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Dover Police Chief Takes Part in Read Across America Program 3-20-2014

Dover Police Chief, James Hosfelt, traded his law-book for a children’s book on Wednesday morning, as he took part in William Henry Middle School’s Read Across America event.  Chief Hosfelt was one of the honorary readers for the school and read the book “The Wall” by author Eve Bunting to a group of 6th grade students.  The story is about a father and son that travel to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. to find the boys grandfather’s name on the wall.  According to Marie Conway, a literacy coach at William Henry, the program is now in its 17th year.  The National Education Association promotes literacy nationwide by holding this yearly event.  “By promoting literacy, our hope is that children will develop a love for reading and understand the importance of reading in their daily lives” Conway said.  Following the story, Chief Hosfelt engaged in a conversation with the students about the book and his career as a police officer.

Chief James E. Hosfelt, Jr. takes time to read to a group of 6th grade students for Read Across America.
Chief James E. Hosfelt, Jr. takes time to read to a group of 6th grade students for Read Across America.
Photo by Dover Police Department




Large Fight Dover Downs Casino, DSP, DSU Police Respond to Assist 3-20-2014

Incident #: 50-14-6597/6598     Date/Time: Thursday, March 20 at 12:50am

Location: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North DuPont Highway, Dover

The Dover Police Department responded to Dover Downs for a large fight in progress just before 1:00am on Thursday, March 20th.  Upon arrival, Dover officers observed 200+ people in the parking lot fighting and acting disorderly.  As officers began to break up the crowd, one subject fled from a Dover officer through the parking lot.  After a brief foot pursuit, the officer apprehended Lance Chadwick.  Through further investigation, it was discovered that Chadwick had been actively fighting another subject upon police arrival.  The subject that Chadwick was engaged in a fight with was Christopher Cox, who was also taken into custody by Dover officers on scene.  Officers also took Danessa Claye into custody for  Disorderly Conduct while trying to disperse the remainder of the crowd.  Officers from the Delaware State Police and Delaware State University Police Department responded to assist the Dover Police Department with the large crowd as well.  It is believed that the majority of the crowd was inside the Doc Magrogan’s Bar/Restaurant prior to the incident.

Defendants:   (Mugshot Not Available at Time of Release)

Lance Chadwick

  • Age: 19  Address: 212 Throop Ave, Brooklyn, NY
  • Charges: Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest
  • Bond: $750 Unsecured

Christopher Cox 

  • Age: 21 Address: 2065 Rockaway Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
  • Charges: Disorderly Conduct
  • Bond: $250 Unsecured

Danessa Claye

  • Age:22 Address: 31 Woodcrest Road, Staten Island, NY
  • Charges:  Disorderly Conduct
  • Bond: Released by Police with Criminal Summons