The Milford Police Criminal Division arrested and charged a 26yo Milford man on January 3, 2014 and again on January 10, 2014 in connection with burglaries, thefts from vehicles and other related crimes across the city limits in both Kent and Sussex counties. Xavier Rivera aka Xavier Rivera Rosado was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree (18 counts), Theft Under $1500 (18 counts), Theft Under $1500 Victim 62yo or Older (Felony), Burglary 2nd Degree, Receiving Stolen Property Under $1500 (4 counts) and Theft by False Pretense Under $1500 (4 counts) in total.
As detectives began investigating a vast amount of thefts from vehicles, police identified Rivera as one of the suspects. Police state they were able to recover numerous stolen items that Rivera had possession of and later sold to a local business himself. Detectives obtained arrest warrants at that time for Rivera Receiving Stolen Property Under $1500 (3 counts) and Theft by False Pretense Under $1500 (3 counts).
On January 3, 2014 Rivera was seen walking on foot in the 500 block of NW Front St by an officer from the Patrol Division. Rivera was taken into custody by the officer without incident. Rivera was arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $1500 secured bond. According to police, at the time of his arrest Rivera was in possession of more stolen property that had been taken from numerous vehicles throughout the city limits during the months of December 2013 and the first couple days of January 2014.
Police state that further investigation revealed that Rivera had also broken into a residence, located in the 200 block of N. Walnut St, on December 4, 2013 where he removed electronic gaming system & games from the residence and then sold the system & games to a local business.
At the conclusion of the investigation on January 10, 2014, Rivera was additionally charged with Burglary 3rd Degree (18 counts), Theft Under $1500 (18 counts), Theft Under $1500 Victim 62yo or Older (Felony), Burglary 2nd Degree, Receiving Stolen Property Under $1500 and Theft by False Pretense Under $1500. For these charges Rivera was arraigned again (while incarcerated at SCI) and received an $80,000 cash bond.
Investigation continues into the vast amount of thefts from vehicles throughout the city limits. The Milford Police Department asks that the members of the public remember to lock their vehicle doors during the day and night while the vehicle is unoccupied. The Milford Police Department also asks the members of the public not to leave valuables in their vehicles whether the vehicle is locked or not, to try to park their vehicles in well lit areas if possible and to report any suspicious activity or suspicious persons to the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081.