Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 12.10.2019 Incident #51.19.14270 @0857 Hours
On 12.05.2019 Milford Police arrested a Frederica man following an investigation into an impaired driving that was initiated as a result of a motor vehicle collision. On 12.05.2019 at approximately 8:57 am, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to South Rehoboth Boulevard at Southeast 2nd Street to a report of a motor vehicle collision. Officers made contact with Kevin Strag, 27 of Frederica, who was one of the operators involved in the collision. Mr. Strag displayed signs of being impaired. Further investigation, that included standardized field sobriety tests, resulted in Mr. Strag being taken into custody. Mr. Strag has been charged with 3rd Offense Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Any Drug. Mr. Strag was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $2000.00 secured. Mr. Strag is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 12.12.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 12.06.2019 Incident #51.19.14265 @2329 Hours
On 12.04.2019 Milford Police arrested a Milford woman for 3rd offense driving under the influence after she was contacted on Southeast Front Street (SR 36) at approximately 11:29 pm. An officer on patrol in the downtown area heard loud music coming a vehicle on Southeast Front Street (SR 36). The officer contacted the vehicle and initiated an impaired driving investigation after a strong smell of alcoholic beverage was noticed omitting from the vehicle. Jessica L. Pinkham, 34 of Milford, was taken into custody following the investigation. Ms. Pinkham has been charged with 3rd Offense Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and Loud Music Which is Plainly Audible From a Distance of 50 ft or More From Vehicle. Ms. Pinkham was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $2050.00 secured. Ms. Pinkham was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 12.12.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 12.03.2019 Incident #51.19.14170 @1751 Hours
On 12.02.2019 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the 500 block of Truitt Avenue to investigate a suspicious male who was believed to have attempted to contact two juveniles in the area as they were walking home from school. The two juveniles entered their home as they felt he was coming to contact them. This subject reportedly attempted to contact the two juveniles in the home, but the doors were locked and they refused to open the door. The subject we are asking the public to help us identify is possibly a black male, large build, with short hair, and possibly a beard. The subject is believed to have been in a brown truck with brush or trees in the bed of the truck. He was also talking to a female in a maroon car prior to attempting to contact the juveniles. We are asking for anyone with information about this to call 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 11.25.2019 Incident #51.19.13723 @0026 Hours
On 11.23.2019 shortly after midnight a proactive foot patrol conducted by two officers resulted in the arrest of a Felton man. On 11.23.2019 at approximately 12:26 am, officers contacted James D. Brown, 32 of Felton, as they witnessed him hide behind a tree in a yard of a residence in the 100 block of Northwest 4th Street. The officers made contact with Mr. Brown and the owner of the property, who confirmed they did not know Mr. Brown and he did not have permission to be on the property. As the officers took Mr. Brown into custody, heroin and marijuana both were found in his possession. Mr. Brown has charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Criminal Trespass. Mr. Brown was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on his own recognizance. Mr. Brown is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 01.22.2020 for an arraignment.
Incident #: 51-19-12637 Reported: October 29, 2019 at 5:27 p.m.
Location: Route 113 Northbound (N DuPont Blvd) and Warner Rd. Milford, Kent County, DE
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/05/2019 at 1138 hours
On 10/29/2019 at approximately 5:27 p.m., A Milford Police Officer was on a proactive traffic enforcement assignment in the area of Route 113 Northbound (N. DuPont Blvd.) and Airport Rd. Milford, Kent County, DE. While on this patrol, the officer observed a Black Nissan Sentra turning left from Airport Rd onto Route 113 Northbound. The officer observed an equipment violation on the vehicle and conducted a Uniformed Traffic Stop on the vehicle in the area of Route 113 Northbound and Warner Rd. The officer made contact with the operator of the vehicle, who was positively identified as Jonatan Santiago, 22 of Lincoln, DE. During the course of the traffic stop, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. When Santiago was questioned about the marijuana, he admitted that it was under the seat. Santiago also disclosed that he had a firearm underneath the seat as well, but did not have a carry concealed permit for the weapon. Santiago was asked to step out of the vehicle, where he was detained for further investigation. The officer then conducted a search of the vehicle and located an unloaded black in color handgun and a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana, which field tested positive for marijuana. The weight of the marijuana was 29 grams. The officer also located drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Santiago was then transported back to Milford PD for processing.
Santiago was charged with Carrying A Concealed Deadly Weapon A Firearm; Possession, Purchase, Own or Control A Deadly Weapon By Person Prohibit Who Also Possesses Controlled Substance; Possess/Consume Marijuana Other Than Personal Use Quantity; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Marijuana Related- Civil Violation. Santiago was also issued a Uniform Traffic Summons for Operating A Vehicle With Improper Window Tinting and Failure To Have Insurance Identification In Possession. Santiago had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 where he was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.
Released On 10.28.2019 By Sgt. Robert Masten Incident #51.19.12565 @1020 Hours
On 10.28.2019 surveillance associated with a drug investigation led to an arrest of a Milford man. On 10.28.2019 at approximately 10:00 am, a Detective from the Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit conducting surveillance in Brightway Commons observed an individual engage in what appeared to be open air drug transaction. With the assistance of officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division Tyrek I. Lowther, 21 of Milford, was contacted. Further investigation led to the seizure of crack cocaine. Mr. Lowther has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Lowther was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $3500.00 unsecured. Mr. Lowther is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 11.08.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.28.2019 Incident #51.19.12542 @1953 Hours
On 10.27.2019 at approximately 7:53 pm, officers investigating a group of disorderly individuals at Brightway Commons contacted a Pennsylvania woman in a parked vehicle. During this contact officers noticed the smell of marijuana. Further investigation led to the seizure of Marijuana and Oxycodone. As officers attempted to take Neajah Fassett, 22 of Chester, PA, into custody she struggled with them to prevent the arrest. Ms. Fassett was eventually taken into custody and charged with Consumption of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Disorderly Conduct. Ms. Fassett was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on her own recognizance. Ms. Fassett is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 12.18.2019 for an arraignment.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.25.2019
On 10.23.2019 the Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit conducted a proactive patrol in the downtown area, Academy Apartments, and Brightway Commons. The proactive patrol resulted in several arrest and fugitives being located. During the operation officers made a traffic stop in the area of North Walnut Street and Northeast 8th Street. During this stop three individuals were contacted. It was discovered that all three occupants were wanted. Investigation during the stop revealed Ashley Caraballo, 34 of Milton, was in possession of heroin and was wanted by the Justice of the Peace Court #2. Ms. Caraballo was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Ms. Caraballo was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where she was released on her own recognizance. A second person contacted on the stop was Joey Caraballo, 35 of Lewes. Mr Caraballo was found to be wanted by Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Caraballo was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution following his presentment at the Justice of the Peace Court. The third person contacted in that stop was Samantha J. Montgomery, 26 of Milford. Ms. Montgomery was found to be wanted by Kent County Court of Common Pleas and Sussex County Superior Court. Ms. Montgomery was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution following her presentment at the Justice of the Peace Court. The next individual contacted during this operation was Antione Sturgis, 36 of Milford. Mr. Sturgis was contacted in Bicentennial Park and found to be wanted by the Kent County Family Court. Mr. Sturgis was released and scheduled to appear at a later date after being presented at the Justice of the Peace Court. Anthony Rayne, 53 of Milford, was contacted by officers in Brightway Commons. Mr. Rayne was found to be wanted by the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Rayne was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution. The final person contacted was part of an investigation into an ongoing illegal activity in the parking lot of Academy Apartments in the 200 block of North Street. Shaquel D. Bowe, 26 of Felton. Mr. Bowe was contacted and investigation during that contact found him to be in possession of a handgun and heroin. Mr. Bowe was also found to be wanted by the Kent County Court of Common Pleas, Kent County Superior Court, and Sussex County Family Court. Mr. Bowe was charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, two counts of Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. Mr. Bowe was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $42,200.00 secured. Mr. Bowe has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 11.08.2019 for a Preliminary Hearing.
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On Thursday, October 31st, the City of Milford will have “Trick or Treat” from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We wanted to pass on the following safety tips provided by Safe Kids. “Trick or Treat” is open to children 12 years or younger.
**We will participating in a Trunk or Treat at the Carlisle Fire Company on Halloween. We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night!**
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
Trick or Treat With an Adult
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
- When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
Drive Extra Safely on Halloween
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully.
- Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
- Trick-or-treat hours are 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
Released By Sgt. Robert Masten on 10.23.2019 Incident #51.19.12002 @0019 Hours
The Milford Police Department’s Criminal Division is asking for help from the public with information relating to a shooting at Brightway Commons in the early morning hours of 10.16.2019. It’s been learned by detectives several suspects fired multiple shots towards a group of individuals that were in a common area within the complex. No injuries have been reported at this time. Detectives are asking for anyone who has information about this incident call 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips