Dover Police Offer Halloween Safety Information

With the upcoming Halloween events around the City of Dover, the Dover Police Department would like to remind parents, children, and motorists to remain alert and keep safety a top priority during this Halloween season.  While we will have extra officers on the streets and in our neighborhoods on Halloween Night, it is important to take note of the safety tips we have provided below.

Trick or Treat Date/Times:

  • Friday, October 31st 6:00PM-8:00PM

Motorist Safety Tips:

  • Motorists are asked to drive with an abundance of caution and travel at a reduced speed in residential areas.
  • Many children and adults will be walking through residential areas and depending on the availability of sidewalks, may be near or on the roadway.
  • Be aware of children inadvertently darting across the street in the path of vehicles.

Trick or Treating Safety Tips:

  • Children should NEVER go Trick or Treating alone.  They should be with a parent/guardian, or a group of friends at all times.
  • Stay off of main roadways.
  • Costumes should fit properly, with no loose/hanging items.
  • Consider face paint instead of masks as they can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Trick or Treaters should carry a flashlight at all times.
  • Utilize glow sticks and/or reflective tape/material attached to costumes and bags for added visibility.
  • Before crossing the street, always look in both directions twice to make sure no vehicles are coming.
  • Inspect all candy to ensure it is not tampered with, prior to consuming it.

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Sex Offender Ordinance for Halloween Festivities:

The Dover Police Department Sex Offender Enforcement Unit would like to remind all offenders living within the City of Dover of the ordinance in regards to Halloween/Holiday festivities.  The Dover Police Department will have extra officers on duty to ensure that offenders comply with the new ordinance, and be on the lookout for suspicious/unsafe activity. If there are any questions or concerns, or you would like to report a non-compliant offender, please notify the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

70-7  Registered Sex Offenders

e)  Prohibited activities for sexual offenders.

(1)  It is unlawful for any sexual offender to participate in a holiday event or practice involving children under 18 years of age, such as distributing candy or other items to children on Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, or any other holiday or event. Participation is to be defined as attendance at, or taking part of, or cooperation with an event.

(2)  It is unlawful for any sexual offender to wear costumes for the primary purpose of entertaining, attracting, or encouraging interaction with children.

(3)Any person designated a sexual offender shall be required on October thirty-first of each year or any other day upon which Halloween is celebrated to:

a.  Avoid all Halloween related contact with children;

b.  Post a sign at his/her residence stating, “No candy or treats at this residence.” Such signs shall be in letters at least two inches high and shall be legible from the street or road adjacent to the residence;

c.  Except for lighting provided on a year round basis by a sexual offender or the owner or manager of a multi-family residential unit for the purpose of security or walkway or hallway illumination, all outside residential lighting shall be off during the evening hours after 5:00 p.m., and no exterior holiday decorations shall be exhibited on the sexual offender’s residence or on the property upon which the residence is located.

(4)  Holiday events or practices in which the sexual offender is the parent or guardian of the child or children involved, and where no non-familial children are present, are exempt from this section.

 

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Man Arrested for Kidnapping and Rape 10-31-14

Incident #: 50-14-29346  Date/Time:  October 23rd-October 30th

Location: Long Point Road, Dover, DE

Narrative:
On Thursday, October 30th, just before 12:00PM, the Dover Police Department responded to the McDonald’s located at 879 North DuPont Highway for a suspicious note left on the women’s bathroom wall.  The note, written in makeup, suggested that the writer was the victim of kidnapping and was being held against her will since October 23rd, by her estranged husband, Brandon Turner (28).  Detectives from the Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit were able to obtain video surveillance from the McDonald’s and neighboring businesses.

Surveillance Footage from McDonald's (left) and neighboring business (right) show suspect, Brandon Turner.  The victim has been removed from the images to protect her identity.

Surveillance Footage from McDonald’s (left) and neighboring business (right) show suspect, Brandon Turner. The victim has been removed from the images to protect her identity.

