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Dover Police Warn Residents of Loud Music Laws

As warmer temperatures have arrived, the City of Dover Police Department has seen an increase in the number of calls for excessively loud music/noise coming from vehicles and loud parties.  The department is reminding the public that audible music and bass outside of 50 feet is illegal and can result in fines ranging from $50-$107.  If a person is renting a residence and receives 2 or more noise violations within a 12 month period, they are subject to mandatory eviction as well.  Members of the Community Policing/Quality of Life Unit will proactively enforce these violations, especially in the downtown college, residential, and shopping districts in an effort to educate the public and improve the quality of life for the citizens in those areas.  We ask that while you enjoy the season, be mindful of others on the road and the neighbors surrounding you.

Delaware State Law:

  • Title 21, Section 4306 (c) No person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on any street, highway, alley, or parking lot shall operate or permit the operation of any music amplification system, including, but not limited to, any radio, tape player, compact disc player, or any other electrical device used for the amplification of music in or on the motor vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of 50 or more feet from the vehicle. For the purpose of this subsection, “plainly audible” means any sound which clearly can be heard by unaided hearing faculties, however, words or phrases need not be discernible and bass reverberation alone shall be sufficient to so constitute.

Update: Woman Wanted in July 4th Knife Assault on Boyfriend Arrested 7-22-14

Update:Charmele Seymore was arrested on July 21st at approximately 6:19PM after Dover police received an anonymous tip that she was walking in the area of North DuPont Highway and White Oak Road.  Seymore was taken into custody without incident and is being held on $180,000 cash bond at Baylor Correctional Center.

Incident #: 50-14-17471  Date/Time: Friday, July 4th at 9:57PM
Location:  Holiday Inn, 561 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE


The Dover Police Department is seeking a 29-year-old Dover resident after stabbing her ex-boyfriend on the night of July 4th, 2014.  At approximately 9:57PM, officers responded to the parking lot of the Holiday Inn located at 561 North Dupont Highway for a stabbing.  Upon arrival, officers contacted a 51-year-old male victim who had numerous slash/stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.  The victim identified Charmele Seymore as the person who assaulted him.  Seymore and the victim were involved in an argument when she displayed a knife and assaulted the victim, stealing his money, then fled the scene.  The victim was taken to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he is listed in stable condition after undergoing surgery for his wounds.  Seymore’s whereabouts are unknown at this time and has a warrant for her arrest.  Anyone with information on Seymore’s location should call the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

Officer Releasing Information:  Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Charmele Seymore Age: 29 Charges: Robbery 1st Degree Assault 1st Degree Possession of Deadly Weapo During Commission of a Felony
Charmele Seymore
Age: 29
Robbery 1st Degree
Assault 1st Degree
Possession of Deadly WeapoN During Commission of a Felony