Location: 31000 Block of Collins Court, Atkins Acres, Millsboro, DE
Date of Occurrence: Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, at approximately 11:00 am
Suspect: Daniel Chavez-Martinez, 21, of Georgetown, DE
Resume: On Wednesday January 6th, 2010, Troopers responded to a residence on Collins Court, Millsboro, DE, in regards to a domestic incident.
Upon Troopers arrival they spoke with a 20 year old female who advised them that her ex-boyfriend Daniel Chaves- Martinez, broke into the home and removed their newborn daughter from the residence. The female stated that Daniel Chavez-Martinez, entered the home through a side window after she would not let him in the front door. She stated that after removing their daughter from her bedroom Daniel Chaves- Martinez exited the home through the front door and fled in his vehicle.
While Troopers were interviewing the 20 year old female victim, Daniel Chaves-Martinez returned to the home with their newborn daughter. Troopers interviewed Daniel Chavez-Martinez, who advised them that he did break into the house through the window, only after his ex-girlfriend would not let him in. Daniel Chavez-Martinez also told Troopers that he only wanted to take his daughter to an appointment with the Division of Public Health in Georgetown, DE. The female victim took custody of their newborn daughter, and Daniel Chavez-Martinez was taken into custody without incident.
Daniel Chavez- Martinez was transported to Troop 4 where he was formally charged with Burglary 2nd (f), Criminal Mischief (m), and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (m). Daniel Chavez-Martinez was arraigned on his charges and committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $5, 750 cash bail