Police Report – September 28, 2012

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Justo L. Melo of Frederica has been arrested by Milford police and charged with aggravated menacing, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, third-degree assault, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct in connection with a domestic dispute on Elizabeth Street on Thursday, September 27th. Police allege that Melo followed the victims to their residence and attacked their car and later attacked the 25-year-old male victim before fleeing the scene. Melo was arraigned through JP2 and committed to SCI in default of $29,000 secured bond.

Milford police have arrested and charged Britney Whitby, 22, of Camden in connection with a theft that occurred at the Milford Diner on September 19th. Police charge that Whitby, as an employee of the Milford Diner, removed an undisclosed amount of money from the victim’s purse. According to police, Whitby also had other outstanding capiases for her arrest. Whitby was arraigned through JP 2 and was committed to WCI in on a secured bond.

Milford police have arrested Mario J. Banks, 38, of Milford, and charged him with first-degree forgery and theft under false pretense. Police allege that Banks used counterfeit bills to purchase goods at Dollar General on September 22nd. Banks was arraigned and was released on $1500 unsecured bond.

Police have arrested Michael R. Washington, 20, of Seaford, and charged him with strangulation, theft under $1,500, criminal trespass and criminal mischief stemming from an incidents that occurred on June 4th and September 8th, 2012 at Silver Lake Apartment Complex. Police allege that on June 4th, Washington attempted to lock the victim out of her home, and when the victim gained entry, Washington strangled her before fleeing with the victim’s property. Police further allege that on September 8th, Washington and the victim met again at the residence, whereby Washington removed more of the victim’s property. Washington was arraigned through JP 2 and was committed to SCI in default of $7250.00 cash bond.

Milford police have arrested Andre Wisher, Jr. and charged him with strangulation, unlawful imprisonment, third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child following an incident on September 20th in the Milford Crossing Apartment Complex. Police allege that Wisher and the 19-year-old female victim engaged in a verbal dispute when Wisher grabbed the victim, knocked a cell phone from her hand, and struck the victim with his fist. Police further allege that physically prevented the victim from leaving the residence, threw the victim to the ground and began strangling the victim. Police entered the residence and made contact with Wisher and noticed the victim was still lying on the floor. Police report that Wisher did not comply with verbal commands given by police and attempted to exit the residence. Wisher was tasered by police and taken into custody. A 1 year child was in the room during the incident but was not injured. Wisher Jr. was arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $7,500 secured bond.