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  • Sep 19 2016
    Some Middletown residents have questioned the electric bills they just received Sept. 15. The bills are for electricity used approximately Aug. 1 to Sept. 1. It was during this billing period that Delaware was hit with 11 straight days of over 90-degree weather with the heat index (5 of those days, Aug. 12-16, were over 100 degrees with the heat index). There were no billing errors or problems with the Town of Middletown's monthly billing process. During the summer months, costs assoc... details
  • Sep 14 2016
    We have learned there is an excessive amount of mosquitoes in our area. And this week, one of the test chickens in Middletown tested positive for West Nile Virus. Mosquito-borne illnesses include those such as West Nile Virus. To combat infection by humans in our area, the Delaware Division of Mosquito Control will perform a fogging of the Middletown area for mosquitoes, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, between 8 and 9:30 p.m. Here is the fogging area: Middletown Village, Springmill,... details
  • Sep 13 2016
    Ordinance 16-09-01, an Ordinance to Amend the Town of Middletown Comprehensive Plan, including Map 7, Future Land Use and Annexation Areas, was introduced by the Mayor and Council of Middletown at its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Click here to view the Ordinance Public comments are always welcome. They may be submitted by mailing to Mayor and Council of Middletown, 19 W. Green St., Middletown, DE 19709 or by email at kkrenzer@middletownde.org This ordinance may be u... details
  • Sep 6 2016
    TRAFFIC ALERT - New Two-Way Stop Sign Configuration Planned at the Intersection of North Broad Street at Lake Street Middletown -- Collectively, the Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) Traffic Section and Town of Middletown are implementing a two-way stop configuration at the intersection of SR 71/ North Broad Street at Lake Street in Middletown. This project is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6. The work includes conversion of the traffic signa... details
  • Aug 4 2016
    The Town of Middletown is now accepting debit and major credit cards for payments in Town Hall! We also accept cash, checks and money orders. Please remember you can pay online via ACH from your bank account. For more information about online payments, click here. ... details
  • Jul 11 2016
    The Mayor and Council of Middletown will review and vote on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget at its monthly meeting on Monday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. 2017 Budget for the Town of Middletown ... details
  • Jul 11 2016
    St. Anne's Landscape Plans ... details
  • Mar 22 2016
    Councilmen Robert Stout, James Reynolds and Robert McGhee (left to right) were sworn into office by Middletown Mayor Ken Branner (below, left) for their two-year term at the Monday, March 14, town council meeting. The Bible was held by Stout's daughter and German exchange student for the ceremonial swearing-in. ... details
  • Mar 15 2016
    Mayor and Council of Middletown honored local Middletown High School wrestler Dante Immediato for his stellar year. Here, Councilman Rob Stout (left) poses with Dante and his parents Tony and Jennifer Immediato. Click here to view the Proclamation honoring Immediato ... details
  • Jan 1 2016
    On Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at about 8 p.m., MPD officers responded to the area of 302 Jefferson St., Middletown, for a shooting. Investigation revealed three adult black males suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Two of the victims are currently in stable condition. The third victim is currently in critical, but stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Joseph Womer Middletown Police at 376-9950 or... details
  • Oct 21 2015
    On Monday, October 12, DART launched its NEW Route 47 bus service between Wilmington and Middletown. The route will boost economic growth, improve access to jobs and answer the needs of local businesses and commuting Delawareans. Route 47 will operate from downtown Wilmington at 9th and Market Sts. to US 13 with limited stops along Dupont Highway, expressing on DE 1 to DE 896 and using US 301 into Middletown. The route has been developed for commuters and more specifically, empl... details
  • Oct 13 2015
    On the afternoon of Oct. 10, a 13-year-old male, a 13-year old female and a 14-year-old female were walking on the sidewalk in the area of Greenlawn Blvd., when a white Cadillac Escalade drove past them. The vehicle did a U-turn and drove past the victims a second time. The vehicle then performed a third U-turn and slowed its speed on Greenlawn Blvd in front of the victims. As the victims proceeded past the vehicle they heard several pops to what they described as gun shots. The 13-year-old... details
  • Feb 9 2015
    On Feb. 7, 2015, at about 11:40 a.m. a 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan driven by Murali Jegannathan, 48 of Middletown, was traveling northbound on Industrial Drive when it made a left turn onto Main Street. During the course of the turn, the vehicle collided with a 22-year-old male pedestrian from Middletown who was crossing the roadway with the pedestrian signal, and in a marked crosswalk. The struck pedestrian was flown to Christiana Medical Center by the Delaware State Police Helicopter where ... details
  • Feb 3 2015
    The Middletown Police Department reported that as of about 6 a.m. on Feb. 3, Michael L. Stoner was located in is in good condition. PREVIOUS REPORT: Middletown Police Department is requesting assistance in locating Michael L. Stoner. Stoner is a 48-year-old white male, who resides in Middletown. Stoner s whereabouts are currently unknown and there is genuine concern for his wellbeing. Stoner was last seen at about 3 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in the 600 block of Louis Lane, Middl... details
  • Jan 26 2015
    The Middletown Police Department is asking for the public s assistance in locating Ivon Bright, 53, with the last known address of Liborio Drive, Middletown, for failing to re-register or verify as a sex offender as required. If you have any information as to the location of Ivon Bright, you are asked to contact the Middletown Police at (302)376-9950 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 847-3333 your tip may make you eligible for a reward. ... details
  • Jan 12 2015
    The Town of Middletown has a new system to contact our residents during emergency situations, and general everyday situations as well. Want to receive our news via text or email? Just one click and you can enter that information for us! Click on the Code Red button at left to be re-directed to the portal to sign up your family members for this service. ... details
  • Nov 19 2014
    On Nov.17, 2014, at about 7:12 p.m., the Middletown Police were dispatched to the Living Well Pharmacy, located at 723 N. Broad St., Middletown, for a robbery that just occurred. The investigation revealed that two African-American males entered the business and immediately went to the pharmacy counter. At the pharmacy, they forced their way behind the counter and threatened the co-owner as they demanded various narcotics. During the incident, one of the subjects struck the victim. The v... details
  • Nov 12 2014
    On Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014, at about 7 p.m., the Middletown Police Department arrested Leeann Logan, 26, of Townsend, for making the early morning Walmart bomb threat. The investigation revealed that Logan who is an employee wrote the message and later reported finding it to management. Logan was arraigned on one count of terroristic threatening, false statement to cause evacuation of a building. This charge is a Class G Felony. Logan was released on $2,000 unsecured bond and ordered to ... details
  • Oct 8 2014
    On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at about 2 p.m., Middletown Police officers were dispatched to U.S. 301 and Middle Neck Road for a personal injury accident. The investigation revealed that a 2005 Toyota Matrix was traveling northbound on 301 when the driver, a 19-year-old female from Croton on the Hudson, NY, attempted to turn left into a small business. The driver activated her turn signal as she slowed ultimately coming to a complete stop. Once stopped, she waited for the southboun... details
  • Oct 7 2014
    The Middletown Police Department is requesting the public s assistance in locating Christopher Dacey, 47, with a last known address of the 100 block of West Thomson Drive, Elkton, Md. Dacey is wanted in reference to two separate shoplifting investigations which occurred at the Lowes Home Improvement Center in the 500 block of West Main Street, Middletown. Anyone with information pertaining to Christopher Dacey is asked to contact Detective Hoffecker of the Middletown Polic... details
  • Sep 3 2014
    On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, the Middletown Police Department responded to a reported fraud investigation. The 37-year-old male victim reported that he was contacted by telephone from an unknown male claiming to be a Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service. The suspect advised the victim that he owes money to the IRS and payment must be made to avoid being arrested. The Middletown Police Department did verify that contact of this nature by the IRS, other government agencies, busi... details
  • Sep 3 2014
    On Aug. 11, 2014 the Middletown Police Department began a fraud investigation after a Middletown resident reported unauthorized transaction to her bank account. The Middletown Police Department is requesting the public s assistance in identifying the subject in the photograph at left. The attached surveillance footage is of a person of interest in this investigation. Anyone with information regarding the suspect s identity is asked to contact M/Cpl. Mark Miller at 376-9950, email ... details
  • Jul 1 2014
    Middletown Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in an attempted abduction of two children on Monday evening, June 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the intersection of West Harvest Lane and Fields Way in Middletown Village. The suspect was driving a small, red, four-door sedan, displaying a black sticker with white writing and a blue sticker, both in the rear window of the sedan. The vehicle also has a broken passenger side mirror. The suspect is described as a b... details
  • Nov 13 2013
    Middletown Police arrested two boys, ages 17 and 15, who they say were responsible for the armed robberies of a jogger in Willow Grove Mill and two hold-ups of residents in Dove Run on Saturday, Nov. 9. In both cases, police said the teens wore masks and ordered their victims to the ground at gunpoint before stealing cell phones, cash, a wallet and a woman s purse. Tobin said police caught up with the teens as they were fleeing from an armed robbery on Trupenny Turn. The 17-... details
  • Oct 16 2013
