Armed Robbery at Red Roof Inn 10-18-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-35030

Date/Time:   Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4:26AM

Location:   Red Roof Inn, 652 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Thursday morning at the Red Roof Inn located at 652 N. DuPont Highway.  The incident occurred at approximately 4:26AM, when two black male suspects entered the business and told the clerk they wanted to rent a room.  One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the clerk while the second suspect jumped over the counter and removed cash from the register before fleeing the area.  

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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Arrest Made in Shooting at Dover Inn 10-16-2018

UPDATE: Antonio Bynum (23) has been arrested in connection with the shooting/robbery that occurred at the Dover Inn on Sunday evening.  The Delaware State Police arrested Bynum during a search warrant in a separate investigation (https://dsp.delaware.gov/2018/10/16/joint-investigation-leads-multiple-charges-dover)

Bynum was charged with the following offenses in the shooting incident at the Dover Inn and was committed to SCI on $432,000 cash bond:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Attempted First Degree Robbery (3x)
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Home Invasion 
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Aggravated Menacing (3x)
-Reckless Endangering (3x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Antonio Bynum
Harrington, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-34648

Date/Time:   Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 7:36PM

Location:   Dover Inn, 428 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Sunday night.  At approximately 7:36PM, unknown suspects forced their way into a room at the Dover Inn where a 23-year-old male victim was located.  During the incident, the victim was shot multiple times and had property stolen.  The victim was taken to a hospital by private vehicle where he underwent surgery and is currently admitted in serious condition.  

It is believed that this was not a random act.

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 Police to Participate in No-Shave November for Charity 10-16-2018

Several officers from the Dover Police Department will have a new look for the month of November.  In partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Lodge 15 (Dover Police), the Dover Police Department is allowing officers to grow facial hair as a fundraiser for “No-Shave November.”  Officers who wish to participate must contribute $30 ($1 per day) that will benefit the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition

Participating officers must adhere to the following grooming standards for the month of November:
Beards, whether full or goatees, are authorized; however they must be worn with a mustache. Beards shall be kept clean, neatly trimmed, and present a conservative, professional appearance. Facial hair of any kind that presents any sort of faddish appearance is prohibited. No portion of the beard may be exceptionally longer than the rest, and beard hair length will not exceed 1/4 inch. The neck must remain clean-shaven.

As of Tuesday, October 16th, a total of 42 employees have signed up for the fundraiser with another two weeks left to register. 

 

 

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Dover Man Arrested on Firearms and Drug Charges at Bay Tree Apartments 10-16-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-34733

Date/Time:   Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 3:16PM

Location:   Bay Tree Apartments, 200 Block of Bay Tree Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

James Rochester (35) was arrested on several firearms and drug offenses on Monday afternoon.  At approximately 3:16PM, officers from the Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole were conducting surveillance in the area of Bay Tree Road and Manchester Square on White Oak Road.  During that time, officers observed Rochester exit his vehicle and remove a firearm from the trunk.  Rochester then loaded the firearm and concealed it in his pants.  Rochester was taken into custody and an additional two handguns, a shotgun, 8.8 grams of cocaine, and $1,830 in suspected drug proceeds were located in the vehicle.  

Rochester was committed to SCI in default of $250,200 cash bond on the following offenses:

-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (4x)
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (Drugs in Possession) (3x)
-Possession of Ammunition By Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Cocaine (Tier 1 Qty with Agg. Factor)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Drug Paraphernalia

James Rochester
Dover, DE

Items Found in Rochester’s Possession

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Community Cleanup by Dover PD and NCALL

The Dover Police Department and NCALL are excited to announce a joint community project on November 10th, 2018.  Volunteers from the Dover community, NCALL, Dover Police Department, and several businesses will participate in a Downtown Community Cleanup.  Volunteers will meet in the parking lot located at the intersection of Mary Street and Queen Street by 9:00AM.  From 9:00AM-12:00PM, they will work their way south in the downtown area and assist with cleaning up trash, debris, yard waste, and more to help improve the appearance of the area.  If interested in volunteering, please contact Officer Anthony Smith at 302-242-2091 or Dr. Chanda at 302-678-9400.

 

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Man Robbed on S. New Street 10-15-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-34594

Date/Time:   Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 12:48AM

Location:   South New Street near West Reed Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred in the area of S. New Street and W. Reed Street, early Sunday morning.  At approximately 12:48AM, a 42-year-old male victim was in the area and approached by four suspects.  One of the suspects struck the victim in the face, while the others went through his pockets and personal belongings.  The suspects took several personal items from the victim before fleeing west towards Queen Street.  The victim was treated at Kent General Hospital for knee, neck, and back pain as a result of the robbery.

Suspects Descriptions:
Suspect 1-Black male, wearing black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans with design/bleach spots, and white shoes

Suspect 2-Black male, black jacket with  gray hood, dark pants, and black shoes with white soles

Suspect 3-Black male with hooded jacket with design on the back, white stripes on sleeves, and dark pants

Suspect 4-Black male with blue and black jacket with a red hood and jeans with a pattern on them

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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Burglary at Spence’s Bazaar 10-15-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-34607

Date/Time:   Sunday, October 14th, 2018 between 5:30AM-5:51AM

Location:   Spence’s Bazaar, 550 S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Spence’s Bazaar on Sunday morning.  Between 5:30AM-5:51AM, an unknown suspect forced entry into the business through a door.  Once inside, the suspect(s) stole multiple jewelry items from multiple vendor booths inside the business before fleeing the area.

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 During Robbery at Dover Inn Hotel Room 10-15-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-34648

Date/Time:   Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 7:36PM

Location:   Dover Inn, 428 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Sunday night.  At approximately 7:36PM, unknown suspects forced their way into a room at the Dover Inn where a 23-year-old male victim was located.  During the incident, the victim was shot multiple times and had property stolen.  The victim was taken to a hospital by private vehicle where he underwent surgery and is currently admitted in serious condition.  

It is believed that this was not a random act.

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 10-9-2018

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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Burglary at Country Village Apartments 10-9-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-33867

Date/Time:   Between October 6th, 2018 at 11:00AM and October 8th, 2018 at 4:19PM

Location:   400 Block Country Drive, Dover, DE (Country Village Apts)

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred between 11:00AM on October 6th and 4:19PM on October 8th.  During that time an unknown suspect entered an apartment in the 40 Block of Country Drive through a rear window that was left unsecured.  While inside, the suspect stole several electronic items and shoes before fleeing the area.  

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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