Dover Police Announce Closing Date for 2018 Police Testing Process 1-19-18

The Dover Police Department Planning and Training Unit has announced that the closing date for Police Applicants will be on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 3:00PM.  Any applications received after this time will be filed away for the 2019 hiring process.  Applicant testing will be announced at a later time, but typically take place in early-mid April.   Applicants who submit their applications prior to the deadline will receive testing information via U.S. Mail.  To learn more about Dover Police Careers, please visit www.doverpolice.org/careers

Applications can be downloaded here:
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FOR POLICE OFFICER
Please return applications in person or via mail  to:
Dover Police Department
Attn: Planning and Training
400 South Queen Street
Dover, DE 19904

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Armed Robbery in Parking Lot of Country Village Apartments 1-19-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-2076

Date/Time:   Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 11:29PM

Location:  Parking Lot of Country Village Apartments, 433 Country Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Thursday night.  At approximately 11:29PM, officers responded to the parking lot of Country Village Apartments and contacted the 27-year-old male victim.  The victim advised that he was approached by a male suspect in the parking lot who demanded money from him when he displayed a handgun.  The victim complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’4″, 160 pounds, and wearing a black beanie, green hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and light-colored sneakers.  The suspect was also described as being young, approximately 15 years of age, according the victim.  

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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1,043 Bags of Heroin Seized, Two Charged Following Search 1-19-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-2055

Date/Time:  Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 6:34PM

Location: Sleep Inn, 1784 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department and Delaware State Police assisted Delaware Probation and Parole officers with an administrative search warrant on Thursday evening.  At approximately 6:34PM, officers conducted the search at a room at the Sleep Inn, located at 1784 N. DuPont Highway.  The room belonged to Michael Grabowski (37).  Ashley Deel (26) was in the room at the time of the search.  As a result of the search, a total of 1,043 bags of heroin, 3 doses of Suboxone, and drug paraphernalia was seized.  

Michael Grabowski was committed to JTVCC in default of $53,000 bond on the following charges by the Dover Police Department:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Heroin (tier 5)
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Controlled Substance
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Grabowski was also charged with additional offenses by the Delaware State Police.

Ashley Deel was committed to Baylor Correctional Center in default of $41,200 bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Heroin (tier 5)
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Ashley Deel
Age: 26
Dover, DE

Michael Grabowski
Age: 37
Hartly, DE

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Five Arrested During Search Warrant on S. Kirkwood Street 1-18-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-1915

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 2:30PM

Location: 43 South Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department, assisted by the State of Delaware Probation and Parole, arrested five people on Wednesday afternoon, concluding a lengthy drug investigation.  Officers executed a search warrant at 2:30PM at 43 S. Kirkwood Street.  As a result, 233 bags of heroin, .1 grams of crack cocaine, .3 grams of cocaine, 7 grams of marijuana, and a loaded .32 caliber handgun were seized and the following persons were charged.

Lisa Skinner (41), Timothy Morefield (31), and Jackie Troise (35) were each issued a criminal summons for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Photos are not available.

Juan Alicea
Age: 30
Dover, DE
CHARGES:
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin (Tier 1 Qty)
Possession of Crack Cocaine
Drug Paraphernalia
Local Fugitive
BOND: Committed to JTVCC in default of $8,500 bond

Dustin Skinner
Age: 31
Dover, DE
CHARGES:
Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: Committed to JTVCC in default of $38,500 bond

 

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Man Stabbed in Capital Green 1-17-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-1838

Date/Time:   Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 11:10PM

Location:  Sussex Avenue Alley, Dover, DE (Capital Green)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a stabbing of a 28-year-old man on Tuesday night.  The incident occurred at approximately 11:10PM when the victim was walking to his vehicle in the alley of Sussex Avenue.  While walking to his vehicle, an unknown male suspect approached from behind and stabbed the victim in the left shoulder and fled the area.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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 1-16-18

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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Two Charged with Drugs and Firearms Charged Following Drug Investigation 1-16-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-1198

Date/Time:   Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 12:01PM

Location: Dover Downs Hotel, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE  

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit arrested two people following a drug investigation on Thursday, January 11th.   Officers attempted to contact Russel Thomas (28) in the parking lot of the Dover Downs hotel, when he fled on foot.  Officers quickly apprehended him and Kimberly Havelow (28), who was inside of their hotel room at the time of the incident.  Search warrants were obtained and executed on the hotel room that Thomas and Havelow were staying in, as well as Thomas’ vehicle.  As a result of the investigation, Thomas was found in possession of 351 bags of Fentanyl (2.457 grams), 2,158 bags of heroin (15.016 grams), 4.2 grams of cocaine, 2 grams of marijuana, and a loaded 22 caliber handgun.  Havelow was found in possession of 45 bags of heroin.  

Russell Thomas was committed to JTVCC in default of $106,900 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Heroin (Tier 5 Qty)
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin (Tier 4 Qty)
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine (Tier 2)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl
-Resisting Arrest

Kimberly Havelow was released on unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Russell Thomas

Kimberly Havelow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items Seized by Dover PD

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Two Arrested on Drug Charged Following Traffic Stop 1-16-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-1395

Date/Time:   Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 8:46PM

Location: Forrest Avenue, west of Dover High Drive, Dover, DE 

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

Narrative:

Two women were charged with drug offenses following a traffic stop on Friday night.  At approximately 8:46PM, officers from the Dover Police Street Crimes Unit stopped a black BMW operated by Jazmyne Harris (20) with Laura Feliciano (24) as a front seat passenger.  The vehicle traveled for several hundred feet after officers initiated the traffic stop.  As the vehicle continued to travel, a large bag was thrown from the passenger side window.  Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.  Officers retrieved the bag that was thrown from the car and discovered that there were two bags inside with a combined total of 533.9 grams (18.8 oz) of marijuana inside.  Harris was also found in possession of $1,728 in suspected drug proceeds.  

Both Harris and Feliciano were charged with the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana (Tier 1)
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Jazmyne Harris was committed to Baylor Correctional Center in default of $8,000 cash bond.  Laura Feliciano was released on $8,000 unsecured bond.

Jazmyne Harris
Dover, DE

Laura Feliciano
Dover, DE

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Dover Police Officer Charged with DUI Following Hit and Run Accident 1-13-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-1240

Date/Time:   Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 4:12PM

Location:  McGlynn’s, 800 North State Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:
     A Dover police officer has been charged with DUI and other related offenses for an incident that occurred on Thursday, January 11th.  At  approximately 4:12PM, officers responded to the parking lot of McGlynn’s located at 800 North DuPont Highway for a hit and run accident.  Upon arrival, a witness provided the investigating officer with a Delaware registration number.  The investigating officer ran a computer check on the registration and it came back to a vehicle owned by Keith Boris (26), a one-year officer with the City of Dover Police Department.  Over the period of three hours, several attempts were made to locate and contact Boris without success.
     
     At approximately 6:54PM, officers responded to Transportation Circle and South Bay Road for a report of a black male passed out in the driver seat of the vehicle.  A person who was with the vehicle observed it not move for several light cycles and attempted to get the drivers attention.  The vehicle began to slowly move forward toward the intersection, when the driver was able to be removed from the vehicle and the individual was able to safely park the vehicle until officers arrived.  It was then learned that Boris had his young child in the vehicle at the time, having picked her up from a daycare shortly after leaving McGlynn’s.  The child was unharmed and custody was given to the mother.

     The Dover Police Department conducted a DUI investigation after the incident, collecting evidence, gathering further details into the incident, and notifying the Delaware Deputy Attorney General’s Office of Kent County.  At approximately 7:15PM on Friday, January 12th, Keith Boris turned himself in to the Dover Police Department and was charged with the following offenses:
-Driving Under the Influence
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-Inattentive Driving

Keith Boris was released on unsecured bond after being arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and is currently on administrative leave without pay, pending the conclusion of the internal investigation by the Dover Police Department Internal Affairs.  

In a prepared statement, Chief Marvin Mailey stated “To say that I am disappointed in this incident is an understatement.  As police officers, we too often see the tragedies that operating a vehicle under the influence of any substance can cause.  Despite the gravity of this issue, I am thankful that the reckless actions of this individual did not harm anyone on Thursday evening.  This incident falls far short of the standard we expect from the employees of the Dover Police Department.  We will continue to address this matter with the seriousness it deserves and be as transparent as allowed by Delaware law with the ongoing investigation.”

Keith Boris
Age: 26

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Dover Man Wanted After Fleeing from Police 1-12-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-1261

Date/Time:   Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 6:14PM

Location:  Food Lion Parking Lot, 1030 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is seeking James Palmer (21) after he fled during a vehicle stop on Thursday evening.  At approximately 6:14PM, officers from the Dover Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and Delaware Probation and Parole attempted to arrest Palmer in the parking lot of Food Lion at 1030 Forrest Avenue on numerous Capias’.  Upon contact, officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle.  Palmer refused to comply with officers.  As officers attempted to open the driver side door, Palmer put his vehicle in drive and fled the scene.  Officers pursued Palmer until he fled from the vehicle in the area of Westville Road and Greens Village Drive in Wyoming, DE and fled on foot through a portion of Fifer’s Orchard.  Despite assistance from a DPD K9 unit and Delaware State Police Aviation, officers were unable to locate Palmer.  He is currently wanted on the following charges:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Resisting Arrest (felony)
-Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree
-Disregard a Police Signal 
-Eleven Additional Traffic Offenses

James Palmer Dover, DE

 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. 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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