Milford Police Recognize Detective Timothy Maloney As “Officer of the Quarter”

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On 07.10.2017 at the Milford City Council Meeting Chief Kenneth Brown recognized Detective/Corporal Timothy Maloney as the “Officer of the Quarter” for the second quarter of 2017.  Detective Maloney was recognized for his dedication to his work with the Criminal Division, as well as serving as one of the department’s Public Information Officers.  Detective Maloney also organized the department’s participation in this year’s annual Relay For Life.  Detective Maloney has served with the Milford Police Department since July of 2013.  Prior to that, he served with the Milton Police Department following his 2011 graduation from the Delaware State Police Academy.  Detective Maloney also served with the Milford Police Department’s Seasonal Program while in college.

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Milford Police Mourn The Loss Of Beloved K-9 Henk

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Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 07.05.2017 @1805 Hours

The men and women of the Milford Police Department are mourning the loss today of a beloved K-9 that tallied 93 apprehensions during his career.  After a brief illness, Henk, passed last night at Savannah Animal Hospital in Lewes.  Cpl. Timothy Webb and Henk began their assignment in the K-9 Unit at the Milford Police Department in May of 2012.  Following training with the Wilmington Police Department in October of 2012, Henk, began serving the citizens of Milford and surrounding areas, as the duo were routinely asked to assist other agencies with a variety of investigations.  Henk was also well known to area school children as he enjoyed showing off his talents during numerous demonstrations.  Henk took pride in making Milford a safer place and we thank him for his exemplary service.  Henk, a German Shepherd, would have turned 7 years old on November 5th, 2017.

 

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**Updated With Arrest** One Dead, One Wounded After Shooting At Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 07.01.2017 Incident #51.17.7059 @0049 Hours

Detectives from the Milford Police Department have charged a 34 year old Dover man as an investigation into a early morning shooting at the Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex continues.  Milford Police have charged Don R. Martinez, 34 of Dover, with Murder 1st Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.  Investigation revealed that Mr. Martinez and Kevin M. King, 36 of Ellendale had engaged in a physical altercation, that eventually lead to Mr. Martinez firing multiple rounds from a handgun striking Mr. King.  Mr. King was reportedly removed from the scene by Mr. Martinez in a vehicle that was later located by Dover Police and the Delaware State Police near Route 10, with Mr. King being found deceased inside.  Mr. Martinez was apprehended near the abandoned vehicle by the Delaware State Police.  A 31 year old male was also wounded by gunfire during the incident and was treated at Bayhealth in Milford and released.  Mr. Martinez was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $1,000,000.00 cash only.  Mr. Martinez has been committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.

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Original Release

Incident #: 51-17-7059                                      Reported: 07/01/2017 at 12:49 a.m.

Location: Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex, Linstone Lane, Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 07/01/2017 at 1112 hours

07/01/2017- Detectives of the Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex located off of Linstone Lane Milford, DE. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the shooting has left a 36 year old male dead and a 31 year old male wounded.  The 31 year old victim was treated at the hospital and released and the 36 year old victim was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science.  This case is in the early stages of investigation and further information will be released as it is deemed appropriate.  Detectives urge anyone with information about this shooting 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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One Dead, One Wounded After Shooting At Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex

Incident #: 51-17-7059                                      Reported: 07/01/2017 at 12:49 a.m.

Location: Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex, Linstone Lane, Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 07/01/2017 at 1112 hours

07/01/2017- Detectives of the Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at Silver Lake Estates Apartment Complex located off of Linstone Lane Milford, DE. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the shooting has left a 36 year old male dead and a 31 year old male wounded.  The 31 year old victim was treated at the hospital and released and the 36 year old victim was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science.  This case is in the early stages of investigation and further information will be released as it is deemed appropriate.  Detectives urge anyone with information about this shooting 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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Rape Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Frederica Man

