The Dover Police Department responded to twelve shoplifting calls between Noon on October 9th and Noon on October 16th. Two of those calls were determined to be Fraudulent Return attempts/Theft by False Pretense, bringing the total number of shoplifting cases to ten for the week. This is a decrease of eight calls from last week’s post. Of those ten shoplifting complaints, a merchant declined prosecution in one, two are still under investigation, and arrests were made in 7 cases. A total of 8 adults and one juvenile were arrested in those seven cases which were cleared by arrests. As the holiday season quickly approaches, the department hopes to continue to see a decrease or low volume of shoplifters for the remainder of the season.
Donald Caulk is on the shoplifting arrest notifications for the third time since the program was started in August 2014.