Burglary at Maple Dale Country Club 9-15-14

Incident #: 50-14-24555  Date/Time: Sunday, September 14th at 4:17AM

Location: Maple Dale Country Club, 180 Maple Dale Road, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating a burglary at the Maple Dale Country Club that occurred early Sunday morning. At approximately 4:17am, an unknown suspect used tools to cut their way through the roof of the Maple Dale Country Club and gain access to the men’s locker room.  Once inside, the suspect attempted to force entry into the pro shop but was unsuccessful.  The suspect then damaged the door/door frame to the exit of the men’s locker room, but had set off multiple alarms at this point.  The suspect then fled through the roof and in an unknown direction.

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.

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

 

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Armed Robbery, Tienda Latina Spanish Food Mart 9-15-14

Incident #: 50-14-24578  Date/Time: Sunday, September 14th at 12:54PM

Location: Tienda Latina, 720C Townsend Blvd., Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover police Department is investigating a Sunday afternoon robbery of a Spanish Food Mart located on Townsend Blvd.  At approximately 12:54PM, a black male suspect wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and a black do-rag on his head entered the Tienda Latina Spanish Food Mart.  The suspect pointed what was described as a silver handgun at the clerk and demanded money.  The clerk complied, giving the suspect an undisclosed sum of money.  The suspect then fled southbound towards Townsend Boulevard.

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.

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

 

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Weekly Shoplifting Notifications 9/4/14-9/11/14

The Dover Police Department responded to a total of 14 shoplifting complaints between Noon on Thursday, September 4th and Noon on Thursday, September September 11th.  This week saw a decrease of 2 complaints compared to the same time period as last week’s post, which saw a decrease of ten complaints from the week prior to that.  Of the 14 shoplifting complaints, 9 resulted in arrests of the suspects involved, 3 were unfounded after investigations revealed no crimes occurred, and 1 of them is still under investigation without identified suspects.  There were a total of 10 adult arrests and 6 juvenile arrests during this time period for a total of 16 arrests in 9 cases.

Multiple Arrests
This week’s notifications include 4 incidents in which multiple arrests were made.  Boscov’s arrested 3 juveniles on September 7th for stealing $82.00 worth of clothing items.  Goodwill caught an adult and 2 juveniles shoplifting. Macy’s caught 3 adult women stealing $413.00 worth of shirts and 2 adult women were caught shoplifting from both TJ MAXX and Kohl’s.

Repeat Appearances
This week’s notifications also include two suspects who were on last week’s post.  Alexis Overstreet was arrested for shoplifting at SEARS this week and was caught shoplifting at Boscov’s last week.  Kenneth Luke, who was caught shoplifting at a CVS store last week, was caught shoplifting at SEARS this week as well.

 

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Burglary at Melvin’s Service Center (S. State Street) 9-10-14

Incident #: 50-14-24141  Date/Time: B/T 9-9-14 at 6:00PM and 9-10-14 at 7:30AM
Location: 1040 South State Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating a burglary at Melvin’s Service Center that occurred between Tuesday at 6:00PM and Wednesday at 7:30AM.  During that time, an unknown suspect forced entry through a door into a utility closet.  Once inside, the suspect damaged the interior wall, creating a hole to gain access into the office area.  The suspect then stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the business.

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.

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

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Suspect in State Police Robbery Investigation Arrested for Heroin Possession

Incident #: 50-14-24081  Date/Time: September 9th, 2014 at approximately 2:00PM

Location: New Castle Avenue and River Road, Dover, DE

Narrative:
Officers from the Dover police Department’s Safe Streets Unit have arrested a Felton woman after finding heroin during a traffic stop.  Officers observed 24-year-old Angela Tribbitt fail to stop at a stop sign in the area of New Castle Avenue and River Road at 2:00PM on Tuesday, September 9th.  As officers approached the vehicle, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana.  When Tribbitt was asked to hand the officers her license, officers observed a nag of marijuana inside her purse.  Tribbitt was taken into custody and discovered 57 bags of heroin and 3 needles in addition to the marijuana.  It was later learned that Tribbitt was also involved in a robbery that was being investigated by the Delaware State Police Troop #3.  Once Tribbitt was charged by Dover police, she was transferred to Delaware State Police detectives for further investigation.  Tribbitt was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Facility in default of $2,002 secured bond.

