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10 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, Feb. 24 - Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 store and underage possession or consumption of alcohol. White was also charged with driving by a minor after consumption of al- cohol. White was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $603 secured bond and later released. Kellner was com- mitted to SCI in default of $602 and later released. Surveying equipment stolen from work site State police are investigating a theft that occurred on the west side of Route 5, north of Sussex 307, near Milton. Cpl. Jeff Old- ham, state police spokesman, said the incident occurred between 9:20 and 9:50 a.m Feb. 14. An employee with 3E Utility Services Inc. left a Dynatel electronic lo- cater on the side of the road in a field for approximately a half hour. When he returned, the equipment was missing. The ma- chine is used to locate under- ground features and gather de- tailed information about them us- Rehoboth police arrest ing digital technology. It's esti- man for lewdness mated value is $1,400. Police are asking anyone with information Rehoboth Beach police arrested about the incident to call Troop 7 Garland Citizen, Feb. 16, for at644-5020. lewdness, disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of an in- competent person. According to Minors arrested after Two teens arrested court records, Citizen also faced incident at liquor store for malicious mischief five counts of lewdness in Kent State police arrested two minors Detectives at state police Troop County in 1996 and another count shortly after 8 p.m Feb. 16, after 4 in Georgetown arrested two of lewdness in Kent County in they allegedly walked into At- teenage boys, Feb. 17, in connec- 2002. Additionally, he was given lantic Liquors on Route 1 and left tion with two burglaries that oc- a six-month prison sentence for the store without paying for met- curred Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 at resi- lewdness in 2004. chandise. Cpl. Jeff Oldham, state dences on Lingo Lane in Lingo According to Chief Keith police spokesman, said a store Estates on Long Neck Road. Cpl. Banks, a group of caretakers for manager who was viewing theJeff Oldham, state police~ some mentally challenged adults shop via a surveiliance camera spokesman, said the first incident were on the Boardwalk near Re- saw JustinA. White, 18 of Milton, occurred in a summer home hoboth Avenue at about 1:30 p.m and Matthias C. Kellner, 18, of owned by a New Castle County Feb. 16. One of the women in the Lewes, enter the store. The man- man. The teens allegedly stole a group observed Citizen showing ager saw one of the defendants patio table and chairs, then broke his genitalia and fondling himself pick up a bottle of Grand Marnier, into the residence through a rear beneath a folded newspaper that and the pair then walked around window. did not completely cover his lap. the store. Once inside, said Oldham, they When police arrived, said Banks, The manager left his office, said allegedly damaged the door be- the officer ordered Citizen to Oldham, and approached the sus- tween the porch and a utility room stand, at which time his buttocks pects. After greeting them, they and the furniture throughout the became partially exposed. Citizen walked away, and the manager home. Additionally, they turned was committed to Sussex Coffee- saw them exit the store without the water on in a sink and left it tional Institution in default of paying for any merchandise. He running, which caused extensive $300 secured bond, and later re- yelled at them to stop, said Old- damage to the floor and to dry- leased, pending the outcome of ham, but they continued to their wall. the case. vehicle in the .parking lot. The The second incident occurred manager went up to the car and next door to the first. The home- asked where the bottle was, at owner is a Lewes man who re- which point White allegedlycently purchased the place as an pulled it out from inside his jack- investment property. Oldham said et. nothing was stolen from the Oldham said the manager di-home, but there was extensive rected the teens to return to the damage. An alarm system keypad store, which they did without con- and thermostats were broken, a frontation. Once inside, the man- smoke alarm was damaged and ager called police. When the multiple windows were broken. trooper arrived, he detected the There were holes punched in the odor of alcohol on both of the drywall, and like in the first Case, teens' breaths. Both teens were water had been left running and charged with shoplifting, third-de- caused significant damage to the gree conspiracy, entering and re- floor and drywall. maining unlawfully in a package Oldham said