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Suspect Charged in Milford Crime Spree

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Xavier Rivera Xavier Rivera

MILFORD, Del.- Milford police have charged a 26-year-old man in connection with a recent string of burglaries, thefts from vehicles and related crimes throughout the city.

Twenty-six-year-old Xavier Rivera, also known as Xavier Rivera Rosado, of Milford, was arrested on two separate occasions, Jan. 3 and Jan. 10, in connection with these crimes that are alleged to have occurred across city limits in both Kent and Sussex counties.

According to police, detectives began investigating a vast amount of thefts from vehicles and identified Rivera as one of the suspects. Police said detectives were able to recover numerous stolen items that Rivera had possession of and later sold to a local business himself. Detectives then obtained arrest warrants charging him with three counts each of receiving stolen property under $1,500 and theft by false pretense under $1,500.

On Jan. 3, Rivera was spotted walking on NW Front Street by a patrol officer who took him into custody. Rivera was arraigned on the aforementioned charges and ordered held in default of $1,500 secured bond. Police said that at the time of his arrest, Rivera was found to be in possession of more stolen property that had been taken from numerous vehicles throughout the city limits during the months of December 2013 and the first couple days of January 2014.

Police said a further investigation revealed that Rivera had also broken into a home on North Walnut Street on Dec. 4, 2013, and stole an electronic gaming system and games that he sold to a local business.

At the conclusion of the investigation on Jan. 10, Rivera was additionally charged with 18 counts of third-degree burglary, 18 counts of theft under $1,500 (18 counts), theft under $1,500 in which the victim was 62 years of age or older (felony), second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $1,500 and theft by false pretense under $1,500. For these charges Rivera was arraigned again and ordered held on an $80,000 cash bond.

Police said their investigation continues into the vast number of thefts from vehicles throughout the city limits. 

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