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10 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, Feb. 24 - Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 Police & Fire Wra00-up Rehoboth police arrest man for lewdness Rehoboth Beach police arrested Garland Citizen, Feb. 16, for lewdness, disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of an in- competent person. According to court records, Citizen also faced five counts of lewdness in Kent County in 1996 and another count of lewdness in Kent County in 2002. Additionally, he was given a six-month prison sentence for lewdness in 2004. According to Chief Keith Banks, a group of caretakers for some mentally challenged adults were on the Boardwalk near Re- hoboth Avenue at about 1:30 p.m., Feb. 16. One of the women in the group observed Citizen showing his genitalia and fondling himself beneath a folded newspaper that did not completely cover his lap. When police arrived, said Banks, the officer ordered Citizen to stand, at which time his buttocks became partially exposed. Citizen was committed to Sussex Correc- tional Institution in default of $300 secured bond, and later re- leased, pending the outcome of the case. 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- ing digital technology. It's esti- mated value is $1,400. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Troop 7 at 644-5020. Minors arrested after incident at liquor store State police arrested two minors shortly after 8 p.m., Feb. 16, after they allegedly walked into At- lantic Liquors on Route 1 and left the store without paying for mer- chandise. Cpl. Jeff Oldham, state police spokesman, said a store manager who was viewing the shop via a surveillance camera saw Justin A. White, 18 of Milton, and Matthias C. Kellner, 18, of Lewes, enter the store. The man- ager saw one of the defendants pick up a bottle of Grand Marnier, and the pair then walked around the store. The manager left his office, said Oldham, and approached the sus- pects. After greeting them, they walked away, and the manager saw them exit the store without paying for any merchandise. He yelled at them to stop, said Old- ham, but they continued to their vehicle in the parking lot. The manager went up to the car and asked where the bottle was, at which point White allegedly pulled it out from inside his jack- et. Oldham said the manager di- rected the teens to return to the store, which they did without con- frontation. Once inside, the man- ager called police. When the trooper arrived, he detected the odor of alcohol on both of the teens' breaths. Both teens were charged with shoplifting, third-de- gree conspiracy, entering and re- maining unlawfully in a package 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. Two teens arrested for malicious mischief Detectives at state police Troop 4 in Georgetown arrested two teenage boys, Feb, 17, in connec- tion with two burglaries that oc- curred Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 at resi- dences on Lingo Lane in Lingo Estates on Long Neck Road. Cpl. Jeff Oldham, state police. spokesman, said the first incident occurred in a summer home owned by a New Castle County man. The teens allegedly stole a patio table and chairs, then broke into the residence through a rear window. Once inside, said Oldham, they allegedly damaged the door be- tween the porch and a utility room and the furniture throughout the home. Additionally, they turned the water on in a sink and left it running, which caused extensive damage to the floor and to dry- wall. The second incident occurred next door to the first. The home- owner is a Lewes man who re- cently purchased the place as an investment property. Oldham said nothing was stolen from the home, but there was extensive damage. An alarm system keypad and thermostats were broken, a smoke alarm was damaged and multiple windows were broken. There were holes punched in the drywall, and like in the first case, water had been left running and caused significant damage to the floor and drywall. 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 checks free of charge every Thursday at C.P. Diver on Route 1. For an appointment call 302-233-1083, or for more informa- tion on the web go to www.state.de.us/highway. National Child Passenger Safety Week was Feb. 13-19. Law enforcement officers from 14 state and local police agencies cited 84 drivers for failing to properly restrain the children riding with them, or in some cases 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- coin. 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 car 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.inches tall may sit in the front seat when the ve- hicle is equipped with an airbag in front of the passenger seating position. been burglarized the previous weekend, but the homeowner had learned of the two juveniles who were allegedly involved. The homeowner talked to their parents, who agreed to take care of the damage caused to the ther- mostat and alarm system keypad. -However, when the homeowner returned to the house Feb. 11, he found the more extensive damage. The teens were turned over to the custody of their parents, pend- ing action from Family Court. Delaware State Police arrested viewed and they advised that the pect, her husband, and mitted to the Women's Tammy M. Frankton of Rehoboth suspect was supplying marijuana their three children - Correctional Institution Beach for allegedly providing to juveniles in her home," said ages 13, 12, and 9." in default of $6,500 se- marijuana to juveniles at her Oldham. "This information was Oldham said troopers cured bond, pending fur- home located in the 20000 block turned over to the state police recovered approximate- ther court action. of Catherine Court. Cpl. Jeff Old- Special Investigations Unit, ly 4.4 grams of marijua- James D. Frankton Jr., ham, state police spokesman, said which subsequently obtained a na and a glass water 37, was also in the home two juveniles and' their parents search warrant for the suspect's pipe. at the time of the arrest went to Troop 7, Tuesday, Feb. home. Frankton, 33, was and was charged with 21, to report illegal drug activity. Upon executing the search war- charged with possession FRANKTON being in violation of a "The juveniles were inter- rant officers contacted the sus- with intent to deliver domestic violence pro- t marijuana, delivery of marijuana, tective order. James was commtt- two counts of maintaining a ted to the Sussex Correctional In- Route 1 Weekly Accident Update dwelling for keeping controlled stitution in lieu of $2,000 secured substances, two counts of posses- bond, also pending further court FOR WEEK OV FEB. 13 - FEB. 19. 2006 sion of drug paraphernalia, and action. The three children were DATE LOCATION TYPE three counts of endangering the turned over to the Division of 2/13/06 Rt. 1 and Minos Conaway Rd. 2 welfare of a child. She was com- Family Services. 2/13/06 Rt. 1 and Rehoboth Ave. Extended 2 2/14/06 Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, north of Rehoboth 4 0 craliol tilt'an Sxxt't'l 2117106 Rt. 1 and Deep Branch Rd. 2 2118106 Rt. 1, east of Atlantic Ave. 2 Delaware State Police Troop 7 is conducting a fugitive apprehension ini- 2/18/06 Rt. 1, north of Holland Glade Rd. 2 tiative in which it is asking the community to assist in locating those for 2/19/06 Rt. 1 and Sussex 274, north of Rehoboth 2 whom there are arrest warrants in Troop 7 territory. Police are seeking help locating the following fugitives: DERRICK RICE, 21, of Pine Road in Angola Neck Mobile Home Park in Lewes is a white male wanted for Criminal trespassing. WILLIAM PITI, 53, of Fleming Street in Harrington is a white male wanted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and felony theft. To report information, call Troop 7 at 644-5020 or the nonemergency Route I accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop 7 number at Suscom - 855-2980. I Woman accused of providing marijuana to juveniles