Royal Farms suspect apprehended

On Dec. 16, the Milford Police arrested and charged a 15-year old male juvenile in connection with two robberies that occurred at Royal Farms on Nov. 29 and Dec. 15. In both robberies the juvenile allegedly entered the store dressed in dark clothing armed with a weapon.

During the first robbery the juvenile was armed with a knife and during the second robbery the juvenile motioned as if he had a handgun. In both robberies the juvenile demanded money and merchandise from the store employees and then fled the store on foot. The juvenile was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of aggravated menacing and two counts of terroristic threatening.

The juvenile was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to the Stevenson Center in default of $89,500.



Lincoln man arrested on multiple charges

The Milford Police Department’s Narcotics Investigation Unit arrested Charles N. Schoolfield, 34, of Lincoln, on Dec. 18.  Police contacted Mr. Schoolfield in the 1000 block of North Walnut Street.   Schoolfield fled on foot and, following a short pursuit, he was taken into custody without incident by a K-9 Officer.  Investigation revealed Schoolfield was in possession of 6.7 grams of crack cocaine and a loaded handgun.   Schoolfield has been charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, drug possession with the intent to deliver, possession of a weapon in a safe school zone, maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited, possession of a non-narcotic schedule II controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.   Schoolfield was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $43,000 secured bail. 



Narcotics investigation nets multiple arrests

On Dec. 22, Milford Police Department’s Narcotics Investigation Unit executed a search warrant on an apartment in Brightway Commons, ending a one-month drug investigation. Police seized 4.2 grams of cocaine and an undisclosed amount of money. Police arrested Milton L. Young, 59 of Milford, Latoria Ellis, 22 of Dover, Forrest D. Smith, 57 of Milford, Eddie Callahan, 29 of Milford and Dionne Green, 41 of Milford. 

Young was charged with possession of a narcotic Schedule II controlled substance and released on $500 unsecured bond.  Green was charged with ten drug related offenses and committed to SCI on $11,000 secured bail.  Callahan was charged with ten drug related offenses and committed to SCI on $11,000 secured bail.  Smith was charged with 12 drug and weapon related offenses and committed to SCI on $23,000 secured bail and a $95 cash bail was also set for an active capias Smith had out of Justice of the Peace Court #6.   Ellis was charged with 12 drug related offenses including resisting arrest, Ellis was committed to SCI on $12,000 secured bail. 

All of these individuals are scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing in early January 2009 at Kent County Court of Common Pleas.



Newark man found stabbed in Bridgeville

A 25-year-old Newark man was found stabbed to death in Bridgeville Sunday morning, according to the Delaware State Police.

According to police reports, the body of Michael Joseph Chicosky was discovered on the side of Apple Tree Road at about 9:20 a.m. on Dec. 21 by a Bridgeville resident. Police and Sussex County emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but found that Chicosky had already died. He had suffered multiple stab wounds to the upper body. Exactly what type of weapon was used is still unknown.

Chicosky’s car, a silver 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser bearing temporary tags, was found later that day. It had been left unattended at the Cannon Storage Center, in Bridgeville. 

“No motive has been established for this crime and the investigation is in its infancy,” State Police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh wrote in a news release Sunday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the murder should call the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit at 739-5939 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.