Shooting Suspect Arrested by Wilmington Police 8-20-14

Update:
Aaron Brown, the suspect in Sunday afternoons shooting on New Street that left one man injured, has been arrested.  The Wilmington, DE Police Department contacted Brown in the area of West 4th Street and Rodney Street for a call of suspicious activity.  Once the officer contacted Brown, he provided a fake name and stated he did not have identification on him.  After a brief investigation, the officer learned Brown was lying and was able to get the correct information and learned Brown was wanted by Dover Police for the shooting incident.  A search of Brown led to the discovery of 3.8 grams of crack cocaine.  In addition to the charges from the Dover Police Department, Brown now faces the following charges from Wilmington Police Department:
-Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor (within 300 feet of a church)
-Criminal Impersonation
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Loitering for Drug Activity

Brown is currently awaiting arraignment and bond information is not available.

 

Incident #: 50-14-21611     Date/Time: August 17th, 2014 at 4:57PM

Location: 100 Block of South New Street, Dover, DE

Narrative: Dover Police are searching for Aaron Brown (34), of Dover, for the shooting of a man in broad daylight, late Sunday afternoon.  Police responded to the 100 block of South New Street for shots fired to find a 22-year-old victim shot in the leg in the area of South New Street and Reed Street.  The victim was uncooperative with officers investigating the shooting, however several witnesses in the area, along with video surveillance led to the identification of Brown as the suspect in the shooting.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or  call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

Aaron Brown Age: 34 Pending Charges: Assault 2nd Degree Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited

Aaron Brown
Age: 34
Charges:
Assault 2nd Degree
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited

Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Posted in NEWS

Woman Wanted for Theft From Grandmother Arrested 8-20-14

Update:
Jennifer Bell, wanted on numerous charges stemming from thefts of cash and credit cards belonging to her grandmother, has turned herself in.  bell turned herself in to the Dover Police Department early Tuesday afternoon and was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7.  She was released on $4,500 unsecured bond.

Incident #: 50-14-14912     Date/Time:  May 7-June 10, 2014

Narrative:  Police are seeking a woman involved in the theft of cash and unlawful use of credit cards belonging to her 85-year-old grandmother.  Jennifer Bell (42) took her grandmothers ATM card and over the course of several days, withdrew $1,800.00 in cash from Dover area ATM’s without the victims consent.  Once the victim noticed the withdraws, she notified Dover Police.  Bell allegedly confessed the theft to her grandmother as well.  During the investigation it was also discovered that Bell and her boyfriend, Bradley Zahner, made numerous purchases  from the Dover lowe’s using the victims Lowe’s Visa card to purchase over $1,300.00 in merchandise.  The victim had given Zahner her Lowe’s card to make purchases for a landscaping job she asked him to complete.  However, Zahner and Bell used the card for unauthorized purchases.

Zahner has since turned himself in to the Dover Police Department and accepted a plea deal on the case.  However, Jennifer Bell has refused to turn herself in to the department after numerous attempts.  It is believed that bell may be staying near the Marydel area. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or  call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

Jennifer Bell Age: 42 Charges: Theft Over $1500 (Vic>62) Unlawful use of Credit Card Vic>62 (2x) Conspiracy 2nd Degree Theft by False Pretense Under $1500.00

Jennifer Bell
Age: 42
Charges:
Theft Over $1500 (Vic>62)
Unlawful use of Credit Card Vic>62 (2x)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Theft by False Pretense Under $1500.00

Bond: Released by Justice of Peace Court 7 on $4,500 Unsecured

 Officer Releasing Information:  Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

 

 

Posted in NEWS

Get to Know Dover Police’s School Resource Officers 8-19-14

With the help of a grant obtained by the Parkway Academy, the Dover Police Department has added another School Resource Officer (SRO) to their youth division, bringing the total number of officers in the unit to four.  Learn more about the Dover Police Department’s Youth Division and the officers below:

Parkway Academy-Pfc. Terrence Knight
Patrolman First Class Terrence Knight will be assigned to the Parkway Academy, located in the Duncan Depot, as a full time officer for the school that is responsible for the education of 200 children.  The Parkway Academy Central is  an alternative discipline school that provides a  comprehensive program of individualized educational, psychological  and social services to youths who have been recommended for an alternative school  placement.
Email: terrence.knight@cj.state.de.us

