UPDATE: Fatal Shooting on Queen Street 8-19-16

UPDATE:

Quashaun Christy, 22, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Queen Street that occurred on the night of August 18th.  Christy, along with other unknown suspects, illegally entered the apartment of the victim, Emmitt Brown at approximately 9:34PM on Thursday, August 18th with the intent to commit a robbery.  Once inside, multiple gunshots were exchanged between the suspects and the occupants in the home.  During this exchange, Brown was mistakenly struck by gunfire and later died from his injuries.  Quashaun Christy is currently being held in Pennsylvania after being taken into custody by the Philadelphia Police Department at the request of the Dover Police Department on August 23rd.  Once Christy is extradited to Delaware, he will face the following charges:
-Home Invasion
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 1st Degree
-Reckless Endangering*
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony*
*Pending Separate Indictment

Quashaun Christy Age: 22

Quashaun Christy
Age: 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27868

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 9:34PM

Location:   100 Block of S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man on Thursday night.  Police responded to a home in the 100 Block of S. Queen Street for a report of a subject shot.  When police arrived, Emmitt Brown, was found with a gunshot wound to his torso.  Officers immediately provided first aid until Brown was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  More details will be released as they become available.

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Dover Police Department to Receive NAACP President’s Award 8-26-16

The Dover Police Department is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of the NAACP Central Branch President’s Award as a Champion of Change in the community.  The award will be presented at the Central Delaware Branch of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 2016 Freedom Fund Banquet to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

The organization will award Chief Paul M. Bernat and the Dover Police Department for its continuous efforts to build bridges of trust and partnerships between law enforcement and the African-American Community.

“I am extremely proud of the commitment and compassion the Dover Police Department has shown in protecting the people of Dover. Under Chief Paul Bernat, our police department sets a unity and public safety example for others to follow” said La Mar T. Gunn, President-Central Delaware NAACP.

Chief Paul M. Bernat added “I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Dover Police Department for the work they have done within our community to show that our agency is here to help everyone.  Receiving this award is an honor and a symbol of the hard work our officers are doing to build relationships in our community.  However, the true reward is seeing the smiles on children’s faces at our community outreach events, the conversations we are having in our communities, and the changes we are making in people’s lives.  We enjoy having a partnership with the Central Delaware NAACP Branch and look forward to making more progress in our city.”

NAACP Freedom Fund Announcement 2016

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 8-25-16

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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Woman Arrested After Hitting Boyfriend with Vehicle 8-25-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-28417

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 4:05PM

Location:   Parking Lot of Dunkin Donuts (470 S. DuPont Hwy), Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested a 25-year-old woman after she struck her boyfriend with a vehicle on Tuesday afternoon.  Jacqueline Kennedy, of Dover, saw her boyfriend in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts at 470 S. DuPont Highway on Tuesday, August 23rd at 4:05PM and pulled along side of him as he was walking.  The two began to argue when the boyfriend told Kennedy to leave.  Kennedy drove away, but turned around and drove toward the victim, striking him with the front driver side of the vehicle.  The victim (31), was being treated for internal injuries and wounds from the incident at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and was in stable condition.

Kennedy was released on $22,050 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Assault 1st Degree
-Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Injury
-Driving While Suspended
-Failure to Report Collision Resulting in Injury/Death

Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy

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Home Shot in Village of Westover 8-23-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-28210

Date/Time:  Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at 11:45PM

Location:   300 Block of Charring Cross Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting of a residence in the Village of Westover development that occurred on Sunday night.  At approximately 11:45PM, officers responded to the 300 Block of Charring Cross Drive for a shots fired call.  When they arrived, they observed that a residence in that area was struck by a shotgun round.  The home was occupied at the time, but no injuries resulted from the shooting.