Angela Tribbitt Age: 24 Charges: Possession of Controlled Subtance (Heroin) with an Aggravating Factor Possession of Marijuana with an Aggravating Factor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Stop Sign Violations (x2)

Angela Tribbitt
Age: 24

Charges:
Possession of Controlled Substance (Heroin) with an Aggravating Factor
Possession of Marijuana with an Aggravating Factor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Stop Sign Violations (x2)

 

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 9-9-14

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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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 9-8-14

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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Arrest Made in Residential Burglary On Bacon Avenue 9-8-14

Incident #: 50-14-23912  Date/Time: September 7th, 2014 at approximately 8:32PM

Location: 700 Block of Bacon Avenue, Dover, DE

Narrative:
A 14-year-old was arrested for Burglary and Theft charges on Sunday evening.  Officers were called to the 700 block of bacon Avenue for a report of a burglary at a residence.  Upon arrival, officers were advised by the residents of the home that they observed a subject in their residence with the light on when they arrived home.  They then heard a door slam and saw 14-year-old Jawann Butcher running from the residence.  When asked by the residents if he was in the apartment, Butcher stated he was just knocking on the door.  It was learned shortly after that 2 XBOX games had been stolen from the residence. Butcher was stopped by police, and admitted to stealing from the residence.  It was also learned that Butcher had stolen an A/V cord from the same residence just days prior, but the incident was unreported at the time.  Butcher was charged with 2 counts of Second Degree Burglary and Theft Under $1500.00 and was released to his parents for a later court date.  Butcher’s mugshot was unavailable at the time of this release.

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

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Police Investigate Residential Burglary on Sweetgum Drive 9-8-14

Incident #: 50-14-23890  Date/Time: September 7th, 2014 at approximately 5PM

Location: 100 Block of Sweetgum Drive

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of Sweetgum Drive.  Police responded to the area after a neighbor reported seeing 3 black male juveniles exiting his neighbors home carrying various electronics.  The neighbor described the suspects as being between 16-18 years old and one of the suspects was carrying a black laptop with a “docking station” attached to the bottom.  It was later learned that the docking station was a cooling fan attached to the laptop.  Knowing the neighbor was not home and that the juveniles did not live at the residence, the neighbor called the police to report the suspicious activity.  Upon arrival, officer’s checked the residence and discovered an unsecured back door and checked the residence.  It is believed that the suspects entered the residence through a window after they cut the screen out.  Police were able to obtain contact information for the homeowner who later identified the following items as being stolen:

-Black Lenovo T60 Laptop Computer
-Black Ipad (8gb)
-Black HP Laptop Computer with Cooling Fan

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.

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

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Arrest Made in Simon Circle Shooting, Police Seeking Second Shooter

Update:

The Dover Police Department has arrested one suspect in the shooting that injured a 25-year-old woman and killed a 24-year-old man during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 24th in the Simon Circle development.  After nearly two weeks of pursuing leads and investigating tips, Jakeel Young (18), was developed as a suspect and taken into custody without incident on Thursday, September 4th.  During the investigation of Jakeel Young, it was learned that he possessed a .25 caliber handgun.  The same handgun was recovered by Dover officers on a different person during an unrelated arrest on September 1st, 2014.  It was learned through the investigation that Young fired this weapon during the Simon Circle incident, striking the 25-year-old victim in the lower body, then fled the area.  Detectives from the Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit are confident that there was two separate shooters during the Simon Circle incident based on ballistics evidence suggesting that the bullet that struck 24-year-old Tyson Henry was a different caliber than the .25 that was possessed by Jakeel Young.  At this time, detectives have developed a person of interest as the second shooter in the Simon Circle homicide and are working diligently to make an arrest.  Throughout the investigation, detectives have learned that there were over 50 people in the area when the shootings took place and are seeking more information from those persons to aid in solving this case.  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.

Jakeel Young (18) Charges: Assault 1st Degree Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Jakeel Young (18)Charges:
Assault 1st Degree
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a FelonyBond Information:
Committed to James T. Vaughn Correction Center on $50,000 bond.

 

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


Original Release

Incident #: 50-14-22340     Date/Time: August 24th, 2014 at 1:24AM

Location: 300 Block of Simon Circle, Dover, DE

Narrative:
A 24-year-old man was killed and a 25-year-old woman injured after gunshots rang out after a party in the 300 block of Simon Circle early Sunday morning.  At approximately 1:24AM, Dover Police received numerous 911 calls reporting shots fired with at least one victim in the area.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a male and female victim were taken in separate vehicles to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover.  Tyson Henry (24), of New Castle, DE, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital as the result of a gunshot wound to his lower body.  A 25-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the lower half of her body and was taken into surgery for treatment.  She is now listed in serious but stable condition.  There is no relationship between the victims.  Detectives from the Dover Police Criminal Investigations Unit learned that both victims were attending a private house party in the 300 block of Simon Circle.  When the party let out just before 1:24AM, people gathered in the yard and street as they were walking towards their vehicles when gunshots rang out, striking Tyson Henry and the female victim.  This case is still under investigation and the department will issue updates as they develop.

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.

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

This is the second homicide in the City of Dover in the 2014 calendar year.  The first occurred one month ago on July 23rd, when 20-year-old Rashaad Lewis was stabbed multiple times during a large fight, eventually succumbing to his injuries on August 11th. Details of that case can be viewed here: http://wp.me/p407do-13O.

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