    On Oct. 14, at about 10 p.m., Officers McKinery and Fox of the Middletown Police Department were conducting foot patrols in the area of the 100 block of Lockwood Street, when they observed an unknown subject, later identified as Gary Johnson, 20, of Middletown, walking between various houses. When the officers approached Johnson, he fled. After a short foot pursuit, Johnson was taken into custody. Officers discovered that Johnson had 130 individual baggies of heroin in his possession (... details
  • Sep 12 2013
    On Sunday, Sept. 1, Damar Golden, 27, of E. Lockwood St., Middletown, who was wanted by the Middletown Police Department for the Aug. 12 robbery of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Middletown, was taken into custody. Golden, who had been arrested by the Wilmington Police Department earlier in the day for criminal impersonation, was transported to the Middletown Police Headquarters. He was processed and arraigned on the robbery warrant. Golden was transported to the Howard Young Correct... details
  • Sep 12 2013
    On Aug. 29, Middletown Police executed a search warrant in the 100 Block of Vincent Circle, Middletown Village. Police had conducted surveillance in the area after receiving numerous complaints from residents in reference to subjects loitering in the area and possible drug activity. Officers arrested Webster Reed, 26, of Vincent Circle, Middletown, for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana, 4 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the wel... details
  • Aug 6 2013
    Middletown Police announced at the Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, that it will be applying to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program in Fiscal Year 2013. The local solicitation grant of $12,873, will be used for police equipment. For more information about the grant, click on the link below. JAG Grant Information ... details
  • Aug 1 2013
    On July 30, at about 11 p.m., a passer-by reported they could see a green pick-up truck down in the retention pond area in the 100 block of Bonnybrook Lane, Tartan Court townhomes. Officers arrived and observed a green Ford F150 in gear and running, occupied by operator Victor Santiago, 51, of E. Cole Boulevard, Middletown. Officers on scene allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Santiago and observed several empty bottles of alcohol in the vehicle. Police said Santi... details
  • May 17 2013
    On April 10, at about 8:43 p.m., Middletown Police were dispatched to East Main Street and Dickerson Boulevard, in reference to a report of collision between a motor vehicle and a bicyclist. The investigation revealed that a 26-year-old Middletown resident was traveling on Cleaver Farm Road toward Dickerson Boulevard at the time of this collision. The driver of the vehicle, Ryan Zuvic, 26, of Brady Circle, did strike a 15-year-old male bicyclist as they both entered the crosswalk of East Main... details
  • May 17 2013
    James Cleary On May 4, at about 1:07 p.m., the Middletown Police conducted a vehicle stop for a traffic violation on East Lake Street, just East of Caribou Lane. As the Officer was talking to the driver and passenger the officer observed a suspicious object in the passenger s front pant pocket. When the passenger, later identified as James Cleary, 25, of Chestertown, Md., noticed the officer looking at the object, he pulled his T-shirt down in an attempt to cover it.... details
  • May 17 2013
    On April 16, at about 11:40 a.m., Middletown Police responded to the ACME Supermarket, 460 E. Main Street, Middletown, for a report of a CPR-in-progress involving a 53-year-old male, who had collapsed in the rear of the store. Upon the officers' arrival, they discovered that store employees had started CPR on the unresponsive victim. Officers Fabbroni and Misino administered their assigned Automatic Defibrillator Device to the victim and continued CPR until medical assistance arrived. Th... details
  • May 17 2013
    Kevin Tilghman After a four-month investigation, the Middletown Police have arrested Kevin Tilghman, 21 of Collingdale, Pa., for a burglary and theft that occurred at the Hardee s Restaurant in Middletown. The incident occurred in December of 2012, when Tilghman forced entry into the business after-hours and removed money from a safe. Tilghman was a former employee at the business and was separated from his employment shortly before the burglary occurred. Tilghman, who moved to Pe... details
  • May 17 2013
    Eric Wasmundski Raymond West On April 11, at about 11:30 p.m., Middletown Police were dispatched to the community of The Estates at St Anne s for a possible theft in progress of construction supplies. Upon arrival, officers stopped the suspect vehicle with numerous sheets of plywood in the bed of the truck. The driver, identified as Eric Wasmundski, 50, of Millsboro, and his passenger, Raymond West, 39, of New Castle, had in fact removed 35 sheets of plywood, val... details
  • Apr 2 2013
    On March 22, the Middletown Police were dispatched to the Dove Run Center parking lot, Middletown, for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The investigation revealed that a 2012 Ford Focus was taken from the lot while the victim was working. The victim reported that her keys had to have been removed from her pocketbook while she worked. The vehicle was recovered on March 28, in the same parking lot, displaying a stolen registration plate. The vehicle was returned to the owner but the... details
  • Apr 1 2013
    On March 31, at about 3:20 a.m., Middletown Police were dispatched to Willow Grove Mill, Trupenny Turn and Hampden Court, in reference to a single motorcycle collision. The investigation revealed that a Kory Dyer, 33, of Port Penn Road, near Middletown, was traveling westbound on Trupenny Turn when he lost control of his 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle. As he lost control, he struck the curb and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. ... details
