Woman Shot on South New Street 12-5-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-39962

Date/Time:   Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 12:22AM

Location:  Unit Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting of a 23-year-old woman on Tuesday morning.  The shooting took place at approximately 12:22AM in the Unit Block of S. New Street.  The female victim was sitting in a parked vehicle with a 24-year-old male and a 1-year-old female when an unknown suspect fired several shots at the car.  The woman was shot once in the torso.  No other occupants were injured as a result.  Officers arrived on scene shortly after receiving several 911 calls of shots fired.  A few minutes later, the female victim was reported to be at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where she underwent treatment for her injury.  

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 Women Robbed on North Bradford Street 12-3-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-39684

Date/Time:   Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 7:48PM

Location:  North Bradford Street, just south of Mary Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the robbery of two women on Saturday evening.  At approximately 7:48PM, two women (20 and 22 years old) were walking south on North Bradford Street, just south of Mary Street.  While walking, an unknown black male suspect jumped out of some bushes nearby with his hands drawn and pointing at the victims.  The victims believed he was holding a weapon.  The suspect demanded money and fled on a bicycle with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was described as a light/medium complexion black male, with a goatee, 5’8″-5’11”, thin-medium build, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

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.

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Tire King Burglary 12-1-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-39486

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 8:37PM

Location:  Tire King, 502 S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Tire King, located at 502 S. Governors Avenue, on Thursday night.  At approximately 8:37PM, a male suspect wearing dark clothing, through a large rock through a  window of the business and entered.  Once inside, the suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot.  

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.

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 11-27-17

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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Man Arrested for Resisting, Outstanding Warrants After Fleeing Police 11-27-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-38954

Date/Time:   Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 9:44AM

Location:  N. DuPont Highway at Maple Parkway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested a wanted 41-year-old man for resisting arrest and numerous traffic offenses after fleeing from officers on Sunday morning.  A Dover Police officer was conducting speed enforcement when he observed a silver BMW, operated by Desmond Walls, traveling 63 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone in the area of N. DuPont Highway at Maple Parkway (Southbound).  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle by activating their emergency equipment, but Walls refused and began driving erratically. The officer observed the vehicle pull onto River Road in Capital Green and exit on foot.  Officers were able to arrest Walls a short time later without incident.  Desmond Walls was also wanted by Delaware State Police Troop 2 and Milford Police Department for shoplifting charges.

Walls was released on unsecured bond on all charges including:
-Disregard Police Office Signal
-Resisting Arrest
-Driving While Suspended
-Traffic Offenses

Desmond Walls

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Dover Police Conducting Death Investigation After Body Found in Silver Lake 11-21-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-38548

Date/Time:   Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 1:04PM

Location:  West Side of Silver Lake (Shoreline closest to Silver Lake Blvd), Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is conducting a death investigation after the body of a 39-year-old man was found in Silver Lake on Tuesday afternoon, by a man who was kayaking on the lake.  Officers arrive to find Dover resident, Anthony McDonald, deceased just after 1:00PM.  There were no obvious signs of foul play and the cause of death will later be determined by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science (Medical Examiner’s Office).

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.

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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment for Dover Police Department

News Release

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Dover, DE (November 21, 2017) – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) arrive on Monday, November 27, 2017, to examine all aspects of the Dover Police Department’s policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. Verification by the team that the Dover Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The session will be conducted in the James L Hutchison, Sr Public Assembly Room located at the Dover Police Department, 400 South Queen Street, Dover, DE.

If, for some reason, an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the Assessment Team, they may do so by telephone. The public may call (302) 736-7122 x- 7166 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Dover Police Department located at 400 South Queen Street, Dover, DE. The local contact is the Accreditation Manager, Mr. Rob Scott, at (302) 736-7150.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Dover Police Department’s ability to comply with standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for

Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA, 20155.

The Dover Police Department has to comply with over 484 standards in order to gain accredited status. The Assessment Team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and visit offices and places where compliance can be witnessed.

This current accreditation period is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

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Public Comments Sought for Dover Police Department On-Site Assessment (CALEA)

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Dover Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve national accreditation by verifying it meets a set of established professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The session will be conducted in the James L Hutchison, Sr Public Assembly Room located at the Dover Police Department, 400 South Queen Street, Dover, DE.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling (302) 736-7122 x- 7166 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Dover Police Department located at 400 South Queen Street, Dover, DE. The local contact is the Accreditation Manager, Mr. Rob Scott, at (302) 736-7150.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Dover Police Department’s ability to comply with standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA. 20155; or by phone at (703) 352-4225.

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Gold Alert Cancelled for Dover Man 11-19-17

UPDATE:  The Dover Police Department has cancelled the Gold Alert for Marcus Carney (20) after he was located by police.  Carney was found safe and transported to a local medical facility.  

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-38034

Date/Time:   Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:44AM

Location:  400 Block of Federal Street, 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 20-year-old man.  Marcus Carney was last seen at approximately 8:45AM in the 400 Block of Federal Street in Dover and was wearing tan pants, grey hooded sweatshirt, and an orange shirt.  Carney has a condition that may pose a risk to his health if unsupervised.  If you have any information on Carney’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111.

Marcus A. Carney

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28-Year-Old Man Charged with 3rd DUI Offense 11-17-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-37978

Date/Time:  Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 5:49PM

Location:  Webbs Lane and S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Kyle Hertz (28) for a 3rd offense DUI on Thursday afternoon.  Hertz was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a collision in the area of Webbs Lane and S. DuPont Highway on Thursday, November 16th at 5:49PM.  It was determined by investigating officers that Hertz was under the influence of drugs at the time of the collision.  No injuries occurred as a result of the accident.  Hertz was taken into custody without incident and charged with 3rd Offense DUI, and released on unsecured bond.

Kyle Hertz
Age: 28
Camden-Wyoming, DE

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