Released By Sgt Robert Masten On 0630.2017 Incident #51.17.6981 @1009 Hrs

On 06.29.2017, Detectives from the Milford Police Department’s Criminal Division arrested a 36 year old Frederica man following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a minor.  On 06.29.2017 at approximately 10:09 am, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the area of Fisher Avenue and Southeast Front Street (SR 36) after a report was received of a juvenile who had been sought after being reported as a runaway was seen in a stationary vehicle in the area.  Officers made contact with the juvenile and Denord Desir, 36 of Frederica, DE.  Further investigation revealed the two had reportedly been in a room at the Days Inn on North DuPont Highway (US Rt 113) prior to being contacted by police.  While in the room at the Days Inn, it’s been alleged Mr. Desir sexually assaulted the victim.  Mr. Desir has been charged with four counts of Rape Third Degree.  Mr. Desir was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $60,000.00 secured along with a no contact order with the victim and any person under the age of 18.  Mr. Desir has been committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  Mr. Desir is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing on 07.14.2017 at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

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Unlawful Imprisonment Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Milford Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 06.29.2017 Incident #51.17.6739 @1045 Hrs

On 06.22.2017 at approximatey 10:45 am, an officer from the Milford Police Department travelling on Northwest Front Street (SR 14) observed a male subject attempting for force a victim into a vehicle.  The officer, along with other officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division, made contact with the victim and Marvin D. Spady, 46 of Milford.  Investigation revealed Mr. Spady attempted to force the victim into a vehicle during a verbal altercation.  Mr. Spady was taken into custody without incident at the scene.  A subsequent search of Mr. Spady located crack cocaine.  Mr. Spady has been charged with Possesses With The Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Imprisonment Second Degree, Possess a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance without a Prescription, Offensive Touching, and Disorderly Conduct.  Mr. Spady was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $5950.00 secured.  Mr. Spady has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 06.30.2017 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Robbery Investigation Leads To Juvenile Arrest

Incident #: 51-17-6764                                    Reported: June 22, 2017 at 9 p.m.

Location: N.E. 4th St and East St. Milford, Kent County, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 06/27/2017 at 1210 hours

On 06/22/2017 at approximately 9 p.m., Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to the area of N.E. 4th St and East St for an unknown problem.  Officers arrived on scene and learned that 3 juveniles had just stolen a female’s purse and ran northbound on East St towards N.E. 5th St.  Witnesses observed one of the juveniles run onto an abandoned property.  Officers responded to the abandoned property, where they located one of the suspects hiding in the trees.  The juvenile was taken into custody without incident.  The juvenile failed to identify himself or his co-conspirators to officers on scene.  The identity of the juvenile was obtained later in the investigation and he was determined to be a 14- year old juvenile.  The victim did not sustain injury as a result of the robbery and the victim’s property was located and returned to the victim.  Investigation revealed that the suspects’ actions caused alarm and concern to multiple neighbors that observed the suspects fleeing from the scene.

The 14-year old juvenile was charged with Robbery 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd, and Disorderly Conduct.  The juvenile was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on $3750.00 unsecured bail and turned over to the custody of his/her parent.  The juvenile was ordered to appear in Kent County Family Court at a later date in reference to this incident.

Anyone with further information on the identity of the other two suspects involved in this robbery are asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 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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Harrington Woman Arrested For Theft

Incident #:  51-17-6401                              Reported: June 13, 2017 at 3:28 p.m.

Location: 1100 Block of Airport Rd. Milford, Kent County, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 06/27/2017 at 1210 hours

On 06/13/2017 at approximately 3:28 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a business in the 1100 block of Airport Rd. Milford, DE 19963 for an internal theft complaint. Investigation revealed that over the course of 8 ½ months, an employee, identified as Renee Baker, 23 of Harrington, DE, allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency from the business.  Investigation revealed that Baker allegedly falsified business records in the course of the theft.  A warrant was prepared for Baker for one count of Theft over $1500.00 U.S.C. and one count of Falsifying Business Records.

On 06/16/2017, Baker turned herself into Milford Police Department and was arrested on the above charges. She was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $3000.00 unsecured bail with a no contact order with the victim.  She was ordered to appear in Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.

