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Dover Police Arrest Trevor Jenkins After Lengthy Standoff 6-12-2014

Incident #: 50-14-14977      Date/Time:    Thursday, June 12, 2014  10:30AM

Location: Unit Block of Edgewood Road (Kent Acres) Dover, Delaware

The Dover Police Department has arrested Trevor Jenkins (24) after a lengthy standoff at a residence in the unit block of Edgewood Road in the Kent Acres development in Dover.  The Dover Police Department, in conjunction with the US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, learned that Jenkins was inside a residence on Edgewood Road and responded to the location at approximately 10:30AM.  Jenkins was wanted by Dover PD for resisting arrest and by the Kent County Superior Court for Failure to Appear for the verdict in a trial on April 24th of 2014.  That case stemmed from weapons/firearms charges from a 2013 case handled by the Dover Police Department.  Details of that case can be found at the end of this release.  Once officers arrived at the residence on Edgewood Road, Jenkins hid in the attic of the residence, refusing officers orders to surrender.  After several hours of unsuccessful attempts to lure Jenkins from the attic, officers deployed gas into the attic of the home.  After a brief period, officers made entry into the home and Jenkins surrendered without further incident.  Jenkins is now in custody of the Dover Police Department and is awaiting new charges from today’s incident along with the Superior Court capias and previous Resisting Arrest charge.  During the incident, homes adjacent to the residence where Jenkins was hiding were evacuated for precautionary reasons.  Bond information was not available at the time of this release.  Agencies involved in today’s arrest were the Dover Police Department, Delaware State Police, and the US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force.  The Dover Police Department thanks each agency for their assistance in the successful apprehension of Trevor Jenkins.

Officer Releasing Information:

Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Trevor Jenkins Age 24
Trevor Jenkins
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Original Story:

Incident #: 50-13-013585         Date/Time: May 24, 2013

Location: 100 Block South New Street, Dover

Narrative:  Trevor Jenkins (23) was convicted on several weapons related charges in Kent County Superior Court on Thursday, April 25th.  However, Jenkins was not present as he failed to appear for the jury’s verdict.  A bench warrant was issued by the Kent County Superior Court for $100,000 cash for Trevor Jenkins as a result of his failure to appear.

The verdict stems from a 2013 case where Jenkins was arrested by the Dover Police Department.  On May 24, 2013, officers became alerted to a possible conflict in the area of South New Street and South Queen Street.  Officers began to monitor the situation by utilizing the downtown surveillance cameras.  While watching the cameras, officers observed Jenkins enter a silver vehicle and later exit, tucking an unknown object into his right rear pocket and jump a fence in the 100 block of South New Street, eventually crossing to South Queen Street.  Officers then observed another subject that was with Jenkins, remove what they believed to be a firearm from the trunk of the same silver vehicle.  Dover Police Officers responded to the area and confronted the subjects, who then fled.  After a lengthy foot pursuit, Jenkins was captured and found to be in possession of a .38 caliber Taurus revolver in his right rear pants pocket.  Jenkins was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a felony conviction of 2nd degree Robbery in August of 2008.

Jenkins was convicted on Thursday of the following charges despite his absence:

  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition by Person Prohibited
  • Resisting Arrest