  • Mar 25 2013
    On March 25, at about 8:05 a.m., Middletown Police were dispatched to the area of Cedar Lane Road and Betsy Rawls Drive in reference to a reported weather related accident, heavy snowfall. The investigation revealed that a 2003 Blue Bird school bus (Providence Creek Academy Charter School, Clayton) was traveling southbound on Cedar Lane Road and was approaching Betsy Rawls Drive. The bus driver advised that a DART Paratransit Bus was traveling in front of her and stopped with traffic. T... details
  • Mar 21 2013
    Middletown Police released a composite sketch of the Fulton Bank robber, from the incident on Monday, Feb. 25. If you recognize this man, please contact Middletown Police at (302) 376-9950. On Monday, Feb. 25, at about 11:28 a.m., Middletown Police Officers responded to the Fulton Bank, 428 W. Main Street, Middletown, in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers learned that an unknown white male, 25 to 35 years of age, about 185 pounds and 5'05'... details
  • Mar 1 2013
    On Feb. 26, at about 3 p.m., Middletown Police Officers Schneider and Fox were dispatched to report of a burglary in the 400 block of Champs Lane in Middletown Village. Upon arrival, the officers met with juvenile residents who had returned home from school to discover the front door of the residence had been forced open and a number of electronic devices and jewelry had been removed. The officers were able to develop information indicating that a 17-year-old juvenile male was inv... details
  • Mar 1 2013
    Johnny Howell Lester Howell On Tuesday, Feb. 26, at about 6:10 p.m., the Middletown Police were dispatched to the Rite Aid, 455 W. Main St., Middletown, for a report of a subject who passed a forged prescription to the pharmacy. Upon arrival, officers observed one of the suspects leaving the parking lot in a vehicle with a Pennsylvania registration. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Lester Howell, 33, of Collingdale, Pa. ... details
  • Feb 18 2013
    On Sunday, Feb. 17, at about 11:25 p.m., Middletown Police responded to a report of a vehicle on the railroad tracks in the area of N. Broad Street and Summit Bridge Road. Prior to arriving at the vehicle, officers received information that the operator of the vehicle was last seen walking south on N. Broad Street. Officers responded to the area and located William Mayer, III, 26, of Greensboro, Md., stumbling along the roadway. Mayer was detained while officers determined he was the ow... details
  • Feb 18 2013
    On Friday, Feb. 15, at about 12:07 p.m., Middletown Police identified the operator of a silver Mercedes as Anthony Miller, 23, of Liborio Drive, Middletown. The investigating officer was aware of the fact that Miller was wanted by the Court of Common Pleas for failure to appear in court for previous drug charges. Miller was ordered out of the vehicle, at which time he became combative and actively resisted the officers attempts to take him into custody. Miller struck the officer sever... details
  • Feb 13 2013
    On Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at about 1:10 p.m., the Middletown Police Department's S.W.A.T. Team executed a search warrant at 300 N. Broad St., Lakewood Apartments, for illegal drug activity and sales. The search netted 277 bags of heroin. Jasmine Elliot, 23, of Lakewood Apartments, and Jodie Harris, 22, of Marl Pit Road, Middletown, were taken into custody as they were attempting to destroy evidence. The two females were charged with drug dealing tier 5, possession of marijuana, tamp... details
  • Feb 6 2013
    At about 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, Middletown Police responded to the Villagebrook Mobile Home Park in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim, who was walking in the neighborhood, was approached from behind and pushed to the ground. He was surrounded by a group of five to six male subjects, one of whom was wearing a dark colored puffy jacket. This suspect displayed what the victim believed to be a handgun. The victim was held at gunpoin... details
  • Jan 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 i... details
  • Jan 23 2013
    On Tuesday, Jan. 22, at about 5:30 p.m., the U.S. Marshal s Task Force assisted the Middletown Police with the apprehension of Stephen Grabowski, 31, and Heather Zurfluh, 23, at their residence (100 Block of Richards Drive, Wilmington) on outstanding robbery warrants. Both were taken into custody without incident and brought to the Middletown Police Station. On Oct. 31, 2012, at about 2:40 p.m., Grabowski and Zurfluh pulled their vehicle behind a victim s vehicle at 454 E. Main Street, ... details
  • Jan 22 2013
    On Thursday, Jan. 17, at about 11:10 p.m., Middletown Police Officer DiGati conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Main Street. During the traffic stop, the passenger in the vehicle, Casey Oliver, 38, of Crystal Beach Road, Earleville, Md., was found to have an outstanding capias for failure to appear at New Castle County Court of Common Pleas. As Oliver exited the vehicle, he was observed trying to conceal a package on the floor of the vehicle. Officers recognized the item ... details
  • Nov 25 2012
    On Nov. 24, at about 10:05 p.m., Pauline Stoneback, 81, of Orefield, Pa., who was driving a 2006 Toyota Prius, attempted to exit the northern-most Walmart entrance and travel northbound in the southbound lanes of U.S. 301. The Prius struck a Peterbilt tractor-trailer (empty food carrier) head-on for initial point of impact. The final resting place of both vehicles was about 100 feet south of the point of impact. The impact caused the Prius to spin counter-clockwise, finally coming to res... details
