Two Arrested After Assaulting/Threatening Woman with Gun 1-14-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-1329

Date/Time:   Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7:35AM

Location:   Unit Block of East Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested two suspects on assault and weapons charges following an incident on Sunday morning.  At approximately 7:35AM, a 37-year-old woman was involved in a confrontation with Nathaniel Hampton (27) in the 300 Block of Frear Drive.  Hampton struck the woman several times in the head with a revolver, pointed a gun at her, and fired one shot, nearly striking the victim.   The victim began to flee but was once again confronted by Hampton and was joined by Chelsie Cooper (26).  Cooper then pointed the revolver at the woman and threatened to kill her before fleeing.

Nathaniel Hampton was arrested and released on $11,000 UNSECURED bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Aggravated Menacing
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 3rd Degree
-Possession of Marijuana
-Terroristic Threatening

Chelsie Cooper was arrested and released on $20.00 UNSECURED bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Aggravated Menacing
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Terroristic Threatening

Chelsie Cooper
Age: 26

Nathaniel Hampton
Age: 27

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Three Juveniles Arrested on Drug Charges After Fleeing from Police 1-14-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-1355

Date/Time:   Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 8:32PM

Location:   Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested three juveniles after they fled from officers on a traffic stop.  Officers observed a red Kia Spectra in the area of S. Kirkwood Street and W. Division Street being driven without lights on.  Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.  As officers were about to approach, the vehicle sped off, running a stop sign on West Reed Street onto S. West Street.  The vehicle then ran a stop sign onto Forrest Street and sped down Lincoln Street.  Officers stopped following the vehicle, determining that the risk to the public and the officers was significant due to the roads being covered in ice and snow at the time.  A short time later, officers located the vehicle crashed into a snow bank in the 900 Block of Lincoln Street.  Jamar Stokes-Harris (13) was a passenger in the vehicle and was located across the street from the vehicle.  Officers then located Zyair Garner (16), and Terrence Mears (16) in a CVS store located nearby.  All three suspects were arrested without incident.  It was learned that Garner was the driver of the vehicle.  As officers checked the vehicle, they located several baggies with MDMA pills in plain sight.

As a result of the incident the suspects were charged as follows:

Zyair Garner (16), Camden-Wyoming, DE
-Possession of MDMA
-Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest
-Multiple Traffic Offenses

Terrence Mears (16), Dover, DE
-Possession of MDMA
-Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Jamar Stokes-Harris (13), Dover, DE
-Possession of MDMA
-Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

All suspects were released into the custody of their respective parents/guardians..

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Robbery In Parking Lot of Country Village Apartments 1-11-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-1075

Date/Time:   Thursday, January 10th, 2019 between 5:36PM-5:46PM

Location:   400 Block of Country Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred in he parking lot of Country Village Apartments on Thursday afternoon.  Between 5:36-5:46PM, an 18-year-old male victim was in the parking lot of the apartment complex waiting to meet an alleged seller from the “LetGo” mobile app to purchase a cell phone.  He was approached by four black male suspects, two of which were armed with knives.  The suspects demanded the victim’s wallet.  One of the suspects struck the victim in the face, causing a minor injury to his mouth and stole the wallet which contained cash and other items.  Two of the suspects entered a dark-colored vehicle and fled.

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

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Two Suspects Arrested on Weapons Charges 1-11-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-290

Date/Time:   Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 5:00PM

Location:   Unit Block of East Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Tyaire Clark (17) and Jayaire Brittingham (18) on weapons charges following a firearms investigation.  Between December 2018 and January 2019, officers obtained information that the two suspects were in possession of a sawed off shotgun/rifle combo.  Officers obtained evidence that they were in fact in possession of same and obtained warrants for both.  Both suspects were arrested on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at the Dover Public Library without incident.  Both suspects were charged with a single count of Possession of a Destructive Weapon and released on bond.  A mugshot for Clark is unavailable at the time of release.

The firearm, pictured below, has NOT been recovered.  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

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Wanted Suspect Arrested on New Drug Charges 1-10-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-768 Date/Time:   Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 10:06PM Location:   500 Block of S. Bay Road, Dover, DE Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer Narrative:  Dover – The Dover Police Department arrested a 27-year-old wanted person on a traffic stop on Tuesday evening.  At approximately 10:06PM, officers observed Darren Holden as a passenger in a vehicle.  Officers familiar with Holden determined he was wanted at the time.  Upon contact, Holden provided a false name to officers.  Once Holden was taken into custody he resisted officers attempts to place him in a police vehicle.  Holden was also found in possession of .2 grams of marijuana, 504 bags (3.53 grams of heroin, and packaging materials.  The driver, Juliana Hansley-Thomas (28) was found in possession of  .6 grams of marijuana.   Holden was committed to SCI in default of $67,000 cash bind on the following charges: -Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin -Possession of Heroin -Possession of Marijuana -Drug Paraphernalia -Resisting Arrest -Criminal Impersonation -Capias Hansley-Thomas was released without bond on a single Possession of Marijuana Charge and a traffic offense.

