Police seek public's help in finding suspect
|Date:||January 24, 2013|
Middletown Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two wanted subjects from an incident that occurred on Saturday Jan. 20, at about 1:20 a.m.
Middletown Police Officer Stafford attempted to stop a vehicle on Summit Bridge Road in the area of the Spring Mill neighborhood, for a traffic violation.
The operator of the vehicle, later identified as James Watson, 29, whose last known address was 204 Coventry Lane in Newark, accelerated away from OFC Stafford and turned into the Spring Mill neighborhood, in an attempt to flee.
Watson stopped the vehicle, a Silver Honda Odyssey, in the 200 block of Patience Way, exited the vehicle and fled on foot behind the residences. As he was fleeing, he was observed to be discarding multiple items.
Middletown Officers, with the assistance of New Castle County Police and the Delaware State Police helicopter, searched the area for Watson with negative results.
Officers were able to recover several items from the scene including 650 individual baggies of suspected heroin.
Watson’s companion, Thao V. Tran, 23, of Gillespie Avenue, Middletown, fled from the scene in the minivan while officers were pursuing Watson on foot. Middletown Police have active arrest warrants for Tran for the criminal offenses and drug violations along with one charge of Driving While Suspended.
Tran appeared at Court of Common Pleas on this date for an unrelated appearance and was taken into custody by the Capitol Police Department. She was arraigned and given $32,500 cash bond, $23,250 secured bond and a no contact order with the Town of Middletown.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of James G. Watson is asked to contact the Middletown Police Department at 302.376.9950, call 911 or contact Crimestoppers.