**UPDATE** Milford Police Seeking Public’s Assistance With Identifying Theft Suspect

Update Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/21/2019 @ 1635 hours

The suspect in this case has been identified.  Future press release to follow once arrest is made.

 

Original Release:

Incident #:  51-19-2993                                        Reported:  March 19, 2019

Location:  Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/21/2019 at 0600 hours

The Milford Police Department is currently investigating a theft case where the below pictured suspect, stole the victim’s purse from a shopping cart after the victim left the purse unattended in the vestibule of the store on 03/19/2019.  Further investigation revealed that the victim’s credit/debit cards then began to be used by the below pictured suspect online and at a store in Greenwood DE.  The below pictured suspect is described as a black male approximately 6’2-6’3 weighing approximately 190lbs-210lbs.  The suspect was last seen operating a Silver Nissan Altima with Delaware Temporary Registration (tag number unknown).  entered into Walmart, selected merchandise valued over $1000.00 USC, and exited the store without rendering payment for the merchandise.  The incident occurred on 01/21/2019 during the evening hours.

Milford Police urge anyone with information on the identity of the below pictured suspect or other information on this investigation to contact Cpl. Ricketts 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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Milford Man Arrested For Area Burglaries

Incident #’s:  51-19-2953 and 51-19-2955                       Reported:  March 18, 2019

Location:  Parson Thorne Apartments, Milford, Kent County, DE and 300 Block of McColley St. Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/21/2019 at 1626 hours

On 3/18/2019 at approximately 7:44 a.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division responded to Parson Thorne Apartments, Milford, Kent County, DE, for a male subject banging on one of the apartment doors. The reporting person advised that when no one answered the door, the male subject allegedly began to climb up the building to the balcony of the apartment where he allegedly broke the glass on the sliding glass door and entered into the apartment.  When officers arrived on scene, they called the subject out of the apartment, which he complied with officers commands and exited the apartment.  The subject was taken into custody without incident.  The subject was identified as Adam Funkhouser, 20 of Milford, DE.  Investigation revealed that Funkhouser did not have permission to be at the residence and the victim did not know him.  Investigation revealed that due to the officers’ response to the residence, Funkhouser was unable to take any property from the residence.  Funkhouser was transported back to Milford PD and charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief Under $1000 USC.

Also on 03/18/2019 at approximately 7:05 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of McColley St. Milford, Sussex County, DE, for a burglary that had just occurred.  Through investigative measures, officers were able to link Funkhouser to this burglary as well.  In this burglary, Funkhouser did allegedly do damage to property at the residence and allegedly stole property from the residence.  Funkhouser was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief Under $1000 USC, and Theft Under $1500 USC reference to this investigation.

Funkhouser had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 in reference to both cases. He was released on his own recognizance.  No contact orders were put into place between Funkhouser and the victims related to these cases.  Funkhouser was ordered to appear in both Kent County and Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for preliminary hearings.

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Milford Police Seeking Public’s Assistance With Identifying Theft Suspect

Incident #:  51-19-2993                                        Reported:  March 19, 2019

Location:  Walmart, 939 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/21/2019 at 0600 hours

The Milford Police Department is currently investigating a theft case where the below pictured suspect, stole the victim’s purse from a shopping cart after the victim left the purse unattended in the vestibule of the store on 03/19/2019.  Further investigation revealed that the victim’s credit/debit cards then began to be used by the below pictured suspect online and at a store in Greenwood DE.  The below pictured suspect is described as a black male approximately 6’2-6’3 weighing approximately 190lbs-210lbs.  The suspect was last seen operating a Silver Nissan Altima with Delaware Temporary Registration (tag number unknown).  entered into Walmart, selected merchandise valued over $1000.00 USC, and exited the store without rendering payment for the merchandise.  The incident occurred on 01/21/2019 during the evening hours.

