Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 7-21-2014

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.


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Man Arrested in Burglary After Attempting to Sell Items in Parking Lot of Dover Shopping Center 7-21-14

Incident #: 50-14-18827      Date/Time:  Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

Location: 400 Block of South Governors Avenue

Narrative:
A Dover man was arrested early Monday morning after he broke into a residence in the 400 block of South Governors Avenue.  Deon Brown (47) broke out a rear window to a residence in that area and stole several items including a laptop computer, a safe with an undisclosed amount of cash, and jewelry.  Dover police officers shortly after the burglary call by a person who observed Brown in the parking lot of Courtney Square shopping Center on South New Street, attempting to sell the items stolen from the burglary.  Police responded to the area immediately and Brown threw the items into a dumpster in an attempt to elude Dover officers.  Brown was taken into custody without incident and the majority of the items were recovered and returned back to the original owner.  Deon Brown was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $3600.00 secured bond.

Deon L. Brown Age: 47 Charges:  2nd Degree Burglary Theft Over $1500.00 Criminal Mischief

Deon L. Brown
Age: 47
Charges:
2nd Degree Burglary
Theft Over $1500.00
Criminal Mischief

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Two Arrested for Possession of Stolen Handgun During Sunday Morning Traffic Stop 7-21-14

Incident #: 50-14-18774      Date/Time:  Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:30AM

Location: North DuPont Highway/Leipsic Road, Dover, Delaware

Narrative:
A Dover man and woman are under arrest for gun and marijuana charges following a Sunday morning traffic stop.  Shaquille Thomas (22) and Laura Troise (20) were stopped for speeding in the area of North DuPont Highway and Leipsic Road at approximately 9:30AM Sunday morning.  As the officer was talking to the driver, he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  During a search of the vehicle, the officer discovered 1.6 grams of marijuana and a .45 caliber Glock handgun.  The handgun was reported stolen to the Delaware State Police Troop 9.  Both defendants were taken into custody without incident.  Thomas was released on $13,000 unsecured bond and Troise was released on $4,000 unsecured bond by Justice of the Peace Court 7.

Laura Troise Age: 20 Charges:  Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon (firearm) Receiving a Stolen Firearm Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Laura Troise
Age: 20Charges:
Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon (firearm)
Receiving a Stolen Firearm
Conspiracy 2nd Degree 

Shaquille Thomas Age: 22 Charges:  Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon (firearm) Receiving a Stolen Firearm Conspiracy 2nd Degree Possession of Weapon by Person Prohibited Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Marijuana with Aggravating Facotr

Shaquille Thomas
Age: 22Charges:
Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon (firearm)
Receiving a Stolen Firearm
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Possession of Weapon by Person Prohibited
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Marijuana with Aggravating Factor 

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 7-18-2014

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Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit on Pace to Set Clearance Record

For most people, the dog days of summer are a time to slow down and take it easy.  For the Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit that couldn’t be further from the truth as they are on pace to set the highest clearance rate seen by the department in the last five years.  It is no secret that this specialized unit is considered tops in the state and one of the best in the nation, consistently solving robberies and burglaries at twice the national rate or more, but those numbers have risen even higher through the first half of 2014.

Burglaries:  As of July 15th, the Criminal Investigations Unit has handled 36 total burglaries with 26 of those being cleared for a clearance rate of 72%.  Burglaries are one of the most difficult crimes to solve.  The national clearance average for all of 2012, was just 13.6%, meaning that through the first half of this year, the unit is nearly 60% above the 2012 statistic, and 14% over the 2013 clearance rate of 58.1% set by the unit when they investigated a total of 98 burglaries for the year.

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Robberies:  At the time of this release, the Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit has investigated 48 total robberies.  39 of those robberies have been cleared for an astounding 81% clearance rate.  The clearance rate for all of 2013 was 68.2%, which was more than double the national average of 33.2% in 2012.  Of the 48 robberies, four were bank robberies.  Each of the four bank robbery investigations has led to an arrest of the suspect for a 100% clearance rate.  The highest robbery clearance rate the Dover police Department has seen in the last 5 years was 71% in 2010.  The Criminal Investigations Unit looks to break that record in 2014 by continuing their hot streak.

