Traffic Stop Leads to Fugitive Arrests

Incident #:  51-20-752                                                   Reported: January 17, 2020 at 10:21 a.m.

Location: Causey Ave and S Church St., Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 01/21/2020 at 11:57 a.m.

On 01/17/2020 hours, the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was on routine patrol in the area of Causey Ave. and S Church St. when they observed a Red Hyundai Elantra.  A registration check on the vehicle showed that the vehicle was flagged for a warrant.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at which time they made contact with the operator, Angela Boone, 46 of Lincoln, DE, and the passenger, Orlando Pettyjohn, 57 of Milford, DE.  It was learned that Boone had two active warrants and three court capiases for her arrest and Pettyjohn had a court capias for his arrest.  A search of the vehicle yielded drug paraphernalia belonging to Boone as well.  Boone and Pettyjohn were transported back to Milford PD for processing.

Once back at Milford PD, Boone was charged with Theft Under $1500: Where A Victim Is 62 Years Of Age Or Older, Unauthorized Use Of A Vehicle Without The Consent Of The Owner, and Unlawful Use Of Payment Card Under $1500 reference to a theft investigation out of Milford PD.  It was also verified that she had a pending warrant out of Milton PD on theft charges and court capiases out of Justice of the Peace Court 6, Kent County Court of Common Pleas, and Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.  Boone had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 in reference to all the warrants and capiases.  She was committed to the Department of Correction on $561.00 USC cash bail only.  She received 3650.00 USC in unsecured bail reference to come of the new charges and capiases.  She was ordered to appear in various courts at a later date.

It was also learned that Pettyjohn had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of New York City, NY.  Officers typed an out of state fugitive warrant for Pettyjohn.  Pettyjohn had a presentment through Kent County Family Court for his active capias and was released on $27,000 USC unsecured bail with a future court date in the Kent County Family Court.  Pettyjohn also had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2, where he was committed to the Department of Correction pending extradition to NY.

Boone                                                                      Pettyjohn

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