Residential Burglary on Cowgill Street 8-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25872

Date/Time:  Between 11:00AM-5:00PM on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Location: 400 Block of Cowgill Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a residence in the 400 Block of Cowgill Street.  The incident occurred on Wednesday, August 4th, between 11:00AM-5:00PM when an unknown suspect allegedly entered the residence while it was unoccupied by unknown means.  While inside, the suspect allegedly stole jewelry and a handgun from inside the residence.  

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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UPDATE: (Additional Arrests Made) Dover Police Make Arrests/Recover Stolen Vehicles from Milford Thefts 8-16-2019

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department arrested four suspects in connection with the second vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle that occurred on August 13th at approximately 8:30PM.  All suspects were arrested without incident and charged as follows:

Samuel Horton (19) was released on $10,500 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest
-Disregard Police Signal
-Several Traffic Violations

David Preston (15) was released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest

Khalil Smith (15) is being held at Stevenson Juvenile Detention Center on $1,900 secured bond on the following charges:
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest

Hassan Perry (16) is being held at Stevenson Juvenile Detention Center on $1,100 secured bond on the following charges:
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest

David Preston

Hassan Perry

Khalil Smith

Samuel Horton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Release: 

The Dover Police Department worked with officers from the Milford Police Department after it was learned that several vehicles (including police package Dodge Chargers) were stolen from a Milford dealership.  

See Original Story from Milford PD: MILFORD POLICE INVESTIGATE BURGLARY AT CAR DEALERSHIP

At approximately 2:54PM on August 13th, officers located a 2019 black Dodge Charger with three occupants in the downtown area.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of North New Street, when it fled northbound.  The vehicle stopped in the area of Lakewood Place and Ross Street and all three occupants fled from the vehicle.  All three suspects were apprehended by Dover officers a short time later.  The vehicle struck a tree in the area due to the suspects leaving the car in DRIVE when they fled from it.  

Throughout the afternoon and evening of August 13th, officers located six additional vehicles of the eight that had been stolen.  Each of those six were located throughout the greater Dover area and were found unoccupied.

At approximately 8:30PM on August 13th, officers observed the stolen gray Dodge Durango in the Camden area and attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Upper King Road at Walnut Shade Road.  That vehicle also fled from officers northbound into the Town of Camden, where it continued northbound on Old Camden Road.  Once the vehicle reached the end of Old Camden Road, it crossed all lanes of S. DuPont Highway and the suspects fled from the vehicle in the area of Asbury Avenue (next to Auto Zone).  None of the suspects in that vehicle were captured at the time, but investigating officers are pursuing valuable leads in that case.  

The following three arrests were made as a result of the first vehicle pursuit.

Darius Payne-Bennett (20) was released on an O.R. Bond on the following offenses:
-Disregard Police Signal
-Receiving Stolen Property (4x)
-Reckless Endangering (2x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Multiple Traffic Offenses
-Disorderly Conduct
-Capias

Jermaine Walker (16) was released on unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct
-Capias

Patience McCray 916) was released on unsecured bond for having a capias but faced no new charges.

Patience McCrea
Dover, DE

Darius Payne-Bennett
Dover, DE

Jermaine Walker
Felton, DE

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Burglary at Delaware Auto Body 8-15-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25845

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 12:32AM

Location: Delaware Auto Body, 1011 Bay Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Delaware Auto Body on Bay Road.  The incident occurred at approximately 12:32AM when the owner received an alert on his cell phone.  When he drove to the business to check, a black male suspect fled from the business into the Capital Park neighborhood.  The suspect had forced entry into the business through a set of doors and rummaged through items in the business before fleeing.  

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Residential Burglary on Janes Road 8-14-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25666

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 between 6:15AM-4:40PM

Location: 1200 Block of Janes Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on August 13th.  Sometime between 6:15AM and 4:40PM, an unknown suspect(s) broke a rear glass door and gained entry to a residence in the 1200 Block of Janes Road.  Once inside, they suspect(s) removed jewelry and money before fleeing the area.

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Dover Police Make Arrests/Recover Stolen Vehicles from Milford Thefts 8-14-2019

The Dover Police Department worked with officers from the Milford Police Department after it was learned that several vehicles (including police package Dodge Chargers) were stolen from a Milford dealership.  

See Original Story from Milford PD: MILFORD POLICE INVESTIGATE BURGLARY AT CAR DEALERSHIP

At approximately 2:54PM on August 13th, officers located a 2019 black Dodge Charger with three occupants in the downtown area.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of North New Street, when it fled northbound.  The vehicle stopped in the area of Lakewood Place and Ross Street and all three occupants fled from the vehicle.  All three suspects were apprehended by Dover officers a short time later.  The vehicle struck a tree in the area due to the suspects leaving the car in DRIVE when they fled from it.  

Throughout the afternoon and evening of August 13th, officers located six additional vehicles of the eight that had been stolen.  Each of those six were located throughout the greater Dover area and were found unoccupied.

