Fatal Vehicle Collision on McKee Road 7-23-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-23652

Date/Time:   July 23rd, 2017 at 2:54AM

Location:  McKee Road, near Seskinore Court, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

A 23-year-old Dover man has been charged with Vehicular Homicide (1st degree) following the death of 62-year-old Derik Pecorini of Dover.  Pecorini was operating  a 2002 Honda Accord northbound on McKee Road between the intersections of Scarborough Road and West Denney’s Road.  Marcus Thomas was operating a 2006 Nissan Altima southbound in the northbound lane in the same area.  Thomas’ vehicle collided head-on with the Honda Accord being driven by Derik Pecorini near Seskinore Court.  Pecorini died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision.  Thomas had minor injuries and was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.  Thomas was charged with 1st Degree Vehicular Homicide and additional traffic offenses.  Photo and bond information was not available at the time of release.

UPDATE:
Thomas was committed to JTVCC in default of $5,000 secured bond.

Marcus Thomas

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 7-21-17

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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Arrest Made in Thursday Capital Green Shooting 7-20-17

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department has arrested a suspect in the second Capital Green shooting that took place at approximately 4:31AM on Thursday morning.  Dahhpy Brewah (22), of Magnolia, was arrested without incident after detectives were able to pinpoint him as the suspect in the shooting of a 37-year-old man who remains hospitalized.  Brewah will currently be charged with the following offenses:
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited

Bond information/booking photo not available at the time of release.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-23238/23281

Date/Time:   July 19th, 2017 at 7:30PM and July 20th, 2017 at 4:31AM

Location:  400 Block of River Road (Capital Green), Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting of an 18-year-old male on Wednesday night and a 37-year-old male on Thursday morning, both taking place in the Capital Green neighborhood.

The first shooting occurred at approximately 7:30PM on Wednesday.  Officers responded to the 400 Block of River Road in the Capital Green neighborhood, for reports of shots fired.  Officers arrived and located a scene where several shell casings were on the ground.  A few minutes later, officers learned that the 18-year-old male victim arrived at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with a single gunshot wound to the lower back.  The victim was treated and released for his injuries and is described as being minimally cooperative by detectives.

At approximately 4:31AM, officers responded to the 400 Block of River Road for another call of shots fired.  Officers arrived and found a 37-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to his upper body.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by medical personnel, where he is currently undergoing treatment for a serious injury.  Witnesses in the area reported that several people were in the area at the time of the shooting and that an argument may have taken place prior to the shooting.

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 or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

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Two Shot in Separate Incidents in Capital Green Neighborhood 7-20-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-23238/23281

Date/Time:   July 19th, 2017 at 7:30PM and July 20th, 2017 at 4:31AM

Location:  400 Block of River Road (Capital Green), Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting of an 18-year-old male on Wednesday night and a 37-year-old male on Thursday morning, both taking place in the Capital Green neighborhood.

The first shooting occurred at approximately 7:30PM on Wednesday.  Officers responded to the 400 Block of River Road in the Capital Green neighborhood, for reports of shots fired.  Officers arrived and located a scene where several shell casings were on the ground.  A few minutes later, officers learned that the 18-year-old male victim arrived at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with a single gunshot wound to the lower back.  The victim was treated and released for his injuries and is described as being minimally cooperative by detectives.

At approximately 4:31AM, officers responded to the 400 Block of River Road for another call of shots fired.  Officers arrived and found a 37-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to his upper body.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by medical personnel, where he is currently undergoing treatment for a serious injury.  Witnesses in the area reported that several people were in the area at the time of the shooting and that an argument may have taken place prior to the shooting.

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 or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

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Dover Police Accepting Applications for 2017 Citizen’s Police Academy 7-19-17

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a program that meets once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00p.m-9:00pm from September 12th-November 7th, 2016 (except October 31st).  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 that either live in or work in the City of Dover to apply. There is no cost to attend the Citizen Police Academy.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1st

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
  • Crime Scene Processing and Forensics
  • Patrol Operations
  • Canine Unit
  • Vice
  • Special Response Team
  • Use of Force Training
  • Traffic Stops

The academy meets once a week at the Dover Police Department.

