**Update With Arrest** Milford Police Currently Investigating A Shooting At Brightway Commons

**Update With Arrest** On 12.27.2018 Mr. Morris turned himself in to officers at the Milford Police Department.  Mr. Morris was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $159,100.00 cash.  Mr. Morris was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 01.04.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.

UPDATE:  12/27/2018 at 4:148pm by Pfc M. Stanton

The Milford Police Department has obtained arrest warrants for DERRECK MORRIS 36 year old man from Lincoln, Delaware in connection with the shooting at Brightway Commons on December 23, 2018.  The Milford Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating him.  Morris in considered armed and dangerous.  Do not approach and PLEASE CONTACT Det. Timothy Webb, US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force at 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 to report Morris’ whereabouts.  Tips can be anonymously be left online at milfordpolicede.org/tips/


Incident #:  51-18-14253                                           Reported: December 23, 2018 at 7:44 p.m.

Location: Brightway Commons Apartment Complex, Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 12/24/2018 at 0015 hours

On 12/23/2018 at approximately 1944 hours, the Milford Police Department was dispatched to a shots fired incident at Brightway Commons Apartment Complex.  Officers learned that a bullet had entered into a residence and struck a 4 year old child.  The child was transported to Bayhealth:  Milford Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in stable condition.  Detectives responded to the scene and through investigation learned that an altercation occurred between multiple subjects in the courtyard on the south side of Allen Way.  Investigation revealed that during the altercation an unknown subject fired a handgun and one of the bullets is believed to have been the one to strike the child.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the subjects involved in the altercation or witnessed the altercation to contact 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 Currently Investigating A Shooting At Brightway Commons

Incident #:  51-18-14253                                           Reported: December 23, 2018 at 7:44 p.m.

Location: Brightway Commons Apartment Complex, Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 12/24/2018 at 0015 hours

On 12/23/2018 at approximately 1944 hours, the Milford Police Department was dispatched to a shots fired incident at Brightway Commons Apartment Complex.  Officers learned that a bullet had entered into a residence and struck a 4 year old child.  The child was transported to Bayhealth:  Milford Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in stable condition.  Detectives responded to the scene and through investigation learned that an altercation occurred between multiple subjects in the courtyard on the south side of Allen Way.  Investigation revealed that during the altercation an unknown subject fired a handgun and one of the bullets is believed to have been the one to strike the child.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the subjects involved in the altercation or witnessed the altercation to contact 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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Incident Leads To Multiple Charges For Laurel Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 12.17.2018    Incident #51.18.13951 @1045 Hours

On 12.14.2018 Milford Police arrested a Laurel man as part of an investigation into threatening behavior.  On 12.14.2018 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Mispillion Apartments to a report of a man kicking the door of an apartment as well as breaking a window.  Upon arrival the man fled, but was later located by officers and taken into custody without incident.  While in custody the man continued to make threats about harming the victim.  Sedrick Boyce, 27 of Laurel, has been charged with Terroristic Threatening, Theft Under $1500.00, and two counts of Criminal Mischief.  Mr. Boyce was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $1200.00 unsecured, along with a no contact order with the victim.  Mr. Boyce is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 01.14.2019 for an arraignment.

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Incident With Handgun Results In Arrest Of Milford Man

Released by Sgt. Robert Masten On 12.03.2018   Incident #51.18.13393 @1608 Hours

On 11.29.2018 Milford Police arrested Mike A. Chavez, 18 of Milford, after a warrant was obtained following an incident in which a handgun was allegedly displayed to two victims.  On 11.29.2018 at approximately 4:08 pm a vehicle with two occupants was stopped at a traffic light in the area of South DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) and Lakeview Avenue (SR 36).  While at the traffic light a vehicle pulled up next to the victims and displayed a handgun in what was believed to be an attempt to intimidate the pair.  After that the suspect vehicle followed the victim’s vehicle before eventually disappearing.  Mr. Chavez was identified as the individual displaying the handgun and he was later taken into custody at a residence on New Street.  A subsequent search following the arrest also found Mr. Chavez to be in possession of Marijuana.  Mr. Chavez has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Menacing and Possession of Marijuana.  Mr. Chavez was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $2000.00 unsecured.  Mr. Chavez is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 12.06.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug and Weapon Charges For Harrington Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 11.26.2018   Incident #51.18.13141 @0146 Hours

On 11.23.2018 Milford Police arrested a Harrington man after an investigation during a traffic stop led to the seizure of handgun, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.  On 11.23.2018 at approximately 1:46 am, an officer on patrol on South Rehoboth Boulevard observed a vehicle being operated with an equipment violation.  During the subsequent stop of the vehicle the officer noticed a smell of marijuana.  Further investigation led to a 9mm handgun, 12 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia being seized.  Kaleb M. Tribek, 19 of Harrington, was taken into custody.  Officers also found the handguns serial number had previously been removed during their investigation.  Mr. Tribeck has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession With The Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance, Possession of a Weapon with a Removed, Obliterated or Altered Serial Number, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Deadly Weapon By Person Who Also Possesses a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Failure to Have Two Headlamps.  Mr. Tribeck was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $31,700.00 secured.  Mr. Tribeck was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 11.29.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Equipment Violation Leads To Drug Charges For Georgetown Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 11.26.2018  Incident #51.18.13083 @1810 Hours

