Man Arrested After Chasing Children with Pellet Gun 5-24-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-16842

Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 29th, 2018 at 9:00PM

Location:   900 Block of Whatcoat Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested 36-year-old Russell Ewell Jr. after he chased five kids with a pellet gun on Wednesday evening.  Officers responded to the 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive after a parent reported the incident, claiming that Ewell was chasing the children (age range 6-14) with a handgun.  Officers reviewed surveillance footage and observed what appeared to be a black handgun in Ewell’s possession and observed him chasing the children as well.

Officers contacted Ewell at a residence in the 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive.  At that time, officers located a black Smith and Wesson pellet gun inside the residence.  The gun did not have any markings to indicate that it was not a real hand gun.  

Ewell was taken into custody without incident and committed to JTVCC in default of $20,000 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Aggravated Menacing (5x)
-Terroristic Threatening (5x)
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony

Russell Ewell Jr.

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CANCELLATION: Gold Alert for Missing Dover Man 5-23-2018

UPDATE:
The Gold Alert for Albert Baldwin has been cancelled after he was located safely on the afternoon of May 23rd, 2018. 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-16720

Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 10:00AM

Location:  600 Block of West Division Street, 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 42-year-old man. Albert Baldwin was last seen in the area of 600 West Division Street the morning of May 23rd, 2018.  He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt, and black jeans.  Baldwin has since made statements that are concerning in regards to his health and safety.  If you have any information on Albert Baldwin’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.  

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 5-23-18

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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Gold Alert for Missing Dover Man 5-23-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-16720

Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 10:00AM

Location:  600 Block of West Division Street, 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 42-year-old man. Albert Baldwin was last seen in the area of 600 West Division Street the morning of May 23rd, 2018.  He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt, and black jeans.  Baldwin has since made statements that are concerning in regards to his health and safety.  If you have any information on Albert Baldwin’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.  

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Dover Man Arrested on Gun Charges Following Fight 5-23-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-16685

Date/Time:   Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 11:34PM

Location:   Vera Way, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a 25-year-old Dover man on weapons charges following an incident in the area of Vera Way and College Road.  Officers were called to a report of subjects fighting in that area at approximately 11:34PM on Tuesday night.  While responding, information was received that a black male wearing a dark shirt and tan pants exited a gray vehicle at the scene and fired a weapon and then fled.  After interviewing several people at the scene, officers located the vehicle (gray Acura TL) in the area of Walker Road and North State Street and conducted a high-risk traffic stop.  Eric Lloyd (25) was taken into custody without incident.  Officers then located a shotgun in the front passenger seat with the same ammunition that was found on scene.

Lloyd was committed to JTVCC in default of $32,500 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Aggravated Menacing (4x)
-Reckless Endangering (5x)

Eric Lloyd

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Two Arrested with 113 Bags of Heroin 5-23-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-16443

Date/Time:   Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 12:21PM

Location:   North Governors Avenue at William Street, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested two men on drug charges following a traffic stop on Monday afternoon.  At approximately 12:21PM, Javon Young (24, Dover) and Major Foster (19, Houston) were stopped for a traffic violation in the area of North Governors Avenue and William Street.  During the stop it was learned that Young had two capias’ for his arrest.  A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 52 bags of heroin in the vehicle.  Foster was also found in possession of an additional 61 bags of heroin in his waistband.  

Both suspects were arrested without incident.

Javon Young was released on $11,400 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Local Fugitive
-Traffic Offenses

Major Foster was released on $22, 250 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin (2x)
-Tampering with Evidence
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Major Foster

Javon Young

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 5-18-18

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Chatham Court Residential Burglary 5-17-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-15891

Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 between 6:00 AM-5:35 PM

Location:   100 Block of Chatham Court, 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 Wednesday in the 100 Block of Chatham Court.  Sometime between 6:00 AM and 5:35 PM, an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the vacant home through a rear door.  Once inside, they removed electronic items and a .20 gauge shotgun from the residence before fleeing.  No suspect information is available at this 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 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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Vehicle Struck by Gunfire on S. Governors Avenue 5-17-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-15911

Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 10:37PM

Location:   Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that damaged an unoccupied vehicle on Wednesday night.  At approximately 10:37PM, officers were called to the Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue for a report of multiple shots fired.  When they arrived, officers located shell casings between two homes in the area and then observed that an unoccupied vehicle was struck by gunfire.

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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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Mitscher Road Homicide

ORIGINAL RELEASE (Scroll down for update)

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-15467

Date/Time:   Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 2:04AM

Location:   Unit Block of Mitscher Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning.  At approximately 2:04AM, officers responded to the Unit Block of Mitscher Road for reports of multiple gun shots being fired.  Upon arrival, officers located several shell casings, but no victims or witnesses.  A short time later, it was learned that there was a victim that arrived at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with a gun shot wound to the back.  The victim was identified as 20-year-old Jameir Vann-Robinson of Smyrna, Delaware.  Jameir Vann-Robinson was pronounced dead as a result of the injury he sustained a short time after his arrival at the hospital.    

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department has charged two men in the shooting death of Jamier Vann-Robinson that occurred on Sunday morning on Mitscher Road.  Both Eugene Riley (18, Milford) and Ahmir Bailey (19, Lincoln) were taken into custody by Dover Police detectives without incident during a traffic stop on Monday, May 14th. 

During the investigation, it was learned that the victim and a friend were exiting a home in the Unit Block of Mitscher Road following a house party.  While walking back to their vehicle, the victim was involved in a verbal argument with the suspects.  During that time the suspects fired several shots, one of which struck the victim in the back.  It was learned that the suspects were in a silver Chevrolet Cobalt prior to the shooting, which both suspects were in when taken into custody on May 14th.

Detectives also learned that the suspects had been in Dick’s Sporting Goods on May 11th, looking at ammunition.  After reviewing surveillance footage, it was determined that the suspects had shoplifted several boxes of handgun ammunition from the store.  Once Bailey and Riley were taken into custody, detectives conducted a search warrant at a residence on Cubbage Pond Road in Lincoln, Delaware.  During the search, detectives found a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a box of 9mm ammunition, and a loaded 9mm magazine. It was later discovered that the handgun was reported stolen in a burglary that occurred on May 10th, 2018 currently being investigated by the Delaware State Police.

Both Bailey and Riley were charged with the following offenses:
-Murder 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 1st Degree
-Possession of a Stolen Firearm
-Shoplifting Under $1500
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Both suspects were committed to JTVCC in default of $530,500 cash bond.

Ahmir Bailey

Eugene Riley

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