News Releases - Town of Middletown, Delaware

News Releases

  • Oct 10 2017
    The Middletown Police Department began investigating a series of indecent exposure and trespass with intent to peer or peep incidents that began in May of 2017. On October 08, 2017, in the 500 Block of S. Broad St, police apprehended a 15-year-old male in the act of attempting to expose himself. The male was linked to all incidents reported dating back to May. The male was charged with multiple counts of indecent exposure second degree, trespassing with the intent to peer... details
  • Oct 5 2017
    On Oct. 05, 2017, at about 2:14 a.m., Middletown Police Officers responded to the 301 Truck Plaza located at 921 Middletown Warwick Road in Middletown, in reference to a robbery involving three suspects that just occurred. Investigation revealed one of the suspects, a white female wearing a dark colored hooded sweat shirt, dark pants, a ski mask, and gloves entered the store, approached the clerk, and demanded money while threatening and implying the use of a firearm. This suspect obtained... details
  • Sep 20 2017
    On Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2017, at about 5:45 p.m., officers responded to La Costena Market located at 14 E. Main St. for a report of a Robbery. Upon arrival, officers observed the defendant, Dalma Melero, 54, of Middletown, in front of the store being held by the store employee. Officers took Melero into custody without incident. After speaking with the store employee it was determined Melero entered the store and demanded money that was owed to her by an employee who was not present. Melero refu... details
  • Sep 12 2017
    On Aug. 19, 2017, at about 3:38 a.m., Middletown Police Officers responded to the Metro Pub located at 17 Wood Street in Middletown, in reference to a burglary investigation. The suspect forced entry into the business after hours and attempted to remove property from within the business before fleeing the area on foot. On Aug. 23, 2017, at about 2:28 p.m., Middletown Police Officers responded to Patriot Armory located at 368 E. Main Street in Middletown, in reference to a burglary invest... details
  • Sep 12 2017
    On Sept. 5, 2017, at about 9:30 a.m., Middletown Police Officers responded to the M T Bank located at 399 E. Main Street in Middletown, in reference to a bank robbery. The suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, and demanded money. The suspect obtained approximately $1,640.00 Unites States Currency and fled the business on foot. The suspect was later identified as Todd Miller, a 23 year old white male of Middletown. On Sept. 6, an arrest warrant was obtained for Miller in reference ... details
  • Jun 28 2017
    Naturally Beautiful Salon takes a hit, but no one was injured -- Thanks to Salon owner Laeia Nikki Washington. On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, after pulling into a parking space, Omowunmi M. Babatunde, 40, of Middletown, stepped on the gas instead of the brake and accelerated through the front of the Naturally Beautiful Salon. There were three employees and two clients inside of the Salon at the time of the accident. Nikki not only warned everyone in the Salon to exit towards the back of t... details
  • Mar 24 2017
    Fitness and Thefts!! Planet Fitness theft cases- Solved!! Between the months of February and March 2017, several people reported that their property such as clothing and personal items, were stolen while they were working out at the Middletown Planet Fitness, 703 N. Broad Street, Middletown. Thanks to the committed Management team and the diligent Middletown Police Officers, all but one of these items has been recovered. Officer Starrett identified and arrested a juvenile membe... details
  • Mar 11 2017
    On March 9, 2017, at about 8:17 p.m., Middletown Police responded to the Dairy Queen located at 100 Sandhill Drive in Middletown, in reference to an attempted robbery. Police were advised that the suspect approached the employee at the counter and presented a note demanding money, while also implying that he was armed. The suspect did not obtain any money or property during that encounter and fled the scene. Investigation revealed the above listed suspect was identif... details
  • Feb 27 2017
    On Feb. 20, 2017, following a lengthy investigation, the Middletown Police Department conducted a search warrant at 121 E. Lockwood St., involving Michael Thomas, 23, of Middletown, who was allegedly actively selling and distributing narcotics throughout the town of Middletown. As a result of this search warrant, police recovered two firearms, a fully loaded Smith Wesson .38 caliber revolver and a double barrel shotgun along with 2028 capsules of suspected heroin weighing approximately 30.42 ... details