  • Nov 24 2012
    On Nov. 23, Middletown Police officers were advised of a late report of a robbery that had occurred in the 300 block of N. Broad Street. The victims, four juveniles, had responded to MPD headquarters to report the incident. Officers learned that the juveniles were approached in a parking lot by an acquaintance of theirs asking for a cigarette. Upon learning the victims did not possess cigarettes, the suspect implied he was in possession of a weapon, and forced the victims into their veh... details
  • Nov 21 2012
    On Tuesday, Nov. 20, at about 5:20 p.m., Middletown Police responded to Ramunno Drive, Middletown, in reference to a collision involving a vehicle and 9-year-old pedestrian. M/Cpl. Howard and assisting officers conducted multiple interviews of adult and juvenile witnesses and were able to determine the following events unfolded leading to the white male juvenile being struck: A group of juveniles, including the victim, who is visiting from Georgia, had been playing on the playground ... details
  • Nov 21 2012
    On Nov. 20, at about 8:30 a.m., Middletown Police officers responded to the Dart Park Ride on Del. 299, Middletown, in reference to a property damage collision. During the course of investigating the collision, Officer McKinery detected an odor of burning marijuana emanating from the striking vehicle. He also observed trace amounts of suspected marijuana on the center console of the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle and the occupants resulted in the seizure of 4.7 grams of ma... details
  • Nov 16 2012
    Middletown Police are asking for the public s assistance in locating a male subject named Anthony McGuire, 22, a black male, about 5'10'', 160 pounds. He is wanted by the Middletown Police Department on an arrest warrant for rape in the fourth degree that occurred in June of 2012. McGuire s last known address was 300 N. Broad Street, Lakewood Apartments, in Middletown. Anyone with information about the man s identity or location is asked to call 9-1-1, the Middletown Police at 376-99... details
  • Oct 23 2012
    Middletown Police responded to the area of Bunker Hill Road and Merrimack Avenue, in reference to a black Chevrolet being operated in a reckless manner. A concerned citizen had contacted 911, and provided responding officers with the location of the vehicle. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and observed the operator commit several moving violations. Lea A. Porter , 42, of Wilmington, was detained at the scene and several field sobriety tests were conducted. She was subsequen... details
  • Oct 12 2012
    On Monday, Oct. 8, at about 10:10 a.m., Officer Joshua Stafford stopped a Christopher Lozada, 18, of Middletown, for a traffic violation in the community of the Legends. As a result of the stop, Officer Stafford discovered 28.5 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging material in Lozada's possession. Lozada was charged possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance with an aggravating factor, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended/revoked license, a... details
  • Sep 24 2012
    On Sunday, Sept. 23, at about 7:25 p.m., the Middletown Police were dispatched to 38 E. Main Street (Valero Shore Stop) in reference to an attempted robbery that just occurred. The suspect entered the store and implied he had a handgun. He demanded currency from the clerk, who refused. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. Upon arrival, officers canvassed the area with negative results. Within hours, the patrol officers were able to develop David Donnell, 42, of Clay... details
  • Sep 21 2012
    On Sept. 8, at about 9:54 p.m., OFC Joshua Stafford of the Middletown Police Department observed a vehicle on West Main Street with an equipment violation. OFC Stafford also recognized the operator, Shaquille Enty, 20, of Bonnybrook Road, Middletown, and knew that his driving privileges were suspended. OFC Stafford initiated a traffic stop in the area of U.S. 301 and Peterson Road. As Stafford made contact with Enty, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior of t... details
  • Aug 20 2012
    On Aug. 15, at about 11 p.m., Middletown Police responded to 100 block of E. Lake Street in Middletown for a subject that had been shot in the leg. The 18-year-old male victim was transported to the Christiana Medical Center, where he was treated and released. The incident is currently under investigation and anyone with information about this incident, the suspect s identity or location is asked to call 9-1-1, the Middletown Police at 376-9950 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at... details
  • Aug 20 2012
    On Aug. 14, at about 1 p.m., Middletown Police responded to a complaint of an unknown male attempting to gain entry to a residence in the 500 block of N. Rammuno Drive in Middletown. As Officers arrived, they discovered a damaged basement window, and observed a male inside the residence who refused to comply with the officers' commands. Officers quickly established a perimeter around the residence. The male exited the residence through a different window and attempted to fl... details
  • Aug 6 2012
    On Sunday, Aug.5, at about 9:06 p.m., Middletown Police responded to the Valero gas station located at 38 E. Main St. for a report of a robbery in progress. The reporting person advised that a black male wearing a black shirt and tan shorts with a mask over his head, armed with what they believed to be a gun, had just entered the store. Middletown Police, assisted by New Castle County and Delaware State Police, quickly responded to the area and set up a perimeter. Officers observ... details