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

You may obtain an application for the Citizen Police Academy at the Dover Police Department or you can download it online here:

DOWNLOAD CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY APPLICATION

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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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Lewes Woman 7-18-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-23066

Date/Time:   Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at

Location:  Dover Mall, 1365 N. DuPont Highway, 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 74-year-old woman.  Aurora Katterjohn, of Lewes, Delaware, was visiting the Dover Mall with a local senior organization (CHEER) and was last seen just after 1:00PM in the food court of the mall.  Katterjohn was last seen wearing a light-colored top with a long (below the knee) khaki skirt.  Katterjohn’s safety is of concern due to a medical condition.   If you have any information on Katterjohn’s whereabouts, please contact Dover Police at 302-736-7111.

Aurora Katterjohn

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges 7-12-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-22280

Date/Time:   Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 3:43PM

Location:  200 Block of West Reed Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested two men on drug charges on Tuesday afternoon during a drug investigation.  Officers contacted Quinton Russ (34)  and found him to be in possession of a full vial of PCP.  During an administrative search (Russ is on Level 3 probation) of Russ’ vehicle, additional PCP was found for a total of 42.52 grams of the substance.

Thomas Clark (29) was also contacted with Russ and found to be in possession of six MDMA pills.  Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.  Clark was released on unsecured bond on a Possession of MDMA charge.  Russ was committed to JTVCC in default of $20,100 secured bond and a Violation of Probation on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver PCP
-Possession of PCP
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Quinton Russ

Thomas Clark

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Dover Police and Target Host National Night Out 2017 7-12-2017

The Dover Police Department will once again bring the National Night Out to the Target parking lot on Tuesday, August 1st 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 Dover Police Department and Target Department Store look forward to continuing the National Night Out tradition and their relationship to improve the Dover community through events such as this and the Holiday Heroes Christmas program.  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 3rd consecutive year.  The public is invited to bring personal documents to be shredded beginning at 5pm and ending at 8pm that day.  There will also be K9 demonstrations and Dover Police motorcycle demonstrations at during the 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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Fourth Suspect Connected to June 27th Murder at Pine Grove Apartments is Arrested 7-11-2017

SECOND UPDATE 7-11-2017:

Raymond Ward, the 4th suspect connected to the June 27th murder of Dequan Dukes, has been arrested.  Ward was arrested on Monday, July 10th at 1:46PM by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force with assistance from the Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit, and the Delaware State Police.  Ward was located in a residence in the 100 Block of Terry Drive in Magnolia and arrested without incident.  Ward was in possession of a loaded .38 caliber handgun at the time of his arrest.  In addition to the charges he was wanted for, Ward was also charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Firearm/Ammunition While Being a Fugitive Wanted for Felony (2x)

Ward was committed to JTVCC in default of $122,000 Cash Bond.

UPDATE:  The Dover Police Department has arrested three people and are seeking a fourth in connection with the shooting death of Dequan Dukes on Tuesday night at Pine Grove Apartments. During the investigation, it was discovered that Brett Scott, Gregory Sellers, Lisa Wagaman, and Raymond Ward conspired to rob Dukes at Pine Grove Apartments.  During the incident Dukes and Scott exchanged gunfire, resulting in Duke’s death and Scott being shot multiple times.  Gregory Sellers transported Scott to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for his injuries shortly after the incident.  Further investigation led to the identification as Sellers, Wagaman, and Ward as participants in the robbery plan.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on Raymond Ward’s whereabouts 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 or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App.

***WANTED***
Raymond Ward
Age: 28
Last Known Address:
100 Block of Downey Oak Circle, Wyoming, DE
CHARGES:
Robbery 1st Degree
Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Brett Scott
Age: 25
Felton, DE
CHARGES:
Murder 1st Degree
Conspiracy 1st Degree
Robbery 1st Degree
Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
BOND: JTVCC on $302,500 cash bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory Sellers
Age: 23
Dover, DE
CHARGES:
Robbery 1st Degree
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
BOND: JTVCC on $26,000 Cash Bond

Lisa Wagaman
Age: 30
Dover, DE
CHARGES:
Robbery 1st Degree
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
BOND: Baylor Women’s Correctional Center on $26,000 Cash Bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-20566

Date/Time:   Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 8:48PM

Location:  Pine Grove Apartments, 255 Webbs Lane, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed a 21-year-old man and left a 25-year-old with serious injuries on Tuesday night.  At approximately 8:48PM, officers responded to Pine Grove Apartments for reports of shots being fired.  Officers arrived and located the 21-year-old Dequan Dukes seated inside of a vehicle that was located between D and E buildings.  Dukes appeared to have been shot at least once in the upper body and was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  During this time, the second victim arrived at the hospital with multiple gun shot wounds.  The 25-year-old man is currently being treated for his injuries.  The case remains under investigation at this time.

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 or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 7-10-17

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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