Convicted Felon Arrest for Handgun Possession 7-22-14

Incident #: 50-14-18833      Date/Time:  Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:30AM

Location: Saulsbury Road and Walker Road

Narrative:
A Dover man was arrested early Monday morning after he was found in possession of a firearm.  Dante Durham (25) was stopped at approximately 6:30 AM Monday morning at Saulsbury Road and Walker Road as part of an investigation into a separate incident.  During the stop, officers discovered a loaded .380 caliber handgun.  Durham is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.  Durham was arrested without incident and released on $15,000 secured bond by Justice of the Peace Court 7.

Dante Durham Age: 25 Charges: Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon

Dante Durham
Age: 25
Charges: Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited
Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 7-22-2014

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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Update: Woman Wanted in July 4th Knife Assault on Boyfriend Arrested 7-22-14

Update:  Charmele Seymore was arrested on July 21st at approximately 6:19PM after Dover police received an anonymous tip that she was walking in the area of North DuPont Highway and White Oak Road.  Seymore was taken into custody without incident and is being held on $180,000 cash bond at Baylor Correctional Center.

Incident #: 50-14-17471  Date/Time: Friday, July 4th at 9:57PM
Location:  Holiday Inn, 561 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is seeking a 29-year-old Dover resident after stabbing her ex-boyfriend on the night of July 4th, 2014.  At approximately 9:57PM, officers responded to the parking lot of the Holiday Inn located at 561 North Dupont Highway for a stabbing.  Upon arrival, officers contacted a 51-year-old male victim who had numerous slash/stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.  The victim identified Charmele Seymore as the person who assaulted him.  Seymore and the victim were involved in an argument when she displayed a knife and assaulted the victim, stealing his money, then fled the scene.  The victim was taken to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he is listed in stable condition after undergoing surgery for his wounds.  Seymore’s whereabouts are unknown at this time and has a warrant for her arrest.  Anyone with information on Seymore’s location should call the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

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

Charmele Seymore Age: 29 Charges: Robbery 1st Degree Assault 1st Degree Possession of Deadly Weapo During Commission of a Felony

Charmele Seymore
Age: 29
Charges:
Robbery 1st Degree
Assault 1st Degree
Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of a Felony

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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

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


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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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