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Lt. Dave Spicer, the Criminal Investigations Unit Commander, attributes the high clearance rate to multiple factors.  “First and foremost, these numbers clearly show the dedication and determination the officers in this unit have to solve cases in a timely manner and make our community a safer place to live” Spicer stated.  “The detectives truly care for their community and take great pride in being able to produce at such a high rate.”  Spicer also added that the public should also take pride in the high success rate.  “The amount of information we have received from the public due to our increased ability to share information about crimes through our website, social media, and smart phone app has been extremely helpful in solving many of our crimes.  The cooperation we receive from our citizens is extraordinary and they should be just as proud of these numbers as the detectives who are working these cases.”   Dover Police Chief, Paul Bernat added “The odds of a criminal getting away with a robbery in Dover is less than 20%. The odds of them getting away with a burglary is less than 30%. Those are very poor odds and criminals should think twice before committing a crime in the city of Dover. The city of Dover is blessed with talented and brave police officers and I am very proud to lead such talent.   If you commit a crime in Dover, the men and women of this department will find you.”

While the success rate is high, the unit understands that their continued hard work is crucial to keeping those numbers up.  The success rate is not just the result of the hard work by the detectives, but the department as a whole.  It begins with the dispatchers taking a call and sending crucial information to working patrol units in a timely manner.  A quick response and great teamwork by the patrol unit and other special units within the department have led to the quick capture of several suspects.  Recent examples of this include the capture of a bank robbery suspect within 30 minutes of the crime at the WSFS located on Route 8 and the capture of two robbery suspects just last week within minutes of the crime being committed.  The collective efforts of all the members of the department greatly contribute to the ultimate success of the unit.  The Criminal Investigations Unit hopes their momentum will continue through the remainder of the summer and roll right into the holiday season, ultimately ending in a record breaking year for solving major crimes.  Based on the 1st half of 2014, they stand a great chance at accomplishing just that.

To learn more about the Criminal Investigations Unit, click here: DPD CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION UNIT  

 

 

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Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest of Two Men

Incident #: 50-14-18317      Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 1330 pm

Location: Bayard Apartments 200 West Lookerman Street Dover, Delaware

Narrative:

On Tuesday July 8, 2014 the City of Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit began a drug investigation at 200 West Lookerman Street (Bayard Apartments) in Dover DE. An under cover Police Officer managed to purchase 14 bags of heroin from Defendant Keeno Exum (31) at the above location. On Wednesday July 9, 2014 an under cover Police Officer from the DVOC Unit attempted to purchase an additional 26 bags of heroin from defendant Dominique McFadden (25). A search warrant was conducted at Mcfadden’s residence during which 104 bags of Heroin was located in the groin area of his clothing. Defendant Exum was arraigned at JP#7 and was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $10,500.00 cash bond. Defendant McFadden was arraigned at JP#7 and was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $10,000.00 cash bond.

Officer releasing this information

Lt. David E. Spicer

302-535-2827

Name: Dominique McFadden Age: 25 Resides: 200 Block of W. Loockerman Street Dover, DE Charges: Attempted Delivery of Heroin Possession with intent to deliver Heroin Drug Paraphernalia

Name: Dominique McFadden
Age: 25
Resides: 200 Block of W. Loockerman Street Dover, DE
Charges: Attempted Delivery of Heroin
Possession with intent to deliver Heroin
Drug Paraphernalia

Name: Keeno Exum Age: 31 Resides: 200 Block of W. Loockerman Street Dover, DE Charges: Delivery of Heroin Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Name: Keeno Exum
Age: 31
Resides: 200 Block of W. Loockerman Street Dover, DE
Charges: Delivery of Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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Subject Arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin

Incident #: 50-14-18363      Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 1634 pm

Location: 650 Bay Road Dover, Delaware

Narrative:

On July 15, 2014 at 1634 hours the City of Dover Police Drug, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit contacted defendant Kwmane Stubbs (33) in the parking lot of Bay Court Plaza in Dover Delaware. Defendant Stubbs was the target of a heroin distribution investigation where he previously sold heroin to an undercover Police Officer. When defendant Stubbs was taken into custody an additional 130 bags of heroin packaged for sale was located in his clothing. Stubbs was also wanted by the Court of Common Pleas in Kent County for numerous  capias. Defendant Subbs was arraigned at JP#7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $11,500.00 bond.

Officer releasing this information

Lt. David E. Spicer

302-535-2827

 

Name: Kwmane Stubbs Age: 33 Resides: 100 Block of S. Governors Blvd Dover DE Charges: Possession with intent to deliver Heroin Possession of Heroin Tier 1 Quantity Delivery of Heroin (2) counts Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3) Counts

Name: Kwmane Stubbs
Age: 33
Resides: 100 Block of S. Governors Blvd Dover DE
Charges: Possession with intent to deliver Heroin
Possession of Heroin Tier 1 Quantity
Delivery of Heroin (2) counts
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3) Counts

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Body Found in 2012 Identified (Update to July 1st Story)

Update: After nearly two years, the body of a male subject found in a wooded area of Dover in November of 2012 has been positively identified.  The family of Ian Michael Withrow (DOB: 10-18-80) visited the Dover Police Department on Saturday, July 12th after recognizing the forensic artist model and tattoos that were released by the Delaware withrowOffice of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Dover Police Department on July 1st, 2014.  The family were able to provide details on additional tattoos and information that was not released to the public, leading to the positive identification of Withrow who is from the Felton/Kent County area.  The Dover Police Department would like to thank the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for their hard work in resolving this case, as well as members of the media and public who shared this story, leading to a positive identification.

Original Story: In November of 2012, the Dover Police Department were called to a wooded area near West Rustic Lane/Crawford Carroll Drive (woods near Sam’s Club) for the discovery of human remains.  Efforts to identify the man to this date have been unsuccessful.  The Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has worked with a forensic artist from Texas to create a three-dimensional facial reconstruction of the man, and tattoos that were found on him.  The man is believed to have been between 35-45 years of age and had been dead for up to 3 months before the discovery of his remains.  If anybody has any information, you are asked to call the Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at (302)-736-7111 or Hal Brown, Deputy Director, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, at (302)-577-3420.  Below is a copy of the press release issued by the  Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, as well as the photos from the facial reconstruction.

TEXAS FORENSIC ARTIST CREATES FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION IN EFFORT TO IDENTIFY MALE BODY FOUND IN DOVER IN 2012

WILMINGTON (June 30, 2014) – In an effort to identify a body found in a wooded area in Dover in November 2012, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has received the assistance of a Texas forensic artist in creating a three-dimensional facial reconstruction of the man.

The man’s remains were found Nov. 2, 2012, in a wooded area near West Rustic Lane and Crawford Carroll Drive in Dover. He is believed to be between ages 35 and 45. The Medical Examiner’s Office said the man may have been dead for up to three months. The cause and manner of his death are undetermined.

Hal Brown, deputy director of the Office of the Chief Medical (OCME), said because of the advanced stage of decomposition of the body, typical efforts to identify the man have not been successful.

“Our goal is to identify the man and inform any living family members about his death,” Brown said. “The three-dimensional reconstruction is another tool we are using to accomplish that goal.”

In December 2012, Denton County Sheriff’s Deputy Leslie Willingham, who has hundreds of hours of training in forensic art and is widely recognized as one of the most experienced practitioners in the field, contacted the Delaware OCME to offer her services. This led to a January 2013 CT scan of the skull, performed at Papastavros’ Associates Medical Imaging in Wilmington, and subsequent forensic work in 2013. Papastavro’ Associates provided the service in hopes of assisting in the man’s identification.