  • Jul 10 2012
    On Saturday, July 7, at 12:59 p.m., Officers Schneider and McKinery responded to a drug complaint in the area of 170 Vincent Circle. Upon arrival, Officer Schneider observed a subject matching the description of the suspect, who was later identified as Bryce Holton Jr., 18, of Vincent Circle, Middletown. Holton was wanted by Middletown Police for resisting arrest from a previous incident on Friday. MPD Officers had attempted to locate Holton earlier in the day regarding his active ar... details
  • Jul 10 2012
    On July 4, at about 11:41 a.m., Middletown Police Officer DiGati was conducting traffic control at the scene of a vehicle fire located on Summit Bridge Road in Middletown. Officer DiGati had closed the southbound portion of the roadway to allow Volunteer Hose Co. personnel to extinguish the fire. While directing traffic, the operator of a black Chevrolet Impala, later identified as Donny E. Skinner, Jr., 28, of Newark, did not realize Officer DiGati was stopping traffic, and had to veer arou... details
  • Jun 25 2012
    On June 25, Michael Thomas, 18, of the 100 block of East Lockwood St., Middletown, turned himself in at the Wilmington Police Department. He was wanted for the attempted murder of an 18-year-old Middletown man during a shooting. The charge of attempted murder was authorized after a meeting with the Attorney General s Office on June 18. Thomas was arraigned at the Middletown Police Headquarters and the arraignment disposition is pending. Original Release: On June 16, at about 11:30 p.m.,... details
  • Jun 17 2012
    The Middletown Police Department is asking for the public s assistance in locating Michael Thomas, 18, of the 100 block of East Lockwood Street, Middletown. He is wanted for an assault first degree, where an 18-year-old Middletown man was shot. On June 16, at about 11:30 p.m., officers from the Middletown Police Department were dispatched to the 400 Block of North Broad Street Middletown for a shooting that just occurred. The victim was transported to the Christiana Medical Cente... details
  • Jun 11 2012
    On June 11, at about 1 a.m., the New Castle County Police attempted to stop a 2008 Toyota Tundra in the area of Summit Bridge Road and Bethel Church Road. The vehicle began to flee from the officer, crashed into a fire hydrant and later came to a stop about 200 yards in a field. Two subjects were observed fleeing from the vehicle and were later apprehended. The subjects were identified as a 17-year-old male juvenile from Middletown and his 17-year-old girlfriend from Townsend, who were ... details
  • Jun 6 2012
    On May 29 at about 9:20 p.m., Officer Matthew Schneider observed a driver commit a traffic violation in the community of Millbranch. As he attempted to stop the vehicle, he observed several items being discarded from the vehicle as he was stopping it. These items were later found to be a large amount of heroin (43 packaged baggies) and marijuana. The driver, Bryce Holton, Jr., 18, and his 17-year-old passenger, both of Middletown, were arrested. Additional marijuana was... details
  • Jun 6 2012
    Darius Tolson Jayvon Johnson On June 5, at about 6 p.m., while on proactive patrol, Officer First Class Ronald Davis observed a vehicle traveling in the area of Greenlawn Blvd. An occupant of the vehicle was observed throwing trash onto the roadway. The vehicle was stopped and Officer Davis made contact with the driver identified as Darius Tolson, 19, of Smyrna. Also in the vehicle were Jayvon Johnson, 18, of Smyrna, and a 16-year-old male, also from Smyrna. Officer... details
  • May 25 2012
    On May 6, at about 3:35 p.m., the Middletown Police Department responded to Mid-County Bowling Lanes, Middletown, in reference to an internal theft. The reported loss was approximately $30,000. The investigation revealed that the defendant, Diana Carter, 67, of Dover, a long-time employee, had been taking funds from various accounts over the past six months. As a result of the investigation, Carter was arrested and arraigned on two counts of felony theft, she received $5,000 unsecured b... details
  • May 25 2012
    On Monday, May 21, Middletown Police responded to the 300 block of N. Broad Street to assist officers with the Office of Probation and Parole in the apprehension of a parolee. P P officers located Levin Lloyd, 27, of Reybold Drive, Middletown, who is also a Registered Sex Offender, in the area of an apartment complex at the above location. As the P P officers approached, Lloyd fled into a second story unit. He then attempted to exit the apartment through a second floor bedroom window, but... details
  • May 25 2012
    The Middletown Police Department has handled about 15 reported thefts from motor vehicles in recent days. The vehicles (all but one) were left unsecured and valuables were in view. In one case, a window was broken and a purse was removed. During the early morning hours (0100-0400) of Tuesday, May 22, in the community of Parkside, seven vehicles were ransacked and items were removed (purse, electronic equipment, sports equipment and currency) and during the same timeframe, an unsecured vehic... details
  • Apr 18 2012
    On Friday, April 13, at about 12:45 a.m., Middletown Police responded to 23 E. Minglewood Dr. in reference to a criminal mischief complaint where a mailbox bad been damaged. Middletown police were able to obtain possible suspect information and responded to his residence to continue their investigation. Upon arriving at the suspect s residence, MPD officers located the juvenile hiding in the rear yard. As a result of their investigation, MPD was able to determine that the same suspect,... details
