Dover Man Arrested After Fleeing From Police With Handgun 3-27-15

Incident #: 50-15-7627  Date/Time:  Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:36AM

Location:  Unit Block of North Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

Narrative:
On Friday, March 27th at 4:36AM, the Dover Police Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit attempted to contact Thomas Clark (27) in the area of North Governors Avenue.  Clark fled from officers on foot and was caught after a lengthy foot pursuit.  Officers observed Clark drop an item while he ran, and when they returned to search the path that Clark ran, they discovered a Glock 9mm handgun, loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition and an obliterated serial number.  Clark was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7, where he was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $10,500 cash for the following charges:

-Possession of Firearm with Altered/Obliterated Serial Number
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited (Previous Felony Conviction)
-Resisting Arrest

-Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Photo of the gun that Clark was carrying

Photo of the gun that Clark was carrying

Thomas Clark Age: 27 Address: 200 Block of Mary Street

Thomas Clark
Age: 27
Address: 200 Block of Mary Street

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Weekly Shoplifter Arrests 3/19/15-3/26/15

The Dover Police Department responded to 10  shoplifting calls between Noon on March 19th and Noon on March 26th.  Of those 10 shoplifting complaints, four are still under investigation and arrests were made/warrants obtained in six cases. A total of six adults  were arrested or have warrants for their arrest during this period.

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Suspect Arrested in Residential Burglary 3-24-15

Incident #: 50-15-7195  Date/Time:  Sunday March 22, 2015 at  1:50AM

Location:  100 Block of South Bradford Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has arrested a Dover man after he broke into a residence on South Bradford Street on Sunday morning.  At approximately 1:50AM, the residents arrived home to find Thomas Fleetwood (50), holding their computer and various food items from their fridge.  The victims called 911 and Fleetwood charged the male victim and began to assault him.  Officers from the Dover Police Department soon arrived and took Fleetwood into custody.  Fleetwood is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $6,500 secured bond after being charged with the following crimes:
-1st Degree Burglary
-Attempted Theft
-Criminal Mischief
-Assault 3rd Degree

Thomas Fleetwod Age: 50 Dover, DE

Thomas Fleetwod
Age: 50
Dover, DE

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Burglary at Paradise Tans 3-24-15

Incident #: 50-15-7350  Date/Time:  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 1:40AM

Location:  Paradise Tans, 554 Garton Road, Dover,DE

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning burglary of Paradise Tans located at 554 Garton Road.  At approximately 1:40AM, an unknown suspect broke out a side window using a piece of concrete.  Once inside, the suspect removed the cash register that contained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area. It is believed the suspect injured themselves during the burglary as there were small droplets of blood found at the scene.  The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at www.tipsubmit.com.

PTANS

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 3-24-15

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 Earns Re-Accreditation from CALEA 3-24-15

The Dover Police Department is pleased to announce that it has obtained re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®).   The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence. The body of standards were developed using source materials voluntarily submitted by pre-existing state programs and by many state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide. Those standards were based on case law, state statutes, administrative mandates, model policies and professional management materials. There are a total of 479 standards.

Benefits of Accreditation

-Improves officer and public safety
-Addresses high risk management Issues
-Promotes operational efficiency through policy development
-Provides a norm for the agency to judge its performance
-Provides a basis to correct deficiencies before they become public problems
-Requires agencies to commit policies and procedures to writing
-Promotes accountability
-Verifies compliance
-Provides a means of independent evaluation of agency operations
-Minimizes an agency’s exposure to liability
-Potentially reduces liability insurance costs
-Enhances the reputation of the agency, thereby attracting the best qualified candidates for employment
-Increases public confidence

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Dover Police Department Publicly Releases 2014 Annual Report

The Dover Police Department has publicly released the 2014 annual report in its website this morning after it was presented before Dover City Council  on Monday, March 23rd.  The report can be viewed/downloaded at the following link:
2014 DOVER POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT

14 annual report

Media questions should be directed to the Public Information Officer, Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Email: mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us  Phone: 302-736-7130

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Weekly Shoplifter Arrests 3/12/15-3/19/15

The Dover Police Department responded to 13  shoplifting calls between Noon on March 12th and Noon on March 19th.  Of those 13 shoplifting complaints, three are still under investigation, one was unfounded, one store declined prosecution, and arrests were made/warrants obtained in eight cases. A total of six adults and two juveniles were arrested during this period.

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 3-17-15

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 Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle 3-17-15

Incident #: 50-15-6636  Date/Time:  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 4:47 PM

Location:  North State Street/North of Walker Road (Near Silver Lake Bridge)

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident where a pedestrian was struck.  The incident occurred at 4:47PM on Monday, March 16th when 19-year-old Brittany Paige (Dundalk, MD), was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on North State Street at the above mentioned location.  The victim had been jogging on the west side (southbound) of North State Street.  Traffic was stopped facing southbound at the Walker Road intersection, when the victim walked eastbound between stopped vehicles.  Numerous witnesses observed the victim looking at her cell phone with ear buds in her ears as she walked through the stopped traffic, then began to jog across the northbound lanes without looking for oncoming traffic.  The victim was struck by a Mazda sedan which had just turned left from Walker Road onto North State Street.  The victim was rushed to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where she was later pronounced dead due to the injuries suffered in the accident

mapCpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

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