Woman Arrested In Memorial Park


On 9/17/18 at approximately 1728 hours, Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to Memorial Park located off of SE Front St. Milford, Sussex County, DE for a disorderly conduct complaint. Officers were advised that MPD communications center personnel viewed through the Riverwalk Surveillance System that monitors Memorial and Bicentennial Parks, a group of subjects loitering in the Memorial Park. The Dispatch center advised that two females then began to fight. As Officers were en route to the park, they were advised that the fight had ceased but one female party was still in the park sitting on a bench. Officers attempted to make contact with the female suspect but she began to run from officers. After a brief foot pursuit, she was taken into custody without incident. As officers were attempting to take the female into custody they observed her drinking from a liquor bottle, which is prohibited in the park and clearly marked with signage. The female suspect was identified as Shelly Shockley, 29 of Milford, DE. Shockley’s actions prior to the officers arrival and her running from officers created a disturbance to other patrons inside the park.

Once back at Milford PD, Shockley attempted to flee from the building but was apprehended prior to exiting. Officers also determined that Shockley was intoxicated during the incident. Shockley was charged with Resisting Arrest, Attempted Escape 3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, and Unlawful To Consume Any Alcoholic Beverage Upon Public Streets, Parks, Alleys. Shockley had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections due to her intoxication.

On 09/18/2018, Shockley had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 where she was released on $2600.00 USC unsecured bail with a no contact order with Memorial Park. Shockley was ordered to appear in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date referenced to this case.

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