that residence had Steven Billups photo C.P. Diver checks car seats Andrea Summers, community relations officer of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, makes adjustments on the child safety seat for 8-month-old Holt Baker of George- town, Feb. 17. The Office of Highway Safety performs these cheeks free of charge every Thursday at C.P. Diver on Route 1. For an appointment call 302-233-1088, or for more informa- tion on the web go to National Child Passenger Safety Week was Feb. 13-19. Law enforcement officers from 14 state and local police agencies cited 84 drivers for falling to properly restrain the children riding with them, or in some eases having them completely unrestrained, said Summers. Officers also issued more than 600 citations for improperly belted drivers or passengers. Delaware State Police Troop 7 conducted a child safety- seat checkpoint Feb. 15, on Sussex 207 at First Street in Lin- coln. A Troop 7 officer who is also a certified child car-seat technician assisted with the checkpoint through which 353 vehicles passed during a four-hour period. Troopers checked 13 ear seats, and only two were installed properly, said Lt. Roger Willey, deputy.commander at Troop.7. Police arrested three people for seat-belt violations and one person for a child-restraint violation. Delaware law requires children up through age 6 or 60 pounds in weight to be properly secured in a child safety seat. Children ages 7 or 60 pounds in weight up to age 16 must be properly secured in a seat belt. No child under age 12 or 5-feet-5-ineh~ tall may sit in the front seat when the ve- hicle is equipped with an alrbag in front of the passenger seating position. been burglarized the previous mostat and alarm system keypad. weekend, but the homeowner had -However, when the homeowner learned of the two juveniles who returned to the house Feb. 11, he were allegedly involved, found the more extensive damage. The homeowner talked to their The teens were turned over to parents, who agreed to take care the custody of their parents, pend- of the damage caused to the ther- ing action from Family Court. 00 Delaware State Police arrested Tammy M. Frankton of Rehoboth Beach for allegedly providing marijuana to juveniles at her home located in the 20000 block of Catherine Court. Cpl. Jeff Old- ham, state police spokesman, said two juveniles and' their parents went to Troop 7, Tuesday, Feb. 21, to report illegal drug activity. "The juveniles were inter- viewed and they advised that the suspect was supplying marijuana to juveniles in her home," said Oldham. "This information was turned over to the state police Special Investigations Unit, which subsequently obtained a search warrant for the suspect's home. Upon executing the search war- rant officers contacted the sus- pect, her husband, and their three children - ages 13, 12, and 9." Oldham said troopers recovered approximate- ly 4.4 grams of marijua- na and a glass water pipe. Frankton, 33, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, delivery of marijuana, two counts of maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled mitted to the Women's Correctional Institution in default of $6,500 se- cured bond, pending fur- ther court action. James D. Frankton Jr 37, was also in the home at the time of the arrest and was charged with being in violation of a domestic violence pro- t . tective order. James was commtt- ted to the Sussex Correctional In- stitution in lieu of $2,000 secured Route 1 Weekl) Accident Update I FOR WEEK OF FEB. 13 - FEB. 19. 2006 ] substances, two counts of posses- bond, also pending further court sion of drug paraphernalia, and action. The three children were [ DATE LOCATION TYPE [ three counts of endangering the turned over to the Division of I 2/13/06Rt. 1 and Minos Conaway Rd. 2 I welfare of a child. She was corn- Family Services. I 2/13/06Rt. 1 and Rehoboth Ave. Extended 2 ] : 112/14/062/17/06 Rt.Rt" 1 and Rt. 24, north of RehobOthl and Deep Branch Rd. 42 11 ~l Oi,cralio|lC;.Ill ~'~ CCI) ~1 I 2/18/06 Rt.l, east of Aflantic Ave. 2,[ Delaware State Police Troop 7 is conducting a fugitive apprehension ini- | I 2/18/06 Rt. 1, north of Holland Glade Rd. 2 I I tiative in which it is asking the community to assist in locating those for I ,whom there are arrest warrants in Troop 7 territory. Police are seeking I ,help locating the following fugitives: | ,DERRICK RICE, 21, of Pine Road in Angola Neck Mobile Home Park I ,in Lewes is a white male wanted for Criminal trespassing. | ,WILLIAM PITTS, 53, of Fleming Street in Harrington is a white I I male wanted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and felony theft. I ,To report information, call Troop 7 at 644-5020 or the nonemergency I Inumberatsusc m-855-2980" I I "I W | | 0 )oration (i!ctm Sx~t'Cl)