Dover Police and Crime Stoppers Announce Reward for Information in Unsolved 2014 Homicide

The Dover Police Department and Delaware Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance from the public to help solve an open homicide case from August of 2014.  Tyson Henry (24), of New Castle, Delaware was leaving a party at a residence in Simon Circle, when gunfire crimestoperupted.  Henry was struck and later succumbed to his injuries.  Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000.00 to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction.  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.

Original Press 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

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 01-30-2015

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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Weekly Shoplifter Arrests 1/22/15-1/29/15

The Dover Police Department responded to 14 shoplifting calls between Noon on January 22nd and Noon on January 29th.  Of those 14 shoplifting complaints, one was unfounded,  6 are still under investigation, and arrests were made/warrants obtained in 7 cases. A total of 6 adults were arrested or are wanted for shoplifting during this period, with one adult being caught twice.

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Dover Police Extends Application Deadline for Cadet Program 1-25-2015

The Dover Police Department is now accepting applications for the Cadet Program approved to begin in 2015.  The closing date for applications will be 4:00PM, on Friday, February 13th, 2015, a week later than previously announced.  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.

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Man Flees After Forcing Victim In Vehicle, Crashed Into Fence 1-29-15

Complaint#:  50-15-2428     Date/Time:  Thursday, January 29th at 1:41AM
Location: 600 Block of North Governors Avenue

Narrative:
At approximately 1:41AM, on Thursday morning, officers from the Dover Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of North Governors Avenue for a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, officers observed a green Volkswagen Passat in the back yard of a residence, after it drove through a fence.  Police on scene learned that the driver (later identified as Matthew Stanford-51) had fled the vehicle on foot.  The passenger, a 29-year-old female, suffered several facial lacerations and was treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  Further investigation revealed that Stanford forced the female victim (who is an acquaintance) into the vehicle against her will and began driving recklessly and refused to let the victim out of the vehicle or slow his driving.  It was determined that the vehicle was traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour, which led to the collision with the fence as Stanford was unable to control the vehicle.  A short time later, officers located Stanford in the 300 block of West Division Street and attempted to contact him.  Stanford fled on foot from police but was arrested after a brief foot pursuit.

Stanford was charged with the following offenses:

  • Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Reckless Endangering
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Reckless Driving
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Several miscellaneous motor vehicle violations
Matthew Stanford Age: 51 Bond: $3900.00 Unsecured

Matthew Stanford
Age: 51
Bond: $3900.00 Unsecured

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Dover Man Arrested with 28.7 Grams of Cocaine Found in Prosthetic Leg 1-27-15

Complaint#:  50-15-2117     Date/Time:  Monday, January 26th at 2:32PM
Location:  McKee Road, South of College Road

Narrative:
A Dover man was arrested with 28.7 grams of cocaine after a traffic stop Monday afternoon.  The Dover Police Department Safe Streets Unit stopped a white Chevrolet Tahoe in the area of McKee Road, South of College Road at 2:32PM on Monday afternoon.  During the stop, a Dover Police K9 alerted on the vehicle, indicating there was illegal narcotics in the vehicle.  A search of the front seat passenger (Marlow Holmes-39) was found to be in possession of 28.7 grams of cocaine, hidden in a prosthetic leg.

Marlow Holmes Age: 39 Hometown: Dover, DE Charges:  Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine Possession of Cocaine Tier 5 Quantity Cocaine Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Marlow Holmes
Age: 39
Hometown: Dover, DE

Charges:
Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
Possession of Cocaine Tier 5 Quantity Cocaine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bond: $81,000 secured bond (Committed to JTVCC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 01-27-2015

The following image contains the newest Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 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 Investigating Suspicious Death 1-26-15

Complaint#:  50-15-2117     Date/Time:  Sunday, January 25th at 10:29AM
Location:  Railroad Tracks South of Walker Road, Near City of Dover Warehouse

Narrative:  On Sunday, January 25th at approximately 10:29AM, the Dover Police Department received a call from a witness stating they discovered a body lying next to the railroad tracks at the above mentioned location.  Upon arrival, police discovered the body of 18-year-old Jordan M. Peck, of Dover.  The Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the death as being suspicious.  The Dover Police Department will release further details at a later time, but has questioned at least one person of interest in the case.  Persons with any information about the case are asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 302-736-7111.

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Dover Police to Participate in Community Forum Discussing Public Relations with Law Enforcement

In conjunction with the Psi Iota Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, The Dover Police Department, along with the Social Justice Committee of Whatcoat United Methodist Church, the Social Actions Committee of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Dover, the Delaware Chapter of NOBLEE (National Organization Of Black Law Enforcement Executives), and members of the New Castle County, Wilmington, and Delaware State Police Departments will hold an open community forum to address relations between the police and the community. The purpose of the forum is to foster dialogue and challenge those who attend to create solutions to a variety of issues in various communities and develop ways to improve the relationship between police and the public they serve.

Goals of the forum include to teach attendees how to best handle situations involving the police, challenge attendees to take active roles in their communities to resolve issues by cooperating with police investigation, forming/joining neighborhood watch programs, youth groups, and more. There will be a panel of experts that includes community leaders, students, and law enforcement professionals to answer questions from multiple perspectives.

Other questions the forum intends to address include, but are not limited to:

  • What barriers exist between police and the community, and how can they be eliminated?
  • What issues are youth facing? How can the police and the community target youth with prevention programs and gain their cooperation?

The forum is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 6th from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Whatcoat United Methodist Church, located at 341 Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE 19904 and is open to the general public.

