Police: Woman Charged For Falsely Reporting Robbery

Heather Martin

Georgetown – Georgetown Police arrested a Long Neck woman after she falsely reported to police that she was a victim of a robbery, according to Public Information Officer Detective Joey Melvin.
Melvin said that at approximately 9:18 a.m., Georgetown Police responded to a robbery complaint near South Bedford Street and the Georgetown Circle.

Responding officers arrived to the Georgetown Circle and located the victim. Melvin said the victim told officers that a male subject approached her, forcibly grabbed her wallet and ran from the scene. Information gathered at the scene revealed that a suspect was possibly traveling to the Seaford area, according to Melvin.

Georgetown Police, with assistance from Delaware State Police Aviation and Seaford Police Department searched for the suspect with negative results.
During the investigation, Georgetown Police utilized their Situational Awareness Wall to review surveillance of the crime scene.

A review of surveillance, allowed Georgetown Police to dispute the victim’s allegations that a robbery occurred, according to Melvin. A subsequent interview of the victim resulted in her confession that she had made false report to police regarding the incident, said Melvin.

43-year-old Heather L. Martin, of Long Neck, Delaware was arrested for providing a false statement to a law enforcement officer and falsely reporting an alleged incident. Martin was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on $5000.00 unsecured bond.

Image Credits: Georgetown Police

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