UPDATE: (PHOTOS RELEASED) Kirkland’s Robbed by Man Wearing Clown Mask 10-16-2019

UPDATE:
The Dover Police Department has obtained the images below from surveillance footage at the Kirkland’s store that was robbed on Tuesday, October 15th.  Video of this incident is not yet available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33068

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 8:59PM

Location:  Kirkland’s 1033 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking the identity of a robbery suspect from an incident at Kirkland’s home store on Tuesday night.  At approximately 8:59PM, officers responded to Kirkland’s for an armed robbery.  It was learned that prior to the robbery, store employees found an unknown black male suspect in the stockroom.  The suspect was escorted out by store employees at that time.  The suspect then returned wearing a clown mask and had his hand in a bag as if he were armed an demanded cash from the employees.  The employees complied and the suspect then locked the employees in a back room and told them to wait fifteen minutes before contacting police.  The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

NOTE:  An prior release stated that images were attached in the release.  This as incorrect.  Detectives are currently working to obtain quality surveillance images of the suspect.  They will be released at a later 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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Residential Burglary on American Avenue 10-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-35931

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 between 1:30PM-6:00PM

Location:  100 Block of North American Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the 100 Block of North American Avenue October 15th.  Sometime between 1:30PM and 6:00PM, an unknown suspect entered a residence by forcing open a rear door while the resident was not there.  Once inside, the suspect removed various jewelry and precious metal items before fleeing.

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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Armed Robbery at Valero Gas Station 10-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33069

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 9:17PM

Location:  Valero Gas Station, 530 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a gas station that occurred on Tuesday night.  At approximately 9:17PM, an unknown white male suspect entered the Valero gas station located at 530 N. DuPont Highway.  Once inside, the suspect displayed a black handgun and demanded money.  The victim complied and the suspect fled the business with an undisclosed amount of cash toward the area of Chatham Cove on foot. 

The suspect was described as a white male, wearing all black with a cloth wrapped around his face.

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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Kirkland’s Robbed by Man Wearing Clown Mask 10-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33068

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 8:59PM

Location:  Kirkland’s 1033 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking the identity of a robbery suspect from an incident at Kirkland’s home store on Tuesday night.  At approximately 8:59PM, officers responded to Kirkland’s for an armed robbery.  It was learned that prior to the robbery, store employees found an unknown black male suspect in the stockroom.  The suspect was escorted out by store employees at that time.  The suspect then returned wearing a clown mask and had his hand in a bag as if he were armed an demanded cash from the employees.  The employees complied and the suspect then locked the employees in a back room and told them to wait fifteen minutes before contacting police.  The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

NOTE:  An prior release stated that images were attached in the release.  This as incorrect.  Detectives are currently working to obtain quality surveillance images of the suspect.  They will be released at a later 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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Dover Police Investigating Possible Shooting Incident 10-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33084

Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 2:46AM

Location:  100 Block of Overlook Place, Dover DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an alleged shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 2:46AM, a 17-year-old male was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the lower leg.  The victim claimed that he was shot outside of a home in the 200 Block of West Division Street.  However, there was no evidence of a crime scene in the area nor was there any reports of shots fired.  The victim provided no suspect information, possible motive, or any witness information pertaining to the incident.   

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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Armed Robbery in The Overlook Neighborhood 10-15-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-32855

Date/Time:  Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:03PM

Location:  100 Block of Overlook Place, Dover DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an alleged robbery that occurred on Sunday afternoon.  At approximately 3:03PM, a 62-year-old male victim reported that he had just purchased a money order at the 7-11 located at North DuPont Highway and Lepore Drive.  The victim stated that a black male was in line behind him at the time.  

When the victim was in the parking lot, the unknown black male asked for a cigarette according to the victim.  The victim gave the man a cigarette and continued to walk home into The Overlook neighborhood.  According to the victim, the male subject from 7-11 grabbed him from behind and threatened him with a knife, taking the money order from his pocket before fleeing back towards the 7-11 parking lot.  The male subject reportedly entered a white Audi 4-door vehicle and fled.  

The suspect was described by the victim as being a black male, mid-late 40’s, 6’2″, 240 pounds, with facial hair.  

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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Dover Man Arrested After Threatening Persons with Knives in a Royal Farms 10-15-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-32629

Date/Time:  Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 6:58PM

Location:  Royal Farms, 293 Saulsbury Road, Dover DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Steve Lawrence (41) on several charges following an incident at Royal Farms on Friday, October 11th, 2019.  At approximately 6:58PM, Lawrence entered the Royal farms with two folding knives and began chasing employees and patrons inside the business.  Lawrence fled on foot from responding officers and was taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit.  Lawrence is believed to have been under the influence of synthetic marijuana at the time of the incident. 

No persons were injured as a result of the incident.

Lawrence was committed to SCI on a $44,360 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony (2x)
-Aggravated Menacing (2x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Disorderly Conduct
-Public Intoxication 

Steve Lawrence
Dover, DE

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 10-15-19

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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Residential Burglary on Moriarty Street

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-32659

Date/Time:  Friday, October 11th, 2019 between 7:15PM-9:00PM

Location:  Unit Block of Moriarty Street, 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 Friday evening.  The incident occurred when an unknown suspect entered a residence in the Unit Block of Moriarty Street between 7:15PM-9:00PM by forcing entry through a rear door.  Once inside, the suspect stole a laptop computer and a backpack before fleeing in an unknown direction.

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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Serious Motor Vehicle Accident on DuPont Highway at White Oak Road

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-32761

Date/Time:  Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 12:18AM

Location:  N. DuPont Highway, North of White Oak Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a serious motor vehicle collision that left two drivers in critical condition.  At approximately 12:18AM on October 12th, a black Dodge Charger being driven by Marvin Price (51), was traveling southbound on North DuPont Highway in the are of White Oak Road at a high rate of speed.  Price lost control of his vehicle, crossing into the northbound lanes of North DuPont Highway and striking a Volkswagen Passat head-on, that was driven by a 25-year-old female.  Both drivers were transported to Kent General Hospital and are in critical but stable condition.  Investigators believe that alcohol as well as speed were contributing factors in the crash.  

 

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