Suspect Wanted in Northface Jacket Heist ID’d From Weekly Shoplifting Post, Police Seek Others Involved

Incident #: 50-14-28111  Date/Time:  October 17, 2014 at 2:31PM

Location: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dover Mall, 1365 North DuPont Highway

Narrative:
Dover Police have obtained warrants for Stephon Rivera (19) in connection with a shoplifting case where nearly $4,000 worth of Northface brand jackets were stolen.  According to store employees Rivera entered Dick’s Sporting Goods with an unknown suspect.  As the suspect’s roamed the store, the employee identified Rivera as being on the Dover Police Weekly Shoplifting Post for the week of October 9th-October 16th.  The employee had printed the post and checked to be certain it was Rivera.  When an employee offered to assist the suspects, Rivera quickly declined the offer and continued to roam the store with the other suspect.  A short time later, the suspects removed a total of 30 Northface brand jackets valued at $131.90 each for a total of $3957.00 and fled into a silver color Honda, then fleeing the parking lot.  Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Stephon Rivera 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.

Stephon Rivera Age: 19

Stephon Rivera
Age: 19

Shoplifting Arrests/Warrants October 9th-16th, 2014

 

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

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Apartment Burglarized, Firearms and Electronics Stolen 10-20-14

Incident #: 50-14-28348  Date/Time:  Between October 17-October 19, 2014

Location: 150 Building of Clearfield Apts, Haman Drive, Dover, DE 19901

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred in the 150 building of Clearfield Apartments over the weekend.  The victim left Friday, October 17th and upon his return on Sunday, October 19th, observed that the rear door of his residence was open and was forcibly opened, causing damage to the door jamb and surrounding frame.  A rear window and screen were also damaged.  Once inside, the unknown suspect(s) removed the following items:
-55″ television
-Toshiba laptop computer
-Gateway laptop computer
-Dell laptop computer
-XBOX and Wii Game Consoles with games/accessories
-2 black powder revolvers
-1 double barrel shotgun
-clarinet

The Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit is currently investigating this case and is asking for anyone with information to come forward.  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
302-736-7130

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Dover Police Investigate Shooting at American Legion 10-20-14

Incident #: 50-14-28269  Date/Time:  October 19, 2014, 12:58AM

Location: American Legion, 835 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

American Legion (Bay Road)

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a late night shooting that took place at the American Legion on Bay Road.  On Sunday, October 19th at approximately 12:58AM, officers responded to the American Legion for a report of several shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers observed several spent 9mm shell casings on  the north-east side of the parking lot, near a picnic area, as well as 9mm and .380 shell casings on the north-west side, indicating that gunfire was exchanged between at least two parties.  During the exchange of gunfire, a 26-year-old male was shot in the left hip.  The victim is currently listed in serious but stable condition.  While officers were attempting to clear the parking lot of remaining persons, an officer was standing next to an occupied vehicle when a gunshot was fired from within the vehicle.  The officer, who was unharmed, immediately took the occupants of the vehicle into custody with aid from other Dover officers.  Officers then located a black Jennings 9mm handgun in the rear of the vehicle.  Further investigation revealed that Darnell Waples (30) was in possession of the gun and fired it accidentally as he was trying to conceal it in the vehicle.  This incident is still under investigation with further charges pending the outcome of ballistics analysis.

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.

Darnell Waples Age: 30 Charges:  Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2x) Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon Reckless Endangering 1st Degree Bond: $32,500 Secured Currently held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

Darnell Waples
Age: 30

Charges:
Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2x)
Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Reckless Endangering 1st Degree

Bond: $32,500 Secured
Currently held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

 

 

 

 

Officer releasing this information:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer
302-736-7130

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Burglary of Two Local Businesses in Dover

Incident #: 50-14-28210/ 50-14-28230  Date:  October 17, 2014 between 830 pm and 0700 am

Location: 506 North DuPont Hwy (U and I Builders) and 508 North DuPont Hwy )AMCO Check Cashing), Dover, DE

Narrative:

On Friday October 17, 2014 between the hours of 830 pm and 0700 am on Saturday October 18, 2014 an unknown suspected committed a burglary at U and I Builders and the neighboring business of AMCO Check Cashing located directly next door to each other. Entry was made into U and I Builders by cutting a hole through the roof of the business and dropping down  inside. It appears the unknown suspect removed electronic equipment from U and I Builders before cutting a hole in the drywall and entering AMCO Check Cashing. Once the suspect was inside AMCO Check Cashing he removed an undisclosed amount of money and electronic equipment from the business. It appeared the unknown suspect fled the business through the 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:

Lt. David E. Spicer

Criminal Investigation Unit Commander

302-535-2827 (c)

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 10-17-14

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.