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 or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

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Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Arrest 8-19-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27852

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:03PM

Location:   1300 Block of Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested two men following a traffic stop when it was discovered they were in possession of 47 bags of heroin.  Juwan Guy (19) and Marvin Farlow (21) were stopped for an equipment violation in the 1300 Block of Forrest Avenue on Thursday.  Officers could smell marijuana in the vehicle during the stop and utilized K9 Britt to conduct a sniff search of the vehicle.  K9 Britt alerted on the vehicle and officers discovered 47 bags of heroin inside.  Both Juwan Guy and Marvin Farlow were released on $10,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Marvin Farlow

Marvin Farlow

Juwan Guy

Juwan Guy

 

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Fatal Shooting on Queen Street 8-19-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27868

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 9:34PM

Location:   100 Block of S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man on Thursday night.  Police responded to a home in the 100 Block of S. Queen Street for a report of a subject shot.  When police arrived, Emmitt Brown, was found with a gunshot wound to his torso.  Officers immediately provided first aid until Brown was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  More details will be released as they become available.

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Arrest Made in Daycare Burglary and Robbery of Taxi Driver 8-18-16

UPDATE:
The Dover Police Department has charged Donald Caldwell with the robbery of a City Cab driver on Tuesday morning.  Caldwell turned himself in to the Dover Police Department on Wednesday afternoon after he was determined to be the suspect in the burglary of a local daycare.  Caldwell was developed as a suspect in the taxi cab robbery as well, and confessed to the incident to detectives.  Caldwell was committed to JTVCC in default of $50,000 cash bond on the following offenses from both cases:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Criminal Mischief

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27611

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 between 6:30-8:00PM

Location:   827 Forest Street (Cindy’s Day Care)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is seeking Donald Caldwell (30) for breaking into Cindy’s Daycare.  The business, located at 827 Forest Street, was broken into by Caldwell between 6:30PM and 8:00PM on Tuesday evening when employees had left.  Video surveillance shows Caldwell entering the business, breaking into an office, and causing damage/ransacking it once inside.  Caldwell is currently wanted by the Dover Police Department for Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief.

Donald Caldwell Age: 30

Donald Caldwell
Age: 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27487

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 2:20AM

Location:   Corner of Mary Street and Bradford Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the early morning robbery of a taxi cab driver.  At approximately 2:20AM, a 63-year-old male, driving for City Cab, was robbed at gunpoint while sitting inside his vehicle.  The driver was stopped in the area of Mary Street and Bradford Street, when a male suspect approached the driver holding a handgun towards his head and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect is described by the victim as being a light-skinned (possibly mixed-race) male, with braided hair, 5’8″ and approximately 180 pounds.

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 or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

 

 

 

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Man Wanted for Daycare Burglary 8-17-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27611

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 between 6:30-8:00PM

Location:   827 Forest Street (Cindy’s Day Care)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is seeking Donald Caldwell (30) for breaking into Cindy’s Daycare.  The business, located at 827 Forest Street, was broken into by Caldwell between 6:30PM and 8:00PM on Tuesday evening when employees had left.  Video surveillance shows Caldwell entering the business, breaking into an office, and causing damage/ransacking it once inside.  Caldwell is currently wanted by the Dover Police Department for Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief.

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 or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

Donald Caldwell Age: 30

Donald Caldwell
Age: 30

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests for Gun and Marijuana Possession 8-17-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-27527

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 10:56AM

Location:   River Road and New Castle Ave, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

A speeding violation led to the arrest of two subjects on a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and a handgun on Tuesday morning.  Alvin Williams, 21, was stopped in the area of River Road and New Castle Avenue for speeding when officers could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The passenger, Vincent Walls (45), also provided a false name to police.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded .40 caliber Taurus handgun and 1.3 grams of marijuana.  Both subjects were taken into custody without incident.

Alvin Williams was released on $4,000 unsecured bond on for Carrying a COncealed Deadly Weapon.  Vincent Walls was charged with possession of marijuana, criminal impersonation, and drug paraphernalia.  Bond information is not available for Walls.

Alvin Williams

Alvin Williams

Vincent Walls

Vincent Walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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