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The Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit (DVOC) made multiple arrests for heroin possession on Thursday night (November 21, 2013). At approximately 8:27 PM, officers attempted to stop a black Mazda 6 in the area of Mary Street and North New Street for a traffic violation. The vehicle fled from the officers for several blocks, eventually crashing into a curb at 301 North State Street and coming to rest on the lawn. At that time the driver of the vehicle (later identified as Paul Smith DOB: 7-27-1989) fled from the vehicle on foot. DVOC officers chased Smith through several city streets and residences and were able to apprehend the Smith in the rear of Dover Central Middle School. The other suspects (Dominique McFadden DOB: 5-30-1989 and Tarae Ingram DOB: 7-11-1989) were both apprehended inside of the vehicle, at the accident scene. An immediate search of the area revealed that the defendant’s had thrown 23 bags of heroin (total weight: .46 grams) from the vehicle which was recovered by the officers on scene.
PWID a Controlled Substance Criminal Impersonation Reckless Endangering First Degree (2) Tampering with Physical Evidence Resisting Arrest Conspiracy 2nd Degree Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
BOND: $30,450 Cash
PWID a Controlled Substance Criminal Impersonation Tampering with Physical Evidence Conspiracy 2nd Degree Possession of Drug Paraphernalia BOND: $22,750 Cash
PWID a Controlled Substance Criminal Impersonation Tampering with Physical Evidence Conspiracy 2nd Degree Possession of Drug Paraphernalia BOND: $17,250 Cash
Incident #: 50-13-32056 Date/Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00AM
Location: Applebee’s Parking Lot (909 N. Dupont Highway-Dover Mall)
Narrative: The Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit is currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Applebee’s. On Thursday at 1:00AM, the victim was walking back to the Delaware State University campus from McDonald’s, when he was approached by two young black males, described as being 17-19 years of age. Both suspects displayed black handguns while demanding the victim’s cellular phone. The suspects then fled southbound on N. Dupont Highway with the victim’s property. The first suspect is described as being a black male, 17-19 years old, thin build, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. the second suspect is described as a black male, 17-19 years old, stocky build, 5’10”, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and a black “skull cap.” The suspects were riding on mountain bike style bicycles. The victim did not sustain any injuries during the incident. Anyone with any information should contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. You may also submit an anonymous tip with Delaware Crime Stoppers by phone at: 1-800-847-3333 or online at: http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com/
Incident #: 50-13-32249 Date/Time: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 8:18PM
Location: 1269 Harrison Drive, Dover
Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating an attempted residential burglary that occurred on November 21st at 8:18PM. An unknown male suspect forcibly entered the residence through a rear door and attempted to remove various electronic items from the within the home. The suspect fled the residence without taking any of the items. Anyone with any information should contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. You may also submit an anonymous tip with Delaware Crime Stoppers by phone at: 1-800-847-3333 or online at: http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com/
Incident #: 50-13-32035 Date/Time: Wednesday, November 19, 2013 @ 6:29PM
Location: DOT Discount Tobacco Outlet (1255 S. State Street, Dover)
Narrative: The Dover Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery at the DOT Discount Tobacco Outlet, in the Carrol’s Corner Shopping Center on November 19th, at 6:29PM. The suspect, a black male, entered the business wearing a black bandana, dark sunglasses, dark gloves, and jeans. The suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money from the clerk on duty at the time. The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of currency. The clerk was not injured in the encounter. the Dover Police Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the matter at this time. Anyone with any information should contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. You may also submit an anonymous tip with Delaware Crime Stoppers by phone at: 1-800-847-3333 or online at: http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com/
The Holiday Season is officially here. That means more traffic on the roads, increased foot traffic in stores and shopping centers, and an increased potential of traffic accidents and criminal activity occurring. The Dover Police Department will have increased patrols in all shopping centers, including undercover officers, to help prevent criminal activity from occurring. The department will also focus on Driving Under the Influence (DUI), speeding, and aggressive driving violations during the holiday season to help ensure the public is safe on our roadways. The Dover Police Department recommends the following safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this season:
- Observe the posted speed limits and other traffic laws when traveling. Buying a gift is not worth a life.
