Burglary at Georgia Boys Bagels 2-20-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-5183

Date/Time:   Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 3:38AM

 Location:  Georgia Boys Bagels, 136 Green Tree Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Georgia Boys Bagels at 136 Green Tree Drive.  The incident occurred sometime between Tuesday, February 19th at 6:00PM and 3:338AM on Wednesday, February 20th.  An unknown suspect used a large rock to beak a window to the business.  Once inside, the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and beverages from the store before fleeing. 

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Armed Robbery at 7-11 2-20-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-5184

Date/Time:   Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 5:57AM

 Location:  7-11, 449 S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning robbery that occurred at a 7-11 store, located at 449 S. New Street.  The incident occurred when a male suspect entered the store and displayed a firearm.  The suspect demanded the clerk to place money in a black book-bag.  Prior to the suspect fleeing, he struck the clerk in the head with the cash drawer and threatened the clerk.  The clerk did not suffer any injuries.  

The suspect was described as being a male, with a black coat, blue jeans, and a light-colored face mask to conceal his identity 

 

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Dover Man Arrested for Possession of AR-15 Outfitted with Bump Stock 2-19-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-4999

Date/Time:   Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 12:30PM

 Location:  400 Block of New Castle Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Joseph Carter (45) on weapons offenses on Monday afternoon.  Detectives from the Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit obtained information that Carter was in possession of a rifle with a bump stock at a residence in the 400 Block of New Castle Avenue.  a records check showed that Carter was wanted on several court capias’ as well as by the Dover Police Department and Office of Animal Welfare.  Carter was taken into custody as he left his residence on Monday afternoon.  A subsequent search of the home led to the discovery of an AR 15 with a bump stock attachment.

As a result, Carter was committed to SCI in default of $20,500 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of a Destructive Weapon (Bump Stock)
-Local Fugitive

Carter was also wanted by the Dover Police Department on an unrelated Offensive Touching charge and by the Office of Animal Welfare on several offenses.  Carter was not issued a bond on any of those charges.

Joseph Carter
Dover, DE

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Dover P.A.L. Basketball Skills Camp Announced for March 23rd 2-18-2019

Join the Dover Police Department Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) and others for a one-day Basketball Skills Camp at the John W. Pitts Recreation Center on March 23rd, 2019.  The camp is FREE for 5th-8th grade students, male or female. All participants must register as a P.A.L. participant and for the camp itself.  Links to both registrations can be found below:

P.A.L. MEMBERSHIP FORM

BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP REGISTRATION FORM

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Camp is open to male and female participants in 5th-8th grade only.

A maximum of 40 participants will be accepted.

Campers will learn the fundamentals of basketball consisting of: teamwork, stretching, dribbling, passing and shooting.

Campers will then compete in 3 on 3 games using the skills and fundamentals they have learned throughout the camp.

Campers must be dressed in proper attire for a recreational activity. Suggested attire: t-shirt, shorts and Basketball sneakers.

All registered Campers will receive a free skills camp t-shirt.

Campers must be pre- registered for this free event.

 Campers must be a registered PAL Member. If your child is not registered, you must complete the PAL Membership form and return it via email/mail.

Lunch will be generously donated by Dover PANDA Express.

QUESTIONS: 
Contact Officer Smith at 302-242-2091 or by email at DoverPDPal@gmail.com

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Metro PCS Store Burglarized 2-18-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-4944

Date/Time:   Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 9:58PM

 Location:  Metro PCS, 464 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a commercial burglary of a Metro PCS store located at 464 N. DuPont Highway.  Officers responded to the business after receiving an alarm at approximately 9:58PM on Sunday night.  The suspect had broken a hole in a glass window to gain entry to he business.  Once inside, the suspect removed four display phones and fled in an unknown direction.  A review of surveillance footage shows that the suspect is a black male, wearing an Eagles knit hat, dark coat, and jeans.  

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Suspect Arrested After Breaking In Home on Pear Street 2-18-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-4821

Date/Time:   Between 2/15/2019 at 6:30PM and 2/16/2019, at 9:06AM

 Location:   600 Block of Pear Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police Department arrested Thomas Jenkins (31) for a residential burglary after a homeowner found him inside their residence.  Between 6:30PM on Friday, February 15th and 9:06AM on Saturday, February 16th, Jenkins forced his way into the home by prying open a door.  Once inside, Jenkins consumed food items belonging to the victim.  When the victim returned home on Saturday morning, Jenkins fled the home on foot.  Responding officers took Jenkins into custody without incident near the Wesley College football field.  

