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Arrest Made in Webbs Lane Purse Snatching 5-13-14

Update: The Dover Police Department has arrested a 17-year old in connection with the Sunday evening robbery of a female victim on Webbs Lane.  Christopher Sanford of Dover was charged with Criminal Mischief Under $1,000, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Robbery 2nd Degree on Monday, May 12th after surveillance footage from a local establishment captured him in the area  just minutes before the robbery.  Sanford was released to his parents pending a later court date.


Incident #: 50-14-11777       Date/Time: Sunday May 11, 2014  6:50PM

Location: 400 Block of Webbs Lane Dover, DE

The Dover Police Department is investigating an early evening purse snatching that occurred in the 400 block of Webbs Lane on Sunday, May 11th.  At approximately 6:50PM, a 44 year old female victim was walking in the area of the 400 Block of Webbs lane, when an unknown black male suspect grabbed the victims purse.  The force used by the suspect, caused the bag to tear and the victims wallet to fall to the ground.  The suspect then picked up the wallet and fled east on Webbs Lane.  The suspect is described as a black male, 6’0″, 140-150 pounds, with a bright orange t-shirt and dark shorts.  The suspect was also accompanied by an unknown black male who was waiting for the suspect, east of the robbery location.  There was no injury to the victim.


Dover Police Joins DE Dept. of Highway Safety Click It or Ticket Campaign

The Dover Police Department has once again partnered up with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety for the Click It or Ticket Seat Belt Campaign.  The Click It or Ticket campaign will be in full effect with statewide overtime seat belt enforcement starting Monday, May 12th through 26th. Enforcement includes seat belt checkpoints in Dover 30 saturation patrols to be conducted day & night by by the Dover Police Department. Much of the enforcement will occur in the afternoons and evenings when the majority of unrestrained injuries and fatal crashes occur.

Delaware’s seat belt use rate is 92% compared to the national use rate of 86%. At this time last year 50% of the 14 fatal vehicle occupants in Delaware were not wearing seat belts compared to currently 42% of 31 fatal vehicle occupants.

Delaware law requires drivers and all passengers, including those in the back seat, to wear a seat belt. An officer can pull over a driver if he sees any person in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt, even if there is no other violation. Officers will be issuing citations for seat belt violations as part of a zero tolerance policy. The ticket, which goes to the driver no matter who is unbuckled in the vehicle, totals $83.50.

“As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important that everyone buckles up every time they go out, both day and night – no excuses,” said Jana Simpler, Director for the Office of Highway Safety. “Delaware law enforcement officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt – Click It or Ticket.”