Veronica Hurtt, 29, has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution.
A Milford woman who allegedly chose to ignore a no-contact order has ended up in prison.
Milford Police Department spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten identified the woman as 29-year-old Veronica Hurtt.
Masten said officers went to a home on NW Second Street early in the morning of July 21 where they found Hurtt allegedly violating a no-contact order by trying to get into the victim’s home. Although she fled before police arrived, Hurtt was captured nearby.
Taken to Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover, Hurtt was charged with breach of release and turned loose on a $1,000 unsecured bond. The magistrate also issued another no-contact order, Masten said.
However, about five hours after the original incident Hurtt allegedly returned to the home and damaged several items after getting inside. Police obtained an arrest warrant after she fled and they were unable to find her.
Responding to a shoplifting complaint later that afternoon at the Dollar General store in the 600block of North Dupont Boulevard, police developed Hurtt as a suspect and later found her in the area of West and NW Sixth streets.
She was taken into custody without offering resistance, Masten said.
Police also found Hurtt was carrying drug paraphernalia when arrested, he said.
Arraigned at JP Court 2, she was charged with two counts of breach of release, second-degree burglary, harassment and criminal mischief. Hurtt was again ordered not to contact the victim.
She was ordered held on a $6,500 secured bond and taken to the Sussex Correctional Institution.
She also received a $550 unsecured bond for the Dollar General incident and ordered not to contact that store.