Weekly Shoplifting Notifications 5/14/15-5/21/15

The Dover Police Department responded to 23 shoplifting calls between Noon on May 14th  and Noon on May 21st.  Of those 23 shoplifting complaints, 10 are still under investigation, four were unfounded,  and 9 arrests/warrants obtained were made in 9 cases.  A total of 7 adults and 2 juveniles were arrested during this period.

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 5-21-2015

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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Dover Police Make Drug Arrest During Traffic Stop 5-21-2015

Complaint # 50-15-13314

Date/Time: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 12:13AM

Location:  West Division Street/South Governors Avenue (Traffic Stop), Dover, Delaware

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

Narrative:

Dover Police arrested a Dover woman early Thursday morning for drug possession during a traffic stop.  Amanda Reihl (19), was stopped in her vehicle at 12:13AM near on West Division Street at South Governors Avenue for a motor vehicle violation.  As officers approached the vehicle, they detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A  search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 15.6 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and 5 tablets of Vyvanse, a schedule II controlled substance.  Reihls was arrested without incident and released on an unsecured bond after being charged with the following crimes:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of a Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Offenses

Amanda Reihl Age: 19 Address: 300 Block of Stone Ridge Drive

Amanda Reihl
Age: 19
Address: 300 Block of Stone Ridge Drive

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Dover Woman Arrested With Heroin During Traffic Stop 5-21-15

Complaint # 50-15-13311

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 11:50PM

Location:  Fulton Street/New Street (Traffic Stop), Dover, Delaware

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

Narrative:

A Dover woman was arrested with a total of 23 bags of heroin and .6 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop on Wednesday night.  Teresa Pettyjohn was stopped by Dover police in the area of Fulton and New Streets at 11:50PM for a registration violation.  After further investigation, officers learned that Pettyjohn was wanted on an active capias (bench warrant).  After taking Pettyjohn into custody, officers discovered 2 bags of heroin inside of her purse and an additional 21 bags of heroin and .6 grams of marijuana on her person.  Pettyjohn was released on $2550.00 secured bond after being charged with the following crimes:
-Possession of a Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor (Heroin)
-Possession of Marijuana with Aggravating Factor
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Various Traffic Offenses

Teresa Pettyjohn Age: 46 Address: Welch Drive, Dover

Teresa Pettyjohn
Age: 46
Address: Welch Drive, Dover

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Five Arrested During Drug Deal in Capital Green 5-21-15

Complaint # 50-15-13141

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 3:28PM

Location:  Northeast end of Water Street Alley, Dover, Delaware

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

Narrative:

Prior to the search warrant and discovery of 591 bags of heroin belonging to Eric Gray, the Dover Police Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit (DVOC) and Probation and Parole Officers assigned to Safe Streets Task Force,  observed Gray conduct two separate drug transactions.  Dillion Parrish (24), of Wyoming, DE, was arrested shortly after purchasing 8 bags of heroin from Eric Gray.  A short time later, officers observed Gray contact two vehicles on the Water Street Alley, at which time all parties were contacted and detained by officers.  Theresa Butcher (40) and Heather Grow (24) were found to be in possession of 26 bags of heroin.  In addition, Grow was found to be in possession of  $3,251.00 in cash which was seized by the department.  Javon Richardson was contacted in his vehicle and found to be in possession of .7 grams of crack cocaine.

 

Eric Gray Age: 22 Charges: Delivery of Heroin (x2) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Bond: Committed JTVCC on $50,1000 cash bond

Eric Gray
Age: 22
Charges:
Delivery of Heroin (x2)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Bond: Committed JTVCC on $50,1000 cash bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dillion Parrish Age: 24 Address: Tower Road, Wyoming, DE Charges:  Possession of Heroin Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Bond: Released $750.00 Secured Bond

Dillion Parrish
Age: 24
Address: Tower Road, Wyoming, DE
Charges:
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Bond: Released $750.00 Secured Bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Javon Richardson Age: 23 Address: Pinewood Acres, Dover Charges: Possession of Crack Cocaine Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Javon Richardson
Age: 23
Address: Pinewood Acres, Dover
Charges:
Possession of Crack Cocaine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Grow Age: 25 Address: 400 Block Main Street, Little Creek, DE Charges: Possession of Heroin Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Heather Grow
Age: 25
Address: 400 Block Main Street, Little Creek, DE
Charges:
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Theresa Butcher Age: 40 Address: 1061 S. Little Creek Road (Dover East Estates) Charges:  Possession of Heroin Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Theresa Butcher
Age: 40
Address: 1061 S. Little Creek Road (Dover East Estates)
Charges:
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspiracy 3rd Degree

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Dover Police Arrest Man with 591 Bags of Heroin 5-21-15

Complaint # 50-15-13143

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:32PM

Location:  455 New Castle Avenue, Dover, Delaware

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

Narrative:

heroin

The Dover Police Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime (DVOC) Unit arrested a Dover man for dealing heroin on Tuesday evening.  At approximately 6:32PM, officers conducting surveillance in the area of 455 New Castle Avenue observed Eric Gray (22) conduct two separate drug transactions.  Gray was taken into custody during the second transaction without incident.  Dover Police then obtained a search warrant for the residence and located 591 bags of heroin and seized a total of $2,724.00 in suspected drug proceeds.  Eric Gray was charged with the following crimes:
-Possession of Heroin (Tier 5 Qty)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Eric Gray was committed to JTVCC in default of $70,000 cash bond.

