Home Shot in Village of Westover 8-23-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-28210

Date/Time:  Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at 11:45PM

Location:   300 Block of Charring Cross Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting of a residence in the Village of Westover development that occurred on Sunday night.  At approximately 11:45PM, officers responded to the 300 Block of Charring Cross Drive for a shots fired call.  When they arrived, they observed that a residence in that area was struck by a shotgun round.  The home was occupied at the time, but no injuries resulted from the shooting.

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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Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Arrest 8-19-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27852

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:03PM

Location:   1300 Block of Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested two men following a traffic stop when it was discovered they were in possession of 47 bags of heroin.  Juwan Guy (19) and Marvin Farlow (21) were stopped for an equipment violation in the 1300 Block of Forrest Avenue on Thursday.  Officers could smell marijuana in the vehicle during the stop and utilized K9 Britt to conduct a sniff search of the vehicle.  K9 Britt alerted on the vehicle and officers discovered 47 bags of heroin inside.  Both Juwan Guy and Marvin Farlow were released on $10,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Marvin Farlow

Marvin Farlow

Juwan Guy

Juwan Guy

 

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Fatal Shooting on Queen Street 8-19-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27868

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 9:34PM

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

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man on Thursday night.  Police responded to a home in the 100 Block of S. Queen Street for a report of a subject shot.  When police arrived, Emmitt Brown, was found with a gunshot wound to his torso.  Officers immediately provided first aid until Brown was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  More details will be released as they become available.

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Arrest Made in Daycare Burglary and Robbery of Taxi Driver 8-18-16

UPDATE:
The Dover Police Department has charged Donald Caldwell with the robbery of a City Cab driver on Tuesday morning.  Caldwell turned himself in to the Dover Police Department on Wednesday afternoon after he was determined to be the suspect in the burglary of a local daycare.  Caldwell was developed as a suspect in the taxi cab robbery as well, and confessed to the incident to detectives.  Caldwell was committed to JTVCC in default of $50,000 cash bond on the following offenses from both cases:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Criminal Mischief

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27611

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 between 6:30-8:00PM

Location:   827 Forest Street (Cindy’s Day Care)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is seeking Donald Caldwell (30) for breaking into Cindy’s Daycare.  The business, located at 827 Forest Street, was broken into by Caldwell between 6:30PM and 8:00PM on Tuesday evening when employees had left.  Video surveillance shows Caldwell entering the business, breaking into an office, and causing damage/ransacking it once inside.  Caldwell is currently wanted by the Dover Police Department for Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief.

Donald Caldwell Age: 30

Donald Caldwell
Age: 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27487

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 2:20AM

Location:   Corner of Mary Street and Bradford Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the early morning robbery of a taxi cab driver.  At approximately 2:20AM, a 63-year-old male, driving for City Cab, was robbed at gunpoint while sitting inside his vehicle.  The driver was stopped in the area of Mary Street and Bradford Street, when a male suspect approached the driver holding a handgun towards his head and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect is described by the victim as being a light-skinned (possibly mixed-race) male, with braided hair, 5’8″ and approximately 180 pounds.

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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Man Wanted for Daycare Burglary 8-17-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27611

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 between 6:30-8:00PM

Location:   827 Forest Street (Cindy’s Day Care)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is seeking Donald Caldwell (30) for breaking into Cindy’s Daycare.  The business, located at 827 Forest Street, was broken into by Caldwell between 6:30PM and 8:00PM on Tuesday evening when employees had left.  Video surveillance shows Caldwell entering the business, breaking into an office, and causing damage/ransacking it once inside.  Caldwell is currently wanted by the Dover Police Department for Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief.

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

Donald Caldwell Age: 30

Donald Caldwell
Age: 30

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests for Gun and Marijuana Possession 8-17-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27527

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 10:56AM

Location:   River Road and New Castle Ave, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

A speeding violation led to the arrest of two subjects on a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and a handgun on Tuesday morning.  Alvin Williams, 21, was stopped in the area of River Road and New Castle Avenue for speeding when officers could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The passenger, Vincent Walls (45), also provided a false name to police.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded .40 caliber Taurus handgun and 1.3 grams of marijuana.  Both subjects were taken into custody without incident.

Alvin Williams was released on $4,000 unsecured bond on for Carrying a COncealed Deadly Weapon.  Vincent Walls was charged with possession of marijuana, criminal impersonation, and drug paraphernalia.  Bond information is not available for Walls.

