Here's a roundup of reported law enforcement activity in Kent County
Teens face felony charges in bicycle thefts
Two teenagers have been arrested by Delaware State Police in connection with the theft of two bicycles.
Division spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said a homeowner in the 300 block of Anderson Road reported the bicycles missing June 25. The vehicles had been taken from her garage sometime in the prior 24 hours.
A little more than three hours later the woman reported she had found one of the missing bikes at the Magnolia Furniture store at 40 S. Main Street; troopers found the teens and took them into custody.
Ross C. Madden, 17, of Smyrna and William Figgatt Jr., 16, of Magnolia are charged with felony third-degree burglary, felony second-degree conspiracy and theft.
They were released to their parents after an arraignment at Justice of the Peace Court 2.
Prints finger long-distance Walgreen’s robber
Fingerprints left behind at a Dover pharmacy robbery have led to the arrest of a Washington, DC man.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said Nathaniel Carr, 22, was taken into custody in the District of Columbia June 22 and extradited to Delaware five days later.
At about 1:47 a.m. March 29, Carr and another still unidentified man went into the Walgreens store at 1001 Forrest Avenue, where they both jumped the pharmacy counter and took a load of prescription medications. A third man stood by as a lookout.
Police were able to lift Carr’s fingerprints from the scene, leading to his identification as a suspect, Hoffman said.
Carr then was linked to other robberies on Dec. 24, 2017, and Feb. 27, 2018, which also took place at the 1001 Forrest Ave. store.
He is charged with three counts of second-degree robbery, as well as single counts of second-degree conspiracy, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and offensive touching.
Carr was ordered held at the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on an $18,600 cash bond.
Police identify suspect in Dover homicide
Dover police have identified a suspect in a June 22 homicide.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said officers are looking for 42-year-old Timothy Safford.
Safford once had a Dover address, but that no longer is valid, Hoffman said.
During their investigation of the fatal shooting of Sylvester Lee at the Liberty Court apartment complex, police learned Lee and Safford had gotten into an argument before the shooting. As the two walked toward Lee’s car, Safford allegedly shot him to death.
Safford’s current whereabouts are unknown, but he should be considered armed and dangerous, Hoffman said.
Safford is wanted on charges of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and two counts f possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited.
Anyone with information on Safford’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or their local police department immediately.
Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, or online at tipsubmit.com.
Lack of seatbelt leads to marijuana charges against Dover man
Delaware State Police on Thursday arrested a Dover man in Middletown after finding more than a pound of marijuana during a traffic stop.
Division spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said the case began at about 10:30 p.m. June 28 on Warwick Road, near Main Street.
A trooper pulled over a car because the front passenger was not wearing a seatbelt, Austin said. The trooper also smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, he said.
One of the passengers, identified as Donte C. Massey, 29, admitted to having a small amount of pot in his pants pocket, leading to a police search of the vehicle.
As a result, troopers seized two large plastic bags containing 1.7 pounds of marijuana; Massey allegedly claimed the drugs belonged to him.
Troopers charged Massey with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a Tier-1 quantity, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Institution in lieu of a $3,500 secured bail, Austin said.