At approximately 8:30PM on August 13th, officers observed the stolen gray Dodge Durango in the Camden area and attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Upper King Road at Walnut Shade Road.  That vehicle also fled from officers northbound into the Town of Camden, where it continued northbound on Old Camden Road.  Once the vehicle reached the end of Old Camden Road, it crossed all lanes of S. DuPont Highway and the suspects fled from the vehicle in the area of Asbury Avenue (next to Auto Zone).  None of the suspects in that vehicle were captured at the time, but investigating officers are pursuing valuable leads in that case.  

The following three arrests were made as a result of the first vehicle pursuit.

Darius Payne-Bennett (20) was released on an O.R. Bond on the following offenses:
-Disregard Police Signal
-Receiving Stolen Property (4x)
-Reckless Endangering (2x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Multiple Traffic Offenses
-Disorderly Conduct
-Capias

Jermaine Walker (16) was released on unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct
-Capias

Patience McCray 916) was released on unsecured bond for having a capias but faced no new charges.

Patience McCrea
Dover, DE

Darius Payne-Bennett
Dover, DE

Jermaine Walker
Felton, DE

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Lowe’s Partners with P.A.L. to Restore Central Middle School’s Outdoor Classroom 8-13-2019

The Dover Police Department Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) and Lowe’s Store #2537 (Camden, DE) will be combining their efforts to benefit the Capital School District’s Central Middle School by completing a restoration of their outdoor classroom.

Members of P.A.L., Lowe’s and Central Middle School will combine their efforts from 8:00AM-4:00PM from August 19th-21st, 2019 to clear out overgrowth, rotting wood structures, and renovate the area for use by the Central Middle School.  

P.A.L. is seeking additional volunteers for this project.  Lunch is provided to volunteers.  Anyone interested should contact Officer Anthony Smith at 302-242-2091 for more details.  A simple background check may be required for volunteers.  

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Delaware Auto Body Burglary 8-12-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25464

Date/Time:  See Narrative

Location: Delaware Auto Body, 1011 Bay Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Delaware Auto Body on Bay Road.  The incident occurred sometime between 6:30PM on Sunday, August 11th, and 8:10AM on Monday, August 12th.  During that period, an unknown suspect entered the business by forced entry through a rear window.  Once inside, the suspect removed several items from inside and fled in an unknown direction.

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Arrest Made in August 8th Stabbing 8-12-2019

Update:  The Dover Police Department arrested Benny Fonseca on August 9th, 2019.  Officers observed Fonseca in the area of North Governors Avenue and Mary Street and took him into custody without incident.  Fonseca was committed to SCI in default of $44,000 secured bond.

Benny Fonseca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Incident/Complaint#:
  50-19-25021

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 5:01AM

Location: 100 Block of West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with an early morning stabbing incident that occurred on Thursday, August 8th.  At approximately 5:01AM, officers responded to an apartment in the 100 Block of West Loockerman Street and discovered that a 25-year-old male victim was stabbed in the abdomen.  The investigation revealed that the victim’s roommate, Benny Fonseca (26), stabbed him and proceeded to strike him several times when he was on the ground.  Fonseca then fled the scene.  The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital.  

Fonseca is currently wanted on the following offenses:
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony

Benny Fonseca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Third Suspect Arrested in July 4th Shooting at Cannon Mills Apartments 8-12-2019

UPDATE:
The Dover Police Department is announcing the arrest of the third suspect involved in the July 4th shooting that occurred at Cannon Mills apartments.  Romeo Downs (17) was arrested in Bloomington, Indiana by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force and is awaiting extradition to Delaware where he will face the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Gang Participation
-Theft Under $1,500

A photo of Downs was unavailable at the time of release.

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-20998

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 6:24PM

Location: 100 Block of Katrina Way, (Cannon Mills Apartments) Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department has arrested two suspects involved in a shooting on the 4th of July.  At approximately 6:24PM, a 22-year-old victim entered his apartment in the 100 Block of Katrina Way and found three suspects inside of his apartment.  The victim confronted the suspects and noticed his bedroom was in disarray and money had been taken, at which point the suspects fled on foot.  The victim gave chase, when one suspect (Jason Brittingham, 18) turned and fired a gun, striking the victim once in the left side.  The bullet went through the victim and entered a home through an exterior wall.  The victim was able to identify two of the three suspects because they were known to him.

Christopher Evans (17), was apprehended by the Dover Police Department and US Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force in the downtown Dover area on July 30th, 2019.  He was committed to Stevenson House on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Gang Participation
-Theft Under $1,500

Jason Brittingham (18) was arrested by the US Marshals on July 30th, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina and is being held pending extradition on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Gang Participation
-Theft Under $1,500

Christopher Evans

Jason Brittingham

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Dover Police Investigating Robbery at Dover East Estates 8-11-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-2537325

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 6:39PM

Location: Dover East Estates, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Saturday evening.  At approximately 6:39PM, a 16-year-old male victim was walking in the Dover East Estates mobile home park when he was approached by two juvenile suspects.  The suspects demanded the victim’s headphones and he refused.  The juveniles then assaulted the victim, making him briefly lose consciousness.  The suspects then fled with the victims backpack and other belongings.  The victim was treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for his injuries.  The suspects were described as two black males, skinny build, approximately 15-16 years old.  

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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