John Gleysteen is wanted on several outstanding warrants

The Milford Police Department is asking the public’s help in capturing a wanted fugitive.

Department spokesman Patrolman 1st Class Mikhail Stanton identified the man as John Gleysteen, who is wanted on several outstanding warrants.

Officers thought they would be able to take Gleysteen into custody when they received a tip Aug. 22 he was in the 600 block of Marshall Street. Police contacted Gleysteen and while placing him in custody, Gleysteen fought back and ran away.

Stanton said a foot chase ended when Gleysteen ran into a heavily wooded area south of McCoy Street.

A search using the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit as well as Milford patrol units and a K-9 was not successful.

Anyone with information as to Gleysteen’s whereabouts is asked to call 302-442-8081, or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 800-TIP-3333. Tips also may be submitted online at