Welfare Check Leads To DUI Arrest

Incident #: 51-17-9889                   Reported: September 7, 2017 at 9:12 p.m.

Location: Wawa, located at 902 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/12/2017 at 0900 hours

On 09/07/2017 at 9:12 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a check the welfare at Wawa located at 902 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, DE 19963. It was advised that a white female who had been operating a blue Toyota Camry, seemed to be under the influence and was falling asleep inside the vehicle with a child in the back seat.  As officers were arriving on scene, they observed the vehicle exiting the Wawa parking lot and entering onto NW Front St.  The vehicle began to travel southbound on N DuPont Blvd.  Officers initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the operator.  Further investigation revealed that the operator was an Elizabeth Holston, 34 of Milford, DE.  During the initial contact Holston showed signs of being under the influence.  After additional investigation was completed, Holston was arrested for Driving under the Influence of Drug.  A search incident to arrest, revealed that Holston was in possession of several prescription bottles and over the counter medication.  Holston also had a small juvenile in the vehicle with her.

Holston was charged with Driving Under The Influence Of Drug, Endangering The Welfare Of A Child While DUI, and for a traffic violation. Holston was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 7.  She was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $2250.00 USC secured bail.  She was ordered to appear in Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date in reference to this case.  The small juvenile was turned over to a responsible adult.

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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of 3 Milford Residents

Incident #: 51-17-9845

Reported: End of August-Beginning of September 2017

Location: Traveler’s Inn, 1036 N Walnut St. Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/08/2017 at 1035 hours

On 09/06/2017, The Milford Police Department Drug Unit with the assistance of the Criminal Investigations Unit and Patrol Division executed a search warrant on a room at the Traveler’s Inn Motel located at 1036 N Walnut St. This search warrant stemmed from an investigation into the sale of heroin and prostitution from that particular room.  The primary suspect, Dwight Donaldson, 66 of Milford, DE, was taken into custody at the motel office without incident.  From there, contact was made with a Melinda Reed, 29 of Milford, DE, and Sarah Reed, 23 of Milford, DE in the room where the search warrant was executed and they were taken into custody.  During a search of the room, suspected heroin and related drug paraphernalia were located.  Also in the room, items related to prostitution were discovered.  During a search of Donaldson, an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency was located on his person, which was alleged to be proceeds from the sale of illicit and prostitution.  Further investigation confirmed that Melinda Reed had been involved in prostitution using that room.

Donaldson, Melinda Reed, and Sarah Reed were all charged with Manufactures Or Possession With Intent To Deliver A Counterfeit Substance and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (Non-Marijuana). Melinda Reed was also charged with Prostitution.  All were arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 7.  Donaldson was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) on $1100.00 USC secured bail.  Melinda Reed was committed to SCI on $1200.00 USC secured bail.  Sarah Reed was committed to SCI on $1500.00 USC secured bail.  All were given future court dates in Kent County Court of Common Pleas in reference to this case.

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Milford Police Once Again Going Pink In October

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.  Officers will be wearing  baseball style hats throughout the month in hopes to raise awareness, as well as having our patch altered to help support the cause.  We will also be selling the 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  These will be cash only sales with all proceeds being donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.  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/

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Altercation Leads To Arrest Of Milford Woman

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 09.09.2017 Incident #51.17.9721 @2314 Hours

On 09.02.2017 at approximately 11:14 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a residence in the 200 block of Southeast 2nd Street to a report of an altercation.  Following a verbal altercation officers learned Savanah Haney, 29 of Milford, reportedly struck the victim multiple times causing minor injuries.  Ms. Haney was taken into custody without incident at the scene.  This was also witnessed by two children who were in the home at the time of this incident.  Ms. Haney has been charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Assault 3rd Degree.  Ms. Haney was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown, where bail was set at $750.00 unsecured along with a no contact order with the victims.  Ms. Haney is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Family Court on 09.18.2017 for an arraignment.

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Milford Police Seek Assistance From The Public With Identifying Theft Suspect

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 09.06.0217 Incident #51.17.9735 @1903 Hours

The Milford Police are asking for help from the public with identifying a suspect involved in a theft of trail camera in a wooded area near Carpenter Pit Road.  On 09.03.2017 Milford Police took a report of the theft of a camera and investigation determined another camera in the area took a photo of an individual police would like to identify as part of this investigation.  Milford Police urge anyone with information about this matter or anyone who may be able to identify the individual in the photos attached to call Corporal Tiffany Wyatt at 302.422.8081.  Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips .5148 Case

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Man Arrested For DUI

Incident #: 51-17-9750                   Reported: 09/03/2017 at 8:46 p.m.

Location: Route 1 in the area of NE 10th St, Milford, DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/05/2017 at 1415 hours

On 09/03/2017 at approximately 8:46 p.m., The Milford Police Department received a call of a vehicle traveling erratic and failing to maintain a single lane on Route 1 northbound in the area of Route 14. The vehicle was described as a White Dodge Ram pick-up truck.  The Patrol Division responded to the area and located the described vehicle in the area of Route 1 northbound in the area of NE 10th St.  Officers observed the vehicle failing to maintain a single lane and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.  As contact was made with the operator, an odor of alcohol was observed coming from the operator and the vehicle.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as James Catts, 50 of Smyrna, DE.  It was also learned that there were two juveniles in the vehicle with Catts.  Further investigation revealed that Catts was under the influence of alcohol and taken into custody without incident.  It was also learned that he had a firearm in his possession while under the influence of alcohol.

Catts was charged with two counts of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child while DUI, one count of Possession Of A Firearm While Under The Influence, one count of Driving A Vehicle Under The Influence of Alcohol, and one count of Failed To Remain Within A Single Lane. Catts was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released to a sobered individual on $2001.00 USC unsecured bail.  He was ordered to appear in Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date.  The juveniles that were in the vehicle were turned over to a guardian.

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Fight Leads To Multiple Arrests

Incident #: 51-17-9699                                Reported: 09/01/2017 at 11:49 p.m.

Location: Traveler’s Inn, 1036 N Walnut St. Milford, DE 19963

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 09/05/2017 at 1415 hours

On 09/01/2017 at approximately 11:49 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division responded to the Traveler’s Inn located at 1036 N Walnut St. Milford, reference to a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, officers located multiple subjects arguing and fighting in front of one of the motel rooms on the second floor of the motel.  Officers separated all parties involved and detained the three subjects that were fighting.  As Officers were attempting to detain the 16 year old juvenile, the juvenile began to resist arrest.  The three suspects were identified as Dwayne Richardson, 51 of Dover, DE, Depaul Smith, 36 of Milford, DE, and a 16 year old juvenile male.  Further investigation, revealed that the juvenile allegedly became disorderly with Richardson and Smith and a fight ensued between the three of them.  It was determined that all three suspects were extremely intoxicated.  During the incident, contact was made with a Nakysia Williams, 20 of Dover, DE.  It was determined that she was intoxicated and was also caring for a small juvenile.  It was also determined that she had violated an active no contact order that had been sent by Kent County Family Court between her and Depaul Smith.  She was then taken into custody.

Richardson was charged with Offensive Touching and Disorderly Conduct. Smith was charged with Offensive Touching, Disorderly Conduct, and Providing Alcohol To An Underage Person. Williams was charged with Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, Underage Possession/Consumption Of Alcohol, and Breach of Release. The 16 year old juvenile was charged with Resisting Arrest, Offensive Touching, Disorderly Conduct, and Underage Possession/Consumption Of Alcohol.

Williams and Richardson were arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 7. Williams was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $551.00 USC secured bail.  She was ordered to appear in Kent County Family Court at a later date in reference to these charges.  Richardson was released on $500.00 USC unsecured bail with a future court date in Kent County Court of Common Pleas.  The 16 year old juvenile was turned over to his parents and given a future court date in Kent County Family Court in reference to this case.  Smith was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was released on $750.00 USC unsecured bail with a no contact order between him and the juvenile in this case. He was order to appear at a later date in Kent County Family Court in reference to this case.

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Traffic Stop Leads To The Arrest Of Local Fugitive

Released by Pfc. Mikhail Stanton on 09/05/2017 @ 1030 hours

Incident # 51-17-9640 @2102

On Thursday August 31, 2017 an officer of the Milford Police Patrol Unit was stationary in the 600 block of N.W. Front St conducting traffic enforcement. The officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound on N.W. Front St in the direction of US 113 at a very slow speed and making an extremely loud noise. The officer noticed that the flow of traffic was being impeded and got behind the vehicle to make a traffic stop. At that time the  officer found that the vehicle was unregistered and had a fictitious license plate displayed. The officer made a traffic stop in a nearby parking lot and made contact with a female driver, who did not have a license or identification. The officer asked the driver for a name and she gave the officer a false name.  As the officer continued to investigate the name given by the driver, she exited of the vehicle began to run north bound towards the rear of The Plaza at Milford’s parking lot. The officer ran after the subject giving verbal commands for her to stop. The subject did not comply with the officers lawful orders and proceeded to hide in a wooded area behind The Plaza at Milford.

After a brief search of the area the officer subsequently found the subject hiding and placed her under arrest. Through further investigation, Officers learned that drivers name was actually Destiny Pierce, 24, of Milford. They also found out that she had several outstanding warrants for her arrest, as well as drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Pierce was charged with Criminal Impersonation, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Failure to Have Required Insurance, Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Fictitious or Cancelled Registration Card, Driving an Unsafe Motor Vehicle. She was arraigned at the Justice of The Peace Court # 2 where she was given an unsecured bail of $3,250.00.

Pierce was also arraigned on several warrants to include two Failure to Appears  from The Kent County Court Of Common Pleas, two Failure to Appears from The Sussex County Court of Common Please, one Failure to Pay from The Sussex County Court of Common Pleas, and one Failure to Pay from The Justice of The Peace Court #2. Pierce was committed to SCI $3207.00 secured bail

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Vehicle Pursuit Results In Multiple Charges For Harrington Man

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 09.01.2017 Incident #51.17.9643 @2244 Hours

On 08.31.2017 at approximately 10:44 pm an officer from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division, who was parked, observed a vehicle travel past westbound on Northwest 10th Street towards North DuPont Blvd (US Rt 113).  The officer noticed a strong smell of what he believed to be marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The officer attempted to stop the 2008 Cadillac, but the operator failed to comply and led the officer on a pursuit that travelled onto Airport Road and towards a construction barrier for a road closure.  The 2008 Cadillac then proceeded to turn around at the barrier and head back to North DuPont Blvd (US Rt 113) and proceed southbound at a high rate of speed.  The officer was able to get the 2008 Cadillac to stop on South DuPont Blvd (US Rt 113) in the area of Old Shawnee Road (SR 36).  Just prior to the vehicle stopping, it travelled at a high rate of speed by Delaware Department of Transportation personnel working on US Rt 113.  Following the vehicle being stopped Damal J. Moore, 31 of Harrington, was taken into custody without incidnet.  A search of the vehicle resulted in 5.3 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia being seized.  Mr. Moore has been charged with 17 counts of Reckless Endangering 1st Degree, Attempt Deliver a Prescription Drug, Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, Possession of Marijuana, Reckless Driving, Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed, 5 counts of Failure to Signal, and Speeding in Excess of Posted Limits.  Mr. Moore was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown, where bail was set at $91,900.00 secured.  Mr. Moore is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 09.07.2017 for a Preliminary Hearing.  Mr. Moore was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.

**No Updated Photo Available Of Mr. Moore At The Time Of This Release**

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Milford Police Issue Alert After Recent Heroin Overdose Incidents

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 08.26.2017 @1422 Hours

Milford Police have responded to three Heroin overdose incidents since Thursday, including two during the overnight hours.  We wish to alert the public that there may be a potent and potentially lethal batch of Heroin circulating in the area.  In the three most recent cases, individuals were revived with the use of Narcan and were able to seek further medical treatment.  Milford Police urge people to use caution if you or someone you know comes in contact with Heroin.  Investigators continue to look into the markings on bags seized at one of these incidents.  Although details are limited at this time, we felt an advisory was warranted.

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