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Troopers Arrest Wilmington Man for Aggravated Menacing – Claymont


Date Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Claymont- Delaware State Police have charged 23-year-old Moises Guzman-Rijos of Wilmington, DE with Aggravated Menacing and related charges after he threatened employees at Metro PCS with a hammer.

The incident occurred on December 29, 2020, at approximately 3:41 p.m., when Troopers responded to Metro PCS located at 3549 Philadelphia Pike, DE, in reference to an aggravated menacing and criminal mischief complaint. The suspect entered the Metro PCS store and demanded a new cell phone. After staff were unable to help assist him, the suspect became irate and brandished a hammer. The suspect began smashing numerous cell phones on display and the store countertop with the hammer. The suspect then charged a 35-year-old male employee with the hammer prior to fleeing the scene on foot.

At approximately 4:46 p.m., the suspect entered a second Metro PCS located at 605 Naamans Road, Claymont, and again demanded a cell phone. After staff were unable to assist him, the suspect became irate and began threatening staff. The suspect fled the scene on foot prior to police response.

Troopers canvassed the area and located the suspect identified as Moises Guzman-Rijos walking on Naamans Road. He was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 1. While at Troop 1, Guzman-Rijos resisted arrest and threatened the arresting troopers.

Subsequently, Guzman-Rijos was charged with the following:

  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Offensive Touching
  • Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer – 2 counts
  • Terroristic Threatening -4 counts
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Disorderly Conduct

Guzman-Rijos was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on $10,000 unsecured bond.

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