Last week, two juveniles were arrested in separate incidents at Doc Levinson Park in the Middletown Village neighborhood.


    Last week, two juveniles were arrested in separate incidents at Doc Levinson Park in the Middletown Village neighborhood.
    On Thursday, April 23, a 17-year-old Middletown male was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to deliver, possession of cocaine within 300 feet of a park and resisting arrest.
    The Middletown Police Department was conducting proactive patrols in Middletown Village when an officer noticed the defendant loitering in the area at approximately 10:30 a.m. As the officer began to exit his vehicle, the defendant fled on foot.
     The officer was able to apprehend the defendant in the 400 block of Ramunno Drive. After further investigation, police determined that the defendant had discarded a plastic bag containing 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine.
    The defendant was arraigned through JP Court 9 on the above charges. He was committed to the Ferris School For Boys in default of $26,500 secured bond.
    The defendant was found in possession of $295, which was seized pending forfeiture after a positive K-9 indication for controlled substance.
    On Tuesday, April 21, a 17-year-old Middletown male received three possession charges – firearm during the commission of a felony, weapon with an altered serial number and firearm by a person prohibited/juvenile.
    Middletown police officers were responding to a report of a fight between several subjects at 6:30 p.m. when they observed two subjects attempting to leave the area matching the description of the principals involved.
    Both subjects were detained while officers conducted their investigation. Officers then located a black and chrome .380 handgun on the ground adjacent to one of the police vehicles. Police said investigation revealed that the juvenile subject was in possession of the weapon and had attempted to discard it when officers arrived on the scene.
    The juvenile was booked at the Middletown Police Department headquarters and arraigned via video through Court 20. He was unable to post $25,000 secured bond and turned over to the Department of Corrections.
    DOMESTIC ASSAULT ALLEGED: On Saturday, April 25, a 48-year-old Middletown woman was charged with offensive touching of a police officer, two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of offensive touching, terroristic threatening and escape third.
      At approximately 7:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to the first block of Franklin Drive in Middletown in reference to a domestic in progress. Upon arrival, officers met defendant Susan Shivock and two juvenile females.
    Police said investigation revealed that Shivock engaged in a verbal domestic dispute with two juvenile family members and it quickly became physical. Investigation indicated that Shivock was allegedly seen slapping and pushing both juvenile females until a neighbor intervened, separated all parties and called 911.
    Police said that Shivock became resistant and began to fight and pull away from officers when they attempted to place her under arrest for the offensive touching charge. She threatened the officers and continued to be disorderly, they said.
    As Shivock was being placed into the police vehicle, police said she bit down on an officers arm. The officer was medically treated and released.
    Shivock was transported to Christiana Hospital for treatment. Once there, she ran from one of the treatment rooms and had to be restrained.
    Shivock was treated and released from the hospital. She was later arraigned and held on $2,700 secured bond.
     RAPE OF MINOR CHARGES: On Monday, April 27, a 23-year-old Middletown man was charged with four counts of first degree rape and continuous sexual abuse of a minor.
    Middletown police said defendant Jason Watts, of the unit block of East Main St., knew the alleged 8-year-old victim. Watts was issued a $450,000 cash bail and was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of posting bail.