Alvin Williams

Alvin Williams

Vincent Walls

Vincent Walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dover Motorcycle Officer Struck by Vehicle, Suffers Minor Injuries 8-16-16

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Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 2:56PM

Location:   West Water Street at S. New Street

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

Narrative:
A Dover Police Motorcycle Officer was injured as a result of an accident on Tuesday afternoon.  The officer, an 8-year-veteran of the Dover Police Department, was traveling eastbound on West Water Street,approaching the S. New Street intersection.  A white Acura passenger car was stopped on S. New Street, facing northbound, when the female operator pulled out in front of the Dover Police officer.  The officer suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision and is being treated at a nearby medical facility and is expected to be released.

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Cab Driver Robbed at Gunpoint 8-16-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27487

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 2:20AM

Location:   Corner of Mary Street and Bradford Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the early morning robbery of a taxi cab driver.  At approximately 2:20AM, a 63-year-old male, driving for City Cab, was robbed at gunpoint while sitting inside his vehicle.  The driver was stopped in the area of Mary Street and Bradford Street, when a male suspect approached the driver holding a handgun towards his head and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect is described by the victim as being a light-skinned (possibly mixed-race) male, with braided hair, 5’8″ and approximately 180 pounds.

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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Back to School Safety from Dover Police Department 8-16-16

Back to School Safety

Summer is quickly coming to an end and families across Dover are preparing to send their children back to school in the coming weeks.  The Capital School District begins school on Thursday, August 25th and Caesar Rodney begins Monday, August 29th.  The Dover Police Department is offering the following information to better prepare the citizens we serve for Back to School week.

Police in Schools:
The Dover Police Department has a full time officer dedicated to the Dover High School, Central Middle School, William Henry Middle School, and Parkway Academy.  These officers are otherwise known as SRO’s or School Resource Officers.  We encourage parents to tell their children to communicate concerns with those officers as needed.  The department also has a G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education And Training) Instructor at the William Henry Middle School that will also visit elementary schools on occasion as well.  In addition to our four full-time youth officers, the department will increase their presence at schools across the city during the first days of school to ensure a smooth and safe process for all children and school faculty.  There will also be increased presence by the Special Enforcement Unit Motorcycle Division in area school zones, cross walks, and bus routes to crack down on vehicle violations.  People who speed in school zones, disobey crossing guards, or pass school buses will be cited accordingly.

H.A.W.K. Traffic Signal at Dover High School
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDot)  installed the new High-Intensity Activated CrossWalK system at the Dover High School main entrance/exit prior to the 2014-2015 school year.  This system is designed to maximize the flow of traffic in what is expected to be a congested area before and after school.  A video showing how the light works can be viewed below.

Tips for Motorists
The Dover Police Department will utilize special enforcement units to increase presence in school zones and on bus routes throughout the city to target speed violations, passing of school buses, and other driving violations that threaten the safety of school children.  The beginning of school is also a time when children are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes because there are many more children on the road each morning and afternoon and many drivers’ patterns change. Shorter daylight hours make it especially difficult to see young pedestrians and bicyclists. So as schools open their doors, it’s time for everyone – motorists, parents, educators, and students – to improve their traffic safety practices. The following tips can help make this a safe and happy school year for the whole community.
School Bus Safety:

  • It is against the law to pass a stopped school bus while its lights are flashing and its stop arm is extended.
  • On undivided roadways, with no physical barrier or median, vehicles must stop on both sides of the roadway.
  • Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
  • Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that the bus has stopped, and children are getting on or off. Motorists approaching from either direction must wait until the red lights stop flashing before proceeding.
  • Learn and obey the “alternately flashing warning light” system that school bus drivers use to alert motorists.

School Zone/Bus Stop Safety:

  • When a school bus or children are present slow down and proceed with caution, obeying all traffic laws and speed limits.
  • Obey School Zone speed limits & watch for flashing yellow lights, crossing guards, etc.
  • Be alert and ready to stop. Watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Watch for children playing and gathering near bus stops. Watch for children arriving late for the bus, who may dart into the street without looking for traffic. When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch for children walking or biking to school.
  • When driving in neighborhoods or school zones, watch for young people who may be in a hurry to get to school and may not be thinking about getting there safely.

Walk/Bike to School:

  • Practice taking the route your child will walk before school.
  • Always wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short or long the ride.
  • Ride on the right, in the same direction as auto traffic.
  • Use appropriate hand signals.
  • Respect traffic lights and stop signs.
  • Wear bright-colored clothing to increase visibility. White or light-colored clothing and reflective gear is especially important after dark.
  • Know the “rules of the road.”
  • Make sure your child’s walk to school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection.
  • Identify other children in the neighborhood with whom your child can walk to school.  In neighborhoods with higher levels of traffic, consider organizing a “walking school bus,” in which an adult accompanies a group of neighborhood children walking to school.
  • Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Because small children are impulsive and less cautious around traffic, carefully consider whether or not your child is ready to walk to school without adult supervision.
  • If your children are young or are walking to a new school, walk with them the first week or until you are sure they know the route and can do it safely.
  • Bright-colored clothing will make your child more visible to drivers.