Click on images to enlarge.

 

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Dover Police Investigate Shots Fired 10-17-14

Incident #: 50-14-28054  Date/Time:  October 17, 2014, 2:13AM

Location: Vera Way , Dover, DE

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating an incident in which shots were fired in a Dover neighborhood.  At approximately 2:13 am, officers responded to the area of Vera Way for shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers discovered two spent shell casings in the area.  The Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the matter at this time.

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
302-736-7130

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Dover Police Announce Road Closures for Saturday, October 17th Events

 Dover is packed with activities on Saturday, October 17th including the Monster Mash Marathon, Delaware State University Homecoming Parade, and the 1st ever OktDoverFest. Please use caution when traveling in these areas and use alternative routes when available due to road closures and expected delays.

roads

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Weekly Shoplifting Arrests 10/9/14-10/16/14

Summary:
The Dover Police Department responded to twelve shoplifting calls between Noon on October 9th and Noon on October 16th. Two of those calls were determined to be Fraudulent Return attempts/Theft by False Pretense, bringing the total number of shoplifting cases to ten for the week. This is a decrease of eight calls from last week’s post. Of those ten shoplifting complaints, a merchant declined prosecution in one, two are still under investigation, and arrests were made in 7 cases. A total of 8 adults and one juvenile were arrested in those seven cases which were cleared by arrests. As the holiday season quickly approaches, the department hopes to continue to see a decrease or low volume of shoplifters for the remainder of the season.
Repeat Appearance:
Donald Caulk is on the shoplifting arrest notifications for the third time since the program was started in August 2014.

FINAL VERSION

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Two Subjects Arrested in Dover on Drug Charges

Incident #: 50-14-28048  Date:  October 16, 2014

Location: 428 North DuPont Hwy (Dover Inn Motel) , Dover, DE

Narrative:

On Thursday October 16, 2014 members of the City of Dover Operation Safe Streets Unit, Dover Police Patrol Unit, and Officers from the Dover Police Special Enforcement Unit contacted defendant Tyron Williams (20) and defendant Robert Tyler (24) at the Dover Inn Motel. Investigation revealed both defendants were residing at the motel and were both wanted by numerous courts on outstanding warrants. Upon contacted with defendant Tyron Williams 20.4 grams of crack cocaine, 8.5 grams of marijuana, and $981.00 in United States Currency was located in his possession. Defendant Robert Tyler was searched upon arrest and 16.9 grams of marijuana was located in his possession. Both defendant Williams and Tyler were committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of bond.

Officer releasing this information:

Lt. David E. Spicer

302-535-2827

Name: Tyron Williams Age: 20 Resides: Homeless Charges: Possession with intent to deliver Cocaine Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of a Tier 3 Quantity Possession of Marijuana Conspiracy 3rd Theft Criminal Trespass Emergency Capias from Probation and Parole

Name: Tyron Williams
Age: 20
Resides: Homeless
Charges: Possession with intent to deliver Cocaine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Tier 3 Quantity
Possession of Marijuana
Conspiracy 3rd
Theft
Criminal Trespass
Emergency Capias from Probation and Parole

Name: Robert Tyler Age: 24 Resides: Homeless Charges: Possession of Marijuana Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Conspiracy 3rd (5) Capias's from different courts

Name: Robert Tyler
Age: 24
Resides: Homeless
Charges: Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspiracy 3rd
(5) Capias’s from different courts

 

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Dover Teen Arrested for Rape 10-17-14

Incident #: 50-14-28023  Date:  October 16, 2014

Location: Residence on North Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
A 14-year-old was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Rape and Unlawful Imprisonment by the Dover Police Department Thursday afternoon.  The grandmother of the 12-year-old victim reported that she walked in her granddaughters room to find Sencier Mansfield (14), exposing himself.  The grandmother immediately responded to the Dover Police Department, where an interview was conducted with the victim.  During the investigation it was discovered that Mansfield forced the victim into a sexual act despite the victim’s best efforts to fight off Mansfield.  Sencier Mansfield is currently being held at the Stevenson Juvenile Detention Center in lieu of $20,500 bond.

A photo of Mansfield was not available at the time of this release.

Officer releasing this information:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer
302-736-7130

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