Darren Holden

 
 
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Edjuan Blackshear Charged with Additional Offense in Death of Child 1-7-2019

UPDATE: The Dover Police Department has charged Edjuan Blackshear with Murder by Abuse or Neglect 1st Degree (DE CODE T-11 SS 633) in the death of a 1-year-old child in his care.  Blackshear, who was committed to SCI in default of bond on charges stemming from his January 2nd arrest, was arraigned via video phone (Justice of the Peace Court #2) on the new charge and was issued an additional $101,000 Cash Bond.   Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-126 Date/Time:   Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 12:38PM Location:   800 Block of Woodcrest Drive, Dover, DE Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer Narrative:  Dover – The Dover Police Department responded to an apartment in the 800 Block of Woodcrest Drive for a call reporting that a one-year-old child was not breathing.  The child was quickly transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by medical personnel and later transported to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital.  During the investigation it was learned that the child suffered multiple serious injuries to the head, torso, and internal injuries.  Edjuan Blackshear (28) was responsible for the child’s care at the time of the incident and was taken into custody without incident.  Blackshear was charged on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2018 with Child Abuse and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Blackshear was committed to SCI in default of $101,000 cash bond on those charges.   On Thursday, January 3rd, at approximately 12:35AM, The child succumbed to his injuries while at A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital.  Detective’s from the Dover Police Department are in the process of gathering further information and working with the Delaware Office of the Attorney General.  Additional charges are expected and will be released at a later time.  

Edjuan Blackshear

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Gold Alert Cancelled for Dover Teen 1-6-19

Update: The Dover Police Department has cancelled the gold alert issued for Victoria Renda after she was safely located.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-582

Date/Time:   Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at 12:04PM

Location:  Unit Block of Forest Creek Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a missing 16-year-old.  Victoria Renda was reported missing on Sunday, January 6th.  Renda has several conditions that may present health or safety concerns if not properly treated/maintained.  If you have any information on Johnson’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Teen 1-6-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-582

Date/Time:   Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at 12:04PM

Location:  Unit Block of Forest Creek Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a missing 16-year-old.  Victoria Renda was reported missing on Sunday, January 6th.  Renda has several conditions that may present health or safety concerns if not properly treated/maintained.  If you have any information on Johnson’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 

Victoria Renda

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Gold Alert Cancelled for Frederick Johnson 1-5-2019

UPDATE:  The Dover Police Department has cancelled the Gold Alert issued for Frederick Johnson after he returned home safely.  

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-43020

Date/Time:   Tuesday, December 31st, 2018 at 9:44PM

Location:  100 Block of Spruance Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a missing 35-year-old. Frederick Johnson was last seen on Tuesday, December 31st at approximately 9:44PM leaving his residence in the 100 Block of Spruance Road.  Johnson made statements that raise concerns for his safety prior to his leaving the residence.  He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans.  If you have any information on Johnson’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 

Frederick Johnson

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Robbery Suspect Arrested After Fleeing Police 1-4-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-429 Date/Time:   Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 2:04PM Location:   Food Lion, 1030 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer Narrative:  Dover – The Dover Police Department arrested a 49-year-old woman for a strong-armed robbery that occurred on Friday afternoon.  At approximately 2:04PM, officers were called to the Food Lion grocery store, located at 1030 Forrest Avenue for a reported robbery.  Upon arrival, officers contacted a 57-year-old female victim who advised that her purse was stolen by Rhonda Martin from her shopping cart.  The victim pursued Martin into the parking lot, where a struggle ensued over the purse.  Martin struck the victim several times before fleeing in a white Ford Explorer.  Officers in the areas located the Explorer traveling south on the POW-MIA Parkway towards Rodney Village.  A short time later, officers attempted to stop Martin, but she fled from officers.  Martin led officers south on S. State Street, East on Route 10, North on Bay Road, and into the King’s Cliff Mobile Home Park off of Bay Road.  Martin finally stopped and was taken into custody without further incident.  Martin was charged with Robbery Second Degree along with several traffic offenses stemming from the pursuit.   Mugshot and bond info was not available at time of release.
 
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