Armed Robbery at Dollar General, Suspect Arrested 9-22-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-30842

Date/Time:   Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 2:18PM

Location:  Dollar General, 1059 Walker Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested a 37-year-old Dover man after he robbed a Dollar General store on Thursday afternoon.  At approximately 2:18PM, Justus Ramos entered the Dollar General in the Hamlet Shopping Center and produced a knife to the clerk, demanding cash.  Ramos then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a dark blue Hyundai SUV.  Detectives investigating the case were able to obtain a tag number for the suspect’s vehicle and responded to the area of General’s Greene off of Route 10 in Dover in an attempt to locate the suspect and/or the vehicle.  A check of the Ramos’ residence was unsuccessful.  As detectives were leaving the area, they located the vehicle in the parking lot of McDonald’s just in front of General’s Greene.  Officers were able to stop the vehicle and take Ramos into custody without incident.  Officers also located heroin and the knife used in the robbery inside the vehicle.  Ramos was committed to JTVCC in default of $41,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Heroin
-Drug Paraphernalia

Justus Ramos

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 9-21-17

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 Wesley Chapel 9-21-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-30760

Date/Time:   Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 1:21AM

Location:  3 North Bradford Street, Dover, DE (Wesley Chapel)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at the Wesley Chapel early Thursday morning.  At approximately 1:21 a.m., a 23 year-old female was in a room in the basement of the chapel when an unknown suspect forced in a piece of plywood that was covering a window to the room.  The female fled into a nearby hallway to call police.  In the meantime, the suspect stole a laptop computer and fled in an unknown direction.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. 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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Elderly Woman Discovers Burglary Suspect in Home 9-21-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-30686

Date/Time:   Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 3:20PM

Location:  1500 Block of North Little Creek Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary after a 78-year-old woman came home to discover the suspect in her home.  The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 20th at 3:20 p.m., when the home owner arrived at her residence.  When she entered the residence she was found an unknown black male in her residence.  The victim confronted the suspect, who took the purse off of her shoulder, knocking the woman to the ground in the process.  The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.  The victim had very minor injuries and was not treated.

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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Residential Burglary on Upland Avenue 9-21-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-30579

Date/Time:   Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 between 6:00 p.m.-9:20 p.m.

Location:  100 Block of Upland Avenue, Dover, DE 19901

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Tuesday evening.  The incident occurred between 6:0o p.m. and 9:20 p.m. on September 19th while the home was vacant.  Upon returning, the owner noticed that a rear window screen had been cut.  The unknown suspect(s) took an undisclosed amount of cash from a bedroom and fled.

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 Charged in Drugs/Firearms Investigation 9-20-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-30532

Date/Time:   Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 1:40PM

Location:  74 Par Haven Drive, Dover, DE (Brandywine Court Apts)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has arrested three people on drug and firearms charges following an investigation by the Dover Police Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit with assistance from Delaware Probation and Parole.  Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of S. Saulsbury Road and West North Street after it was seen leaving an apartment at Par Haven Drive.  During the vehicle stop, officers discovered 1.5 grams of marijuana on the driver, Brentney Birkett (23)  and 124 bags of heroin on Anthony Clark (18).  Michael Taylor (19) was also taken into custody during the traffic stop.

Officers executed a search warrant at the apartment on Par Haven Drive and discovered a loaded .380 handgun, belonging to Taylor.

All three subjects were arrested without incident.

Michael Taylor
Dover, DE
Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited
Illegal Gang Participation
BOND: $23,000 Unsecured Bond (Released)

Anthony Clark
Frederica, DE
Charges:
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Illegal Gang Participation
BOND: $13,200 secured bond Committed to JTVCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brentney Birkett
Charges:
Possession of Marijuana
Drug Paraphernalia

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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Shooting on North New Street 9-16-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-29847

Date/Time:   Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 3:42AM

Location:  Unit Block of North New Street, Dover, DE 19904

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 32-year-old man injured on Thursday morning.  At approximately 3:42AM, officers responded to the first block of North New Street for a shots fired report.  A short time later, officers were notified that the male victim drove to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital Emergency Department with two gunshot wounds to the abdomen.  The victim underwent surgery and is in stable condition.  The suspect was described as a black male, wearing all black clothing.

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department has charged Jahmelle Taylor (25) with the shooting that left a 32-year-old man wounded on Thursday morning.  Taylor was arrested on Friday, September 15th at 6:36PM by the Dover Police Department and the US Marshal’s Delaware Fugitive Task Force.  Taylor was contacted on South Governors Avenue, and fled on foot from the officers.  After a brief foot pursuit, Taylor was taken into custody without incident.  Taylor was charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Resisting Arrest
-Criminal Mischief
-Assault 1st Degree
-Reckless Endangering
-Violation of Probation

Bond information was not available at the time of release.

Jahmelle Taylor

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Shooting on North New Street 9-14-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-29847

Date/Time:   Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 3:42AM

Location:  Unit Block of North New Street, Dover, DE 19904

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 32-year-old man injured on Thursday morning.  At approximately 3:42AM, officers responded to the first block of North New Street for a shots fired report.  A short time later, officers were notified that the male victim drove to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital Emergency Department with two gunshot wounds to the abdomen.  The victim underwent surgery and is in stable condition.  The suspect was described as a black male, wearing all black clothing.

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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Press Release from Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council 9-13-2017

Press Release

From:    Chief William E. Bryson, Chairman
Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council
Chief of Camden Police Department

DATE:        September 13, 2017

REF:           “Coffee for Cops”

On September 12, 2017, Natalie VanDzura and her grandfather, George Taylor attended the Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council’s monthly meeting to donate gift cards from WAWA and Dunkin Donuts to all Delaware police agencies.

Following the murder of Delaware State Police Corporal Stephen Ballard in April of this year Natalie told her mom she wanted to do something for police officers to show how much she appreciates what they do for the communities that they serve.

With the help of her family, Natalie started a lemonade stand to raise money with the intent of purchasing gift cards to be donated to law enforcement officers.  Natalie’s mother Carri posted on Facebook how Natalie wanted to do raise funds to show her support for law enforcement.  The community rallied behind Natalie efforts and she was able to raise $1,555.00, which resulted in 311 gift cards!

On behalf of the Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council, we wanted to share this act of kindness.  It affirms that we can all learn so much from a 7-year-old child who knows the true spirit of kindness and generosity.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Firearms/Drug Charges 9-13-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-29695

Date/Time:   Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 2:15AM

Location:  North DuPont Highway and Lepore Road, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested 31-year-old Earl Marsh on firearms and drug related offenses following a traffic stop on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 2:15AM, a brown Ford Explorer being operated by Marsh was stopped in the area of N. DuPont Highway and Lepore Road for failing to maintain a single lane.  Marsh also had a suspended license and had a capias for his arrest.  While Marsh was removed from the vehicle, officers located a handgun inside of the vehicle.  Marsh was also found to be illegally possessing various prescription drugs.  Marsh was taken into custody without incident and was committed to JTVCC in default of $22,000 Secured Bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Controlled Substance (2x)
-Possession Drug Praphernalia
-Traffic Related Offenses

Earl Marsh

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