Bullying:

Bullying or cyberbullying is when one child picks on another child repeatedly. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or social. It can happen at school, on the playground, on the school bus, in the neighborhood, over the Internet, or through mobile devices like cell phones.  The Dover Police Department has full-time officers dedicated to the Central Middle School, Dover High School, and Parkway Academy with another officer that spends time in William Henry Middle School and the various elementary schools throughout the city.

When Your Child Is Bullied

  • Help your child learn how to respond by teaching your child how to:
    1. Look the bully in the eye.
    2. Stand tall and stay calm in a difficult situation.
    3. Walk away.
  • Teach your child how to say in a firm voice.
    1. “I don’t like what you are doing.”
    2. “Please do NOT talk to me like that.”
    3. “Why would you say that?”
  • Teach your child when and how to ask a trusted adult for help.
  • Encourage your child to make friends with other children.
  • Support activities that interest your child.
  • Alert school officials to the problems and work with them on solutions.
  • Make sure an adult who knows about the bullying can watch out for your child’s safety and well-being when you cannot be there.
  • Monitor your child’s social media or texting interactions so you can identify problems before they get out of hand.

When Your Child Is the Bully

  • Be sure your child knows that bullying is never OK.
  • Set firm and consistent limits on your child’s aggressive behavior.
  • Be a positive role mode. Show children they can get what they want without teasing, threatening or hurting someone.
  • Use effective, non-physical discipline, such as loss of privileges.
  • Develop practical solutions with the school principal, teachers, counselors, and parents of the children your child has bullied.

When Your Child Is a Bystander

  • Tell your child not to cheer on or even quietly watch bullying.
  • Encourage your child to tell a trusted adult about the bullying.
  • Help your child support other children who may be bullied. Encourage your child to include these children in activities.
  • Encourage your child to join with others in telling bullies to stop.

Teen Driving:

  • Keep Your Cell Phone Off
    Multiple studies indicate using a cell phone while driving is the equivalent of driving drunk―that’s even when using a hands-free phone. Besides, your state may prohibit the use of cell phones while driving. Many do for drivers of certain ages.
  • Don’t Text
    Research shows texting―on average―causes a loss of focus on the road for five seconds. A lot can go wrong in those five seconds.  Don’t try the “texting-while-stopped” approach, either. And, when you have your head down, you won’t notice key developments that may occur, even when you’re stuck at a red light.
  • Turn on Your Headlights
    Doing so can increase your visibility and help other drivers see you, even on sunny days.
  • Obey the Speed Limit
    Speeding causes about 40% of all fatal teen accidents. That’s especially true when driving on roads with lots of traffic or you’re not familiar with.  Don’t feel pressured to keep up with traffic if it seems like everyone else is flying by you. Driving a safe speed helps ensure your well-being, and keeps you away from costly traffic tickets that can cause a sharp hike in your car insurance.
  • Minimize Distractions
    It may be tempting to eat, drink, flip around the radio dial, or play music loudly while you’re cruising around town; however, all can cause your mind or vision to wander, even for a few seconds. And, that can be enough for an inexperienced driver to lose control of your car, or not notice an obstacle in the road.
  • Drive Solo
    Having a single teen passenger in your car can double the risk of causing a car accident. Adding additional teen passengers causes the risk to escalate.
  • Practice Defensive Driving
    Always be aware of the traffic ahead, behind, and next to you, and have possible escape routes in mind. Stay a safe distance behind the car in front of you in slower speeds, and maintain a larger buffer zone with faster speeds.  A good way to judge a proper distance is to count 2 seconds from the time the front of your car passes where the rear of the car in front of you passed

 

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Police Investigate Shooting on Bradley Road 8-15-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27273

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11:35PM

Location:   200 Block of Bradley Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday night.  At approximately 11:35PM, two unknown males shot at two males standing in front of a home in the 200 Block of Bradley Road.  The victims told police that the suspects were approximately 50 yards away when multiple shots were fired in their direction.  No one was injured as a result of the shooting, but police recovered multiple shell casings.  A vehicle belonging to one of the victims was struck by a bullet as well as an occupied house in the 200 Block of Bradley Road.

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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