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Dover Police Shares Winter Storm Information/Safety Tips

Latest Update:  

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning to take effect on Wednesday, February 12th at 10pm for Kent County, until Friday at 1am.  As of Tuesday at 5pm, the National Weather Service Center is predicting the following possibilities to affect the Dover/Kent County Area:

  • 3″-8″ of snow
  • Icing up to 1/10″ accumulating on roadways, trees, wires, etc
  • 20-30 mph winds with the possibility of 40 mph wind gusts
  • Minor Coastal Flooding is possible

City of Dover Citizens:

  • The City of Dover Police Department will continue normal patrol operations throughout the duration of the storm and has a fleet of 4×4 vehicles prepared to continue to serve the City of Dover.
  • The following streets must be cleared of parked vehicles within 1 hour of the first snowfall:  Division Street, Water Street, Governors Avenue, and State Street.  Vehicles not moved are subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expense by the City of Dover Police Department.
  • City of Dover residents must clear their sidewalks of snow within 24 hours after final snowfall.  This code is strictly enforced by City of Dover Inspections/Code Enforcement.
  • The City is requesting that residents NOT leave trashcans and other items on the curb/sidewalks to allow room for the plows to clear the roadways without obstacles.
  • If possible, do not park on any roadsides to allow plows the ability to properly clear roadways.

Travel:

The City of Dover Police Department strongly urges motorists to avoid any unnecessary travel once the snow begins to fall.  Driving only puts you and public safety workers at risk.  This also allows the plow drivers plenty of room on our roadways to properly clear the roads of accumulating snow.  If you must travel, please follow the following recommendations:

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Preparation Tips

The American Red Cross recommends the following preparations for winter storms:

  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
  • Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
  • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves

Shelter Information:

People seeking shelter should dial 211 from any phone.  An Intake Housing Specialist will be available to assist between the hours of M-F; 8-5.  After hours calls to 211 will be directed to shelters with openings.

Pets: 

The City of Dover Police Department are asking all pet owners to bring your pets indoors or ensure they have adequate covered shelter.  Pets must have fresh water, food, and DRY bedding under a covered shelter.  Violators can and will be cited by Dover Animal Control and/or Police.

Dover Police Charge Bank Robbery Suspect with Walgreen’s Robbery 2-6-2014

Incident #: 50-14-02044     Date/Time: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 0929

Location:  1215 South State Street, Dover, DE

Dover Police released these surveillance photos from the Walgreen's robbery.
Dover Police released these surveillance photos from the Walgreen’s robbery.

Original Story: The Dover Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place on Saturday, January 25th at 9:29AM.  The incident took place at Walgreen’s (1215 South State Street) when an unknown black male suspect entered the business and displayed a firearm to an employee.  The suspect forced the employee to open the cash register and removed an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect then fled towards the rear of Walgreen’s into the Carol’s Corner Shopping Center.  The suspect may have fled in a green Cadillac with tinted windows.

Update:  The Dover Police Department has arrested Ronald Rogers (DOB: 2-22-1954) in connection with the robbery that occurred at Walgreen’s (1215 South State Street) on January 25th.  Rogers was taken into custody on Wednesday, February 5th, just a few hours after he robbed the 1st National Bank of Wyoming located at 800 South Governors Avenue at 9:24AM  (See article here: http://wp.me/p407do-nt).  An investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigations Unit led to the charges against Rogers after detectives were able to link him to the Walgreen’s robbery.

Ronald Rogers DOB: 2-22-1954  Address: 157 Mallory Court, Felton, DE Charges: Robbery 1st Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony Wearing a Disguise  Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited Bond Information: $238,000 CASH
Ronald Rogers
DOB: 2-22-1954
Address: 157 Mallory Court, Felton, DE

Charges:
Robbery 1st
Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
Wearing a Disguise
Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited

Bond Information: $238,000 CASH

 

 

Dover Police Assist with Special Olympics Bowling Event

sodeThis past Tuesday, officers from the Dover Police Department Community Policing Unit traded in their guns and boots for bowling balls and bowling shoes, as they assisted with a Special Olympics Bowling Event at Brunswick Lanes in the Rodney Village Shopping Center.  The event was a Motor Activity Program demonstration, which featured students from the Charlton School and Kent County Community School according to Jon Buzby, Director of Media Relations for the Special Olympics of Delaware.  Each athlete received a Challenger Award for their participation from Dover officers.  To learn more about Dover Police Department’s involvement with the Special Olympics of Delaware, visit: Law Enforcement and Special Olympics  

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Arrest Made in 1st National Bank of Wyoming Robbery 2-5-2014

Incident #: 50-14-02984     Date/Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 9:24AM

Location:  1st National Bank of Wyoming, 800 South Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

Narrative

Harrington Police Department locate and stop the suspect vehicle from the bank robbery.
Harrington Police Department locate and stop the suspect vehicle from the bank robbery.