On 11.21.2018 Milford Police arrested a Georgetown man after a traffic stop for an equipment violation led to marijuana, United States Currency, and a club type weapon being found.  On 11.21.2018 an officer on patrol in the area of Church Street observed a Ford Crown Victoria being operated with an equipment violation.  A subsequent stop of that vehicle in the 900 block of North Walnut Street led to contact with it’s operator, Alejandro Exantus, 28 of Georgetown.  Further investigation during the stop led to 50.3 grams of marijuana, United States Currency, and a club type weapon being seized.  Mr. Exantus also provided a false name during the course of this investigation.  Mr. Exantus was taken into custody and has been charged with Possession With the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Criminal Impersonation, Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Instrument, and Driving Without a Valid License.  Mr. Exantus was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $22,001.00 secured.  Mr. Exantus was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing on 11.30.2018 at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

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Incident Leads To Weapons Charges For Milford Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 11.13.2018   Incident#51.18.12765 @2301 Hours

On 11.12.2018 Milford Police arrested a Milford man following an investigation into an incident that occurred at Brightway Commons.  On 11.12.2018 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Bright Way after receiving a report of an individual damaging a parked vehicle, including using a knife to cut the tires.  Justin A. Johnson, 23 of Milford, was identified during the investigation as being the one who damaged the vehicle.  A check of the area for Mr. Johnson was unsuccessful.  A short time later Milford Police Communications received a report that Mr. Johnson had returned to the residence.  Mr. Johnson again fled prior to officers arrival.  It was learned during the second incident that Mr. Johnson made threats to harm a victim inside an apartment in the complex, along with having an active no contact order with that individual.  Mr. Johnson was later located and taken into custody.  Mr. Johnson has been charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited, Breach of Conditions of Bond, and Disorderly Conduct.  Mr. Johnson was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $12,000.00 secured.  Mr. Johnson was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 11.16.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Milford Police Thank Our Veterans This Veterans Day

The men and women of the Milford Police Department wish to thank all of those who served this Veterans Day. We’d also like to acknowledge those who have not only served our country, but serve the citizens in our area with the same dedication to public service. These veterans have been instrumental in our success providing quality services and if you see them we hope you can extend your appreciation too.

Lieutenant Richard Jefferson, United States Army

Sergeant R. Shane Young, United States Army and United States Air Force

Sergeant John Horsman, United States Army

Sergeant Dwight Young, United States Army

Corporal Kirk Marino, United States Army

Patrolman First Class Nigel Golding, United States Army and United States Navy

Patrolman First Class Mikhail Stanton, United States Army

Patrolman First Class Branden Hartlove, United States Air Force

Patrolman First Class Cory Swan, United States Air Force

Patrolman Kyle Breckner, United States Air Force

Patrolman Patrick Karpin, United States Air Force

TAC Larry Simpkiss, United States Army

Dispatcher Valerie Springer, United States Air Force

Dispatcher Daniel Washinski, United States Marine Corps

Dispatcher Jennifer Darlin, United States Air Force

Dispatcher Lance Lane, United States Marine Corps

Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police Victoria Sessoms, United States Air Force

Maintenance Technician Kenny Perry, United States Army

Volunteer Patrol Jim Baker, United States Navy

Volunteer Patrol Charles Johnson, United States Air Force

Volunteer Patrol Richard Sames, United States Army

Volunteer Patrol Charles Stevenson, United States Navy

Volunteer Patrol Robert VanGorder, United States Army

Chaplain Jerry Howard, United States Navy

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Georgetown Man Arrested For Burglary

Incident #:  51-18-12531                                             Reported:  November 4, 2018 at 7:56 p.m.

Location:  100 block of SE Second St.  Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/09/2018 at 1601 hours

On 11/04/2018 at approximately 7:56 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a possible burglary in progress in the 100 block of SE Second St. The reporting person advised that they observed approximately 3 sets of flashlights on in an abandoned residence.  Officers responded to the residence and located three subjects inside the abandon residence.  All three subjects were detained.  Further investigation revealed that the one subject, identified as Antoine Sturgis, 35 of Georgetown, DE, had made contact with the other two subjects and told them that he had appliances for sale.  Investigation revealed that the subjects then responded to the abandoned residence so that Sturgis could sell the appliances to the two subjects.  Officers made contact with the property owner and learned that Sturgis had no ownership over the appliances he was trying to sell.  Officers also learned that Sturgis did damage to a door at the residence.

Sturgis was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Attempted Theft By False Pretense Under $1500 and Criminal Mischief Under $1000.  Sturgis had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $1750.00 USC secured bail due to him be intoxicated.  A no contact order was also issued between Sturgis and the victim.  Sturgis was later released on unsecured bail and was ordered to appear in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas for a preliminary hearing at a later date.

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Apply Now for a Part-Time Dispatcher Position

The City of Milford Police Department

Accepting Applications

The Milford Police Department is accepting applications for part-time Police Telecommunications Operator/Dispatcher positions with possible advancement to future full-time positions.  Applicants must be able to multitask in a high volume stressful work environment. Applicants will be expected to undergo a background investigation and drug/medical evaluation.   Applications are available at the City Milford Police Department or Join Our Team  Closing date for this notice is December 14, 2018.  EOE.  Please send applications to:

Milford Police Department

Attn: Victoria Knorr

400 N.E. Front Street

Milford, Delaware 19963

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