A 33-year-old Milton man was arrested Sept. 26 after police said he made repeated phone calls to the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center threatening to harm a police officer.
According to the Delaware State Police, troopers responded to a residence on Coastal Highway in Milton around 10:20 p.m. after Chad A. Tylecki reportedly made three calls in a 10-minute period to 911, threatening to harm a Lewes police officer stemming from an incident that occurred in the past. Police said troopers ordered Tylecki to cease, but after they left, he continued to make threatening phone calls not only to 911, but also to the Lewes Police Department. Police said troopers returned to the residence and, with the assistance of Tylecki’s father, were able to take him into custody following a brief struggle.
Police said an investigation revealed that while Tylecki was making phone calls to the dispatch center, he was armed with a gun and was threatening to shoot any police officer that came into the house. Police said Tylecki was located by troopers on the roof of the house, armed with a fully loaded 9mm handgun. Police said Tylecki threw the gun to the ground when his father made contact with him. Police said Tylecki is prohibited from possessing, purchasing or owning a gun due to a 2006 committal to a state mental hospital.
Tylecki faces numerous charges, including malicious interference with emergency communications, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and resisting arrest. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $6,750 cash bond.