Police briefs for 5/30/08


Pipe bombs found in Milford home, suspect apprehended in West Virginia
    A 33-year-old Milford man wanted for allegedly manufacturing and storing eight pipe bombs at his home turned himself into West Virginia authorities Friday, May 30.
    Joshua D. Tarburton of North Walnut Street faces 10 felony charges next week when he is returned to Delaware.
    The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office has obtained a felony arrest warrants charging Tarburton with eight counts of manufacturing and possession of an explosive device and two counts of first-degree reckless endangering. He is being held without bond.
    State fire investigators were called to the 400 block of North Walnut Street by Milford police last week after discovering destructive devices inside the home while investigating another complaint, said Michael G. Chionchio, assistant state fire marshal.
    The Delaware State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, Milford Police Department, Carlisle Fire Company, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in addition to state fire investigators worked more than 24 hours to declare the home safe once the destructive devices were located and removed, Chionchio said.
    There were no reported injuries or property damage, he said.

Felton couple arrested in heroin ring
    Delaware State Police arrested two people May 29 for allegedly packaging and selling heroin in Kent and Sussex counties.
    Police arrested the two after they delivered 247 bags of heroin to a purchaser in the Seaford area, said Sgt. Joshua Bushweller, spokesman for the Delaware State Police.
    Police discovered scales during a search of their residence on Pin Oak Court, Felton, Bushweller said. Additionally, he said police had been investigating the couple for two months during which time they determined the couple sold 494 bags of heroin totaling $5,000.
    Police arrested Romayne Jackson and Lille Lewis and charged them with trafficking heroin, maintaining a vehicle and second-degree conspiracy. Jackson also was charged with five counts of delivery of heroin and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of unspecified bond. Lewis was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute in default of unspecified bail.

Sixth teen arrested in car break-in case
    A sixth teen was arrested May 24 in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins that occurred earlier this year.
    Dover police arrested Julian Freeman, 19, of River Chase Road, and charged him with theft, possession of burglar tools and criminal mischief — 242 counts in all.
    Bail information was not available.
    He is the sixth teen arrested in the case and police said they have warrants out for a total of 14. The teens stole mostly electronic devices such as iPods and computers from vehicles and court documents state they would sell the items for cash.