Weekly Shoplifting Arrests 11/13/14-11/20/14

Summary:
The Dover Police Department responded to 13 shoplifting calls between Noon on November 13th and Noon on November 20th.  Of those 13 shoplifting complaints, 9 are still under investigation, and 5 arrests were made in 3 cases. A total of 5 adults were arrested.

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Home Invasion Suspect Arrested After Police Receive Tip 11-20-14

Update:  Erick Wyatte was taken into custody by the Dover Police Department, after receiving an anonymous tip through the department Facebook page.  Police learned that Wyatte was in an apartment in the 700 Block of Bacon Avenue just before 8:00PM.  Members of the Dover Police Patrol Unit, Street Crimes Unit, and the Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit (DVOC) responded to the area and attempted to contact Wyatte at the residence, but the resident (Latoya Clark, 27), refused to allow officers to check the home.  Officer’s left the residence, but stayed in the area as DVOC officers monitored the home.  DVOC officer’s later observed a black male exit the residence and flee eastbound on foot.  The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a black backpack, and a dread-lock wig to conceal his identity.  Officer’s from the Street Crimes Unit and Patrol unit immediately set up a perimeter in a small patch of woods where it was believed Wyatte was hiding.  A K9 unit from the Capitol Police Department responded to assist in the search.  The K9 tracked along a hedgerow and located the dread-lock wig at the rear of a residence in the 800 block of Bacon Avenue, where Street Crimes Unit officers observed a subject peering out of a second floor window of the home.  Officer’s contacted the home owner and located Erick Wyatte inside the residence, where he was taken into custody without incident at 9:08PM.  Latoya Clark was also arrested and charged with Hindering Prosecution.  Wyatte was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $271,000 Secured Bond.  Please see original narrative and photo of Wyatte below.

The Dover Police Department is thankful for the assistance provided by the Capitol Police K9 Unit and the tip received by an anonymous citizen.

Latoya Clark Age: 27 Charge: Hindering Prosecution Bond: Released on Unsecured Bond

Latoya Clark
Age: 27
Charge: Hindering Prosecution
Bond: Released on Unsecured Bond

Incident #: 50-14-30975   Date: November 15, 2014, 10:48PM

Location:  700 Block of Bacon Avenue, Dover

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is seeking a 27-year-old Dover man in connection with a home invasion on Saturday, November 15th.  According to the male (29) and female (38) victims, Erick Wyatte kicked the exterior door open and entered their apartment.  Awaken by their dog, the victims walked into their living room, where they observed Wyatte standing at the top of the steps with a black handgun.  Wyatte demanded money, but fled after being approached by the male victim.  A short time later, a responding officer observed Wyatte near the victim residence.  Wyatte fled from the officer, and was unable to be taken into custody.  However, Wyatte dropped his wallet while running.  Inside of the wallet was his Delaware State Identification Card as well, further verifying his identity.

Erick Wyatte  Age: 27 Last Known Address: 401 East Wind Drive, Dover, DE Charges:  Attempted 1st Degree Robbery (x2) Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony Home Invasion (x2) Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited Criminal Mischief Under $1000.00

Erick Wyatte
Age: 27
Last Known Address: 401 East Wind Drive, Dover, DE

Charges:
Attempted 1st Degree Robbery (x2)
Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony
Home Invasion (x2)
Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
Criminal Mischief Under $1000.00 

 

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

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 11-17-14

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.


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Dover Man Wanted in Home Invasion 11-17-14

Incident #: 50-14-30975   Date: November 15, 2014, 10:48PM

Location:  700 Block of Bacon Avenue, Dover

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is seeking a 27-year-old Dover man in connection with a home invasion on Saturday, November 15th.  According to the male (29) and female (38) victims, Wyatte kicked the exterior door open and entered their apartment.  Awaken by their dog, the victims walked into their living room, where they observed Wyatte standing at the top of the steps with a black handgun.  Wyatte demanded money, but fled after being approached by the male victim.  A short time later, a responding officer observed Wyatte near the victim residence.  Wyatte fled from the officer, and was unable to be taken into custody.  However, Wyatte dropped his wallet while running.  Inside of the wallet was his Delaware State Identification Card as well, further verifying his identity.

Erick Wyatte  Age: 27 Last Known Address: 401 East Wind Drive, Dover, DE Charges:  Attempted 1st Degree Robbery (x2) Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony Home Invasion (x2) Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited Criminal Mischief Under $1000.00

Erick Wyatte
Age: 27
Last Known Address: 401 East Wind Drive, Dover, DE

Charges:
Attempted 1st Degree Robbery (x2)
Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony
Home Invasion (x2)
Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
Criminal Mischief Under $1000.00

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspects whereabouts 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 http://www.tipsubmit.com.

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

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Burglary at Vacant Capitol Shopping Center 11-17-2014

Incident #: 50-14-31041   Date: November 10-16, 2014

Location:  Walls of Wonder Tattoo, 1044 South DuPont Highway, Dover

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary of a vacant tattoo shop.  Walls of Wonder Tattoo, was located in Capitol Shopping Center at 1044 South Dupont Highway.  The shop, along with the rest of the center, was closed due to an asbestos problem in the building.  The owner periodically checked in on his businesses old location to ensure the items he was forced to leave behind were still there.  On Saturday, 11-16-14 at 1:29PM, he was checking on the business and reported the burglary to police.  The unknown suspect entered the business by cutting through a plastic covering, then broke a glass window at the front of the business, reaching in to unlock the door.  The suspect entered the business and stole a 47″ LG television and numerous DVD’s.

shoppingcenterAnyone 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 http://www.tipsubmit.com.

