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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Gold Alert Cancellation 1-12-2019

UPDATE:  The Dover Police Department has cancelled the Gold Alert for Victoria Renda after she returned home safely on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019.  


Incident/Complaint#
:  50-19-4191

Date/Time:   Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 5:15 Hours

Location:  Unit Block of Forest Creek Drive, 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 16-year-old.  Victoria Renda was reported missing on Sunday, January 10th, at approximately 5:15PM.  Renda was last seen at her residence in the Unit Block of Forest Creek Drive.  She was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, light green pants, and black/white shoes.  Renda has a condition that may present health or safety concerns if not properly treated/maintained.    If you have any information on Johnson’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 

Victoria Renda

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Gold Alert Cancelled for Dover Teen 2-9-2019

UPDATE: The Gold Alert issued for Victoria Renda has been cancelled after she was safely located and returned to her family.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-3996

Date/Time:   Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 

Location:  Dover High School, 1 Dover High Drive, 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 16-year-old.  Victoria Renda was reported missing on Friday, January 8th.  Her father attempted to pick her up from Dover High School during final classes for the day, but she had left prior to the final period.  She was last seen wearing a blue Hollister jacket, blue Nike shirt, and blue jeans with holes in them.  Renda has a condition that may present health or safety concerns if not properly treated/maintained.    If you have any information on Johnson’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 

Victoria Renda
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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Teen 2-8-19

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-3996

Date/Time:   Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 

Location:  Dover High School, 1 Dover High Drive, 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 16-year-old.  Victoria Renda was reported missing on Friday, January 8th.  Her father attempted to pick her up from Dover High School during final classes for the day, but she had left prior to the final period.  She was last seen wearing a blue Hollister jacket, blue Nike shirt, and blue jeans with holes in them.  Renda has a condition that may present health or safety concerns if not properly treated/maintained.    If you have any information on Johnson’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 

Victoria Renda

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges on S. Governors Avenue 2-8-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-3816

Date/Time:   Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 6:00AM

Location:   100 Block of S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested two suspects on drug charges during a search warrant on Thursday morning.  Officers executed the warrant at a residence in the 100 Block of S. Governors Avenue and took Mark Matthews (49) and Dominique Hampton (21) into custody without incident.  Officers located 5.4 grams of crack cocaine, 4.3 grams of marijuana, digital scales, and $2,596 in drug proceeds.  

Mark Matthews was committed to SCI after receiving a $16,500 bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Marijuana (Civil)
-Resisting Arrest

Dominique Hampton was released on a $15,500 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Marijuana (Civil)

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Two Arrested for Burglarizing Vacant Home 2-8-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-3764/3817

Date/Time:   See Narrative Below

Location:   300 Block of Blue Coat Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested two juveniles on burglary charges on Thursday morning.  Officers responded to a vacant home in the 300 Block of Blue Coat Street on February 6th, 2019 for a burglary that occurred at the home where the basement window was broken and approximately $4,000 in damage was done to the inside of the residence.  The builder replaced the window and went back on February 7th to check the residence when he saw Jason Cruz (16) and Jermaine Walker (16) inside the residence.  They fled the area and were contacted by Dover Police officers that were responding.  Both suspects fled on foot from the officers, but were quickly apprehended without further incident.

Both juvenile suspects were issued a $15,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Criminal Mischief

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 2-7-18

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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