Search Warrant Executed on Kirkwood Street Leads to Arrest/Seizure of 1,494 Bags of Heroin 12-10-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-39301

Date/Time:  Monday, December 9th, 2019 at 12:09PM

Location:  Unit Block of S. Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department seized 1,494 bags of heroin and more in a search warrant that resulted in the arrest of Andre Blake (39) of Dover.  Officers executed the search warrant at a residence in the Unit Block of S. Kirkwood Street as a result of an investigation into heroin sales.  During the search, officers located 1,494 bags of heroin, 30 doses of Oxycodone,  5 doses of amphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

Blake was arrested without incident and committed to SCI on a $102,500 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Controlled Substance
-Drug Paraphernalia

Andre Blake
Age: 39
Dover, DE

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Vehicle Stop on River Road Leads to Drug and Firearms Charges for Milford Man 12-9-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-39235

Date/Time:  Sunday, December 8th, 2019 at 7:38PM

Location:  River Road and East Water Street, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested 21-year-old Drekwon Scott of Milford, DE, on drug and firearms charges during a traffic stop on Sunday evening.  At approximately 7:38PM, Scott was stopped in the area of River Road and East Water Street for an equipment violation.  During the stop, officers detected a strong odor or marijuana coming from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 3 grams of marijuana, a loaded 9mm handgun with an extended magazine under the driver’s seat, an additional magazine in the glove compartment of the car, and an additional 35 rounds of 9mm ammunition on the floor behind the driver’s seat.

Drekwon Scott was committed to SCI on a $3,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Drekwon Scott

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Firearms Arrest 12-9-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-39033

Date/Time:  Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 2:44AM

Location:  Saulsbury Road, north of Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested a Felton man on drug and firearms charges during a traffic stop on Saturday morning.  At approximately 2:44AM, officers stopped Jimar Murphy (25) for a registration violation.  During the stop a Dover Police K9 alerted on the vehicle for narcotics.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 1.2 grams of crack cocaine, 1 gram of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded .40 caliber handgun which was hidden under the front seat of the car.

Jimar Murphy was taken into custody without incident and released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Drug Paraphernalia

Jimar Murphy
Age: 25
Felton, DE

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing 54-year-old Dover Man

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-38940

Date/Time:  Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 15:30

Location:  100 Block of S. State Street

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a gold alert for a missing 54-year-old man.  Scott Johnson was last seen in the 100 Block of South State Street on Friday, December 6th.  He was wearing blue jeans, tan jacket, a black back pack, and sunglasses at the time.  Johnson has a condition that if not properly monitored, may cause him harm.

If you have any information on Johnson’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 as soon as possible.

Scott Johnson
Dover, DE

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Man Shot in Apartment on Friday Morning 12-6-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-38836

Date/Time:  Friday, December 6th at 2:54AM

Location:  The Willows at Clearfield Apartments, 100 Block of Haman Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at an apartment in the 100 Block of Haman Drive on Friday morning.  At this time, it is believed that two unknown male suspects forced open a door to a 3rd floor apartment and shot a 19-year-old male twice in the upper body.  The victim was transported by EMS to Kent General Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

It is believed that this incident is likely related to a shots fired incident at the same location on Tuesday, December 3rd.

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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Two Arrested on Drug and Firearms Charges in Liberty Court 12-5-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-38529

Date/Time:  Wednesday, December 4th,2019 at 6:01AM

Location:  1289 Walker Road, E Building, Dover, DE (Liberty Court Apts)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested two subject on drug and firearms charges during a search warrant on Wednesday morning at E Building of Liberty Court Apartments.  The search warrant was the result of an investigation into narcotics sales occurring at that location.  

During the search warrant, Torshiro Priest (38) and Janyna Evans (30) were taken into custody without incident.  Officers located two handguns, drug paraphernalia, 30.7 grams of crack cocaine, and 3.3 grams of powder cocaine.  

Torshiro Priest was committed to SCI on a $95,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Cocaine
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (4x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (with drugs) (2x)
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Endangering Welfare of a Child (3x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia 

Janyna Evans was released on $47,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (with drugs) (2x)
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Endangering Welfare of a Child (3x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia 
-Maintain a Drug Property

Torshiro Priest

Janyna Evans

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Shooting in Capital Green Leaves 44-Year-Old Man Injured 12-5-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-38697

Date/Time:  Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 9:06PM

Location:  400 Block of East Water Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 44-year-old man in serious condition.  At approximately 9:06PM, officers responded to the 400 Block of East Water Street in the Capital Green neighborhood for a subject injured by gunfire.  Upon arrival, officers located the male victim laying next to his vehicle in the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.  The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery, and was later transported to Christiana Hospital to undergo further treatment.

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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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 12-4-19

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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Shots Fired on 3rd Floor of Apartment Building 12-4-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-38524

Date/Time:  Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 11:24PM

Location:  The Willows at Clearfield Apartments, 100 Block of Haman Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an incident where shots were fired in the 3rd floor common area of an apartment building on Tuesday night.  At approximately 11:24PM, officers received a call when a resident observed a bullet and shell casing outside of their apartment door.  When officers arrived on scene, they observed two shell casings and a bullet hole in a wall.  No injuries were reported at the time.  

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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Arrest Made During Residential Burglary on Colony Drive 12-3-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-38330

Date/Time:  Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 3:00PM

Location:  100 Block of Colony Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Tahlik Crowder (20) on burglary charges on Monday afternoon.  At approximately 3:00PM on December 2nd, officers responded to a vacant residence in the 100 Block of Colony Drive for a reported burglary in progress.  The home is for sale and was unoccupied at the time.  When officers arrived, they located Crowder inside the home and observed that several holes had been made in the drywall within the residence.

Crowder was committed to SCI on a $5,100 bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Criminal Mischief 

Tahlik Crowder
Dover, DE

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