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Dover Police Prepared for Winter Storm, Issues Safety/Preparedness Tips 1-25-2015

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LATEST WINTER STORM UPDATE:

While there is still uncertainty regarding the amounts of snow the Dover area will see beginning Monday and throughout Tuesday, there is little doubt that a winter storm is on the way. Early predictions range in expected snow accumulation of 4-10″ inches for the Dover/Kent County Region with sustained winds of 15-25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph.  Blowing/drifting snow will make efforts to clear roadways more difficult.  A winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6:00PM Monday, January 26th through Noon on Tuesday, January 27th.  Updated weather reports can be found here: National Weather Service-Dover, DE

CITY OF DOVER CITIZENS:

  • The City of Dover Police Department will continue normal patrol operations throughout the duration of the storm and has a fleet of 4×4 vehicles prepared to continue to serve the City of Dover.
  • The following streets must be cleared of parked vehicles within 1 hour of the first snowfall: Division Street, Water Street, Governors Avenue, and State Street. Vehicles not moved are subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expense by the City of Dover Police Department.
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  • City of Dover residents must clear their sidewalks of snow within 24 hours after final snowfall. This code is strictly enforced by City of Dover Inspections/Code Enforcement.
  • The City is requesting that residents NOT leave trash cans and other items on the curb/sidewalks to allow room for the plows to clear the roadways without obstacles.
    If possible, do not park on any roadsides to allow plows the ability to properly clear roadways.

TRAVEL:

The City of Dover Police Department strongly urges motorists to avoid any unnecessary travel once the snow begins to fall. Driving only puts you and public safety workers at risk. This also allows the plow drivers plenty of room on our roadways to properly clear the roads of accumulating snow. If you must travel, please follow the following recommendations:

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PREPARATION TIPS:

The American Red Cross recommends the following preparations for winter storms:

Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
Flashlight
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
Extra batteries
First aid kit
Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Cell phone with chargers
Family and emergency contact information
Extra cash
Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
Tools/supplies for securing your home
Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood or coal-burning stoves
SHELTER INFORMATION:

People seeking shelter should dial 211 from any phone. An Intake Housing Specialist will be available to assist between the hours of M-F; 8-5. After hours calls to 211 will be directed to shelters with openings. Additional Code Purple shelter information is listed below (copied from Code Purple website):

Code Purple will be in effect, Friday January 23 , 2015 thru Saturday January 31, 2015. The following sanctuaries will be open (please note times and addresses to follow after the schedule) 

Friday January 23
Mt Carmel (men only) opens 5pm Overflow to Dover Interfaith Mission
Shepherd’s Place (women and children) 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) opens 5pm
Saturday January 24
Mt Carmel (men only) Overflow to Dover Interfaith opens 5pm
Shepherd’s Place (women and children) opens 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) opens 5pm
Sunday January 25
Dover Presbyterian (men only) opens 5pm
Wyoming UMC (men only) opens 6pm
Shepherd’s Place (women and children) opens 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) opens 5pm
Monday January 26
Dover Presbyterian Church (men only) overflow to Dover Interfaith opens 5pm
Calvary Baptist Church (women and children) opens 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) opens 5pm
Tuesday January 27
Dover Presbyterian (men only) opens 5pm
Wyoming UMC (men) opens 6pm
Calvary Baptist Church (women and children) opens 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) opens 5pm
Wednesday January 28
Dover Presbyterian Church (men only) opens 5pm Overflow to Dover Interfaith
Wesley UMC (women and children) opens 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) opens 5pm
Thursday January 29
Mt Carmel Church (men only) opens 5pm
Wyoming UMC (men only) opens 6pm
Christ Church (men only) overflow for men opens 5pm
Wesley UMC (women and children) opens 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) opens 5pm
Friday January 30
Mt Carmel (men only) opens 5pm
Wyoming UMC (men only) opens 6pm
Christ Church (men only) overflow for men opens 5pm
Shepherd’s Place (women and children) opens 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) opens 5pm
Saturday January 31
Mt Carmel (men only) opens 5pm
Wyoming UMC (men only) opens 6pm
Shepherd’s Place (women and children) opens 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) opens 5pm

Addresses for the Sanctuaries:

Calvary Baptist Church 410 Fulton Street Dover, DE
Christ Church 523 South State Street Dover, DE
Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing 684 Forest Street Dover, DE (302-736-3600)
Dover Presbyterian Church 54 S State Street Dover, DE (entrance is on Reed Street)
Milford Community Center 105 NE Front Street Milford, DE
Mt Carmel Church 117 N West Street Dover, DE
Shepherd’s Place 1362 S Governor’s Ave Dover, DE
Wesley UMC 209 S State Street Dover, DE (Building behind the Church on E North Street- purple lights in the window)
Wyoming UMC 216 Wyoming Mill Road Dover, DE 19901

Morning leave time is 7am for each day listed.

Please call 1-800-733-6816 for any further updates this week

PETS:
***A Message from the Dover Police Animal Control Unit***
10929195_825574020817721_1803610606467899371_nWith temperatures below freezing, please remember to bring your pets inside in the cold weather, snow, and ice. Animal Cruelty is a crime in Delaware. If it is too cold outside for you, it’s probably too cold outside for your pets. If you must leave your pets outside, it is required they have adequate shelter, consisting of three sides and a roof, and fresh (unfrozen) water at all times. Wood chips are an excellent idea for bedding and allow for adequate drainage/drying.  Blankets/towels will absorb moisture and can worsen the situation for the animal. A plastic covering or an unused thick door mat covering the doghouse entrance works excellent to keep the wind out if you need a makeshift door. Dover Police Animal Control will be conducting checks on animals in the City of Dover to ensure adequate shelter or water laws are followed and seizing animals if violations are found. Animal Cruelty in the City of Dover fines can range up to $100.00 per dog with stiffer penalties for violations of state laws. Please report any animal cruelty to the Dover Police Department 302-736-7111.

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