Incident #: 50-14-7130 Date/Time: Wednesday, March 26 at 3:30 am
Location: Frankfurt Bakery Parking Lot (323 South Governors Ave, Dover)
Officers responded to the parking lot of the Frankfurt Bakery in downtown Dover early Wednesday morning for a reported criminal mischief complaint. Upon arrival, officers contacted the female victim who advised that her vehicle was broken into and numerous items had been stolen from inside the vehicle. The suspect used an unknown object to shatter a passenger side window to gain entry to the vehicle. Once inside the suspect took a GPS system along with several other items. While on scene, Dover officers observed a set of footprints in the fresh snowfall and began to follow them. After a brief period, the officers discovered several items reported missing from the vehicle just north of the bakery, in an alley. Officers continued to follow the fresh footprints and received a description of the suspect from the Dover Police Department Dispatch Center, who utilized the downtown surveillance cameras to obtain a description of a black male wearing a black coat and grey hooded sweatshirt. After following the trail of footprints, the officers were led to a residence on South Governors Avenue. A resident of the apartment allowed Dover officers inside, where they observed James Hall lying on the floor, wearing the clothing that was described by the Dover Dispatch Center. A search of Hall led to the discovery of the stolen GPS system. Hall was taken into custody and charged with Theft under $1500.00, Criminal Mischief Under $1000.00, and Criminal Trespass (3rd Degree). Hall was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $810.00 secured bond.