Milford Police urge anyone with information on the identity of the below pictured suspect or other information on this investigation to contact Cpl. Ricketts 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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**Update** Men Charged Following Online Market Place App Incident

**On 03.20.2019 Stefan E. Rush-Wilson, 21 of Dover, turn himself in to Milford Police after seeing he was being sought on area news outlets.  Mr. Rush-Wilson has been charged with Theft Under $1500 and Conspiracy 3rd Degree.  Mr. Rush-Wilson was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $2000.00 secured.  Mr. Rush-Wilson was also wanted by the Kent County Court of Common Pleas and Kent County Superior Court.  Mr. Rush-Wilson was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 06.19.2019 for an arraignment.**

**Original Release**

Released By Det. Timothy Maloney On 03.20.2019     Incident #51.18.14003

On 12.16.2018, the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the 600 block of North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) following an incident that occurred during a transaction using an online market place app, LetGo.  The investigation revealed the victim and the suspect(s) arraigned to meet at a business parking lot in the 600 block of North DuPont Boulevard to complete a purchase through the LetGo app.  During the transaction the suspect(s) and the victim exchanged the item and the money.  The suspect(s) then took the item back and fled the scene in their vehicle, placing both victims in danger.  The suspect(s) was unable to be located and identified at that time.  Through investigative measures, the Dover Police Department were able to identify the suspects in this case.  Jahkeim Barnaby, 20 of Dover, DE, Stefan E. Rush-Wilson, 21 of Dover, DE, and a juvenile suspect were identified as being involved in this investigation.  Officers obtained warrants for the above individuals.

On 03.10.2019 Jahkeim Barnaby was taken into custody by Cheswold Police Department and later turned over to Milford Police.  Mr. Barnaby has been charged with two counts of Reckless Endangering Second Degree, Theft, and Conspiracy 3rd degree.  Mr. Barnaby had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where he was released on his own recognizance.  Mr. Barnaby is scheduled to appear at the Justice of the Peace Court #6 reference to this investigation.

The juvenile suspect also from Dover, DE was charged in relation to this investigation in January 2019.

Stefan E. Rush-Wilson, 21 of Dover, is still being sought as a result of this investigation.

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Houston Man Arrested For PFA Violation And Related Charges

Incident #:  51-19-2891                                                              Reported:  March 16, 2019 at 9:17 p.m.

Location:  500 Block of Milford Harrington Hwy. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/20/2019 at 1201 hours

On 03/16/2019 at approximately 9:17 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division responded to “Easy Speak” located at 586 Milford Harrington Hwy, for a PFA violation.  Officers made contact with the reporting person, who advised that an Enriki Hartz, 40 of Houston, DE, had sent multiple text messages to the victim threatening to come to the victim’s residence with a firearm and harm the victim.  The victim also advised that they had an active Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) with Hartz.  Officers confirmed that there is a active PFA between the victim and Hartz and that this contact by Hartz was a violation of the order.  Officers also learned that a child was involved in this incident as well.  A warrant was obtained for Hartz reference to this investigation.

Officers with the Milford Police Department and the Delaware State Police responded to Hartz’s residence and took him into custody without incident.  Hartz was charged with Criminal Contempt Of A Domestic Violence Protective Order, Terroristic Threatening, Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, and Harassment.  Hartz had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court and was committed to the Department of Corrections on $3500.00 USC cash bail only with a no contact order with the victim.  Hartz was ordered to appear in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.

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*Current Photograph Of Hartz Was Unavailable At Time Of Release*

 

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Milford Man Arrested On Burglary Charges

Incident #:  51-19-2702                                                      Reported:  March 13, 2019 at 7:57 a.m.

Location:  Unit Block of N. Walnut St. Milford, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/20/2019 at 1201 hours

On 03/13/2019 at approximately 7:57 a.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a burglary in progress in the unit block of N. Walnut St.  Officers were advised that a black male was busting out the windows of a vehicle in that area.  Officers responded to the area and observed a gray passenger car with damage to the front driver side window and a black male leaning inside the vehicle.  Officers took the male subject into custody without incident, who was identified as Joseph Malloy, 44 of Milford, DE.  Further investigation revealed that Malloy allegedly broke into the vehicle to retrieve property of his that was inside the vehicle, but he was not the owner of said vehicle.  Investigation revealed that Malloy gained access to the vehicle by using an adjustable wrench to bust out the front driver’s side window.

Malloy was transported back to Milford PD, where he was charged with Possession of Burglar Tools, Burglary 3rd Degree, and Criminal Mischief Under $1000.  Malloy had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on $6250.00 USC unsecured bail with a no contact order with the victim.  Malloy was ordered to appear at a later date in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas for a preliminary hearing.

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*Current Photograph Of Malloy Was Unavailable At Time Of Release*

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Stalking Investigation Results In Arrest Of Seaford Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.11.2019      Incident #51.19.2585

On 03.10.2019 Milford Police arrested a Seaford man following an investigation into a stalking that began on 03.09.2019.  On 03.09.2019 an investigation began into multiple incidents of Daniel A. Lewis, 37 of Seaford, reportedly violating an active no contact order with the victim.  These incidents occurred at several businesses along North and South DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113).  As a result of this investigation a warrant was obtained and Mr. Lewis was taken into custody by the Delaware State Police on 03.10.2019 and later turned over to Milford Police.  Mr. Lewis has been charged with Stalking, Harassment, and four counts of Breach of Release.  Mr. Lewis was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $3000.00 secured.  Mr. Lewis was released after posting bail.  Mr. Lewis is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on 03.22.2019 at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

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Theft Investigation Results In Arrest

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.11.2019    Incident #51.19.2391

On 03.10.2019 Milford Police arrested Terri L. Rust, 41 of Magnolia, following an investigation into multiple suspicious charges to the victims credit cards.  The investigation revealed Ms. Rust allegedly engaged in multiple transactions with the victims cards in which she was not permitted.  These charges date back to June of 2018.  As a result of this investigation and a consultation with the Delaware Department of Justice a warrant was obtained for Ms. Rust.  Ms. Rust has been charged with Crime Against a Vulnerable Adult, Unlawful Use of Payment Card Over $1500, and Theft Over $1500 and Victim is 62 Yrs or Older or Impaired/Disabled.  Ms. Rust was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where she was released on her own recognizance.  Ms. Rust is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 03.22.2019 for a preliminary hearing.

**Updated photo of Ms. Rust not available at the time of this release**

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Drug Investigation Leads To Arrests

Incident #:  51-19-2485                                            Reported: March 7, 2019

Location:  500 Block of Truitt Ave. Milford, DE 19963

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/08/2019 at 1025 hours

On 03/07/2019, the Milford Police Department Drug Unit was working on an investigation, when detectives observed multiple hand to hand transactions from a vehicle in the 500 Block of Truitt Ave.  Detectives notified the Patrol Division, who responded to the area and made contact with the vehicle and its occupants.  Investigation revealed that the front passenger, Larry Brown, 38 of Dover, DE, was in possession of crack cocaine.  It was also learned that Brown had other active warrants and capiases for his arrest as well.  It was also learned that the rear passenger, Anthony Rayne, was also wanted out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on a capias.  Both subjects were taken into custody.  A consent search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia in the rear floorboard of the vehicle.

Brown was charged with Manufactures, Delivers, Or Possesses With Intent To Manufacture, Deliver A Controlled Substance and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia.  Brown was also wanted out of Delaware State Police Troop 3 on assault and offensive touching charges as well as had several capiases out of various courts.  Brown had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 where he was released on $2700.00 USC unsecured bail on the drug charges but was committed in default of $7500.00 USC cash bail and $21,300.00 USC secured bail on one of the DSP warrants and court capiases.  He was transported to the Sussex Correctional Institution and turned over to the Department of Corrections without incident.  Brown was ordered to appear in various courts at a later date reference to his cases.

Rayne had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on $211.00 USC unsecured bail on his court capias.  He was ordered to appear for a capias return hearing in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date.

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* Current Photographs Of Suspects Were Unavailable At Time of Release*

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Milford Police Seeking Public Assistance With Theft Investigation

Theft Suspect (2)

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.07.2019    Incident #51.19.238 @0513 Hours

The Milford Police Department is seeking assistance from the public with a theft investigation.  On 03.04.2019 an officer from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a residence in the 200 block of South Walnut Street to a report of a theft.  Investigation revealed at approximately 4:30 am on 03.04.2019 a home security system captured the above pictured suspect remove an item from a vehicle.  We are asking if anyone can assist with identifying this individual.   Tips can be submitted by calling 302.422.8081 or 1.800.TIP.3333.  Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/TIPS or TipSubmit.com.  Tips can be directed to the investigating officer Patrolman Rhett Malone.

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