Man Arrested After Burglary at Capitol Cleaners 7-18-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-23761

Date/Time:   Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 1:19AM

Location:   Capitol Cleaners, 217 S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a 51-year-old Dover man after breaking into the Capitol Cleaners location at 217 S. New Street.  Officers responded to the location at approximately 1:19AM after receiving an alarm call for the location.  While searching the property officers located unsecured doors to the business and that the cash drawer was missing.  Officers continued to check the business and located James Smith at the rear of the business with two cash drawers and cash in his possession.  Smith was taken into custody without incident.

Smith was committed to JTVCC in default of $3,000 bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Theft Under $1,500
-Criminal Mischief (2x)

James Smith

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Dover Police Accepting 2018 Citizen’s Police Academy Applications 7-17-18

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a program that meets once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00p.m-9:00pm from September 11th-November 13th, 2018.  This program is designed to provide members of the Dover community with additional knowledge about their police department. It allows citizens of Dover to become more educated on Dover Police Department procedure and the pressures associated within law enforcement. We seek and invite a diverse group of people who either live in or work in the City of Dover to apply.  You do not have to be a Dover citizen to attend.  There is no cost to attend the Citizen Police Academy.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN AUGUST 17TH, 2018

The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to accomplish three goals:

  1. To educate community members in Dover Police Department procedures and the pressures associated within law enforcement
  2. To allow the citizens of Dover to meet the men and women who serve them
  3. To provide Dover Police Department officers the opportunity to meet and hear from the citizens they serve.

Citizen Police Academy members are given a realistic view of the Department.
Topics presented include:

  • Community Policing
  • “Meet the Chief”
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Search and Seizure
  • Communications
  • Internal Affairs
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Crime Scene Processing and Forensics
  • Patrol Operations
  • Canine Unit
  • Vice
  • Special Response Team
  • Use of Force Training
  • Traffic Stops
  • Public Affairs

The academy meets once a week at the Dover Police Department on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9pm.

Presentations consist of lectures, demonstrations, videos, computer presentations, and “hands on” participation. Each participant is given the opportunity to ride with an officer for one shift.

How to Obtain an Application

There are three ways to obtain an application for the Citizen’s Police Academy
1-Pick up in person at the Dover Police Department
2-DOWNLOAD CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY APPLICATION
3-COMPLETE APPLICATION ONLINE

Media representatives are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Contact

For further information contact:

Cpl. Caleb Rich
Planning and Training Unit
Dover Police Department
400 S. Queen Street
Dover, DE 19904
(302)-736-4461
Caleb.Rich@cj.state.de.us

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Dover Police National Night Out 2018

The Dover Police Department will once again bring the National Night Out to the Dover community on Tuesday, August 7th from 6-8pm.  The event brings the Dover Police Department, along with several emergency agencies and military personnel to one place where the public can bring their families to meet and greet local heroes and see the equipment used in their jobs while forming a positive relationship with the community.  In addition to appearances and demonstrations by these agencies, Night Out will feature fun activities for all ages along with food and beverages for all while supplies last.  The venue for the event has been moved to the Blue Hen Corporate Center located at 655 S. Bay Road to allow for more space and parking for attendees.

The National Night Out  provides a variety of agencies with an opportunity to show our citizens what services they provide, the vehicles and equipment they use, and a chance to interact with personnel in a relaxed atmosphere.   WSFS and the Dover Police Department will join together to bring a “shred event” to the National Night Out for the 4th consecutive year.  The public is invited to bring personal documents to be shredded beginning at 5pm and ending at 8pm that day.

The Dover Police Department requests that political candidates do NOT campaign, distribute handbills, or other materials at this event.

MEDIA:  Media are welcome to attend the event. Requests for images from previous events should be made through M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman by email at: mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Felton Man 7-13-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-23269

Date/Time:   Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 7:50PM

Location:   Loockerman Street at Federal Street, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative: 

A traffic stop by the Dover Police Street Crimes Unit led to a drug arrest on Thursday evening.  At approximately 7:50PM, officers stopped Jaray Harris (38) in the area of Loockerman Street and Federal Street.  During the following investigation, officers discovered .5 grams of powder cocaine, 1.7 grams of crack cocaine, and 6.5 grams of marijuana.  All of the substances were packaged for the purpose of sale.

Harris was released on $15,250 unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Controlled Substance (3x)
-Drug Paraphernalia

Jaray Harris

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Search Warrant at Cherry Street Residence Leads to Drug Arrest 7-13-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-23077

Date/Time:   Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 8:15AM

Location:   100 Block of Cherry Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Dante Durham following a search warrant on Wednesday morning.  The search warrant was conducted in the 100 Block of Cherry Street following a drug investigation.  Durham was arrested without incident.  During the search, officers located 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 1.4 grams of crack cocaine, digital scales, and $516 in drug proceeds.

Durham was committed to JTVCC in default of $20,500 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Ammo by Person Prohibited
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Manufacturing Crack Cocaine

Dante Durham

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Residential Burglary on Willis Road 7-9-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-22680

Date/Time:   Between June 29th and July 8th, 2018

Location:   Unit Block of Willis Road, 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 unit block of Willis Road while a family was away.  Between June 29th and July 8th, 2018, unknown suspects entered the home through an unsecured back window.  While inside, the suspects took money, shoes, and clothing.  Several items were damaged in the home and it appears that the suspects may have stayed there while the family was gone.  

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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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Dover Woman 7-9-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-22567

Date/Time:   Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 8:41AM

Location:   Fulton Street and North New Street, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested 39-year-old Antionette Hale on drug charges following a traffic stop on Saturday morning.  At approximately 8:41AM on Saturday, July 7th, a Dover police officer observed Hale stopped in the middle of Fulton Street in a black Toyota SUV.  The vehicle was interfering with traffic since it was stopped in the middle of the road.  A computer check revealed that Hale had a revoked license and should not have been operating the vehicle.  Officers later discovered 104 bags of heroin inside the vehicle, .9 grams of marijuana, and three types of prescription medications.  

Hale was released after posting $6,500 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Hale

 

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 7-9-18

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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D&D Liquors Robbery 7-7-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-22546

Date/Time:   Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 11:45PM

Location:   D&D Liquors, 1107 S. 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 Friday night.  At approximately 11:45PM, an unknown male suspect entered D&D Liquors at 1107 S. DuPont Highway, dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white gloves.  Once inside, the suspect broke several displays in the business, removed the cash register and fled with the register and its contents.  

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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Shooting on S. Governors Avenue 7-5-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-22291

Date/Time:   Thursday, July 5th at 2:02AM

Location:   South Governors Avenue, North of Reed Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 22-year-old man injured on Thursday morning.  At approximately 2:02AM, officers responded to the area of South Governors Avenue and Reed Street for a shots fired report.  Upon arrival, officers also learned a victim had been transported by private vehicle to Kent General Hospital.  The 22-year-old male suffered a single gunshot wound to the right arm as a result of the incident.  The injury is not life threatening.  

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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