Central Middle School-MCpl. Keith Hester
Master Corporal Keith Hester will once again patrol the halls of Central Middle School where he is well known as “Officer Keith.”  Hester is an Enrique Camarena Award Winner for his efforts in youth outreach and drug/crime prevention in the schools.
Email: Keith.hester@cj.state.de.us

Dover High School-Cpl. Demetrius Stevenson
Corporal Demetrius Stevenson’s location may change, but the school remains the same.  Stevenson will once again be assigned to the Dover High School, tasked with patrolling the massive new high school on the west side of the city.  Stevenson also aids in coaching several athletic programs, participates in extra-curricular activities with students, and has a unique way of connecting with a wide range of students that has led to his popularity among students.
Email: demetrius.stevenson@cj.state.de.us

Gang Resistance Education And Training-Cpl. Michael Konnick
Corporal Michael Konnick will once again return to William Henry Middle School, instructing sixth graders in the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.).  G.R.E.A.T.  is an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. The Program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children in the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent behavior.  The G.R.E.A.T. Program offers a continuum of components for students and their families that focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid using delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems.  When not teaching, Cpl. Konnick will visit elementary schools in the City of Dover and handle school-related criminal complaints.
Email: michael.konnick@cj.state.de.us

Pictured: Cpl. Demetrius Stevenson (Left), Cpl. Michael Konnick (Top Center) MCpl. Keith Hester (Center Bottom), Pfc. Terrence Knight (Right)

Pictured:
Cpl. Demetrius Stevenson (Left), Cpl. Michael Konnick (Top Center)
MCpl. Keith Hester (Center), Pfc. Terrence Knight (Right)

 

Posted in NEWS

Police Issue Warning to Incoming College Students In An Effort to Prevent Quality of Life Issues

As area colleges welcome students back to campus, the Dover Police Department typically sees an increase in loud party complaints and underage drinking violations.  The department has taken a zero tolerance approach to these quality of life violations in previous years and is issuing a warning to college students that this year will be no different.

Parties/Loud Noise
The department is reminding the public that audible music and bass outside of 50 feet is illegal and can result in fines ranging from $50-$107.  If a person is renting a residence and receives 2 or more noise violations within a 12 month period, they are subject to mandatory eviction as well.  Violators may also be charged with Disorderly Conduct and/or other applicable criminal charges.

Underage Drinking/Alcohol Violations
It is no secret that alcohol use is a major concern on college campuses across the country.  The department will proactively enforce all alcohol violations to include underage drinking, providing alcohol to underage persons, open containers, and other applicable state laws/city ordinances.  Open container violations can result in a minimum of a $25.00 fine and underage drinking violations begin at $100.00.  Other associated acts such as littering, lour parties, disorderly conduct, and lewdness will also be heavily enforced.

Parking
The Dover Police Department requests that students new to the area, particularly those attending Wesley College, to be mindful of the parking signs in the downtown areas.  On weekday nights, there is no parking permitted on certain street sides to allow for cleaning.  Each street is clearly marked with signs providing the days and times parking is not permitted.  Violators will be ticketed and fines will increase if not paid on time.

The department will heavily enforce these violations, especially in the downtown college and residential districts.  Students cited or arrested for ANY criminal violation or city ordinance violation are also subject to disciplinary proceedings by their school.  While the department wishes for each student to SAFELY enjoy their college experience in the capital city, we must ensure students do so without disturbing the quality of life for the residents around them.

Posted in NEWS

Traffic Stop Nets 133 Bags of Heroin, Arrest of Dover Man 8-19-14

Incident #: 50-14-21669     Date/Time: August 18th, 2014 at 12:06PM

Location: North State Street/Lepore Road (Traffic Stop), Dover, DE

Narrative:
Officers with the Dover Police Department’s Safe Streets Unit arrested a Dover man with 133 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Monday afternoon.  Safe Streets Officers stopped a black Jeep Cherokee in the area of North State Street/Lepore Road for a moving violation and the driver having a suspended license.  During the stop, the driver (Tony McClain) originally gave the officers his brothers name and personal information to the officers.  Officers were quickly able to determine that McClain was lying about the information he gave and was arrested for criminal impersonation.  A search of McClain led to the discovery of a large plastic bag containing heroin in the McClain’s pants.  A further search of the Jeep Cherokee led to the discovery of 3 additional bags of heroin on the side of the driver’s seat.  In total, 133 bags of heroin for a total weight of 1.995 grams was discovered, classifying the amount as a Tier 1 Quantity.

