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  • Three charged during police raid at New Street home

  • Three people were arrested on various criminal charges Friday following an early morning police raid at a home in the 400 block of New Street.
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  • Three people were arrested on various criminal charges Friday following an early morning police raid at a home in the 400 block of New Street.
    Police executed a warrant at 402 New St. in search of a 16-year-old boy wanted in connection with the assault and robbery of a 24-year-old woman in the Villagebrook neighborhood and a separate residential burglary on Jefferson Street both of which occurred in July, Middletown Police Chief Henry Tobin said in a release issued late Friday.
    During the assault, the boy allegedly fractured the woman’s skull and broke her ear drum. Meanwhile, he is also accused of stealing a loaded weapon from the home of a couple in their 60s.
    The exact dates and further details of those incidents were not immediately available.
    The teen, whose name was not released, was taken into custody during Friday’s raid. Tobin said officers also recovered a .22-caliber rifle, although it was not immediately clear if the gun was the same weapon reported stolen during the burglary.
    The boy is charged with burglary, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, attempted robbery, assault, criminal mischief and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and criminal mischief.
    Tobin said the teen is being held on a $108,000 cash bond.
    During the raid on the New Street home, officers also arrested Middletown residents Malik Thomas, 18, and Andre Hackett, 37, on drug charges.
    Thomas, who was found hiding under blankets in a bathroom of the New Street home, was wanted on outstanding warrants stemming from an Aug. 18 raid in which roughly 800 bags of heroin were discovered at his home in the 100 block of East Lockwood Street.
    He is charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
    Thomas is being held at the Howard Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington on a $56,000 secured bail.
    Hackett, a resident of the New Street, home is facing drug possession charges and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after police reportedly found him with 0.125 grams of heroin during the raid.
    He is free after posting a $3,000 bail, Tobin said.
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