Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.10.2019 Incident #51.19.11553 @0126 Hours
On 10.05.2019 Milford Police arrested an Ellendale man after an investigation during a traffic stop led to multiple charges. Demetrio R. Stewart, 39 of Ellendale, was contacted during a traffic stop after a vehicle he was operating was observed going the wrong way on a one way street (Northwest 3rd Street). Mr. Stewart initially provided a false name, but officers later learned his true identity and the fact he was wanted by the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. Further investigation conducted during the stop determined Mr. Stewart was reportedly operating the vehicle while impaired and was in possession of crack cocaine. Mr. Stewart was taken into custody and charged with Criminal Impersonation, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, Failure to Have Registration Card in Possession, Driving the Wrong Way on a One Way Road, and Drive Over / Upon Curb. Mr. Stewart was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $2352.00 unsecured. Mr. Stewart is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas in December for an arraignment.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.10.2019 Incident #51.19.11759 @2030 Hours
On 10.09.2019 at approximately 8:30 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a residence in the 700 block of Beechwood Avenue to a report of a disorderly individual. Upon arrival officers made contact with Mike Riviello, 45 of Milford. Officers observed erratic behavior displayed by Mr. Riviello while contacting him. Further investigation during this contact found Mr. Riviello to be in possession of cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Riviello was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Riviello has been charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Riviello was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $600.00 secured. Mr. Riviello has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled for an appearance at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 on 10.10.2019.
Above Is Detour and Parade 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 pm. 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.
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
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
Milford Police currently accepting applications for a school crossing guard position. This is a seasonal position and applicant must be available through the school year (September-June) for every scheduled school day from 7:10 am-7:30 am and 2:05 pm-2:25 pm. No experience necessary as all required training and certifications will be provided through the Milford Police Department. Applicants will be expected to undergo a background investigation and drug/medical evaluation. Hourly rate will be 29.13 per hour (7.5 hrs. every two weeks).
Police Civilian Applications are available on-line at www.milfordpolicede.org. Closing date for this notice is October 14, 2019. The City of Milford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please contact Mrs. Victoria R. Sessoms at (302)422-8081 with any questions.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.03.2019 Incident #51.19.11444 @2352 Hours
On 10.02.2019 at 11:52 pm an officer from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division was conducting a proactive patrol of Brightway Commons. During this patrol the officer located a parked vehicle that was occupied with a noticeable smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Contact with the two occupants and further investigation located marijuana, crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. Neajah Fassett, 22 of Chester, Pennsylvania, and Tyrese R. Carter, 30 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were both taken into custody without incident. Mr. Carter was also found to be wanted by the Justice of the Peace Court #7. Ms. Fassett has been charged with two counts of Possession With The Intent To Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Carter has been charged with two counts of Possession With The Intent To Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $20,500.00 unsecured for each of them. Both are scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.18.2019 for a preliminary hearing.
Incident #: 51-19-11471 Reported: October 3, 2019
Location: City Limits of Milford, DE
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 10/03/2019 at 2:36 p.m.
The following subject is NOT WANTED. This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.02.2019 Incident #51.19.11143 @2140 Hours
On 09.26.2019 Milford Police arrested a New Jersey man after a traffic stop resulted drugs being seized. On 09.26.2019 an officer on patrol on Coastal Highway (SR 1) at approximately 9:40 pm, conducted a traffic stop after a moving violation was observed. Investigation conducted during the stop located 236 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Tyler Maxwell, 21 of Glassboro, New Jersey, was taken into custody at the stop without incident. Mr. Maxwell has been charged with Possession With The Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Speeding, and Failure To Have License In Possession. Mr. Maxwell was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where Mr. Maxwell was released on his own recognizance. Mr. Maxwell was scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 10.01.2019 for a preliminary hearing.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The men and women of the Milford Police Department are continuing to support the effort this year by once again going pink. This year we will be selling limited edition Audie K9 stuffed animals, t-shirts, pink police patches, and hats at the Milford Police Department at 400 Northeast Front Street while supplies last. The patches can be purchased for $10.00, the hats for $20.00, or both can be purchased for $25.00. We also have a limited amount of t-shirts for sale for $20.00 (only in XXL and XXXL, no other sizes). New this year we will be selling the Audie K9 stuffed animals for $20.00. These will be cash only sales with all profits being donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. If you’re interested in supporting this initiative, these items can be purchased by contacting Lt. David Wells Monday through Friday between 8a-4p. Please take time to join us in fighting this disease. If you wish to learn more please check out the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition at http://www.debreastcancer.org/
Incident #: 51-19-10777 Reported: September 19, 2019 at 7:34 a.m.
Location: Unit Block Of Cedar Beach Rd., Milford, Sussex County, DE, 19963
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/25/2019 at 6:00 a.m.
On 09/19/2019 at approximately 7:34 a.m., Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was notified of an assault victim at Bayhealth: Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE. Detectives responded to Bayhealth: Kent General to interview the victim. It was learned that the victim resided in the unit block of Cedar Beach Rd. Milford, Sussex County, DE and had been assaulted by the suspect throughout the overnight hours between 09/18/2019 and 09/19/2019. The victim disclosed to detectives that they had been strangled and struck multiple times by the suspect throughout the evening. The victim alleged that the suspect allowed them to leave in the morning of 09/19/2019 for work, which is when they responded to Bayhealth: Kent General. They alleged that prior to that time, the suspect refused to allow them to leave the residence. Detectives learned that the victim did sustain physical injury from the assault and was treated and released from Bayhealth after the interview. Detectives learned from the victim that the suspect was Enrico B. Giangiacomo, 22 of Milford, DE. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Giangiacomo in reference to this incident.
On 09/19/2019 at approximately 7:45 p.m., Giangiacomo turned himself into Milford PD on the outstanding warrant for his arrest. Giangiacomo was charged with Kidnapping 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Strangulation, and Terroristic Threatening. Giangiacomo had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $30,000.00 USC cash bail only. A no contact order was put into place between Giangiacomo and the victim. Giangiacomo was ordered to appear in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 09/26/2019 at 8:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.
Incident #: 51-19-10624 Reported: September 16, 2019 at 7:58 a.m.
Location: Duck In Car Wash, 215 Aerenson Dr., Milford, Kent County, DE, 19963
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/25/2019 at 6:00 a.m.
On 09/16/2019 at approximately 7:58 a.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to Duck In Car Wash located at 215 Aerenson Dr. Milford, Kent County, DE for a burglary that occurred overnight. Through surveillance footage obtained from the business it was learned that the suspect had allegedly entered into the business on approximately 3 separate occasions between 09/15/2019 at 7 p.m. and 09/16/2019 at 7 a.m. Investigation revealed that that the suspect had allegedly taken an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency during each time he entered into the business. It was learned that the suspect had allegedly done damage to property inside the business as well. Management and employees of the business were able to identify the suspect as William E. Hutson 2nd, 39 of Milford, DE, through the surveillance footage. Information was learned that Hutson was allegedly staying in a wooded area in the 900 block of N DuPont Blvd. Milford, DE. Patrol Officers responded to the area where they located Hutson in the wooded area and took him into custody without incident. Some of the missing property was recovered and returned to the business.
Hutson was transported back to Milford PD, where he was charged with two counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, one count of Possession Of Burglar Tools, one count of Theft $1500 Or Greater, one count of Theft Under $1500, and one count of Criminal Mischief Under $1000. Hutson had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2, where he was released on $8500.00 USC unsecured bail with a no contact order with Duck In Car Wash. Hutson was ordered to appear in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 09/27/2019 at 8:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.