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Reminder: Dover Police and DEA Drug Take Back Set for Saturday, April 26th








On Saturday, April 26th from 10AM-2PM, the Dover Police Department will once again join the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a Drug Take Back event.  People with unused and expired medications can turn in their medication at the Dover Police Department from 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 26th.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  Sharpies and syringes will not be accepted at the collection locations due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards.

The public can visit http://www.dea.gov or call 1-800-882-9539 to find other collection sites and obtain more information about the program.


Gold Alert Issued for Dover Man 4-22-2014

Incident#:  50-14-9790  Report Date/Time:    Tuesday, April 22nd at 12:41PM

Location:  Kent General Hospital, 640 S. State Street, Dover, DE

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for an elderly Dover man who was reported missing on Tuesday afternoon.  Roland Mintz (Age 70) was reported missing by his daughter on Tuesday, April 22nd, at approximately 12:41PM after he walked away from Kent General Hospital at 11:30PM on Monday, April 21st.  Mintz’s mental condition is such that authorities are concerned for his well being.  Mintz was last seen wearing a gray and black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, and white shoes..  He is a black male, listed as 6’00” and 190 pounds.  If Mintz is seen or located, local authorities should be contacted immediately or contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

Roland Mintz Age: 70 Photo from 2013
Roland Mintz
Age: 70
Photo from 2013