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Two Men Arrested After Robbing Woman 12-15-14

Incident #: 50-14-33866   Date: Sunday, December 14th at 12:55AM

Location:  North DuPont Highway/Jefferic Blvd, Dover, DE

Two Dover men were arrested early Sunday morning after robbing a 27-year-old female.  On Sunday, December 14th at 12:55AM, Maurice Cason (21) and Reggie Williams (18) approached the female victim in the area of North DuPont Highway and Jefferic Boulevard.  Cason and Williams threatened the woman with violence, forcing her to give them an undisclosed amount of cash.  The two then fled the area and the victim notified police.  After the victim provided a detailed description of the suspects, Dover Police officer’s located the suspects a short distance away and took them into custody without incident.  Both Cason and Williams were charged with 2nd Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Conspiracy.  Maurice Cason was released after posting $1,500.00 secured bond and Reggie Williams was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $1,500.00 secured bond.  The victim suffered no physical injury.

Reggie Williams Age: 18
Reggie Williams
Age: 18
Maurice Cason Age: 21
Maurice Cason
Age: 21

Dover Police Are Giving Back This Holiday Season

Dover PD Free Coffee Gift
Five-hundred people received an extra perk with their daily cup of coffee today at the WaWa on Route 8 earlier today.  The Dover Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), representing the men and women of the Dover Police Department purchased the 1st 500 cups of coffee for store-goers as a way of thanking the community for their support and encourage the public to pay it forward and help make Dover a more pleasant place to live and work.  The idea came from the FOP President, Dave Gist and FOP member Mark Hoffman.  Gist and Hoffman wanted to do something during the Holiday Season that would benefit a wide range of people in the community.  When the coffee gift came to mind, they reached out to WaWa management who immediately loved the idea.  Each coffee gift recipient also received a card from the Dover FOP as well.  “We felt it was a great way to give back to our community and thank them for supporting their police department, but also to encourage citizens to pay it forward and perform random acts of kindness.  Small acts like these serve to make our community stronger and develop positive relationships, which only makes our city a better place to live.” said FOP President Dave Gist.  The funds that supported the coffee gift came from the FOP’s private funds raised by members of the FOP.

Heroes and Helpers
The Free Coffee Gift is just a small part of the DPD Gives Back campaign which has gained traction on social media under the hashtag #DPDGivesBack and #DPDChristmasCoffee.  On Wednesday, December 10th, nearly 30 officers took 24 under-privileged children to the Dover Target store to go Christmas shopping for themselves and family as part of the 2nd annual Heroes and Helpers event.  Each child was given $125 to spend, in addition to arts-and-craft activities, free pizza for the children and families by Little Caesar’s Pizza, and free play day gift cards from Hoppin’ Good Time in Camden.  While the children were shopping, Cpl. Mark Hoffman and Sgt. Chad Bernat surprised each parent with an additional $125 gift card which caused tears to flow in the room.  Throughout the store, officers and children were seen laughing, smiling, and playing together as they went shopping.  As the night ended, it was clear that the officers and other volunteers were impacted as much as the children being helped.  Photos from the event can be seen on the Dover Police Department Facebook Page and are available upon request by media.  A video from the event can be seen here:

Code Purple Shelters
DPD Gives Back didn’t stop there though.  On, Friday December 12th, the department donated items to Kent County Code Purple.  The organization provides overnight shelter to men, women, and children  when temperatures dip below 32 degrees.  The department donated the following items:
-5 air mattresses
-50 pairs of socks
-4 sets of bedding
-Dozens of winter hats and gloves
-30 travel hand sanitizer bottles
-30 travel toothbrush/toothpaste kits
-Additional personal products

Code Purple is always looking for more items for men, women, and children. For more information on the Code Purple program, visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/codepurplekentcounty/?fref=ts


Man Robbed After Attempting to Purchase Marijuana 12-15-14

Incident #: 50-14-33916   Date: Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 1:30PM

Location:  Heritage Drive/Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover, DE

An attempt to purchase marijuana led to the attempted robbery and shots fired on Sunday afternoon.  The incident occurred when a 43-year-old male victim approached two young black males in the parking lot of The Hamlet Shopping Center and inquired about purchasing marijuana.  When the victim and suspects were unable to make a transaction, the victim walked away towards Heritage Drive.  One of the suspects caught up to the victim and attempted to rob the victim of his money with a handgun.  A struggle over the handgun ensued and the victim broke free and fled.  As he fled, the suspect fired two shots at the victim.  One of the shots went through the rear of the victims coat and shirt and exited the front without striking the victim.  The suspects were described as black males in their late teens/early twenties. The suspect with the handgun was described as being 6’00”, average build, with an orange or red hooded sweatshirt under a dark jacket with bright blue shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at http://www.tipsubmit.com.

Officer releasing this information:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer

Dover Man Robbed by Suspect with Knife 12-15-14

Incident #: 50-14-33841   Date: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 5:15PM

Location:  Governors Avenue and Mary Street, Dover, DE

The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday afternoon.  The incident occurred when a 27-year-old male victim was riding his bicycle to work in the area of Governors Avenue and Mary Street when he was approached by an unknown black male suspect who asked for a light (lighter).  The suspect then produced a wood handled steak knife and stated “You already know what it is” and took the victims cell phone, wallet, and an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.  The suspect was described as a black male in his late teens/early twenties, 5’10”, 150-160 pounds,, black hooded sweatshirt, white shoes, and white socks on his hands.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at http://www.tipsubmit.com.

Officer releasing this information:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer