Milford Police sweep yields drugs, firearm and arrests

MILFORD — A wanted man was arrested with a loaded firearm in his waistband and 58 bags of heroin in his pocket during a proactive patrol downtown Wednesday night, authorities said.

Shaquel D. Bowe, 26, of Felton, was last of a half dozen arrests, according to Milford Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten. A 9mm firearm allegedly had a round in the chamber and four rounds in the magazine when Mr. Bowe was located at Academy Apartments in the 200 block of North Street, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Police said Mr. Bowe was wanted by the Kent County Court of Common Pleas, Kent County Superior Court, and Sussex County Family Court.

Charges included 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.

Following presentment at Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach, Mr. Bowe was held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in lieu of $42,200 secured bail.

The sequence began when three wanted persons were located during a traffic stop in the area of North Walnut and Northeast 8th streets, Sgt. Masten said.

Ashley Caraballo, 34, of Milton, was allegedly found with heroin and wanted by JP Court 2, She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, presented at JP Court and released on her own recognizance.

Police said two other fugitives in the vehicle — a 35-year-old Lewes man and 26-year-old Milford woman — were held at SCI following presentments at JP Court.

Officers next contacted a 36-year-old Milford man in Bicentennial Park. He was wanted by Kent County Family Court, police said, and released pending a future court date.

Wanted by the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas, a 53-year-old Milford man was contacted by officers in Brightway Commons. He was taken to SCI after first being presented at JP Court.

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