Wanted: Luis A. DeJesus Jr. Here is your roundup of reported police activity in Dover and Milford for the week of Sunday, July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 5.
Public’s help sought in finding alleged jewel thief
Detectives with the Delaware State Police are asking the public’s help in finding suspected thief Luis A. DeJesus Jr.
Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said DeJesus, 31, is wanted in connection with a jewelry theft between March 30 and April 27. During that time he was working for an area painting company; sometime during that period he was at a home on Cripple Creek Run, Milton, and allegedly took some jewelry. The jewelry later was pawned at a Dover pawn shop, Fournier said.
DeJesus is thought to be in the Dover or Magnolia area, he added.
DeJesus is wanted on charges of theft over $1,500, selling stolen property, theft by false pretense, and falsifying business records.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020.
Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com, or by anonymous text to 274637 using keyword “DSP.”
Guns, ammunition, and drugs seized in Dover raid
Dover police have arrested two men during a firearms and drug investigation.
Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said officers were forced to shoot a large, aggressive dog after one of the suspects, identified as Khalil Seward, 19, tried to sic the animal on them.
Hoffman said at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, Dover officers, along with Delaware State Police troopers and officials from the state’s probation and parole office, went to a home in the 100 block of Alonzo Drive to serve a search warrant.
Police found three 9mm handguns, ammunition and 20.3 grams of marijuana, Hoffman said.
Seward allegedly tried to avoid arrest by having the dog attack officers, forcing them to dispatch the animal.
He is charged with illegal gang participation, five counts of possession of firearm/ammunition by a person prohibited, use of an animal to avoid capture, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana.
He was ordered held on a $44,500 cash bond and his bail was revoked.
Equan Barber, 22, is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and resisting arrest with force. Bond information on him was not provided.
Aunt, niece arrested after domestic spat
Officers from the Milford Police Department have arrested a local woman and her niece after an argument turned violent.
A police officer also received a minor injury while trying to take them into custody, department spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten said.
At about 12:26 pm. July 28 patrol officers went to an apartment in the Brightway Commons to investigate a domestic dispute call. Dana Harris, 32, and her niece, Dana D. Harris, 18 were arrested.
Their investigation showed Dana Harris had gotten into an altercation with another woman, which led to Dana D. Harris getting involved, Masten said.
Both of the women hit the officer while he was trying to separate them and both continued to resist as they were being arrested, Masten added.
Both women are charged with second-degree assault with injury to a law enforcement officer, third-degree assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Dana Harris later was released on $7,500 unsecured bond while her niece was released on a $12,100 unsecured bond. Both are to appear in Kent County Court of Common Pleas Aug. 11.
DNREC police make drug arrest at state park
DNREC Natural Resources Police Park Rangers on July 30 arrested a Milford man at Cape Henlopen State Park after park rangers observed what appeared to be illegal drugs in plain view inside a vehicle at the park.
Chief Wayne Kline said Trey S. Mata, 20, is charged with four felonies: possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; possession of a firearm/ammunition by a person prohibited with a prior drug conviction; possession of a semi-automatic handgun by a person prohibited; and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (cocaine). Mata also was charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mata was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 in Georgetown and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of a $41,500 secured bond, pending arraignment in Superior Court.
Drivers charged with third DUI
Carlell Smith, 34, of Lincoln, and Michael J. Flood, 52, of Ocean View, have been charged with a third DUI offense each after they crashed into each other early Sunday night.
Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said the crash occurred around 9:08 p.m. July 30 as Smith was driving a Chrysler minivan on Benson Road and came to a stop sign at the intersection with Cedar Creek Road.
Smith allegedly failed to remain stopped, pulling into the intersection and hitting a Chevrolet Astro van driven by Flood, he said.
Both men were taken to Bayhealth Hospital-Milford Campus for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. While there, police did a DUI investigation.
Smith then was charged with third offense driving under the influence of alcohol, first-degree vehicular assault, second-degree reckless endangering, driving while suspended or revoked, no proof of insurance, and failure to remain stopped at a stop sign. He previously had been convicted of driving under the influence in May 2008 and December 2015, Fournier said.
He was jailed at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $6,502 secured bond.
Flood is charged with third offense driving under the influence of alcohol, and released on a $2,000 unsecured bond. He previously had been convicted of DUI in November 1991 and December 2003.