Eric Gray Age: 22

Eric Gray
Age: 22

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 5-20-2015

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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Dover Police Expand Cadet Program, Accepting Applications 5-20-15

The Dover Police Department is now accepting additional applications for the Cadet Program.  The closing date for applications will be 4:00PM, June 3rd, 2015.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older with some college experience preferred (not required) and will be required to pass the standard Dover Police Department Physical Test.  For more information on the program, including the official job description/requirements, please visit: www.doverpolice.org/careers.  The cadet program has been expanded by three persons in order to serve as security for buildings such as the Dover Library and other areas.

DOWNLOAD DOVER POLICE CADET APPLICATION
OFFICIAL DOVER POLICE CADET PROGRAM

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Dover Police Create Video To Aid Child Cancer Patient 5-20-2015

After four months and 34 million views on Youtube alone, people around the world have seen the viral Dashcam Confessional featuring Officer Jeff Davis lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off hit single.  As a result of that video, the Dover Police Department has received messages from across the globe thanking us for brightening their day.  However, one of those messages stood out amongst the rest.

Victoria Marsh is a 13 and a half year old girl from Delaware.  (Victoria asked that we make sure everybody knows about the half.) Victoria, like most girls her age, is a huge fan of Taylor Swift.  She loves to sing and dance to her music, and even dressed as her idol for Halloween in 2014.  In December of 2014, Victoria complained to her parents about a pain in her ankle.  A week after visiting doctors at the AI Dupont Hospital for Children, doctors informed Victoria that she had a form of bone cancer; osteosarcoma.

In February, Victoria had the lower half of her left leg amputated.  Since then, she has been fitted with a prosthetic that she refers to as her “fancy foot.”  Her dream has always been to meet Taylor Swift and attend a concert.  The Dover Police Department, as a result of the Shake it Off video, received tickets from Taylor Swift’s record label for the June concert in Philadelphia, PA and offered them to the Marsh family.  Unfortunately, it was later learned that Victoria cannot attend because of her chemotherapy treatments.  Victoria chose to give the tickets to her sisters because of the support and love they provide her throughout her battle.  Cpl. Mark Hoffman, of the Dover Police Public Affairs Office, and Victoria’s mother, Karen, came up with the idea to create a video in hopes that Taylor Swift will see Victoria’s wish to Facetime or even meet Taylor during her upcoming tour stop in Philadelphia.  It is the hope of the family and the Dover Police Department that the video will quickly become popular and reach Taylor Swift so that Victoria’s wish will come true and she will gain support from around the country.

Page 2 of the letter

Page 2 of the letter

Page One of a letter from Victoria's mother to the Dover Police Department

Page One of a letter from Victoria’s mother to the Dover Police Department

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Four Arrested for Heroin Possession by Street Crimes and Probation Units 5-20-15

Complaint # 50-15-13122

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 2:00PM

Location:  Courtside Apts, United Way, Dover, Delaware

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Street Crimes and Safe Streets Units (comprised of Delaware Probation and Parole Officers) arrested four people for heroin possession on Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of Courtside Apartments, located on United Way.  Officers observed Jacob Leite inside a vehicle and were aware that he was wanted by the Delaware State Police on multiple warrants.  Upon contacting the occupants in the vehicle, officers discovered drug paraphernalia in plain view, leading the the discovery of .6 grams of heroin and multiple paraphernalia items.  Officers also learned that the driver of the vehicle, Matthew Wright, was wanted by the Delaware State Police as well.

Jacob Leite Age: 31 Address: Homeless Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Jacob Leite
Age: 31
Address: Homeless
Charges:
Possession of Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Matthew Wright Age: 25 Address: Homeless Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Matthew Wright
Age: 25
Address: Homeless
Charges:
Possession of Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspiracy 3rd Degree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Schock Age: 24 Address: Homeless Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Samantha Schock
Age: 24
Address: Homeless
Charges:
Possession of Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Heather Ridgeway Age: 33 Address: Homeless Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Heather Ridgeway
Age: 33
Address: Homeless
Charges:
Possession of Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspiracy 3rd Degree

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