Two Men Shot on S. New Street 12-10-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-41212

Date/Time:  Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 1:49AM

Location: Reported to have occurred in Unit Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

A 32-year-old man and a 27-year-old man are being treated for gunshot wounds following a shooting that reportedly occurred in the first block of S. New Street in Dover on Friday morning.  At approximately 1:49AM, the two men were dropped off at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in two separate vehicles with one suffering a gunshot to the abdomen and the other being struck twice times in his lower extremities and once in the forearm.  Neither of the mens injuries are life-threatening, according to medical officials.  During a preliminary investigation, the men advised officers that the incident occurred in the first block of S. New Street, but did not provide further details.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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 http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

 

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 12-8-16

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 Share Code Purple Information for Upcoming Cold Weather 12-6-16

From Kent County Code Purple

CODE PURPLE KENT COUNTY ALERT

DECEMBER 8- DECEMBER 10

We will be in a Code Purple Alert in Kent County during the nights of December 8- December 10th.  We will close at 7am on the morning of December 11th.

The following sanctuaries will be open for MEN:

Presbyterian Church – Dover – enter on Reed Street – 5pm

Centennial Church – Smyrna 5pm

The following sanctuaries will be open for WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Smyrna Wesleyan Church – Smyrna – 5pm

Milford Community Center- Milford – 5pm

Wesley Church-Dover-enter on North Street THURSDAY  5:30pm

Christ Church- Dover- enter on State Street- FRIDAY 5pm

At this time we do not have a shelter available for women and children in the City of Dover for Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday nights. 

We are in need of a shelter and also in need of volunteers to man ALL the shelters during these alerts.  If you can help us, please email codepurplekentcounty@gmail.com 

Additional information please call our toll free line for updates

1-800-733-6816

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Investigation Leads to Drug and Gun Charges for Dover Man 12-6-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-40739

Date/Time:  Monday, November 5th, 2016 at 5:25PM

Location:   Super Lodge, 246 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department ended a drug investigation at the Super Lodge, located at 246 N. DuPont Highway, with an arrest on Monday afternoon.  20-year-old DeJon Henderson was being investigated, when he left the hotel room at the Super Lodge and was stopped by investigating officers.  Henderson was found to be in possession of marijuana and was arrested without incident.  Following a search warrant of the hotel room, officers located additional marijuana, packaging material, and a .40 caliber handgun.  Henderson was released on $50,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

DeJon Henderson Dover, DE

DeJon Henderson
Dover, DE

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Shots Fired, House and Car Struck on Ann Avenue 12-5-2016

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-40647

Date/Time:  Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 12:10AM

Location:   100 Block of Ann Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

A home and vehicle were struck when multiple shots were fired in the 100 Block of Ann Avenue early Monday morning.  At approximately 12:10AM, several shots were fired and struck a home at least eight times and a vehicle twice.  The home was occupied by an adult male and his son at the time.  Neither party was injured as a result of the gunfire.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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 http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

 

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Dover Man Charged with Attempted Child Rape 11-30-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-39998

Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Location:   Undisclosed location in order to protect victim

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit arrested Donald Redd (36-year-old) after discovering he attempted to rape an 8-year-old child.  Redd was committed to JTVCC on $40,000 cash bond for Attempted rape 1st degree and Attempted sexual abuse by a person of trust 1st degree.  The child victim is not Redd’s child, but the child of an acquaintance of Redd’s and is in the care of the parent.  A mug shot was not available at the time of release.

Donald Redd

Donald Redd

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Local Musician Plays It Forward to Benefit Dover Police Holiday Heroes 11-29-16

On October 14th, Dave Nickolson was playing a small gig at 33 West, a popular dining and postentertainment location in Downtown Dover.  When he walked out to his car that night, something was missing.  Shortly after his performance, his car was broken into and his iconic green Schecter Diamond Series acoustic guitar has been stolen, along with numerous handwritten song lyrics.  They notified the Dover Police Department who began to investigate the case.  Within a day, Dave and his wife, Kathy, posted pictures of the guitar on social media and they quickly went viral.  The post was shared thousands of times and viewed by even more as Dover Police detectives continued to work the case.

 

Detective Knight (right) meets with Dave Nickolson to return his guitar while off-duty.

Detective Knight (right) meets with Dave Nickolson to return his guitar while off-duty.

Meanwhile, Dave Nickolson was reconsidering his passion for music.  The guitar was purchased for him by his mother nearly ten years prior and had a lot of sentimental value.  With his favorite instrument now gone, Dave found himself losing his passion for the music he enjoys performing.  On October 18th, the Dover Police Department identified Michael Wayman as a suspect in the case and obtained warrants for his arrest.  Later that day, a Dover Police detective met with Dave and returned his guitar, which was found at a local pawn shop earlier in the day as well.

Dave and Kathy Nickolson were ecstatic to get the guitar back and Dave’s passion for music was immediately re-ignited.  That is when the couple decided to pay it forward by 14918903_10154313347833855_2637116989260165861_oholding a music event, “Play it Back.”  The Play it Back event was held on November 19th at Bubba’s in Dover and featured four local bands: Chill and the Rabbits, Chainbreak, and Dave’s bands Sporadic Static and Perception.  The couple partnered with several local businesses to get donations for raffles and silent auction items and charged a $10 cover at the door, with guitar2all proceeds going to the Dover Police Holiday Heroes program.  This program raises money each Christmas season to allow officers from the police department to take local children shopping for Christmas.  The Play it Back benefit raised $1,307.00 for the benefit, helping the Dover Police Department exceed their original goal of $4,000.  The event was well attended and the couple plans to “Play it Back” in 2017 and beyond, using their passion for music to benefit children and families in need in the Dover community, while showing their support for the Dover Police Department.

M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman receives the "Play It Back" check from Dave Nickolson, Kathy Nicolson, and their son Kade

M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman receives the “Play It Back” check from Dave Nickolson, Kathy Nicolson, and their son Kadence

 

Local Businesses and Organizations Pay it Forward
In addition to the Play It Back benefit concert, several local businesses and organizations have stepped up to support the Dover Police Holiday Heroes program.  As of November 29th, 2016, the department has raised nearly $7600 for the 2016 program thanks to the following businesses and organizations:
It’s All Good in Delaware $1,500
Del Rods $500
The Depot $2,000
First State Martial Arts $500
Online and In-Person Donations $3,078

Without the support from the community, this program would not be possible.  The Dover Police Department thanks each donor for their incredible support of our agency and this excellent program.  We look forward to providing an amazing experience for children in our community and helping families in need this Christmas season.

MEDIA INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
The Nickolson’s are available for media interviews. Please contact M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman for contact information.

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Two Vehicles Shot on S. New Street 11-29-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-39880

Date/Time:  Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 2:39PM

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

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident that occurred on Monday afternoon in the Unit Block of S. New Street.  The shooting occurred at 2:39PM when an unknown suspect(s) fired multiple shots in the area, striking two vehicles that were parked and vacant.  The suspect(s) then fled in an unknown direction.  No injuries were reported in this incident.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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 http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 11-28-16

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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Burglary at Great China Restaurant 11-28-2016

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-39763

Date/Time:  Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 3:35AM

Location:   Great China Restaurant, 1051 Walker Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the burglary of the Great China Restaurant on Sunday morning.  The incident occurred at 3:35AM, when a male suspect broke the front glass door.  Once inside, the suspect rummaged through the counter area and stole a tip jar.  The suspect is a larger sized male, wearing a black coat, black pants, black shoes, and a black hat.  See the image below of the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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 http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

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