Man Arrested With 51 Bags of Heroin

Incident #: 50-14-22874  Date/Time: August 28th, 2014 at 5:16PM

Location: Independence Blvd and Liberty Drive, Dover, DE

Narrative:
Members of the Dover Police Department’s Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit, along with members of SAFE Streets arrested a man in possession of 51 bags of heroin.  Dion Williams (22) was contacted in the area of Independence Blvd. and Liberty Drive at approximately 5:16PM on Thursday afternoon.  Williams fled from the officers, leading them on a brief foot pursuit.  Once Williams was taken into custody, officers discovered 51 bags of heroin on Williams’ person.  Williams was issued an emergency capias by Delaware Probation and Parole and is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

Dion Williams Age: 22 Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Resisting Arrest

Dion Williams
Age: 22
Charges:
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Resisting Arrest

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 8-28-14

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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Dover Police Release Photos from Wednesday Morning Shooting on Kirkwood Street 8-28-14

Update:
Police have released the below images in hopes of gaining additional witness information to the Kirkwood Street shooting that occurred on the morning of August 27th.  The suspect is seen wearing a two-tone top, following the victim who was walking westbound on Fulton Street between New and Queen Streets.  Detectives believe that witnesses may have seen or recognize the suspect based on the distinct clothing he is seen wearing.  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.

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Suspect walking westbound, following victim on Fulton Street, between New and Queen Streets

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Suspect walking westbound, following victim on Fulton Street, between New and Queen Streets

Incident #: 50-14-22678  Date/Time: August 27th, 2014 at10:08AM

Location: Area of Kirkwood Street and Division Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
Dover police are on the scene of a shooting in the area of Kirkwood and Division Streets that occurred at approximately 10:08 this morning.  A male victim suffered a gunshot wound to his foot and is being treated at a local hospital.  The suspect was described as a dark-skinned black male, last seen wearing blue jeans, a 2-tone brown sweatshirt, and has a light mustache.  The suspect was last seen running northbound from the scene.  Dover Officers along with officers from the Delaware State Police K9 and Aviation Units are on scene checking the area for the suspect.  Wesley College and area Dover schools made the decision to place their campuses on lock-down as a precautionary measure.  The department will issue a release providing further details 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.

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 8-28-14

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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Weekly Shoplifting Arrests 8/21-8/28

The Dover Police Department responded to 26 complaints of shoplifting at various retailers from August 21, 2014 through August 28, 2014.  At the time of this release, 19 arrests were made, 16 cases cleared, with 10 currently under investigation.  Juvenile arrests for shoplifting have dropped significantly, which can be attributed to the school year.  Next week’s arrests will include arrests from August 28th through September 4th. For more information on the department’s goals of this program, CLICK HERE.

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Dover Police, With Aid From Other Agencies, Wrap Up 2-Day Warrant Roundup Operation 8-28-14

The Dover Police, along with other law enforcement agencies have wrapped up a successful 2-day warrant roundup operation.  Beginning in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 26th and ending Wednesday, August 27th, officers from the Dover Police Department, U.S. Marshall’s 1st State Fugitive Task Force, Delaware State Police, Department of Corrections, and Probation and Parole worked together to track and apprehend persons with outstanding warrants for their arrest.  The operation was a success, with 34 persons being arrested on numerous criminal charges as well as several capias’ issued by courts across the state.  Officers involved in the roundup operation stated that all persons arrested were generally cooperative and considered the operation one of their most successful warrant roundups in recent history.  The Dover Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance:

United States Marshalls 1st State Fugitive Task Force
Delaware State Police
Delaware Department of Corrections
Delaware Probation and Parole

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

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications 8-27-14

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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Police Investigating Morning Shooting In Area of Division Street and Kirkwood Street 8-27-14

Incident #: 50-14-22678  Date/Time: August 27th, 2014 at10:08AM

Location: Area of Kirkwood Street and Division Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
Dover police are on the scene of a shooting in the area of Kirkwood and Division Streets that occurred at approximately 10:08 this morning.  A male victim suffered a gunshot wound to his foot and is being treated at a local hospital.  The suspect was described as a dark-skinned black male, last seen wearing blue jeans, a 2-tone brown sweatshirt, and has a light mustache.  The suspect was last seen running northbound from the scene.  Dover Officers along with officers from the Delaware State Police K9 and Aviation Units are on scene checking the area for the suspect.  Wesley College and area Dover schools made the decision to place their campuses on lock-down as a precautionary measure after police informed them of the situation and made the suggestion to do so.  The department will issue a release providing further details 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.

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Kirkwood Street Homicide Ruled Act of Self Defense

Incident #: 50-14-22395  Date/Time: August 24th, 2014 at 4:16PM

Location: South Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department has ruled Sunday afternoons homicide that occurred on South Kirkwood Street an act of self-defense.  The incident took place at approximately 4:16PM, when 33-year-old Yusif Lamb, of Montclair, New Jersey died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.  Within hours of the shooting, detectives developed Shamarr Willingham (32) as being involved in the shooting death of Lamb, and originally obtained warrants for Willingham for Reckless Endangering 1st Degree and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.  The investigation revealed that Lamb had intentions of confronting Willingham in regards to a dispute involving a woman who Lamb previously had a relationship with.  Lamb made physically-threatening statements to Willingham in person and on social media leading up to Sunday’s shooting.  Lamb was driven to Willingham’s residence on South Kirkwood Street in the red Jeep Commander previously released by police as a suspect vehicle along with at least one other vehicle.  Lamb, along with several other people, exited the vehicles that arrived.  Willingham, who was in front of his residence, was confronted by Lamb and the other suspects.  Lamb and Willingham exchanged words briefly at which time Lamb pointed a handgun at Willingham.  Willingham, fearing for his life, used a handgun that was legally purchased and  registered to him, to fire at Yusif Lamb, striking him once in the chest.  Willingham fled northbound on Kirkwood Street as the suspects continued to fire at him.  When Dover Police officers first arrived on scene, they found Lamb lying on the ground near Willingham’s residence with a handgun lying next to him.  After securing the weapon, officers immediately rendered first aid and CPR on Lamb, who was later pronounced dead at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.

Willingham responded to the Dover Police Department, accompanied by an attorney, on the afternoon of August 25th and has been completely cooperative throughout the investigation.  After examining the evidence, witness statements, and discussing the details of the incident, the Dover Police Department and Kent County Office of the Attorney General have dropped the charges of  Reckless Endangering 1st Degree and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony against Willingham.  The department stresses that this investigation is still ongoing.  Police are now seeking the suspects and vehicles that accompanied Lamb to the confrontation and are working numerous leads at this time.  The department will issue a release providing further details of those suspects 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.

Yusif Lamb

Yusif Lamb

For more information on Delaware’s Self-Defense Laws, see below:
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Officer Releasing Information:  Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

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City of Dover Mayor and Police Chief Announce Wednesday Press Conference 8-26-14

City of Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen and Police Chief Paul M. Bernat will be holding a joint press conference Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Council Chambers at City Hall from 1:30pm-2:30 pm. Topic for discussion is the proactive measures the City of Dover is taking in order to maintain a safe community while working together with other entities and organizations in our community.

Copies of releases and data will be made available to all members of the media.

For additional information:
Kay Sass
302-736-7005
ksass@dovver.de.us

or

Cpl. Mark Hoffman
302-736-7130
Mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us

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