Trick-or-Treat Event Traffic/Parking Alert 10-23-2017

On October 27th, from 5:30PM-8:00PM, streets surrounding Legislative Mall will be filled with police cars, fire trucks, emergency equipment, local businesses, and organizations as costumed children Trick-or-Treat at each display.  Families will have a chance to meet their local police and fire personnel and  get to know more about local businesses and organizations and what they offer to the community, all while Trick-or-Treating.

The Dover Police Department has partnered with the Downtown Dover Partnership to provide even more activities for children and families to enjoy the night.  At 5pm, children can register for the Halloween Parade and Contest put on by the Downtown Dover Partnership at Loockerman Way Plaza (126. West Loockerman Street).  The walking parade will depart shortly before 6:00PM and proceed east on Loockerman Street and make a right onto Federal Street where it will end at the Dover Police Trick or Treat event.   Entertainment will be provided by DJ Chino with dance performances by En Pointe Studio.  For parade information call 302-678-2940.

There is no cost for any of the events or activities for attendees. While there is no age limit to attend, we kindly request that only children 13 and under Trick-or-Treat.  Costumes are NOT required unless you wish to be part of the parade and costume judging for prizes.

TRAFFIC ALERT
The roadways surrounding Legislative Mall will be closed to traffic and parking beginning at 4:00 p.m. to ensure the safest conditions for attendees and allow them to freely explore all the historic area has to offer. 

Streets that will be closed include:
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (North and South) from Legislative Avenue to Federal Street and Legislative Avenue and Federal Street from Loockerman Street to Water Street.

The red lines on the map show which streets will be closed to traffic beginning at 4:00 p.m.  The green lines show the routes surrounding Legislative Mall that will be available for travel during the event.

 

PARKING:
Suggested parking lots are highlighted in orange on the map below.  Limited street parking is highlighted in purple. 

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Second Annual Dover Police Trick-or-Treat Event 10-23-2017

The Dover Police Department is excited to announce its Second Annual Trick-or-Treat event following an extremely successful 2016 event.  The Dover Police Department, in conjunction with the Downtown Dover Partnership, and City of Dover decided to make the event an annual tradition in the days following the inaugural event, announcing that it will traditionally be held on the Friday preceding Halloween.

On October 27th, from 5:30pm-8:00pm, streets surrounding Legislative Mall will be filled with police cars, fire trucks, emergency equipment, local businesses, and organizations as costumed children Trick-or-Treat at each display.  Families will have a chance to meet their local police and fire personnel, explore the vehicles and equipment they use, get to know more about local businesses and organizations and what they offer to the community, all while Trick-or-Treating.

There is no cost for any of the events or activities for attendees.  While there is no age limit to attend, we kindly request that only children 13 and under Trick-or-Treat.  Costumes are NOT required.  There will be a limited supply of Trick-or-Treat bags to be given away, so attendees are asked to bring their own.

The roadways surrounding Legislative Mall will be closed to traffic and parking beginning at 4pm to ensure the safest conditions for attendees and allow them to freely explore all the historic area has to offer.  Streets that will be closed include:
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (North and South) from Legislative Avenue to Federal Street and Legislative Avenue and Federal Street between North and South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Details for parking will be released closer to the event date.

The Dover Police Department is also inviting local businesses and organization to participate in this event at no cost.  For more information, please contact 302-736-7130.

The event is the newest addition to a series of community outreach events the Dover Police Department regularly hosts.   For more information, please contact M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman at mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us or call 302-736-7130.

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Lincoln Street Residential Burglary 10-20-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-34414

Date/Time:   Between 7:00 a.m. on 10/17/2017 and 9:00 p.m. on 10/19/2017

Location:  900 Block of Lincoln Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the 900 Block of Lincoln Street between 7:00 a.m. on October 17th and 9:00 p.m. on October 19th.  During that time, an unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a basement window.  Once inside, the suspect(s) removed a safe that contained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area.  

