Milford Police Request Public Assistance With Investigation

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/02/2017 at 1117 hours

The Milford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the below pictured suspect.  The suspect has been involved in multiple shoplifting incidents that have occurred at Walmart located at 939 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, DE 19963.  Milford Police urge anyone with information about this matter to call 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.  Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/

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Milford Police Requests The Public’s Assistance

Incident #: 51-17-11603                                Reported: October 15, 2017 at 4:04 a.m.

Location: Wawa, 902 N DuPont Blvd. Milford DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 10/27/2017 at 1513 hours

The Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the below pictured robbery suspect.  On 10/15/2017 at 4:04 a.m., the suspect entered into the store and approached the register and demanded all the money from the cash drawer.  The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency and the suspect fled from the store.  The suspect is described as a black male approximately 6’02” and described as thin built.  He was wearing a blue Dover Senators hooded sweatshirt, gray Dover Senators sweatpants, and black and white sneakers.  Milford Police urge anyone with information about this matter to call 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.333.  Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDe.org/tips/

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Milford Man Charged With Driving Under The Influence

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.25.2017 Incident #51.17.11822

On 10.20.2017 at approximately 1:10 am and officer from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division attempted to stop a Chevrolet S10 on North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) after observing a registration violation.  With all emergency equipment activated on the police vehicle, the operator of the Chevrolet failed to stop and accelerated through a roadway in a cemetery on the east side of North DuPont Boulevard.  As the vehicle exited the cemetery roadway it struck a curb on North Church Street, disabling the vehicle.  The operator was taken into custody by the officer without further incident.  Further investigation determined Zachary R. Thacker, 24 of Milford, was reportedly operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, as well as not having a valid drivers license.  Mr. Thacker has been charged with Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, Failure to Transfer Title and Registration, Inattentive Driving, and Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed.  Mr. Thacker was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $1350.00 unsecured.  Mr. Thacker is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.27.2017 for a preliminary hearing.

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Milford Police Offer Safety Tips For Trick or Treat

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On Tuesday, October 31st, the City of Milford will have “Trick or Treat” from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm.  We wanted to pass on the following safety tips provided by Safe Kids.  “Trick or Treat” is open to children 12 years or younger.

**We also wish to remind everyone Chief Brown will be handing out treats at the Milford Police Department on Halloween.  We hope to see you!**

 

Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  2. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Trick-or-treat hours are 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
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Fight Leads To Riot Charges For Three

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.19.2017 Incident #51.17.11763

On 10.18.2017 at approximately 7:24 pm, officers from the Milford Police, Milton Police, and Rehoboth Police assigned to the downtown area for a parade detail responded to a parking lot in the 100 block of South Walnut Street to a fight.  Upon arrival one of the two parties fighting fled as officers attempted to make contact with the other.  As the officers made contact with Constance Mack, 30 of Milford, two other individuals intervened with officers who were attempted to resolve the issue.  Joshua A. Johnson, 20 of Greenwood, and Tyquine Green, 18 of Ellendale both continued to be disorderly and uncooperative with officers after being given commands to cease their behavior.  Mr. Green and Mr. Johnson both struck officers as they were attempting to take them into custody.  Both were eventually taken into custody by officers on the scene.  Oleoresin capsicum spray was deployed by an officer as part of this arrest.  An Axon Body Worn Camera assigned to an officer on the scene was also damaged by Mr. Johnson during this incident.  The actual cause of the initial altercation is still under investigation as individuals with knowledge about the incident fled as officers were attempting to control the situation.    Ms. Mack has been charged with Riot and Disorderly Conduct.  Ms. Mack was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $3500.00 unsecured.  Ms. Mack was also found to have and active capias out of the Justice of the Court #3.  Mr. Johnson was charged with Riot, Resisting Arrest, two counts of Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer, Criminal Mischief, and Disorderly Conduct.  Mr. Johnson was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $3000.00 cash.  Mr. Johnson was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  Mr. Green has been charged with Riot, Resisting Arrest, two counts of Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer, and Disorderly Conduct.  Mr. Green was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $6000.00 unsecured.  All three are scheduled for Preliminary Hearings at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 10.26.2017.  Updated photos for Mr. Green and Ms. Mack were not available at the time of this release.

