Burglary at Spence’s Bazaar 10-15-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-34607

Date/Time:   Sunday, October 14th, 2018 between 5:30AM-5:51AM

Location:   Spence’s Bazaar, 550 S. New 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 Spence’s Bazaar on Sunday morning.  Between 5:30AM-5:51AM, an unknown suspect forced entry into the business through a door.  Once inside, the suspect(s) stole multiple jewelry items from multiple vendor booths inside the business 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 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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Man Shot During Robbery at Dover Inn Hotel Room 10-15-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-34648

Date/Time:   Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 7:36PM

Location:   Dover Inn, 428 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Sunday night.  At approximately 7:36PM, unknown suspects forced their way into a room at the Dover Inn where a 23-year-old male victim was located.  During the incident, the victim was shot multiple times and had property stolen.  The victim was taken to a hospital by private vehicle where he underwent surgery and is currently admitted in serious condition.  

It is believed that this was not a random act.

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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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 10-9-2018

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 Country Village Apartments 10-9-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-33867

Date/Time:   Between October 6th, 2018 at 11:00AM and October 8th, 2018 at 4:19PM

Location:   400 Block Country Drive, Dover, DE (Country Village Apts)

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred between 11:00AM on October 6th and 4:19PM on October 8th.  During that time an unknown suspect entered an apartment in the 40 Block of Country Drive through a rear window that was left unsecured.  While inside, the suspect stole several electronic items and shoes 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 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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Fatal Crash on White Oak Road 10-8-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-33653

Date/Time:   SaturdayOctober 6th, 2018 at 10:57PM

Location:   White Oak Road, East of the Route 1 Overpass 

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday night.  At approximately 10:57PM, a 2004 Ford Explorer being operated by Nicole Hauf (32) of Dover, was traveling at a high rate of speed in an eastbound direction on White Oak Road, just east of the Route 1 overpass.  Hauf was unable to negotiate the left curve and left the right side of the roadway and entered a ditch.  The vehicle overturned at least three times and came to rest on its roof in the eastbound travel lane of White Oak Road.  

A 13-year-old passenger was properly restrained and was able to free herself from the vehicle.  Hauf had to be extracted by the Dover Fire Department.  The passenger was admitted to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital with a serious chest injury but is in stable condition.  Hauf was admitted to the hospital with a severe head injury and succumbed to her injuries on Sunday morning.

During the investigation it was learned that Hauf was involved in an argument on the phone while driving.  It is also believed that alcohol and speed are factors in the crash.

 

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Arrest Made in Robbery of Elderly Man 10-5-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-33415

Date/Time:   October 4th, 2018 at 2:20PM

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

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

Narrative: 

Elwood Jerome Ross (51) was arrested for 1st Degree Robbery on Thursday afternoon.  At approximately 2:20PM, officers responded to the Unit Block of North New Street when a 64-year-old man reported that he was robbed.  Ross approached the male victim just outside of his residence and forcefully removed cash from his hand, dragging him to the ground.  The incident was captured on downtown surveillance cameras.  A review of those cameras, showed Elwood Ross to be the suspect.  A short time later, officers in the area located Ross wearing the same clothing as he was during the robbery and took him into custody without incident.

Ross was committed to SCI in default of $25,000 bond on a single charge of Robbery 1st Degree (victim older than 62).

The video of this incident will not be released.

Elwood J. Ross
Dover, DE

 

 

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Arrest Made for Starting Several Fires at Clearfield Apartments 10-5-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-33340

Date/Time:    See Narrative

Location:    Clearfield Apartments, Haman Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested 62-year-old Dail Morris on several arson charges following a months long investigation by the Dover Police, Dover Fire Marshal, and Dover Fire Department.  The investigation was the result of several intentionally set fires inside of two buildings belonging to Clearfield Apartments between May and October of 2018.  Morris was charged with several charges related to the following incidents:

  • 05/05/2018 at approximately 2057 a suspect started a fire in a trashcan inside of 100 Haman Drive
  • 08/26/2018 at approximately 2135 a suspect started a fire in a trashcan inside of 100 Haman Drive
  • 08/26/2018 at approximately 2247 a suspect started a fire in a trashcan inside of 100 Haman Drive
  • 08/26/2018 at approximately 2358 a suspect started a fire in the hallway of 110 Haman Drive
  • 09/10/2018 at approximately 2342 hours a suspect started a fire in a dumpster located in the parking lot of 110 Haman Drive
  • 09/11/2018 at approximately 0035 hours a suspect started a fire in a dumpster located in the parking lot of 100 Haman Drive 
  • 09/13/2018 at approximately 2200 hours a suspect started a fire in a dumpster located in the parking lot of 110 Haman Drive
  • 10/3/2018 at approximately 2018 hours a suspect started a fire in a dumpster located in the parking lot of 110 Haman Drive
  • 10/03/2018 at approximately 2051 hours a suspect started a fire inside of the laundry room of 100 Haman Drive
  • 10/04/2018 at approximately 0015 hours a suspect started a fire on a vehicle causing approximately $2600 USC damage to same.

Dail Morris was committed to SCI in default of $28,500 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Arson 1st Degree (2x)
-Arson 2nd Degree
-Reckless Burning (7x)

A mugshot of Morris was not available at the time of release.

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 10-4-2018

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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UPDATE/ARREST MADE: Two Shot When Fight Breaks Out At Large House Party 9-8-2018

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department arrested 22-year-old Marquis Harris of Dover, DE for the shooting of two people at a party on September 8th.  Detectives developed Harris as a suspect in the incident and on October 2nd, members of the 1st State Fugitive Task Force arrested Harris in the 300 block of East Commerce Street in Smyrna, DE without incident.  Harris was committed to SCI in default of $81,000 cash bond on the following charges:
-Assault 1st Degree (2x)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief

Marquis Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-30380

Date/Time:   Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at 2:22AM

Location:   Nicholas Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two people with non-life threatening injuries on Saturday morning.  At approximately 2:22AM, officers responded to the Unit Block of Nicholas Drive for a report of shots fired.  Officers learned that there was a large party at the residence and a large fight broke out in the front yard of the home.  During that time, an unknown black male suspect fired multiple rounds into the crowd.  A 20-year-old female victim and male victim were struck in the back and transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for treatment for their injuries.  

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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Man Wanted for Rape 2nd Degree 10-4-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-6186

Date/Time:   March 7th, 2011

Location:   Undisclosed location in Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect wanted for 2nd Degree Rape of a then 6-year-old girl in March of 2011.  The Dover Police Department learned of the allegations made against Juan Carlos Hernandez (DOB: 7-30-85) after the victim disclosed the incident to a school therapist.  Following a forensic interview and a review of other evidence, detectives obtained a warrant for 2nd Degree Rape for Hernandez.  Hernandez’s location is unknown and it is possible that he has returned to Mexico since the incident occurred.  

Juan Carlos Hernandez

 

 

 

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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