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 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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Three Arrested During Drug Search Warrant on New Street 10-20-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-34198

Date/Time:   Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 2:50PM

Location:  100 Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit (DVOC), arrested two subjects on drug charges and a third on a Violation of Probation following a search warrant on Wednesday afternoon.  At approximately 2:50PM, officers executed a search warrant in the 100 Block of S. New Street, concluding a drug investigation.  Officers arrested Joe Brown (50) in possession of 5.2 grams of crack cocaine and 21.5 grams of marijuana.  Yvonne Bradshaw (48) was found in possession of 2.1 grams of cocaine.  Anthony Morris (47) was arrested on a Violation of Probation (not pictured).

Joe Brown was released on $9,600 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Tampering with Evidence

Yvonne Bradshaw was released on $1,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Cocaine
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Joe Brown

Yvonne Bradshaw

 

 

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Halloween Safety from Dover Police Department 10-16-2017

With the upcoming Halloween events around the City of Dover, the Dover Police Department would like to remind parents, children, and motorists to remain alert and keep safety a top priority during this Halloween season.  While we will have extra officers on the streets and in our neighborhoods on Halloween Night, it is important to take note of the safety tips we have provided below.

Trick or Treat Date/Times:

  • Tuesday, October 31st 6:00PM-8:00PM (City of Dover)
  • Participating homes should have their front lights on
  • Households that are not participating should turn off their front lights

Alternative Trick Or Treat Event:

The Dover Police Department will be holding their 2nd Annual Trick or Treat event on Friday, October 27th from 5:30PM-8:00PM at Legislative Mall.  There will be several law enforcement, fire, and other emergency agencies handing out candy, as well as numerous businesses and organizations with candy and other giveaways.  This event is free for all who attend.  Due to limited supplies it is requested that Trick or Treating be reserved for children 13 and younger.  

For more information, visit: DOVER POLICE TRICK-OR-TREAT

Motorist Safety Tips:

  • Motorists are asked to drive with an abundance of caution and travel at a reduced speed in residential areas.
  • Many children and adults will be walking through residential areas and depending on the availability of sidewalks, may be near or on the roadway.
  • Be aware of children inadvertently darting across the street in the path of vehicles.

Trick or Treating Safety Tips:

  • Children should NEVER go Trick or Treating alone.  They should be with a parent/guardian, or a group of friends at all times.
  • Stay off of main roadways.
  • Costumes should fit properly, with no loose/hanging items.
  • Consider face paint instead of masks as they can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Trick or Treaters should carry a flashlight at all times.
  • Utilize glow sticks and/or reflective tape/material attached to costumes and bags for added visibility.
  • Before crossing the street, always look in both directions twice to make sure no vehicles are coming.
  • Inspect all candy to ensure it is not tampered with, prior to consuming it.

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Sex Offender Ordinance for Halloween Festivities:

The Dover Police Department Sex Offender Enforcement Unit would like to remind all offenders living within the City of Dover of the ordinance in regards to Halloween/Holiday festivities.  The Dover Police Department will have extra officers on duty to ensure that offenders comply with the new ordinance, and be on the lookout for suspicious/unsafe activity. If there are any questions or concerns, or you would like to report a non-compliant offender, please notify the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

DOVER CITY ORDINANCE:

70-7  Registered Sex Offenders

e)  Prohibited activities for sexual offenders.

(1)  It is unlawful for any sexual offender to participate in a holiday event or practice involving children under 18 years of age, such as distributing candy or other items to children on Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, or any other holiday or event. Participation is to be defined as attendance at, or taking part of, or cooperation with an event.

(2)  It is unlawful for any sexual offender to wear costumes for the primary purpose of entertaining, attracting, or encouraging interaction with children. 

(3)Any person designated a sexual offender shall be required on October thirty-first of each year or any other day upon which Halloween is celebrated to: 

a.  Avoid all Halloween related contact with children;

b.  Post a sign at his/her residence stating, “No candy or treats at this residence.” Such signs shall be in letters at least two inches high and shall be legible from the street or road adjacent to the residence; 

c.  Except for lighting provided on a year round basis by a sexual offender or the owner or manager of a multi-family residential unit for the purpose of security or walkway or hallway illumination, all outside residential lighting shall be off during the evening hours after 5:00 p.m., and no exterior holiday decorations shall be exhibited on the sexual offender’s residence or on the property upon which the residence is located. 