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Milford Police Investigating Increase In Bicycle Thefts

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 06.21.2017 @1415 Hours

The Milford Police Department has begun to investigate an increase in bicycle thefts in recent days.  This includes bicycles that have been located by concerned citizens and turned over to us too.  We urge anyone who has had a bicycle stolen and not reported it, to contact the Milford Police Department at 302.422.8081 and speak with our Evidence Technician.  We may be able to reunite you with yours, as it may have been recovered.  We urge all bicycle owners to keep your bicycles locked or kept inside when not in use to prevent further incidents such as these.  Below are some tips that can help prevent further victims of these types of crimes.

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  • Use a U-Lock instead of a cable lock. U-Locks are solid steel and are very hard to cut. Cable locks can be cut easily.
  • Always secure your bike to a bike rack or solid object. Secure both wheels and frame.
  • Remember that locks are only a deterrent.
  • Report all suspicious persons loitering around bike racks by calling 302.422.8081.
  • Quick release tires and adjustable bicycle seats are good examples of parts that are stolen easily.
  • Keep a record of your bicycle’s serial number.
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Milford Police Mourn The Loss Of One Of Their Own

Released by Sgt. Robert Masten On 06.20.2017 @ 1227 Hrs

The men and women of the Milford Police Department are mourning the loss of one of our own, Pfc. Sean Aaron Hudson,  who unexpectedly passed away on Saturday.  We ask that you join us in praying for the family during this difficult time.  Services for Pfc. Hudson will be at 11:00 am on Saturday the 24th at the Lighthouse Christian Center, with visitation being an hour prior.  Burial will be held at the Barretts Chapel Cemetery in Frederica, Delaware.  In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions to the Del-One Federal Credit Union c/o Parker Hudson Fund, 100 Credit Union Way, Milford, Delaware 19963.

*Below was prepared by Rogers Funeral Home*

Sean Aaron Hudson of Milford, Delaware passed away Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Hudson was born on May 5th, 1983 to Keith and Terri Hudson at Milford Memorial Hospital.  After graduating in 2001 from Milford Senior High School, he attended Frostburg State University where he graduated with honors with a degree in Computer Science.  While at Frostburg, Sean became a founding brother of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.  Sean worked for Milford Parks and Recreation, before being hired by the Harrington Police Department in 2010.  He attended the Wilmington Police Academy graduating in August of 2010 at which time he was honored with an academic award for having achieved the second highest grades in his class.  In 2012, Harrington Police Department awarded him with the “Officer of the Year” award.  Sean left Harrington in 2016 to come back to his hometown and work for the Milford Police Department.  In December of 2016, Officer Hudson was recognized by Chief Kenneth Brown for his successful life saving efforts in a heroin overdose situation, and was promoted to Patrolman First Class on February 14th, 2017.  He was a member  of the NRA, Bridgeville Rifle and Pistol Club, Southern Sportsman Association, General Teamsters Local 326, and an associate member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  Sean Loved the New York Yankees, the Washington Redskins, and was a big fan of the University of Wisconsin Badgers, which was close to his heart due to his grandfather being from Wisconsin.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.  Sean was preceded in death by his grandparents William and Corinne Kohel, Pete and Gertrude Hudson, and his special uncle and aunt Frank and Marilyn Jefferson. He is survived by his loving wife Sara Hudson (Thomas) and his nine month old son Parker whom he was extremely proud of.  He is also survived by his parents Keith and Teresa (Terri) Hudson (Kohel)m sister Megan Howard and her husband Eli, uncles Mike Kohel and his wife Phyllis, George (Sonny) Hudson and his wife Kay, all of Milford, aunt Cynthia Dukes and her husband Don of Lewes, his mother-in-law Debbie Handges, grandfather and grandmother in-law A.J. Handges, all of Magnolia, nieces and nephews Sadie Howard, Laura Scott, Michael Scott, and cousins Kenneth Brown, Tim Hudson, Carol Mitchell, Kim Pierson, Jeff Kohel, Stacy Greenly-Teat, Melissa Dukes-Winsett and Donnie Dukes, along with many second cousins.

For further information and condolences please visit http://www.rogersfhmilford.com

The members of the Milford Police Department and the family of Pfc. Hudson thank everyone who has shown support during this difficult time and there will be no further correspondence about this unfortunate matter.

Pfc. Sean Hudson

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