Based on the footage, officers searched the area, believing they were on foot at the time based on the clothing the suspect and victim were wearing.  Approximately 3 hours after the initial call to McDonald’s, detectives located the pair outside of the Dover Mall and took Turner into custody without incident.  The victim, a 25-year-old female, transported to the Dover Police Department for further investigation.  The investigation revealed that on Thursday, October 23rd, Brandon Turner kidnapped the victim from the area of North Little Creek Road.  Turner then took the victim to a residence on Long Point Road, where he duct taped her to a bed and proceeded to rape her multiple times.  Turner had held the victim against her will until police discovered the note on the restroom wall, and located the pair on Thursday, October 30th.  The victim had a no-contact order on file against Brandon Turner since August 4, 2014 from a previous incident.  It was also learned that Turner was riding a green Kawasaki motorcycle, which was reported stolen from Delaware State Police Troop 9.  Turner is currently being held on $651,500 Cash bond at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

Brandon Turner Age: 28 Hometown: Rock Hall, Maryland Charges: Rape 2nd Degree (x12) Kidnapping 2nd Degree  Receiving Stolen Property Breach of Release (No-Contact Order)

Brandon Turner
Age: 28
Hometown: Rock Hall, MarylandCharges:
Rape 2nd Degree (x12)
Kidnapping 2nd Degree
Receiving Stolen Property
Breach of Release (No-Contact Order)

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Two Men Arrested in Residential Burglary 10-30-14

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Incident #: 50-14-29316  Date/Time:  Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:07AM

Location: Residence in the 200 Block of West Division Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary in downtown Dover.  The incident occurred when two suspects broke a 1st floor window to a residence in the 200 block of West Division Street and attempted entry into the unoccupied home.  As police arrived to the area, they observed the suspects (Matthew Gannon Jr. and Jamal Bumgarder) walking off of the porch of the residence.  Police quickly detained the suspects without incident.  Several witnesses in the area advised police they observed the suspects fleeing the residence just prior to police arrival on scene.  Both suspects are being held at James T. Vaughn in lieu of secured bond.

Matthew Gannon Jr. Age: 30 Charges:  Attempted Burglary 2nd Criminal Mischief Conspiracy 2nd Bond: $6700.00 Secured

Matthew Gannon Jr.
Age: 30

Charges:
Attempted Burglary 2nd
Criminal Mischief
Conspiracy 2nd

Bond: $6700.00 Secured

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Jamal Bumgarder
Age: 21

Charges:
Attempted Burglary 2nd
Criminal Mischief
Conspiracy 2nd

Bond: $3600.00 Secured

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Search Warrant Leads to the Seizure of 7.82 Grams of Fentanyl Powder

Incident #: 50-14-29303  Date/Time: Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 2030 pm

Location: Residence in the Unit Block of S. Governors Ave, Dover, DE

Narrative:

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2030 hours the City of Dover Police Department Operation Safe Streets Unit and the City of Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit contacted defendant Michael Collier 25, defendant Sherae Teagle 35, defendant  Kevin Apgar 36, defendant Crystal Apgar 34, and defendant Daekwon Tilghman 18 at a residence in the Unit Block of S. Governors Ave in Dover, DE. A search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence at the above location. Officers seized 7.82 grams of Fentanyl powder, (Equivalent to 521 bags), plastic bags, wax paper, and rubber bands which is used to package and sell drugs was also seized from the residence. Defendant Daekwon Tilghman was wanted by the State of Delaware Probation and Parole for cutting off his home confinement bracelet. Defendant Michael Collier, and Kevin Apgar were committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $55,200.00 secured bond. Defendant Sherae Teagle, and Crystal Apgar were released from JP#7 on $27,200.00 unsecured bond. Defendant Daekwon Tilghman was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $1000.00 secured bond. There was no photograph available for defendant Sherae Teagle at the time of this news release. Defendant Sherae Teagle was arrested for Possession with intent to deliver Fentanyl, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Tier 4 Quantity, and Conspiracy 2nd.

Officer releasing this information:

Lt. David E. Spicer

Criminal Investigation Unit Commander

302-535-2827 (C)

Name: Michael Collier Age: 25 Resides: 100 Block of W. North St, Dover, DE Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of a Tier 4 Quantity Conspiracy 2nd

Name: Michael Collier
Age: 25
Resides: 100 Block of W. North St, Dover, DE
Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Tier 4 Quantity
Conspiracy 2nd

Name: Kevin Apgar Age: 36 Resides: Unit Block of S. Governors Ave, Dover, DE Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Tier 4 Quantity Conspiracy 2nd

Name: Kevin Apgar
Age: 36
Resides: Unit Block of S. Governors Ave, Dover, DE
Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Tier 4 Quantity
Conspiracy 2nd

Name: Crystal Apgar Age: 34 Resides: Unit Block of S. Governors Ave, Dover, DE Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of a Tier 4 Quantity Conspiracy 2nd

Name: Crystal Apgar
Age: 34
Resides: Unit Block of S. Governors Ave, Dover, DE
Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Tier 4 Quantity
Conspiracy 2nd

Name: Daekwon Tilghman Age: 18 Resides: 400 Block of Sussex Ave Dover, DE Charges: Theft Violation of Probation

Name: Daekwon Tilghman
Age: 18
Resides: 400 Block of Sussex Ave Dover, DE
Charges: Theft
Violation of Probation

 

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Residential Burglary, South New Street 10-29-14

burgimiageIncident #: 50-14-29163  Date/Time: Between 5:30PM-7:20PM on Tue., 10-28-14

Location: Residence in the Unit Block of South New Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the unit block of South New Street sometime between 5:30PM and 7:20PM on Tuesday, October 28th.  The suspect forced entry into the residence by kicking in a back door.  The suspect then kicked in a locked door to the master bedroom, eventually removing an undisclosed amount of cash from the bedroom, and fleeing the residence. 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.

Unit Block of South New Street

Unit Block of South New Street

Officer releasing this information:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 10-29-14

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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Gold Alert Issued for Dover Man 10-28-14

Incident #: 50-14-28918  Date/Time:  October 26th, 2014 4:00AM

Location: 1400 Block of Hancock Avenue, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a 26-year-old Dover man, after going missing Sunday night.  Jeremy Morris, was reported missing at 4:00AM on Sunday, October 26th by his mother who advised police that her son has a condition that puts his health and safety at risk if on his own for too long a period of time.  Morris is believed to have left his residence on foot and left his ID, wallet, and other important items at his residence.  It is unknown what clothing Morris was wearing when he left his residence.  Anyone with any information on Morris’ whereabouts should contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or notify their local law enforcement agency.

Jeremy Morris Age: 26 Gold Alert Issued by Dover Police Department

Officer releasing this information:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer

 

 

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Burglary at Dover Doctor’s Office 10-28-14

Incident #: 50-14-28986  Date:  Between 10-26-14 and 10-27-14

Location: Dr. Milligan’s Office, 766 South State Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a Doctor’s office overnight Sunday.  Sometime between 11:45PM on Sunday, October 26th and 7:16AM on Monday, October 27th, an unknown suspect(s) entered the office through an unsecured window.  Once inside, the suspect(s) removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the building and fled through a rear door.

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 this information:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 10-28-14

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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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle 10-27-14

Incident #: 50-14-28955  Date/Time:  Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 7:05PM

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd/South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department responded to a an accident involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on Sunday evening in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and South DuPont Highway in Dover.  A 37-year-old female was crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd n/b and began to walk e/b on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd towards oncoming traffic for unknown reasons.  A vehicle swerved to miss the woman, but a second vehicle struck the woman.  The vehicle was a blue Chevrolet Impala.  The woman was admitted to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where she is currently in critical condition.  Dover Police is in the process of contacting the woman’s next of kin, and will not release her name at the present time.  The operator of the vehicle waited for police arrival and is not facing any charges.

Officer releasing this information:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer

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