On 03/13/2019 at approximately 7:57 a.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a burglary in progress in the unit block of N. Walnut St. Officers were advised that a black male was busting out the windows of a vehicle in that area. Officers responded to the area and observed a gray passenger car with damage to the front driver side window and a black male leaning inside the vehicle. Officers took the male subject into custody without incident, who was identified as Joseph Malloy, 44 of Milford, DE. Further investigation revealed that Malloy allegedly broke into the vehicle to retrieve property of his that was inside the vehicle, but he was not the owner of said vehicle. Investigation revealed that Malloy gained access to the vehicle by using an adjustable wrench to bust out the front driver’s side window.
Malloy was transported back to Milford PD, where he was charged with Possession of Burglar Tools, Burglary 3rd Degree, and Criminal Mischief Under $1000. Malloy had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on $6250.00 USC unsecured bail with a no contact order with the victim. Malloy was ordered to appear at a later date in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas for a preliminary hearing.
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