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