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Forgery Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Milford Woman

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.18.2017 Incident #51.17.10758

On 10.17.2018 Milford Police arrested a 41 year old Milford woman after warrants were obtained as part of an investigation into a forgery that reportedly occurred in August of 2017.  Pamela G. Gordon, 41 of Milford, was charged with one count of Forgery 2nd Degree after it was reported that she allegedly used school fraudulent clothing vouchers at a Milford department store on two occasions.  Ms. Gordon was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $500.00 unsecured.  Ms. Gordon is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.27.2017 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Domestic Situation Leads To Arrest Of Greenwood Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.18.2017 Incident #51.17.11537

On 10.13.2017 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a residence in the 100 block of McColley Street to a report of a domestic situation.  Upon arrival officers made contact with Joshua A. Johnson, 20 of Greenwood, and the victim.  Mr. Johnson failed to cooperate with responding officers.  As Mr. Johnson attempted to leave the area of one of the officers and go towards the victim, who was holding a child, Mr. Johnson hit the arm of the officer who was trying to prevent him making contact with the two.  As the officer attempted to take Mr. Johnson into custody, he continued to fail to cooperate.  Mr. Johnson was eventually taken into custody without further incident.  Mr. Johnson has been charged with Resisting Arrest, Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree, Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer, Menacing, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Mr. Johnson was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $2500.00 unsecured.  Mr. Johnson is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 10.24.2017 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Milford Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs October 28th

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten

On Saturday, October 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Milford Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Milford Police Department at 400 Northeast Front Street. (The DEA / MPD cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28th Take Back Day event, go to deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ or MilfordPoliceDE.org

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Milford Community Parade Returns Wednesday And We Urge Motorist To Be Aware Of Altered Traffic And Parking Patterns

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Above Is Detour Route

On Wednesday night the Milford Community Parade returns and we wish to urge any motorist that may be effected by the road closures to educate themselves on alternative routes.  Parking restrictions will begin at 5:00 pm along North and South Walnut Streets, as well as Northeast 10th Street and Seabury Avenue.  We anticipate parking to reopen in those areas around 8:30 pm.  There will be road closures beginning on Seabury Avenue at 5:00 pm and along North Walnut Street, South Walnut Street, and Northeast 10th Street beginning shortly before 6:30 m.  These closures will effect eastbound and westbound travel on any street intersecting North and South Walnut Streets from Seabury Avenue to Northeast 10th Street.  Traffic patterns are anticipated to return to the normal flow shortly after 8:30 pm.

East Bound
Follow detour signage-
Southbound Rt 113 to Seabury Avenue –left turn
Seabury to Cherry St, –right turn
Cherry to New St, –left turn
New St to Wilbur St –right turn
Wilbur St to S Walnut St –right turn
S Walnut St to McCoy St –left turn
McCoy St to S Washington St –left turn follow to all points North and East
TRUCKS continue on McCoy St to Marshall St –left turn
Marshall St to South East Second St –right turn
S.E. 2nd St to Alt 1-Rehoboth Blvd to all points North, East and South

West Bound
Follow Detour signage-
CAR- S. Washington St to McCoy St –right turn
TRUCK- Alt 1 Rehoboth Blvd to SE 2nd St –right turn
TRUCK- SE 2nd St to Marshall St –left turn
TRUCK- S. Marshall St to McCoy St –right turn
ALL- McCoy St to S Walnut St –right turn
S Walnut St to Wilbur St –immediate left turn
Wilbur St to New St –left turn
New St to Cherry St –right turn
Cherry St to Seabury Avenue –left turn
Seabury Avenue to N. Rt 113 –right turn
N. Rt 113 to Westbound Rt 14 –left turn
To all points West and North and South

 

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Fight Leads To Multiple Charges For Milford Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.12.2017 @0944 Hours Incident #51.17.11459

On 10.11.2017 at approximately 6:02 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the 100 block of Montgomery Street (Sussex County) to a report of a fight.  Upon arrival officers attempted to make contact with several subjects, one of whom fled on foot after being asked to stop.  Darnell Fullman, 23 of Milford, led officers on a brief foot pursuit that ended with him being taken into custody near South Washington Street.  A subsequent search of Mr. Fullman discovered drug paraphernalia and 3.5 grams of suspected marijuana.  Mr. Fullman has been charged with Possession With The Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Marijuana, and Disorderly Conduct.  Mr. Fullman was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $2850.00 unsecured.  Mr. Fullman is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 10.24.2017.

**Photo Not Available At The Time Of This Release**

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