During 2014, Deputy Willingham has assisted more than a dozen federal and state agencies with forensic art cases. In the North Texas area, her composite drawings have helped to identify suspects and led to several arrests.

“It’s important to note that a three-dimension facial reconstruction is not a portrait,” Deputy Willingham said. “It is created so that someone who sees the reconstruction might realize that he looks like someone they know. His eyes may be a different color, the shape of his eyes and mouth may be slightly different. They are artistic representations based on the best available scientific information.”

The reconstruction used information that usually is not available. The Medical Examiner’s Office photographed tattoos on the body, which were incorporated into the reconstruction. The man’s hair color is known to be brown, with pattern baldness, and he had a recent haircut. He also had a slight beard on the sides of his jawline, and some of his hair had a reddish tint.

If you recognize the man or might know anything about his identity, please contact Sgt. Shawn Harrington at the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7111 or Shawn.harrington@cj.state.de.us , or Hal Brown, Deputy Director, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, at (302) 577-3420. The case is listed in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons Database at: http://www.identifyus.org/en/cases/10778

To view or download the reconstruction photos, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deldhss/sets/72157645489931013/

 

 

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Arrest Made in Burglary Investigation

Incident #: 50-14-18344      Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 1430 pm

Location: 100 block of South State Street Dover, Delaware

Narrative

On July 15, 2014 at 1430 hours Officers of the Dover Police Department arrested defendant Ronnie Rust (40) for a residential burglary that occurred within the 100 block of South State Street in Dover. The investigation revealed the defendant unlawfully entered the residence and removed a metal radiator and sold it to a recycling center a short time later. Defendant Rust was arrested and then arraigned at JP#7. Rust was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $7,000.00 secured bond.

Officer Releasing this information

Lt. David E. Spicer

302-535-2827

Name: Ronnie L.  Rust Age: 40 Resides: 800 block of South State Street Dover DE Charges: Burglary Theft Criminal Mischief Theft by False Pretense

Name: Ronnie L. Rust
Age: 40
Resides: 800 block of South State Street Dover DE
Charges: Burglary
Theft
Criminal Mischief
Theft by False Pretense

 

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Man Robbed Near His Home

Incident #: 50-14-18291      Date/Time:  Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 1812 pm

Location: 1131 S. Bay Road King Cliff MHP Dover, Delaware

Narrative

On Monday July 14, 2014 a 28 year old victim received a ride from two acquaintances to cash his paycheck at a local business in Dover. Upon arriving back to the victim’s neighborhood defendant Leroy Harris (31) punched the victim in the face and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the victim. Defendant Harris got back into defendant David Donnelly’s (28) vehicle and they fled north bound on SR1. A general broadcast was made to neighboring police jurisdictions and an Officer of the Smyrna Police Department observed the suspects. Defendant Harris and Defendant Donnelly were stopped and taken into custody without incident. Defendant Donnelly was arraigned at JP#7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $5,000.00 secured bond. Defendant Harris was arraigned at JP#7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $5,500.00 secured bond.

Officer Releasing this information

Lt. David E. Spicer

302-535-2827 (c)

Name: David Donnelly Age: 28 Resides: 2300 Block of Woodyard Road Harrington De Charges: Robbery 2nd Conspiracy 2nd

Name: David Donnelly
Age: 28
Resides: 2300 Block of Woodyard Road Harrington De
Charges: Robbery 2nd
Conspiracy 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Leroy Harris Age: 31 Resides: 100 Block of Woodville Drive Magnolia De Charges: Robbery 2nd Conspiracy 2nd Offensive Touching

Name: Leroy Harris
Age: 31
Resides: 100 Block of Woodville Drive Magnolia De
Charges: Robbery 2nd
Conspiracy 2nd
Offensive Touching

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