Two Arrested on Gun Charges After Shots Fired on New Street 7-22-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-22891

Date/Time:  Sunday, July 21st, 2019 at 3:24AM

Location:  Unit Block of South New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested two men on gun and drug charges following a call for shots fired on S. New Street.  At approximately 3;24AM on Sunday, July 21st, officers received the call for shots fired and began responding to the area of S. New Street.  Dover police dispatchers then alerted officers by radio that a light grey SUV was seen leaving the area with suspects wearing ski masks.  A responding officer observed a similar vehicle traveling northbound on Saulsbury Road and turning into Whatcoat Apartments.  

Officers then observed Jonair Pollard (24), walking near other parked vehicles, stopping briefly.  Officers took both Pollard and James Ewell (22) into custody.  After searching the area where Pollard was seen walking and stopping, they located a .40 caliber handgun behind a tire of a parked vehicle.  This weapon was found to have an obliterated serial number.

Officers then searched a light grey Volvo SUV and located another .40 caliber handgun where Ewell was seated, ammunition, and three black ski masks.  Ewell was also found to be in possession of .8 grams of MDMA.

No injuries or damage was reported to police from the shots fired call on S. New Street.

Jonair Pollard was committed to SCI in default of $28,000 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

James Ewell was committed to SCI in default on $38,200 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited [3x (Drugs/Ammo/Firearm)]
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Possession of MDMA
-Paraphernalia 

James Ewell

Jonair Pollard

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Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Driver in Car Wash Line 7-22-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-22724

Date/Time:  Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 3:19PM

Location:  West Side Car Wash, 805 Forest Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a 68-year-old Harrington man on weapons offenses and DUI following an incident at the West Side Car Wash on Friday afternoon.  At approximately 3:19PM, officers were called to the car wash for a report of a man pointing a gun at another man.  Upon arrival, officers contacted and detained Joseph Rivard, locating a revolver on his hip.  Officers reviewed surveillance footage and observed that a 38-year-old male was operating a vehicle and pulled forward in line at the car wash.  Rivard believed that driver took his place in line and confronted him, refusing to let him exit the vehicle.  Rivard then retrieved the revolver from his vehicle and aimed it at the victim.  

During the investigation, it was also determined that Rivard was intoxicated at the time.  
As a result of this incident, Rivard was released on an O.R. Bond on the following charges.  
-Aggravated Menacing
-Possession of Firearm By Person Prohibited (Intoxicated)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Disorderly Conduct
-DUI (Alcohol)

Joseph Rivard

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2019 National Night Out at the Dover Mall

The Dover Police Department will once again bring the National Night Out to the Dover community on Tuesday, August 6th from 6-8pm.  The event brings the Dover Police Department, along with several emergency agencies and military personnel to one place where the public can bring their families to meet and greet local heroes and see the equipment used in their jobs while forming a positive relationship with the community.  In addition to appearances and demonstrations by these agencies, Night Out will feature fun activities for all ages along with food and beverages for all while supplies last.  The venue for the event has been moved to the Dover Mall, located at 1365 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE.

The National Night Out  provides a variety of agencies with an opportunity to show our citizens what services they provide, the vehicles and equipment they use, and a chance to interact with personnel in a relaxed atmosphere.  WSFS and the Dover Police Department will join together to bring a “shred event” to the National Night Out for the 5th consecutive year.  The public is invited to bring personal documents to be shredded beginning at 5:00PM and ending at 8:00PM that day.

The Dover Police Department requests that political candidates do NOT campaign, distribute handbills, or other materials at this event.

MEDIA:  Media are welcome to attend the event. Requests for images from previous events should be made through M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman by email at: mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us

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Search Warrant Leads to Drug Charges for Dover Man 7-19-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-22687

Date/Time:  Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 10:35AM

Location:  800 Block of Forest Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested 26-year-old, Alex Rodriguez, on drug chargs on Friday morning during a search warrant.  At approximately 10:35AM, officers conducted the search warrant at a residence in the 800 Block of Forest Street following a drug investigation.  As a result, officers located 10 grams of crack cocaine, 3.6 grams of marijuana, oxycodone pills, and drug paraphernalia.  

Rodriguez was charged with the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Oxycodone
-Drug Paraphernalia

Alex Rodriguez

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 7-17-19

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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Man Arrested on Gun Charges at S. New and W. Reed Streets 7-17-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-22410

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 9:19PM

Location:  S. New Street/W. Reed Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Kolby Fluitt (19) on gun charges on Tuesday night after officers contacted him in reference to a possible drug investigation.  Fluitt was contacted and found to be wanted on several capias’ and a Violation of Probation.  Fluitt was found to be in possession of a loaded .38 caliber revolver and was arrested without incident.