133

Heroin Seized from August 18th Arrest

Tony C. McClain Age: 32 Charges:  Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Aggravating Factor (Tier 1 Qty) Possession w/ Intent to Deliver Heroin Criminal Impersonation Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Traffic Charges

Tony C. McClain
Age: 32Charges:
Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Aggravating Factor (Tier 1 Qty)
Possession w/ Intent to Deliver Heroin
Criminal Impersonation
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Traffic ChargesBond: $22,000 Unsecured

 

Posted in NEWS

Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 8-18-2014

The following images contain the newest Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications for the City of Dover.  If there any questions or concerns, please contact the Dover Police Sex Offender Enforcement Unit.


Click on images to enlarge.

Posted in NEWS

Dover Police ID Suspect in Sunday Afternoon Shooting 8-18-14

Incident #: 50-14-21611     Date/Time: August 17th, 2014 at 4:57PM

Location: 100 Block of South New Street, Dover, DE

Narrative: Dover Police are searching for Aaron Brown (34), of Dover, for the shooting of a man in broad daylight, late Sunday afternoon.  Police responded to the 100 block of South New Street for shots fired to find a 22-year-old victim shot in the leg in the area of South New Street and Reed Street.  The victim was uncooperative with officers investigating the shooting, however several witnesses in the area, along with video surveillance led to the identification of Brown as the suspect in the shooting.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or  call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

Aaron Brown Age: 34 Pending Charges: Assault 2nd Degree Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited

Aaron Brown
Age: 34
Pending Charges:
Assault 2nd Degree
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited

Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Posted in NEWS

Police Officer Suffers Injury After Being Assaulted During Response to Domestic Dispute 8-18-14

Incident #: 50-14-21537     Date/Time: August 16th, 2014 at 7:10PM

Location56 South Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

Elaina Smith
Age: 32

Charges:
Assault 2nd Degree (Law Enforcement)
Resisting Arrest (Felony Level) Endangering Welfare of a Child
Offensive Touching
Criminal Mischief Under $1,000
Disorderly Conduct

Bail: $7,250 Secured (Held at Baylor Women’s Correctional Facility)

Narrative:
A Dover Police Officer was injured after responding to a domestic dispute on Saturday evening.  On Saturday, August 16th, at approximately 7:10PM, Dover Police responded to 56 South Governors Avenue for a reported domestic dispute between a 35 year old male and Elaina Smith (32).  Upon arrival, officers learned that Smith and the victim were involved in an argument when Smith exited the victim’s vehicle and broke a passenger side window out of it.  Smith then struck the victim with a closed fist, in the face.  A Dover Police Officer who arrived on scene, confronted Elaina Smith in an effort to take her into custody.  Smith then punched the officer in the face, possibly causing the officer to suffer a broken nose.  Smith’s actions were observed by the suspects children as well.  The Dover Police Officer was evaluated for his injuries at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and released later in the evening.

 

Officer Releasing Information:  Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Posted in NEWS

Tier 2 Sex Offender Arrested on Five Counts of 4th Degree Rape 8-15-14

Incident #: 50-14-21306     Date/Time:  Reported on July 24th, 2014 at 11:00AM

LocationVarious Locations in Dover

Narrative:
A 30-year-old Dover man was charged with 5 counts of 4th Degree Rape after it was discovered that he was having sexual relations with a 17-year-old female victim.  Matthew Campbell, a registered Tier 2 Sex offender, was processed and charged with the crimes at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, where he was incarcerated on a Violation of Probation.  Campbell was previously convicted in 2012 for having sexual relations with an underage female victim, leading to his Tier 2 Status.  Campbell will continue to be held at JTVCC and was issued $100,00 secured bond on these new charges.

Matthew Campbell Age: 30

Matthew Campbell
Age: 30

Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Posted in SEX OFFENDERS

Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 8-15-2014

The following images contain the newest Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications for the City of Dover.  If there any questions or concerns, please contact the Dover Police Sex Offender Enforcement Unit.


Click on images to enlarge.

Posted in SEX OFFENDERS