December incidents result in stalking charge

MILFORD — A 27-year-old Smyrna man was charged with stalking after investigation into an alleged December 2018 incident, Milford Police said Friday.

Aaron L. Williams was taken into custody by Delaware Capitol Police on Jan. 31 after being found to be wanted, Authorities said a warrant was obtained following an investigation into an alleged stalking that occurred in Brightway Commons and The Willows.

Police said Mr. Williams allegedly made multiple attempts to contact a person, once peered through their residence window, and made a false report to police advising an armed individual was in the person’s residence that generated a patrol response.

Other charges included terroristic threatening, six counts of second-degree reckless endangering and falsely reporting an alleged incident.

Mr. Williams was presented at Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach, where secured bail was set at $6,000. Mr. Williams was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.

Police arrest suspected burglar and thief

DELMAR — A 30-year-old Delmar man was arrested following a burglary and numerous thefts from motor vehicles, Delaware State Police said.

According to authorities, troopers responded to the area of Bi State Boulevard and Dorothy Road during the early morning hours on Thursday after reports of numerous thefts from motor vehicles. Through investigation, police said, a description of the suspect was obtained.

As troopers were patrolling the area, police said, they located a person matching the description walking southbound on Bi State Boulevard, south of the Country Grove development.

A pedestrian stop was initiated, and the man was identified as Jordan E. Dorman, who police said initially provided a false name.

Numerous items including cell phone accessories, coins, jewelry, prescription bottle, and cigarettes were found in Mr. Dorman’s possession, police said. He was also in possession of drug paraphernalia, according to authorities.

Mr. Dorman was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 5. Police said he was found responsible for a burglary in which he conspired with an unknown subject. During this burglary, numerous jewelry items were stolen and pawned at a local pawn shop in Seaford, police said.

Charges included second-degree burglary of a dwelling, theft $1,500 or greater, second-degree conspiracy, theft under $1,500 (five counts), attempted theft under $1,500 (three counts), theft by false pretense under $1,500 (two counts), falsifying business records (three counts), criminal impersonation, selling stolen property under $1,500 (three counts), possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief under $1,000 and third-degree criminal trespass (seven counts).

Mr. Dorman was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $7,407 secured bond.

Police asked anyone with further information on the case to contact Troop 5, Tfc. Marvel at 337-8253.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online atdelaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Leipsic hunter charged with offenses

LEIPSIC — DNREC said Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers on Jan. 30 arrested Jeremy T. Delinois, 24, of Leipsic, for one count each of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, hunting migratory waterfowl without required federal waterfowl stamp, and no hunting license in possession.

Mr. Delinois was video arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on unsecured bond.

Two arrested on drug charges in Dover

DOVER — Two arrests on drug charges were made during a Thursday morning search warrant, Dover Police said.

According to authorities, officers executed the warrant at a residence in the 100 block of S. Governors Avenue and took Mark Matthews, 49, and Dominique Hampton, 21.

They were taken into custody without incident.

Police said 5.4 grams of crack cocaine, 4.3 grams of marijuana, digital scales, and $2,596 in drug suspected proceeds were located.

Mr. Matthews was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown after receiving a $16,500 bond.

Charges included possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, second-degree conspiracy, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

Ms. Hampton was charged with possession with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, second-degree conspiracy, drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. She was released on a $15,500 unsecured bond.

Juveniles arrested after alleged vacant home burglary

DOVER — Two 16-year-old Felton males were arrested on burglary charges Thursday morning after an incident at a vacant home in the 300 block of Blue Coat Street Wednesday morning, Dover Police said.

Officers responded to a burglary at the home where the basement window was broken and approximately $4,000 in damage was done to the inside of the residence, police said.

The builder replaced the window and went back on Thursday to check the residence when he saw Jason Cruz and Jermaine Walker inside the residence, police said.

They fled the area and were contacted by Dover Police officers that were responding, authorities said.

Both males fled on foot from the officers, but were quickly apprehended without further incident, police said.

Charges included second-degree burglary, second-degree conspiracy and criminal mischief.

The juveniles were each issued a $15,000 secured bond.

Milford house fire causes $70,000 in damage

MILFORD — A house fire caused roughly $70,000 in damages late Thursday night, Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said.

The fire was reported by a neighbor in the 4300 block of McColley Road, just off of Cedar Beach Rd at 11:27 p.m., authorities said.

The Carlisle Fire Company responded and arrived with heavy fire involving the two-story structure, and immediately requested assistance from neighboring fire companies.

The occupant of the house discovered the fire and escaped with minor injuries.

He was transported to Bayhealth Sussex Campus and treated and released for first-degree burns to his hands and face.

Two firefighters also sustained minor injuries during suppression operations and were also treated and released at Bayhealth Sussex Campus.

The fire was placed under control at 12:43 a.m.

Investigation determined the fire originated on the first floor of the home and was caused when a failure occurred in an operating liquid fueled space heater.

It is not known at this time if the home was equipped with working smoke detectors.

The Red Cross of Delmarva is assisting the home’s occupants.

Other agencies responding to the scene included the Houston, Memorial and Ellendale fire companies, Sussex County EMS, Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office and Red Cross of Delmarva.

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