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Weekly Shoplifter Arrests 3/26/15-4/2/15

The Dover Police Department responded to 20  shoplifting calls between Noon on March 26th and Noon on April 2nd.  Of those 20 shoplifting complaints, six are still under investigation, three are unfounded, and six were unsolved, one store declined prosecution,  and arrests were made/warrants obtained in 10 cases.  A total of eleven adults  were arrested or have warrants for their arrest during this period.
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Dover Police Arrest Man With Gun and Crack Cocaine, 3rd Gun Arrest This Week

Incident #: 50-15-8164  Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:54PM

Location:  300 Block of West Division Street, Dover, Delaware

The Dover Police Department’s Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit along with the Safe Streets Unit arrested Ezekiel Benson (24) with a handgun.  This is the third incident in a week where an illegally possessed handgun has been confiscated by the department.  Benson was contacted by the special units during a drug investigation in the 300 block of West Division Street at 3:54PM on Wednesday.  Benson was found to be in possession of a 9mm handgun, 29mm magazines, 24 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 4.3 grams of crack cocaine, and $580.00 in cash.  Benson is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $131, 200 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession With Intent To Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Firearm Obliterated Serial Number

Ezekiel Benson Age: 24 Address: 100 Block of Willis Road, Dover
Ezekiel Benson
Age: 24
Address: 100 Block of Willis Road, Dover

-Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer