Milford Police Request Public’s Assistance

Incident #: 51-18-3663                                           Reported: April 5, 2018 at 1:55 a.m.

Location: Brightway Commons Apartment Complex, N Church St., Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/06/2018 at 1522 hours

The Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating a strong armed robbery that occurred during the early morning hours of 04/05/2018. The victim was in a parking lot in the Brightway Commons Apartment Complex off of N Church St., when he was approached from behind by four black males. The victim advised that two of the black males grabbed his arms and held him, while the other two searched his pockets. The victim advised that the suspects obtained an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency from his pockets and then they fled from the scene. The victim was unable to provide any further description of the suspects involved in this robbery. The victim did not suffer any injury as a result of the incident.

Milford Police urge anyone with information about this incident or about the identities of the suspects to contact the Criminal Investigations Division 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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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

Incident #:  51-18-3364                                     Reported: March 28, 2018

Location: City Limits of Milford, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/28/2018 at 1042 hours

The following subject is NOT WANTED.  This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.

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Tip Leads To Wanted Woman Being Located And Crack Cocaine Seized

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.28.2018      Incident #51.18.3187

Location of Incident: Riverwalk Shopping Center, Northeast Front St (SR 14)

On 03.23.2018 Milford Police arrested a wanted Lincoln woman after a tip was received about her whereabouts.  At approximately 9:09 pm, officers from the Patrol Division responded to the Riverwalk Shopping Center on Northeast Front Street after it was learned Clarissa J. McMillan, 32 of Lincoln, was there and actively being sought by five Delaware courts.  Ms. McMillan was located in the parking lot and taken into custody without incident.  A subsequent search found Ms. McMillan was in possession of suspected crack cocaine.  Ms. McMillan was wanted by the Sussex County Family Court, Kent County Court of Common Pleas, Sussex County Court of Common Pleas, Justice of the Peace Court #7, and Justice of the Peace Court #4.  Ms. McMillan was issued a criminal summons for Possession of a Controlled Substance and is scheduled to appear at the Justice of the Peace Court #6 in April for an arraignment.  She was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction as a result of the active court capiases.

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Investigation Leads To Multiple Charges For Milford Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.26.2018        Incident #51.18.3110 & 3173

Location Of Incidents: Mullet Run and North Walnut Street

On 03.23.2018 Milford Police arrested a 38 year old Milford man after a joint investigation with the Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force located him on Mullet Run.  Antonio Tyler, 38 of Milford, was actively being sought by the Milford Police Department following a 03.21.2018 incident in which he fled from a patrol officer who was making contact with him after a report of him being unresponsive in a vehicle on North Walnut Street.  During that incident Mr. Tyler fled as the officer was speaking with him.  A brief vehicle pursuit ensued, but was discontinued due to safety concerns for other motorist on the roadway.  As a result of that incident a warrant was obtained for Mr. Tyler.  As a result of Mr. Tyler being wanted, surveillance was conducted and he was located and taken into custody on Mullet Run on 03.23.2018.  A subsequent search after Mr. Tyler was taken into custody located heroin, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.  Mr. Tyler has been charged with Resisting Arrest, Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, Reckless Driving, Failure to Stop at Red Light, Fail To Drive In Proper Lane and Direction, Possession With The Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance With an Aggravating Factor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance with an Aggravated Factor.  Mr. Tyler was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $26,201.00 secured.  Mr. Tyler has been committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  Mr. Tyler is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 04.06.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Motor Vehicle Collision Leads To Multiple Charges For Milford Man

Released By: Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.26.2018              Incident #51.18.3228 @2130 Hours

Location Of Incident: North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) and Milford-Harrington Highway (SR 14)

On 03.24.2018 at approximately 9:30 pm an officer on patrol on North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) observed two vehicles stopped on the roadway in the area of Milford-Harrington Highway (SR 14).  The officer made contact with the operators of those vehicles and learned the two were involved in a collision.  Investigation revealed a 2010 GMC SUV was reportedly traveling southbound on North DuPont Boulevard at a high rate of speed, struck a 2004 Mercedes as it sat stationary at the red traffic light.  The operator of the Mercedes was transported to Bayhealth in Milford for treatment for non life threatening injuries.  Further investigation determined the operator of the GMC was reportedly operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  It was also learned by the investigating officer that the operator allegedly discarded alcoholic beverage bottles that were in his vehicle at the time of the collision.   Jean P. Juste, 42 of Milford, was taken into custody and charged with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Vehicular Assault Second Degree, Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed, Failure to Have Required Insurance, and Hindering Prosecution Suppress Physical Evidence.  Mr. Juste was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $3050.00 unsecured.  Mr. Juste is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 06.06.2018 for an arraignment.

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

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Traffic Stop Leads To Multiple Charges For Lincoln Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.23.2018          Incident #51.18.3141 @1218 Hours

Location: Maple Avenue / Northwest Front Street (SR 14)

On 03.22.2018 at approximately 12:18 pm, an officer from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division arrested a 20 year old Lincoln man following an investigation into an impaired driving.  Zachary J. Baughman, 20 of Lincoln, was stopped in the area of Maple Avenue and Northwest Front Street (SR 14) after he was observed operating a Buick while having a revoked Delaware driver’s license.  Further investigation during the stop revealed Mr. Baughman was reportedly operating the vehicle while being impaired by alcohol.  A subsequent search located drug paraphernalia and a fake drivers license from another state.  Mr. Baughman has been charged with Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Forgery 2nd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence.  Mr. Baughman was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $3500.00 unsecured.  Mr. Baughman is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 04.06.2018 for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Altercation In Brightway Commons Leads To Arrest Of Dover Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.23.2018        Incident #51.18.3069 @0133 Hours

Location Of Incident: Brightway Commons

On 03.20.2018 at approximately 1:33 am officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to an apartment on Allen Way in Brightway Commons to an altercation.  Upon arrival officers learned Donald L. Hackett, 59 of Dover, and the victim engaged in a verbal altercation. During this exchange it’s been reported Mr. Hackett pushed the victim back into the apartment and locked the door.  It’s also been alleged Mr. Hackett took possession of the victim’s phone to prevent police from being contacted.  A responding officer was able to locate Mr. Hackett as he was leaving the residence and took him into custody without incident.  It was also learned as part of this investigation that Mr. Hackett was wanted by the Kent County Court of Common Pleas, Kent County Family Court, and Kent County Superior Court.  Mr. Hackett has been charged with Unlawful Imprisonment, Offensive Touching, and Malicious Interference With Emergency Communications.  Mr. Hackett was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $1700.00 secured.  Mr. Hackett was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  Mr. Hackett is scheduled for an appearance at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 03.28.2018.

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Milton Man Arrested For Home Invasion

Incident #: 51-18-2902                                  Reported:  March 16, 2018 at 2:09 a.m.

Location: Tull Way, Brightway Commons, Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/21/2018 at 1032 hours

On 03.16.2018 at approximately 2:09 am, the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to an apartment on Tull Way in the Brightway Commons Apartment Complex to a report of a home invasion.  Investigation revealed the suspect forced his way through a locked apartment door and entered into the apartment.  Once inside, the suspect jumped on the back of the victim, prevented them from calling the police and removed several items from the apartment.   The victim was uninjured during this incident.

Later that morning, the Patrol Division was dispatched to the area of Route 113 Northbound and Seabury Ave for a check the welfare. Officers made contact with a subject, who matched the description of the home invasion suspect. During the check the welfare incident, the subject was identified as Anthony Rufus, 29 of Milton, DE. Officers detained Rufus for further investigation.  Rufus was positively identified by the victim as the suspect in the home invasion through a photo line-up.

Rufus was charged with Home Invasion, Robbery 2nd Degree, Malicious Interference Emergency Communications Intentionally Prevent Or Hinder, Offensive Touching, and Criminal Mischief Under $1000. He had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $25,000.00 USC secured bail. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim. He was also ordered to appear at a later date in Kent County Court of Common Pleas for a Preliminary Hearing.

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Milford Police Are Investigating A Shooting

Incident #: 51-18-3068                                Reported: March 19, 2018 at 10:45 p.m.

Location: Mispillion Apartments, Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/21/2018 at 1023 hours

On 03/19/2018 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was dispatched to Bayhealth:  Milford Memorial Hospital for a gunshot wound victim in the Emergency Room.  Investigation revealed that the victim had met with the unknown suspect in the parking lot of Mispillion Apartments in the area of the 1300 building.  While meeting with the suspect, the suspect displayed a semi-automatic handgun and proceeded to fire one shot at the victim.  After the suspect fired the shot, the victim exited the vehicle and the suspect fled from the scene.  The victim was only able to provided limited details about the suspect.  The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

At this time, the suspect’s true identity is still unknown.  Detectives urge anyone with information about this shooting or the suspect’s identity to contact 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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Multiple Arrests Made In Drug/Gun Investigation

Incident #: 51-18-2883 and 2884                               Reported: March 15, 2018

Location(s): Unit Block of Causey Ave and 300 block of Carlisle Lane, Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/20/2018 at 1812 hours

During the month of February 2018, The Milford Police Department Drug Unit received information about a Carlos Feliciano-Concepcion, 26 of Milford, DE, was involved in the sale of illicit drugs and in possession of multiple firearms in the 300 block of Carlisle Lane. On 03/09/2018, the Delaware State Police Sussex County Governor’s Task Force was involved in a pursuit with Feliciano-Concepcion in Milford, DE.  On 03/15/2018, information was received that Feliciano-Concepcion was again in the Milford area in the unit block of Causey Ave at a residence.  Surveillance was conducted on the residence by Milford Police, U.S. Marshals Task Force, and the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit and Governor’s Task Force.  Through surveillance, Feliciano-Concepcion was observed leaving the residence and was a traffic stop was later conducted on Feliciano-Concepcion in the area of Beach Highway and Sawmill Rd by the above agencies.  Feliciano-Concepcion was found to be in possession of heroin, marijuana, U.S. Currency, and a loaded handgun with extra magazines.  The Delaware State Police completed the investigation from the vehicle stop.

As a result of the vehicle stop, a consent search of the residence on Causey Ave was conducted by Milford PD and above assisting agencies. This search resulted in the recovery of a AK style rifle and sawed off shotgun.  Also inside the residence was property of Feliciano-Concepcion.

The Milford Police Department Drug Unit with the assistance of the Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 Block of Carlisle Lane. The search warrant resulted in the recovery of another loaded handgun and marijuana.  The following subjects were inside the residence at the time the search warrant was executed and were taken into custody, Gilbert Javier Merced-Rodriguez, 22 of Milford, DE, and Amilcar Jose Merced-Centeno, 24 of Milford, DE.  Investigators also located a female identified as Clarisell Amaro, 29 of Milford, DE, and a 5 month old juvenile.

Merced-Centeno was charged with Manufactures, Delivers, Or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession Of A Firearm During The Commission Of A Felony, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.  Merced-Rodriguez was charged with Manufactures, Delivers, Or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.  Both had a presentment at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and Merced-Centeno was released on $9000.00 USC unsecured bail and Merced-Rodriguez was released on $4000.00 USC unsecured bail.  Both will have a future preliminary hearing in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

Investigators also obtained a warrant for Clarisell Amaro for Manufactures, Delivers, Or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.  She turned herself into Milford PD on 03/16/2018.  She had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was released on $18,000 USC unsecured bail with a future preliminary hearing in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

Investigation is still ongoing reference to the firearms and Feliciano-Concepcion located at the residence on Causey Ave. Further releases will be sent out when information is available.

Merced-Centeno                Merced-Rodriguez                    Amaro

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