Jenkins was released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Theft Under $1500.00
-Criminal Mischief Under $1000

Thomas Jenkins
Age: 31
Dover, DE

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CORRECTION: Gold Alert Issued for Missing Wesley College Student 2-16-2019

CORRECTION: In an earlier press release regarding the Gold Alert/Missing Person investigation of Erick Acevedo-Palencia, the public information officer made an error in the spelling of the subject’s last name.  In that release, the name was spelled Acavedo-Palencia.  The correct spelling is Acevedo-Palencia.  We apologize for the mishap. 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-4518

Date/Time:   Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at approximately 6:21PM

Location:  Wesley College, 120 N. State Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert while they investigate a missing person.  Erick Acevedo-Palencia (21) was last seen leaving the Malmberg Hall dorm at Wesley College at approximately 6:21PM on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019.  Surveillance footage shows Acavedo-Palencia leaving the dorm and walking towards the nearby intersection of Division Street and Bradford Street.  Acevedo-Palencia was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black athletic-type pants with a white stripe, and white sneakers.  He is approximately 6’2″ and 175 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.    Erick Acevedo-Palencia has a residence in Wilmington, Delaware as well.

During the investigation, it was learned that Acevedo-Palencia made statements to others that are cause for concern for his health and safety, prompting the Gold Alert.

If anyone has any information that can help investigators locate Acevedo-Palencia, please call 302-736-7111.  


Still image shows Acevedo-Palencia leaving Wesley College’s Malmberg Hall

Erick Acevedo-Palencia

Video showing Acevedo-Palencia leaving the Malmberg Hall dorm on Tuesday, February 12th.

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Gold Alert Issued for Wesley College Student Missing Since February 12th, 2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-4518

Date/Time:   Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at approximately 6:21PM

Location:  Wesley College, 120 N. State Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert while they investigate a missing person.  Erick Acevedo-Palencia (21) was last seen leaving the Malmberg Hall dorm at Wesley College at approximately 6:21PM on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019.  Surveillance footage shows Acavedo-Palencia leaving the dorm and walking towards the nearby intersection of Division Street and Bradford Street.  Acevedo-Palencia was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black athletic-type pants with a white stripe, and white sneakers.  He is approximately 6’2″ and 175 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.    Erick Acevedo-Palencia has a residence in Wilmington, Delaware as well.

During the investigation, it was learned that Acevedo-Palencia made statements to others that are cause for concern for his health and safety, prompting the Gold Alert.

If anyone has any information that can help investigators locate Acevedo-Palencia, please call 302-736-7111.  

Still image shows Acevedo-Palencia leaving Wesley College’s Malmberg Hall
Erick Acevedo-Palencia

 

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7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested After Assaulting Clerk with Knife 2-15-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-4654

Date/Time:   Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 2:54AM

 Location:   7-11, 449 S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Kevin Wayman, Jr. (32) after robbing a 7-11 on Friday morning.  At approximately 2:54AM, Wayman entered the business and dropped a glass bottled beverage to create a distraction.  When the store clerk responded to clean the area, Wayman went behind the counter and removed 2 cartons of Newport cigarettes.  The clerk confronted Wayman and was able to get one of the cartons from him before Wayman fled.  The clerk followed Wayman into the parking lot and Wayman pulled a 4″ pocket knife out and began to struggle with the clerk, cutting him several times in the face.  

Wayman then fled, but was apprehended by patrol officers in the area of Governors Avenue at West North Street.  The store clerk was treated and released for his injuries at a nearby hospital.

Wayman was committed to SCI in default of $59,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
-Theft Under $1,500
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Drug Paraphernalia

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Delaware Probation and Parole Witness Burglary, Suspect Arrested 2-14-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-4508

Date/Time:   Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 5:58PM

Location:   Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a 19-year-old on burglary charges on Wednesday evening.  At approximately 5:58PM, Delaware Probation and Parole officers were working in the Unit Block of South Governors Avenue, when they observed a male subject throwing a bag from a broken second floor window.  Probation and Parole notified Dover PD who arrived on scene and took Adam Brown (19) into custody inside the residence.  It was determined that Brown had broken the second floor window and removed a Playstation game console, and an undisclosed amount of cash from the residence.  Brown was also wanted on two capias’ for Failure to Appear.  

Brown was released on OR bond on all new charges, but was given $500 secured bond on each capias.  Brown made bond and was released after being charged with the following:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Possession of Burglar Tools
-Theft $1500 or Greater
-Criminal Mischief

Adam Brown
Age: 19
Magnolia, DE

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