On Wednesday, February 5th at 9:24AM the Dover Police Department received a call for an armed robbery that occurred.  The suspect, Ronald Rogers (DOB: 2-22-1954), entered the bank and threatened the teller with a handgun, demanding that she place money in a bag.  Rogers was wearing dark overalls, a white cover on his face, a dark colored hat, and fled in a dark green Cadillac Seville with a handicap plate (HP).  The Dover Police Department quickly obtained a surveillance photo of the vehicle from the bank’s surveillance system and distributed it through the Dover Police Department website and social media platforms.  At approximately 12:50PM, a tip was called in to 9-1-1 stating they saw a car matching the description distributed by the Dover Police Department in the Harrington area on Carpenter Bridge Road.  While the tip was coming in, officers from the Harrington Police Department quickly responded to the area and observed the vehicle turn northbound onto US RT 13.  The Harrington Police Department stopped the suspect vehicle and took Rogers into custody without further incident and immediately notified the Dover Police Department.  Police recovered evidence from the bank robbery within the vehicle as well.  Bond information was not available at the time of this release.

Ronald Rogers DOB: 2-22-1954  Address: 157 Mallory Court, Felton, DE Charges: Robbery 1st Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony Wearing a Disguise  Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
Ronald Rogers
DOB: 2-22-1954
Address: 157 Mallory Court, Felton, DE

Charges:
Robbery 1st
Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
Wearing a Disguise
Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited 

 

 

Dover Police Investigating Possible Residential Burglary 2-4-2014

Incident #: 50-14-02877     Date/Time: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:33AM

Location: Unit Block of North Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

Narrative:  The Dover Police Department is investigating a possible burglary in the unit block of North Governors Avenue, Dover.  The incident allegedly took place between Monday, February 3rd at 8:00PM and Tuesday, February 4th at 10:30AM.  The victim advised detectives that an unknown suspect entered the secured/occupied residence and proceeded to the second floor and removed a laptop computer, fleeing with same.  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

DPD Sex Offender Unit Seeks Subject for Failure To Re-Register

Incident #: 50-14-2277

Narrative:
Jeremy Kopp (DOB: 12-2-1977), a registered Tier 2 Sex offender, is being sought by the Dover Police Sex Offender Enforcement Unit for Failure to Re-Register.  Kopp’s address was listed as 14 North Kirkwood Street, Dover, DE but recently moved from that location.  Kopp failed to respond to the State Bureau of Identification within three business days to re-verify his information and provide a new address.   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.

Jeremy Kopp DOB: 12-2-1977 (36)
Jeremy Kopp
DOB: 12-2-1977 (36)

Arrest Made in Woodcrest Home Invasion 2-4-2014

Incident #: 50-14-02712     Date/Time: Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:30PM

Location:  800 Block Woodcrest Drive, Dover, DE

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department responded to a Home Invasion at 2:30PM on Sunday, February 2nd.  The incident occurred int he 800 block of Woodcrest Drive when an unknown black male suspect approached an 83-year-old female victim while she was in her garage.  The suspect confronted the woman with a small black handgun and forced her into the residence, where a brief struggle ensued.  The suspect demanded the keys to the victims vehicle, however the victim did not provide the keys to him. The suspect then forced the victim into her basement while he looked through her personal belongings.

It was earlier reported that the suspect fled a short time later without any of the victims property.  However, it was later discovered that the suspect stole the victims credit card and used it at a CVS store located at the corner of Route 8 and Saulsbury Road in Dover. The victim sustained minor injuries and is expected to recover.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, February 4th at 3:50PM officers from the Dover Police Department identified and located Jameson Hoxter (DOB: 12-5-89) as the suspect in the Woodcrest Community Home Invasion where the victim was an 83-year-old woman.  Hoxter was taken into custody without incident and was later arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7.  Hoxter is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $47,500 cash bond.

Current Booking Photo Not Available at Time of Release (Photo from 2010)

Jameson Hoxter DOB: 12-5-1989 (24) Address: 115 North Kirkwood Street, Dover Charges: Robbery 1st Degree Home Invasion Assault 2nd (Victim 62+) Identity Theft Unlawful Use of Credit Card Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card (2)
Jameson Hoxter
DOB: 12-5-1989 (24)
Address: 115 North Kirkwood Street, Dover

Charges:
Robbery 1st Degree
Home Invasion
Assault 2nd (Victim 62+)
Identity Theft
Unlawful Use of Credit Card
Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card (2)