Police Respond to “Large Fight” on Park Avenue

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Release from Milford Police Department

Large Fight / Park Avenue (Early Saturday Morning): On 10-29-11, shortly after midnight, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol and K-9 Divisions responded to Park Avenue to a report of a large fight. Upon arrival officers observed hundreds of patrons from a function at the Milford Skating Center involved in a large altercation. Officers requested assistance from the Delaware State Police, Dover Police, Harrington Police, and Felton Police to control the large crowd. The use of Oleoresin Capsicum spray and a Taser were also required in the attempts to gain compliance and disperse the crowd. Police arrested Dwahn Hooks, 20 of Felton, and Xavier Mann, 21 of Harrington. Mr. Hooks was charged with Disorderly Conduct. Mr. Mann was also charged with Disorderly Conduct along with Resisting Arrest. The pair were both issued criminal summons and released. Both are scheduled to appear at JP Court #6 in Harrington for an arraignment on 11-16-11. At approximately 0117 hours, officers responded to Tull Way for a report of shots fired. Officers located several shell casings, but were unable to locate anyone with information about the matter. Police can’t confirm, nor is there any information that the two incidents were related and the investigation is ongoing. Police are asking for anyone who can provide further information on either incident to call 302-422-8081.

Large Fight / Park Avenue (Early Sunday Morning): On 10-30-11, in the early morning hours, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol and K-9 Divisions responded to Park Avenue to a report of a large fight. Upon arrival officers observed hundreds of patrons from a function at the Milford Skating Center involved in a large altercation. Officers requested assistance from the Delaware State Police, Lewes Police, Harrington Police, Dover Police, Wyoming Police, and the Delaware State Fire Marshall’s Office. The use of Oleoresin Capsicum spray was once again required in gaining compliance of the crowd. Police arrested Latoya C. Dye, 22 of Trenton, New Jersey, and Jason M. Harmon, 29 of Milford. The pair were both charged with Disorderly Conduct, issued criminal summons, and released. They both are scheduled to appear at JP Court #6 in Harrington on November 16th. Police are asking for anyone with further information about this incident to call 302-422-8081. The Delaware State Fire Marshall’s Office is conducting a separate investigation into violations that were observed upon their arrival.