The Dover Police Department responded to 36 shoplifting calls between Noon on December 18th and Noon on December 31st (2 weeks). Of those 36 shoplifting complaints, eight were unfounded, one business declined prosecution, ten are still under investigation, and arrests were made/warrants obtained in 17 cases. A total of 20 adults were arrested or are wanted for shoplifting during this period. Five juveniles were also arrested during this two week period. After the final shoplifting notification on January 2nd, 2015 the Dover Police Department will compile statistics since the notification program began and compare them to 2012 and 2013 numbers to determine if there was any success in reducing shoplifting incidents.
Weekly Shoplifter Arrests 12/18/14-12/31/14