(4)  Holiday events or practices in which the sexual offender is the parent or guardian of the child or children involved, and where no non-familial children are present, are exempt from this section.

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Two Shot at Allure Night Club 10-15-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-33777

Date/Time:   Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at 1:25AM

Location:  Allure Night Club (Formerly Bubba’s), 865 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries following a shooting in the parking lot of Allure Night Club early Sunday morning.  Reports of 5-6 shots being fired were received by police at approximately 1:25AM.  Upon arrival, officers could not locate a scene, but learned shortly after that two men had been privately transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  Both men, ages 25 and 22, suffered wounds to their right legs as a result of the shooting. Despite hundreds of people in attendance, no witnesses came forward in the early stages of the investigation.  No suspect information is available at this time.

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 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 Arrested Following Drug Investigation 10-12-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-33212

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 2:20 p.m.

Location:  200 Block of South Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested a 29-year-old Dover man on drug charges following an investigation on Tuesday afternoon.  At approximately 2:20 p.m., officers contacted Quaheem Hall in the 200 Block of South Saulsbury Road.  Officers then discovered that Hall was in possession of 338 bags of heroin (2.366 grams).  Hall was committed to JTVCC in default of $50,000 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin (Tier 2 Qty)
-Possession of Heroin (Tier 2 Qty)
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Violation of Probation

Quaheem Hall

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Second Annual Dover Police Trick-or-Treat Event 10-12-2017

The Dover Police Department is excited to announce its Second Annual Trick-or-Treat event following an extremely successful 2016 event.  The Dover Police Department, in conjunction with the Downtown Dover Partnership, and City of Dover decided to make the event an annual tradition in the days following the inaugural event, announcing that it will traditionally be held on the Friday preceding Halloween.

On October 27th, from 5:30pm-8:00pm, streets surrounding Legislative Mall will be filled with police cars, fire trucks, emergency equipment, local businesses, and organizations as costumed children Trick-or-Treat at each display.  Families will have a chance to meet their local police and fire personnel, explore the vehicles and equipment they use, get to know more about local businesses and organizations and what they offer to the community, all while Trick-or-Treating.

There is no cost for any of the events or activities for attendees.  While there is no age limit to attend, we kindly request that only children 13 and under Trick-or-Treat.  Costumes are NOT required.  There will be a limited supply of Trick-or-Treat bags to be given away, so attendees are asked to bring their own.

The roadways surrounding Legislative Mall will be closed to traffic and parking beginning at 4pm to ensure the safest conditions for attendees and allow them to freely explore all the historic area has to offer.  Streets that will be closed include:
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (North and South) from Legislative Avenue to Federal Street and Legislative Avenue and Federal Street between North and South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Details for parking will be released closer to the event date.

The Dover Police Department is also inviting local businesses and organization to participate in this event at no cost.  For more information, please contact 302-736-7130.

The event is the newest addition to a series of community outreach events the Dover Police Department regularly hosts.   For more information, please contact M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman at mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us or call 302-736-7130.

DOWNLOAD 2017 Business/Organization Information Letter

 

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Burglary at R&R Commercial Realty 10-10-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-33129

Date/Time:   Between 10-9-2017 at 8:00 p.m. and 10-10-2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Location:  R & R Commercial Realty, 46 S. State 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 R&R Commercial Realty.  The incident occurred between 8:00 p.m. on October 9th and 8:00 a.m. on October 10th, when an unknown suspect broke into the business and removed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing. 

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 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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UPDATE: Gold Alert Lifted for Missing Dover Woman 10-6-17

UPDATE:
The Dover Police Department has lifted the Gold Alert for Chilaporn Sripongsai.  Officers were able to contact her and determine she was safe and in good condition.

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-32336

Date/Time:   Tuesday, October 2nd, 2017 at 4:30PM

Location:  Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for 20-year-old Chilaporn Sripongsai.  Sripongsai was last heard from at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2017.  Sripongsai does have a condition that can affect her health and safety.  Her destination, vehicle, and clothing are all unknown at this time.  The picture below was submitted to the Dover Police Department from Sriponsai’s social media accounts.  If you have any information of Chilaporn Sripongsai’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

Chilaporn Sripongsai

 

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