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

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Dover Police Street Crimes Unit Makes 1st Arrest 11-14-14

It didn’t take long at all for the new Dover Police Street Crimes Unit to make an impact when they hit the streets of Dover today.  The day began with a 7:30AM briefing to review the goals and objectives of the unit as well as the areas to cover, followed by a ten-minute photo session with the Delaware News Journal at 9:00AM.  By 9:45AM, the unit arrested Ezekiel Benson (24) of Dover.  The Street Crimes Unit observed Benson inside of the Dover Public Library and learned that he had an active capias from Superior Court for his arrest.  When officers contacted Benson, he began yelling and screaming at the officers and pulled away from officers as they attempted to take Benson into custody.  Once Benson was arrested, the officers discovered 5.1 grams of crack cocaine on his person.  Benson was brought back to the Dover Police Department where he was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and the Local Fugitive Charge for his active capias.  Officers also seized $110.00 in suspected drug profits from Benson.  Bond information for Benson was not available at the time of this release.

By 2:30PM, the unit took enforcement action for public urination in an alley and an illegal dice game.  Details of those arrests/citations were not available at the time of release.
The Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit was formed shortly after a series of shootings in Dover, sparking the need to increase proactive enforcement by the department.  The unit is temporary and will stay together for the remainder of 2014 and be further evaluated at that time.  Chief Bernat, of the Dover Police Department, would like to see the department continue it’s proactive enforcement but stated that the department simply needs more police officers in order to make that happen.

Information Released By: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Ezekiel Benson Age: 24 Hometown: Dover, DE

Ezekiel Benson
Age: 24
Hometown: Dover, DE

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Major Marvin Mailey Graduates from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

maileyThe Northwestern University Center for Public Safety issued a press release this week, announcing the graduation of Major Marvin Mailey from the School of Police Staff and Command at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.  Mailey was a member of the 364th Class which accommodated a total of 45 students for a 10-week period from July 21st-September 26th of 2014.

The 10 -week program, located in Nashville, Tennessee, provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session.  The major topics of study include: Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Police Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation.

Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes in addition to a staff study paper that are all required parts of the curriculum.  Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of 6 units of undergraduate credit from the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

nwuThe Center for public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community.  Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of Police Training, Management Training,                                                  and Executive Development.

The Dover Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Major Marvin Mailey’s attendance at this program and are extremely proud of his accomplishments.  “We are excited to have Major Mailey back at the department after being gone for the 10-week period, and look forward to his leadership and fresh ideas obtained from his educational experience” said Chief Paul Bernat.

Major Marvin Mailey and his wife, Charlene stand with Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen (Far Left), and Diver Police Chief Paul Bernat (Far Right) at a recent promotion ceremony.

Major Marvin Mailey and his wife, Charlene stand with Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen (Far Left), and Diver Police Chief Paul Bernat (Far Right) at a recent promotion ceremony.

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Weekly Shoplifting Arrests 11/6/14-11/13/14

Summary:
The Dover Police Department responded to 16 shoplifting calls between Noon on November 6th and Noon on November 13th.  Of those 16 shoplifting complaints, prosecution was declined by two merchants, two were unfounded, seven are still under investigation, and arrests were made in 5 cases. A total of 4 adults and one juvenile were arrested.

Shoplifting Arrests 11/6/14-11/13/14

Shoplifting Arrests 11/6/14-11/13/14

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Burglary at Cannon Mills Leasing Office 11-13-14

Incident #: 50-14-30615   Date: November 12, 2014

Location:  Cannon Mills Leasing Office 105 Katrina Way, Dover

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary of the Cannon Mills Leasing Office that occurred at approximately 4:32AM on November 12, 2014.  The suspect pried open the sprinkler room door at the rear of the building to gain entry.  Once inside, the suspect cut a hole in the drywall and entered the fitness room where they attempted to pry/cut a television off of the wall, but fled without it.  Police suspect this is another incident tied to prior burglary incidents with similar methods of entry dating back to September of 2014.

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 http://www.tipsubmit.com.

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

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Four Juveniles Arrested for Business Park Burglaries 11-13-14

Incident #: 50-14-30378/30442/30443   Date: November 9, 2014

Location:  Various Businesses in Tudor Industrial Park, Dover, DE

Narrative:
Four teenagers were arrested by the Dover Police Department after breaking into three businesses in the Tudor Industrial Park on the night of Sunday, November 9th.  The following businesses were broken into by the group:
LineX, 1053 Barl Court 50-14-30378
The suspects used a cigarette receptacle to break the front window to the business.  Once inside, the suspects ransacked the business.

Tudor Enterprises, 1055 Barl Court 50-14-30442
The suspects used a cigarette receptacle to break the front window to the business.  Once inside, the suspects ransacked the business.

Frito-Lay, 701 Otis Drive 50-14-30443
The suspects entered the business through an unsecured rear door.  Once inside, they stole several bags of chips from the business.

The teens were captured on video surveillance and identified by an officer assigned to the Youth Division of the Dover Police Department, leading to the arrest of the four teens.

The following juveniles have all been arrested and charged in the burglaries:

  • Tanagon T. Sripongsai, 15, Dover
  • David Exum, 13, Dover
  • Price Cain, 14, Dover
  • Skyler Riddagh, 15, Smyrna

All the suspects were charged with the following crimes:

  • 3rd Degree Burglary (3 counts)
  • Possession of Burglar Tools (2 counts)
  • Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 (2 counts)
  • Theft Under $1,500 (1 count)
Tudor Industrial Park, South Little Creek Road, Dover

Tudor Industrial Park, South Little Creek Road, Dover

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