  • Apr 18 2012
    The Middletown Police Department is asking for the public s assistance in locating a theft suspect. On Feb. 27, the male in the below pictures entered the Tractor Supply Store located at 912 Middletown Warwick Road, Middletown, and removed a green 2000 Watt Sportsman Generator to outside fenced area of the store. The male then cut the fence and removed the generator. Anyone with information about the unknown male s identity or location is asked to call 9-1-1, the Middletown Police at 376-9950... details
  • Apr 6 2012
    On April 3, at about 5:17 p.m., Officers from the Middletown Police Department were dispatched to the 100 Block of Liborio Drive in Middletown Village for a report of a suspicious vehicle. As OFC Ronald Davis approached an occupied vehicle and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from a vehicle occupied by three males. With the assistance of another officer, the three male subjects were instructed to exit their vehicle. One of the males identified as Diego Gentles, 18, of Middletown, res... details
  • Apr 2 2012
    Officers from the Middletown Police Department responded to the area of Del. 299 and Silver Lake Road in reference to a personal injury accident. Investigation revealed that a 2011 Hyundai Elantra was traveling eastbound on Del. 299 about 200 yards west of Silver Lake Road, when a 2008 Dodge Ram towtruck traveling westbound on Del. 299 crossed into the path of the Hyundai. Once on scene, officers observed that the 18-year-old driver of a Hyundai from Townsend was trapped. H... details
  • Apr 2 2012
    Benson Cain Martin McCoy On Wednesday, March 14, the Middletown Police responded to the Walmart at 705 Middletown Warwick Road in reference a shoplifting complaint. The suspects had attempted to remove 118 cans of infant formula from the store. Responding officers were advised that the suspects had fled from the store in a green Honda Civic with New Jersey ... details
  • Mar 12 2012
    On Sunday, Feb. 26, Officers from the Middletown Police Department responded to the St. Anne s Church property for a trespassing complaint. The reporting person stated that numerous subjects were illegally riding dirt bikes on the church property. Upon arrival, OFC Lambert was able to make contact with both defendants identified as Nicholas O Connor, 20, of Townsend, and Anthony Ricchiuti, 20, of New Castle, who were both riding dirt bikes. The subjects claimed that they were unaware of... details
  • Mar 7 2012
    On Feb. 29, at about 8:30 a.m., Middletown Police and Volunteer Hose Company personnel responded to E. Main St. (Del. 299), west of Dickerson Blvd., for a report of a personal injury crash with one of the vehicles rolling over. On arrival, officers and rescuers found that a vehicle, traveling westbound on Del. 299, had crossed the center line after the driver, Salvatore Puglisi Jr., had fallen asleep after a 12-hour work night. Puglisi Jr.'s vehicle struck a vehicle traveling eas... details
  • Mar 1 2012
    On Saturday, Feb. 25, at about 7:15 p.m., Middletown Police were dispatched to the 200 block of West Main Street for a report of an armed robbery that just occurred. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, who stated that he was robbed at gun point by two unknown black males and a white female. The Middletown Police conducted a K-9 track from the area of the robbery, which lead officers to the intersection of North Cass and West Lake streets. Officers observed a white fem... details
  • Feb 24 2012
    The Middletown Police Department has been investigating the recent theft of copper wire. Three separate incidents from the Levels Road area had been reported since the beginning of February 2012. The thefts had a total loss of approximately $20,000. On Feb. 23, Detectives from the Middletown Police Department conducted surveillance in the area and at approximately 11:23 p.m., they observed a subject later identified as Thomas Donald Farrow, 32, of Bear, enter onto town property and det... details
  • Feb 24 2012
    On Feb. 23, at about 12:05 p.m., Officers from the Middletown Police Department were dispatched to the unit block of West Reybold Drive, Villagebrook, in reference to a domestic dispute/ theft. While conducting his investigation, Officer Joseph Womer was able to determine that Rodney Faulkner, 21, of Cheswold, had moved into the residence on Jan. 28, and the owner believed that Faulkner had stolen a mobile telephone from her. Officer Womer did locate the stolen phone and also learned t... details
  • Feb 16 2012
    On Feb. 16, Middletown Police was dispatched to the PNC Bank, located within the Giant Supermarket at 200 Dove Run Center, Middletown, for a possible identity theft, where an individual entered and re-entered the store cashing numerous checks in a relatively short period of time. Upon arrival, Middletown Police made contact with a subject identified as Patrick Pileggi, 23, of Galena, Md. The officers' investigation revealed that the three checks Pileggi had cashed were actually st... details
  • Feb 9 2012
    The Middletown Police Department has concluded a two-month graffiti investigation. During late November, December of 2011 and early January 2012, the Middletown Police Department received numerous complaints for graffiti throughout the Town. Officers documented and observed consistent trends of graffiti. During the month of January, detectives identified several juvenile suspects, who resided within Middletown. After conducting numerous interviews and multiple search warrants at th... details
