Residential Burglary on Mifflin Road 6-20-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-20251

Date/Time:   Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 between 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Location:   300 Block of Mifflin 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 on Tuesday, June 19th.  The incident occurred when  an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the vacant home through a side door.  Once inside, the suspect took several high-end pieces of jewelry before fleeing.  The residents returned home at 5:15 PM to find that their home had been burglarized.

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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Dover P.A.L. Partners with Dover Fire Department for “A Day in Their Boots” 6-20-2018

Learn what it takes to be a firefighter in Delaware and the challenges they face by joining the Dover Police Athletic League on Wednesday, July 11th from 9am-2pm at the Delaware State Fire School.  This program is being hosted by the Delaware State Fire School, Dover Police P.A.L., and the Dover Fire Department.  There is no cost to attend, but children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  Lunch will be provided to all participants by event sponsor North Dover Chick-Fil-A.  A minimum of 30 participants is required for this program to take place.  Registration form can be found at the link below.  Parents/Guardians will have to sign a liability waiver after registration.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JULY 6TH, 2018.

REGISTER ONLINE/MORE INFO:
ONLINE REGISTRATION “A DAY IN THEIR BOOTS”

Requirements:
-Must also register as a PAL participant (form will be emailed to you after registration)
-Must provide your own transportation
-NO Open toe shoes-feet must be fully covered (sneakers/boots)

Questions:
Email: DoverPDPAL@gmail.com

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Dover Police Firefly Music Festival Arrests 6-18-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19763

Date/Time:   Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Location:   Firefly Music Festival, Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

Throughout Friday night (June 15th) and into the early morning hours of Saturday, June 16th, the Dover Police Department was notified of several cell phone thefts as the result of pick pocket suspects being in the large crowds.  One victim who had her phone taken was able to track the phone using the “Find my iPhone” app.  Officers from the Dover and Delaware State Police Departments were able to track the phone to William Rodriguez (34) and took him into custody.  Rodriguez was found to be in possession of 27 cell phones at the time, including the victim’s phone that was left on and was able to be tracked.  Rodriguez has been charged with three counts of theft under $1,500 with additional charges pending.  Investigating officers are working to identify owners of the remaining phones and contact their owners.  

Rodriguez, who is from Miami, FL, was committed to JTVCC in default of $3,000 cash bond.  

William Rodriguez


Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19567

Date/Time:   Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 7:11PM

Location:   Firefly Camping Grounds, Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is arrested a 24-year-old South Carolina man on Friday evening after fleeing from officers during a counterfeit merchandise investigation.  Undercover officers observed Hassan Mceachin selling counterfeit Firefly t-shirts in camping Lot 2.  When they attempted to make contact with Mceachin, he fled on foot.  Officers were able to take Mceachin into custody, but he continued to struggle, causing minor injuries to a Dover officers’ left arm.  Mceachin was found in possession of 37 counterfeit t-shirts, $850 in cash/proceeds, and one gram of marijuana.

Mceachin was committed to JTVCC in default of $18,400 bond on the following charges:
-Assault 2nd Degree (Law Enforcement)
-Trademark Counterfeiting
-Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Hassan Mceachin
Tillman, SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19681

Date/Time:   Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 2:36PM

Location:   Firefly Camping Grounds, Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested two men from Ohio after they sold ecstasy to undercover officers in Firefly Music Festival’s Camping Lot 2.  Zachary Williams (23) and Edward Hartmann (21) were arrested after Williams sold 1.4 grams of ecstasy to an undercover officer.  Officers then conducted a search of the suspects vehicles and located 33 grams of ecstasy, 4.6 grams of cocaine, 1.1 grams of marijuana, and a digital scale.  

Both Edward Hartmann and Zachary Williams was released on $142,300 unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Delivery of MDMA/Ecstasy
-Possession of MDMA (Tier 5)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
-Conspiracy 2nd degree
-Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Edward Hartmann
Orrville, OH

Zachary Williams
Canal Fulton, OH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19697

Date/Time:   Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 4:20PM

Location:   Firefly Camping Grounds, Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a 23-year-old Virginia man on drug charges after selling amphetamine pills to an undercover Dover police officer.  Shakir Styles sold 3 amphetamine pills to an undercover officer in Firefly camping lot 2.  When officers attempted to take Styles into custody, he attempted to flee and threw a bag containing more pills.  The bag was picked up by another subject and was unable to be located.  Styles was taken into custody and found with seven marijuana cigarettes (6.5 grams).  

