and Coleman were both released on $1000.00 USC unsecured bail with a no contact order with Walmart. They were ordered to appear at a later date in Kent County Court of Common Pleas reference to this investigation.
Ricki Wintjen and Allen Burton are currently wanted by the Milford Police Department reference to this investigation. Milford Police urge anyone with information about their whereabouts to contact Milford PD at 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/