  • Jan 27 2012
    On Jan. 27, at about 9:29 a.m., officers from the Middletown Police Department responded to a Personal Injury Accident to the rear of an apartment on the 300 Block of East Hampstead Road, Hampstead Court Apartments, Middletown. Investigation revealed that a 2011 Subaru Outback driven by a 43-year-old Middletown man exited the Middletown Crossing Shopping Center onto Route 299. Instead of turning onto Route 299, the driver, who suffered a medical emergency, crossed the roadway and conti... details
  • Jan 23 2012
    On Saturday, Jan. 23, at 12:21 a.m., Middletown Police, along with officers of the New Castle County and Delaware State Police, responded to 14 S. Broad St., in Middletown, for a report of an assault that had taken place during a private party hosted at the Boys and Girls Club of Middletown. This event was sponsored by the Thunderguards Motorcycle Club. Upon arrival, police located four separate victims, who sustained a variety of injuries as a result of their being assaulted by as ma... details
  • Jan 11 2012
    On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Middletown Police and the Delaware State Police conducted a joint investigation, which resulted in the apprehension of Robert G. Kelly 2nd, of Townsend. Robert Kelly was wanted by the Middletown Police Department for a robbery which occurred on Jan. 8 at the Citizens Bank inside the Acme, 460 E. Main St., Middletown, and a second robbery on Jan. 10 at the Wells Fargo, 2450 Glasgow Ave., Newark. On Jan. 11, officers located Robert Kelly s Chevrolet van abandon... details
  • Jan 11 2012
    On Sunday, Jan. 1, Officer First Class John Stuart of the Middletown Police responded to 117 East Cole Blvd. in reference to a fraud complaint. Stuart learned that the 80-year-old victim had lost or misplaced his PNC Bank debit/ATM card. The victim stated that once he realized that the card was lost, he notified his bank and had the card canceled. Prior to the cancellation of the card, there were seven unauthorized charges made on the account. The charges included purchases made at severa... details
  • Jan 5 2012
    On Jan. 1, 2012, at 12:45 a.m., the Middletown Police were dispatched to North Broad Street, just north of Lockwood Street, in reference to an accident where a pedestrian was struck. Investigation revealed that a 63-year-old New Castle man was driving northbound on North Broad Street in the area of Lockwood Street when he observed an individual, later identified as Matthew Clavijo, 21, of Middletown, run in front of his vehicle. The driver attempted to avoid Clavijo, but struck him, ... details
  • Jan 3 2012
    On Dec. 31, at about 2:11 p.m., Officer John Stuart of the Middletown Police Department stopped a vehicle for numerous registration violations on Pennington and North Cass streets in Middletown. Officer Stuart's investigation revealed the driver, who was identified as Joshua MacGregor, 23, of Middletown, was also wanted on an outstanding traffic warrant out of the Court of Common Pleas. Upon being taken into custody, marijuana, bath salts and various drug paraphernalia were locate... details
  • Jan 3 2012
    On Jan. 1, 2012, at about 10:36 a.m., Officer Joshua Stafford stopped a vehicle on Route 301 northbound, near Springmill, for a registration violation. Officer Stafford's investigation revealed the driver, Michael Steele, 38, of Newark, was driving without a valid license and had numerous outstanding traffic warrants that were issued by New Castle County Superior Court and the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas. Steele was found to be in possession of a small clear vial ... details
  • Nov 17 2011
    Graffiti artists have been using Middletown as their canvas. We have been experiencing graffiti incidents around town that we could use some help on, said Middletown Police Chief Henry Tobin. The suspects are spray-painting bork on walls and electric boxes, he said. One is on the back of the old post office on Main Street, and a box behind the Dove Run shopping center has also been painted. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Middletown Police Departme... details
  • Oct 20 2011
    Tarik Williamson and Tyree Williamson Robbery suspects apprehended by MPD On Monday, Oct. 17, at about 4:15 p.m., MPD Cpl. Miller responded to a report of an assault that had occurred in the 100 Block of Crawford Street. Cpl. Miller met with the victim, who stated he was in his vehicle in front of an acquaintance's residence on Crawford Street when he was approached by two black male subjects known to him as Reek and Fatty. These subjects forcibly entered the vehicle an... details
  • Oct 13 2011
    Middletown Police are asking for the public s assistance in locating a male subject named David Fletcher involved in a Burglary and an Assault investigation. After being questioned by police at Christiana Hospital, Fletcher became irate and combative was restrained by police and hospital constables. Subsequently, Fletcher was held for medical evaluation and later fled the Christiana Hospital. Fletcher is currently wanted on warrant by the Middletown Police for Resisting Arrest and Breach of Rele... details
  • Oct 13 2011
    Teens nabbed for more than 20 commercial burglaries Brian Lynch Andrew Warwick For the past 12 months, Middletown Police Department has investigated more than 20 commercial burglaries at various locations throughout town. Most of the burglaries have occurred during the overnight hours, and in several instances, the burglars were scared off due to audible alarms being activated. There have been restaurants, tobacco shops, liquor stores, concessio... details