- Enter stores in an orderly fashion during holiday sales to prevent injuries or even death from falls and people being trampled upon.
- Do not leave purchased items visible in your vehicle. Place them in the trunk or cover them with a blanket or other object.
- When shopping during evening hours, park in a well-lit and heavily traveled area. Consider shopping with a companion.
- Carry a minimal amount of cash on your person, and carry it in your front pocket if possible.
- Pay for purchases with a check or credit/debit card if possible.
- Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen, or misused. Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
- Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, “con-artists” may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.
- Stay alert to your surroundings. If you see any suspicious activity, notify the police or security immediately.
- Do not leave your purse/wallet unattended for any amount of time.
- Avoid overloading yourself with packages.
- Be extra cautious when using ATM’s. Use machines located in highly populated areas and be aware of your surroundings.
- Try not to use or look at your phone when walking through a parking lot. There has been an increase in cell phone related robberies across the country.
Dover Police Department releases crime map to public
The Dover Police Department and BAIR Analytics Inc. recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Dover. The Dover Police Department now has an online crime map called RAIDS Online (www.raidsonline.com) that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Dover citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Dover Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.
Dover citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the Dover Police Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. RAIDS Online cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.
“The Dover Police Department’s participation in RAIDS Online highlights their commitment to proactive communication with the public they serve,” said Sean Bair, founder of BAIR Analytics, “We’re excited to partner with the Dover Police Department to provide this free service for their public.”
Typically, agencies can spend thousands of dollars annually through other crime mapping providers. BAIR Analytics offers RAIDS Online and the RAIDS Online Mobile app as a free service to any law enforcement agency that wishes to participate. RAIDS Online is ad-free and BAIR Analytics does not sell the data to third party vendors, thus the agency remains in complete control over their data. “We wanted to do something to help law enforcement in these tough economic times. We consider this a basic service that we are more than happy to provide to the public and our law enforcement friends,” said Bair, a former police officer and analyst.
RAIDS Online Mobile
RAIDS Online Mobile empowers citizens to better understand crime trends and lower crime in their area. Recent crime incidents are displayed on a map or listed in a grid. Users can click on an incident for more information or display a hotspot map based on the crimes that are currently in display. Users can also sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email any recent crime activity on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule. The app makes all of this information accessible anywhere from a user’s mobile device. The RAIDS Online Mobile app is available for FREE on both iPhone and Android Platforms.
You can visit Dover’s crime map by clicking on the CRIME MAP tab at the top of this page.
Established in 1997, BAIR Analytics is an analytical software and services company providing innovative tools and subject-matter expertise for public safety, private security, national security and defense entities. Nearly half of the largest public-safety agencies in the United States use BAIR’s products & services to fight crime. BAIR’s customers also include Wal-Mart, Target, ATF, and the US Department of Defense. In 2012 BAIR Analytics was honored as a top 50 Colorado company and made its debut as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America on the Inc. 500/5000 list. For more information, visit www.bairanalytics.com.
How does it help your community?
· Enables the public to stay informed about crime activity while they are away from their computer.
· Citizens can see crime activity based on their current GPS location.
· Empowers citizens to better understand crime trends and lower crime in their neighborhoods.
· Makes it even easier to access near real-time crime information provided by your department.
If there are any questions, or you would like help in using the RAIDS Online Mapping Sytem, contact Cpl. Mark Hoffman from the Dover Police Department Public Affairs Office from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday at 302-736-7130.
Incident #: 50-13-32135 Date/Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 5:36PM
Location: Boscov’s Parking Lot (1365 N. Dupont Highway-Dover Mall)
Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a late afternoon robbery that occurred in the Boscov’s Parking lot of the Dover Mall. On Wednesday, November 20th, at 5:36PM, Dover Police responded to the robbery, where a 69 year old female victim was approached from behind by an unknown black male suspect. The suspect forcibly grabbed her purse, knocking her to the ground. The suspect fled the parking lot and may have entered a silver or dark gray 1991 Nissan vehicle with tinted windows and unknown Delaware registration plates. The victim sustained minor injuries to her head, arm, and legs as a result of the incident. Anyone with any information should contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. You may also submit an anonymous tip with Delaware Crime Stoppers by phone at: 1-800-847-3333 or online at: http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com/