  • Jan 12 2017
    On Jan. 12, 2017, Middletown Police responded to the intersection of N. Ramunno Dr. and Ash Blvd. for the report of a robbery with a weapon. Investigation revealed a black male wearing a mask exited a vehicle, approached the victim and displayed what is believed to be a firearm and removed the victim s cellular phone. The suspect was identified as Isaiah Dejesus, 18, of Bear. Police obtained an arrest warrant for robbery first degree and possession of a firearm during the commission of ... details
  • Nov 9 2016
    On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at about 5 p.m., officers responded to the area of Del. 299, west of Brickmill Road in reference to a personal injury accident caused by a subject involved in a shooting that occurred in the area of 500 block of New Street, Middletown. Investigation revealed the shooting involved two males in the area of the 500 block of New Street. The victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, fled from the area in a silver Buick Lacrosse and caused multiple motor vehicle accident... details
  • Oct 26 2016
    On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at about 5 p.m., Middletown Police responded to the area of Del. 299, west of Brickmill Road, in reference to a personal injury accident caused by a subject involved in a shooting that occurred in the area of the 500 block of New Street. The police investigation revealed the shooting involved two men in the area of the 500 block of New Street. The victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, fled from the area in a silver Buick Lacrosse and caused multiple motor ve... details
  • Oct 1 2016
    On Sept. 30, 2016, at about 8:31 p.m., Middletown Police were dispatched to the area of Foxtail Lane in reference to a report of an overdose. Upon arrival, the 21-year-old subject was found not breathing and unresponsive from an apparent heroin overdose. Officers on scene administered Naloxone to the unresponsive subject. Shortly after being administered the Naloxone, the subject began to breathe and gained consciousness. The subject was then transported to Middletown Emergency Room for further ... details
  • Sep 30 2016
    On Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at about 11:45 a.m., officers responded to the area of the 500 block of New Street, Middletown, in reference to a shooting. Investigation revealed one adult black male suffered gunshot wounds and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The victim is currently in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Joseph Womer Middletown Police at 376-9950 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333. ... details
  • Sep 30 2016
    On Sept. 28, 2016, at about 6:09 p.m., Middletown Police were called to the area of Middletown Warwick Road and Merrimac Avenue in reference to a road rage incident. The victim reported that a black male driver, later identified as Cornelius B. Jones Jr., 21, of Newark, pointed a black handgun at him while the two vehicles passed. The vehicle that the defendant operated was located in Middletown and a search warrant was conducted on the vehicle. During the execution of the search warrant, office... details
  • Sep 26 2016
    On Sept. 24, 2016, at 5:10 a.m., a red 2011 Ford Focus, operated by a 31-year-old female of Magnolia, collided with a pedestrian, a 19-year-old male, of Wilmington, who was crossing from the north side of Merrimac Ave towards the south side, and was not at an intersection, nor in a crosswalk. The pedestrian was transported to Christiana Emergency Center by Middletown Volunteer Hose ambulance, for life-threatening injuries to his head and legs. The 19-year-old male was listed in critica... details
  • Sep 26 2016
    On Sept. 22, 2016, at about 11:20 a.m., Middletown Police conducted a traffic stop of a silver Pontiac Bonneville for a seatbelt violation. A records check revealed Joshua Ray, 21, of Middletown, had an active capias issued by New Castle County Family Court. Ray was taken into custody without incident. Brendan D. Myers, 20, of Middletown, did not comply with officers' verbal commands and a struggle ensued. Myers was removed from the vehicle and during this time, and Myers pushed the two o... details
  • Sep 9 2016
    On Nov. 17, 2015, Middletown Police received a theft complaint in the retirement community of Spring Mill, in Middletown. The investigation revealed that the defendant, Jason Hendricks, 38, of Middletown, removed prescription medication from the residence after being hired to complete odd jobs. On Sept. 01, 2016, an arrest warrant was issued for Hendricks and he was taken into custody without incident. He was later released on unsecured bail. The Middletown Police Department is requesting that a... details
  • Aug 15 2016
    During the week of Aug. 1, 2016, Middletown Police received a complaint of a possible sexual assault of a 7-year-old child. Middletown Police obtained an arrest warrant for Rape second degree, Unlawful sexual contact first degree, and sexual exploitation of a child. Since Maffei is a resident of Delaware County, PA, the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division was contacted, along with Aston, Pa., Police Department. A search warrant was obtained by Delaware County Criminal Investigatio... details
  • Jul 20 2016
    On July 18, 2016, at 6:55 p.m., Cpl. Stuart and Cpl. McKinery conducted a traffic stop on a blue Mitubishi Lancer. During the stop, they made contact with the driver, Jeremy Gioffre, and two passengers Cody Donovan, 27, of Middletown, and Sharla Shade, 27, of Middletown. Cpl. McKinery utilized his K-9 Ranger for an exterior sniff which had a positive indication. A further search was conducted which yielded 0.4 grams of crack cocaine, 46 bags of heroin stamped KING and multiple forms of ... details
  • Jun 18 2016
    On June 17, 2016, at about 1:08 a.m., the Middletown Police responded to the Valero, 38 E. Main St., Middletown, reference an armed robbery. Two masked men, one in possession of a hand gun, entered the business and demanded the money from the cash register and any additional money in the office area. The suspects removed United States Currency and cartons of cigarettes. The suspects were described as two black males, approximately 20-25 years old, with a heavy-set build. One subject was wearing ... details
  • Mar 22 2016
    On March 11, 2016, Middletown Police responded to the Middletown Emergency Center in reference to a 22-year-old male who had several serious physical injuries. The investigation revealed that the defendant Anthony Devine, 25, of Middletown, pointed a gun at the victim and then fired a shot, nearly missing the victim. Anthony Devine then struck the victim in the face with the weapon causing facial injuries. Middletown Police executed a search warrant at the defendant s residence and he fled on ... details
  • Feb 4 2016
    On February 4, 2016, just after 5 p.m., a white male suspect entered the WSFS bank located at 400 E. Main St., and demanded money from the teller. This suspect removed an undisclosed amount of United States Currency and fled to an unknown location. As a result of their investigation, the Middletown Police have obtained warrants for Darryl Trostle, 32, for robbery in the second degree. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Middletown Police at 376-9950 or Crime ... 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
  • Dec 23 2015
    The Middletown Police Department responded to the Rt. 301 Truck Plaza on Thursday December 10, 2015, at about 4:54 p.m. in reference to a carjacking. An unknown, 25-to-35-year-old, dark-skinned black male, with a mustache, described as having a medium build, about 6-feet, 200 pounds, wearing blue jeans and a dark hoodie, entered and removed a 2012 Chevrolet Impala 4-door, silver, with damage to the front passenger quarter panel, and dark tinted windows bearing DE registration 63160. The vehicle ... details
  • Dec 11 2015
    On Dec. 11, 2015, three female juvenile victims were walking into the Walgreens at 396 E. Main Street, Middletown, when a single white male suspect, 50 to 55 years old, with dark gray hair, unshaven beard, round glasses, wearing a gray sweatshirt, appeared to be performing a sexual act while driving his vehicle into a parking spot in front of the girls. The victims exited the Walgreens approximately 15 minutes later and the vehicle was gone from the parking spot. They then walked towards the... details
  • Nov 30 2015
    On the evening of Nov. 19, 2015, Middletown Police were alerted to a burglary that occurred during the daytime hours at the 100 block of West Cochran Street. The 62-year-old victim reported that several items of jewelry and a handgun were removed from the residence. It was discovered that a window was damaged to access the residence. Through the investigation, it was determined that Quinn Daniels, 33, of North Catherine Street, Middletown, entered the residence and removed the items. A warrant w... 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
  • 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