Wildwood Police Arrest Rio Grande Man on Theft and Drug Charges
Police in Wildwood have the man they believe stole a large amount of money from a home in WIldwood. The man they arrested was also busted on numerous drug charges.
Police say they were first alerted of missing cash from a Wildwood home on Thursday, April 11th. An investigation resulted in identifying John Dyes, 44, of Rio Grande as a suspect.
The next day, April 12th, an officer pulled over a car for a traffic violation. A passenger in the vehicle was the same John Dyes wanted in the theft investigation.
During the traffic stop, police recovered suspected heroin, methamphetamine, and amphetamine-dextroamphetamine. All of those in the vehicle were placed in custody, including Dyes, David Tharp, 52, of Millsboro, DE; Ashley Buchanan, 23, of Millsboro, DE; and Calvin Turner, 30, of Gainsville, FL.
Here's more on the case from Wildwood Police:
At Wildwood Police Department Headquarters, Detectives continued the investigation into the theft and ultimately recovered several thousand dollars of US currency from locations in both Wildwood and West Wildwood suspected of belonging to the victim of the theft.
As a result of the theft investigation and motor vehicle stop, John Dyes, David Tharp, Ashley Buchanan, and Calvin Turner were each charged with Possession of CDS / Heroin (3rd degree), Possession of CDS / Heroin with the Intent to Distribute (3rd degree), Possession of CDS / Heroin with the Intent to Distribute within 500 Feet of a Public Park (2nd degree), Possession of CDS / Methamphetamine (3rd degree), Possession of CDS / Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (3rd degree), Possession of CDS / Marijuana (disorderly persons offense), and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia (disorderly persons offense).
Charges for David Tharp and Ashley Buchanan were placed on a summons complaint and both were released in compliance with the Attorney General Guideline pertaining to Criminal Justice Bail Reform.
In addition to the aforementioned charges, John Dyes was charged with Theft (3rd degree) and lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center in compliance with the Bail Reform directive.
Calvin Turner was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (4th degree) and Certain Person Not to Possess a Weapon (4th degree). During the investigation Turner was found to be a wanted person out of the State of Florida. He was also charged with being a Fugitive from Justice and was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center.
SOURCE: Wildwood Police