Fluitt was committed to SCI  in default of $2,600 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Local Fugitive

Kolby Fluitt

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Man Arrested on Drug Charges and Violation of Probation on S. New Street 7-17-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-22280

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 12:35AM

Location: Unit Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Isaac Montague on drug charges on Tuesday morning after officers contacted him for being wanted on a Violation of Probation.  Officers contacted Montague in the Unit Block of S. New Street at approximately 12:35AM on July 16th.  Montague threw 5.3 grams of crack cocaine behind him when officers approached.  Montague was arrested without further incident and was committed to SCI on a $5,000 cash bond on the Violation of Probation charge, but received an O.R. bond on the following new charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Local Fugitive

Isaac Montague
Age: 31

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Dover Man Arrested on Sex Offenses After Assaulting Woman in Shopping Center 7-15-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-21240

Date/Time:  Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 3:22PM

Location: The Centre at Dover Shopping Center, 200 Block of N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department has arrested a 64-year-old man from Dover after he allegedly committed a sex crime against a 19-year-old female.  The incident occurred on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at approximately 3:22PM, when the victim was approached by Michael Daniels in a shopping center.  The victim had been walking in the area during a break from her employer (employer is not being named to protect victim’s identity).  Daniels asked the victim for directions to Loockerman Street.  The victim provided him directions and was then asked to get in Daniels’ vehicle and guide him there, which the victim refused.  Daniels’ then extended his arm as if to shake the victim’s hand.  When the victim shook his hand, he forced her arm into the vehicle and made the victim touch his exposed penis.  Daniels then fled the area.

Daniels was stopped later that day by officers but was released as they did not have enough information at the time to make an arrest.  Surveillance video was later located and an arrest warrant was issued on July 12th.  Daniels came to the police department on July 12th for an interview and was subsequently arrested for the July 6th offense.

Daniels was released on an O.R. Bond on the following charges:
-Unlawful Sexual Contact 3rd Degree
-Indecent Exposure 2nd Degree
-Offensive Touching

Michael Daniels
Age: 64
Dover, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While no additional reports have been received, police officials have learned that Daniel’s may have attempted or committed similar acts in the area.  Any additional victim’s should contact the Dover Police Criminal Investigation Unit at 302-736-7121.

 
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Dover Police Department Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a program that meets once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00p.m-9:00pm from September 10th-November 12th, 2019.  This program is designed to provide members of the Dover community with additional knowledge about their police department. It allows citizens of Dover to become more educated on Dover Police Department procedure and the pressures associated within law enforcement. We seek and invite a diverse group of people who either live in or work in the City of Dover to apply.  You do not have to be a Dover citizen to attend.  There is no cost to attend the Citizen Police Academy.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY AUGUST 16TH, 2019

The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to accomplish three goals:

  1. To educate community members in Dover Police Department procedures and the pressures associated within law enforcement
  2. To allow the citizens of Dover to meet the men and women who serve them
  3. To provide Dover Police Department officers the opportunity to meet and hear from the citizens they serve.

Citizen Police Academy members are given a realistic view of the Department.
Topics presented include:

  • Community Policing
  • “Meet the Chief”
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Search and Seizure
  • Communications
  • Internal Affairs
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Crime Scene Processing and Forensics
  • Patrol Operations
  • Canine Unit
  • Vice
  • Special Response Team
  • Use of Force Training
  • Traffic Stops
  • Public Affairs

The academy meets once a week at the Dover Police Department on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9pm.

Presentations consist of lectures, demonstrations, videos, computer presentations, and “hands on” participation. Each participant is given the opportunity to ride with an officer for one shift.

How to Obtain an Application

There are three ways to obtain an application for the Citizen’s Police Academy
1-Pick up in person at the Dover Police Department
2-2019 Citizen’s Police Academy Application
3-COMPLETE APPLICATION ONLINE (preferred method)

Media representatives are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Contact

For further information contact:

M/Cpl. Lawson
Planning and Training Unit
Dover Police Department
400 S. Queen Street
Dover, DE 19904
(302)-736-4461
derek.lawson@cj.state.de.us

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Driver Under Influence of Heroin Charged with DUI/Vehicular Assault Following Crash 7-10-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-21532

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 12:11PM

Location: East Loockerman Street at S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department charged 61-year-old John Stroud with Driving Under the Influence and Vehicular Assault (2nd Degree) as the result of a vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 9th at approximately 12:11PM.    Stroud was operating a vehicle eastbound on Loockerman Street, in the westbound lanes, approaching S. DuPont Highway.  Stroud’s vehicle entered the intersection, striking another vehicle driven by a 46-year-old male who was then transported to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  

During the investigation, it was discovered that Stroud had used heroin prior to operating his vehicle.  

Stroud was then released on an O.R. Bond by Justice of the Peace Court #7 on the following charges:
-Driving Under the Influence
-Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree
-Driving without a License

John Stroud
Age: 61
Dover, DE

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