Styles was committed to JTVCC in default of $7,500 secured bond on the following charges:
-Delivery of Amphetamine Pills
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Shakir Styles
Alexandria, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19822

Date/Time:   Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 1:45PM

Location:   Firefly Camping Grounds, Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Parris Hearn (27) of Norfolk, VA on Saturday afternoon on drug charges during an undercover operation at the Firefly music festival grounds.  Hearn was contacted by police a result of a drug investigation and was found to be in possession of 200 doses of LSD.  Hearn was committed to JTVCC in default of $5,000 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver LSD
-Possession of LSD (Tier 3 Qty)

Parris Hearn


Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19818

Date/Time:   Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 2:40PM

Location:   Firefly Camping Grounds, Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Andrew Arbieto (23), from Alexandria, VA, on drug charges following an undercover drug investigation.  Arbieto sold an undercover officer LSD and Psilocybin mushrooms.  After Arbieo was taken into custody, he was found in possession of 30 doses of LSD and 32 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms, brass knuckles, and 9mm ammunition.  Arbieto was committed to JTVCC in default of $12,500 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver LSD
-Delivery of LSD
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Psilocybin Mushrooms
-Delivery of Psilocybin Mushrooms
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of LSD (tier 1)
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited
-Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Instrument (brass knuckles)

Andrew Arbieto

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Dover Police Investigating Death at Firefly Campgrounds 6-17-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19923

Date/Time:   Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at approximately 6:30AM

Location:   Firefly Camping Lot 18, Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman that occurred on Sunday morning.  At approximately 6:30AM, officers were alerted to an unresponsive female in Firefly Camping Lot 18 at Dover International Speedway.  Upon arrival, officers observed that Caroline Friedman from Philadelphia, PA was unconscious at her campsite.  Friedman was treated on scene by medical staff and transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 6:55AM.  Friedman was an attendee of the 2018 Firefly Music Festival being hosted at Dover International Speedway.

The cause of Friedman’s death is unknown, but is not believed to be the result of foul play.  An official cause of death is dependent upon autopsy and toxicology results.

 

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Burglary at Redner’s Grocery Store 6-15-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19594

Date/Time:   Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 4:57AM

Location:   Redner’s, 25 Greentree 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 the Redner’s grocery store in the Greentree Shopping Center.  The incident occurred at approximately 4:57AM on Friday, June 15th, when suspects forced entry into the business by prying open the front doors.  Once they were inside, they attached a chain to an ATM and dragged it out with a truck.  The suspects then fled with the ATM.  The suspects were wearing all black.

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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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 6-14-18

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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Dover Man Facing Numerous Drug Charges Following Arrest 6-13-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19329

Date/Time:   Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 3:33PM

Location:   Relax Inn, 640 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a Dover man on numerous drug charges on Tuesday afternoon.  The incident began when Marcus Bolden (31) was stopped for a traffic violation and for being wanted on a capias out of Kent County Court of Common Pleas.  He was taken into custody without incident, but was found to be in possession of 3.7 grams of crack cocaine, 6 grams of cocaine, 70 oxycodone tablets, 47 grams of marijuana, and $477.00 in drug proceeds.  

It was learned that Bolden was staying at the Relax Inn, located at 640 S. DuPont Highway. A search warrant was conducted by the Dover Police Department, Delaware Probation and Parole, and the First State Fugitive Task Force.  As a result of that search, the following was located:
-62.2 grams crack cocaine
-23.3 grams cocaine
-273 bags of heroin
-21.5 doses of ecstasy
-628.8 grams of marijuana
-paraphernalia
-$3,777.00 cash
-9mm ammunition

Marcus Bolden was committed to JTVCC in default of $42,300 secured and $126,200 cash bonds on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine (2x)
-Possession of Cocaine (2x)Drug Paraphernalia (2x)
-Local Fugtive
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Oxycodone (2x)
-Possession of Ecstasy
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Ecstasy
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Marijuana 
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana (2x)
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited

Marcus Bolden

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Shooting at Periwinkle Drive and Caroline Place 6-13-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19384

Date/Time:   Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 11:17PM

Location:   Periwinkle Drive and Caroline Place, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday night in the area of Periwinkle Drive and Caroline Place.  Officers responded to that location after a call for shots fired at approximately 11:17PM.  Upon arrival, it was learned that two unknown male suspects approached the intersection on foot and began shooting towards two female victims who were standing near the roadway.  None of the females were injured, but an unoccupied vehicle was struck by gunfire and several shell casings were found on scene.  The suspects then fled south on Caroline Place to an unknown location.

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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Man Shot in The Hamlet 6-8-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-1898

Date/Time:   Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 11:30PM

Location:   Unit Block Village Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head on Thursday night.  At approximately 11:30PM,  unknown suspect(s) drove by the unit block of Village Drive, in The Hamlet, and fired a single shot at the victim, who was jogging back to his residence to retrieve money to pay a tab at Tom’s Bullpen.  While jogging back, the victim was approached by a vehicle where an unknown suspect was hanging out of the passenger window.  The victim was struck with “bird shot”, leaving several small pellets in his head and face area.  The victim is being treated at Kent General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Those shot also struck a residence on Village Drive, only causing minor property damage.  

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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US Route 13 Closed Due to Accident

All three lanes of Northbound Route 13/North DuPont Highway at Leipsic Road (near Pizza Hut and The Home Depot) are completely closed as crews work to repair a utility pole that was damaged in a vehicle accident earlier this morning.  As of 6:50AM, the road was expected to be closed for at least another 2-3 hours.  

All northbound traffic is being detoured to Leipsic Road.  If possible, please use alternate routes for travel to avoid the area.

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