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Two Men Arrested on Drug Charges 5-28-15

Complaint # 50-15-14045

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 10:06AM

Location:  Capital Inn, 1426 North DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware

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


On May 27th, the Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit executed a search warrant in room 234 of the Capital Inn, located at 1426 North DuPont Highway.  Once inside, officers took Pedro Santiago (54) and Luis Santos (37) into custody.  A search of the room led to the discovery of 8.5 grams of heroin, 68 methadone pills, 3 amphetamine pills, and hypodermic needles.  Various pieces of drug paraphernalia consistent with heroin distribution was also discovered.

Pedro Santiago was committed to JTVCC on $32,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with intent to deliver heroin
-Possession of a Tier 5 quantity of heroin
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of a controlled substance without Rx















Luis Santos was committed to JTVCC on $9,950 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Two Superior Court Capias
-Justice of the Peace Capias


Dover Police Prepared For NASCAR Race Weekend 5-26-15

Once again, NASCAR race week is upon us here in Dover, Delaware. The City of Dover Police Department welcomes fans to the 2015 NASCAR Race Series at the Dover International Speedway from Friday, May 29th through Sunday, May 31st.   The biannual event is rolling into Dover this week and can bring over 100,000 people to the capital city.  As with any other large event, race weekend can provide numerous challenges for our department, the citizens of Dover, and the fans coming in.  The Dover Police Department in coordination  DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) and the Delaware State Police will monitor traffic in and around the Dover vicinity to ensure safe travel for all motorists.  The Dover Police Department would like to offer the following tips/advice to help make life a little easier this week for our citizens and visitors to the Dover area.


  • In Any Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
  • Dover Police Department (Non-Emergency Line): 302-736-7111
  • Text alerts from Dover Speedway: Text DOVERALERTS to 99000 to sign up.
  • Dover Speedway: 1-800-441-RACE (7223)
  • Dover Speedway Security: 302-883-6750


  • Dover Police Department Facebook
  • Dover Police Department Twitter or @DoverDEPolice
  • Dover International Speedway Facebook
  • Dover International Speedway Twitter or @MonsterMile
  • DelDOT (DE Dept. of Transportation) Facebook
  • DelDOT Twitter or @Delaware DOT


  • Most race related traffic will begin to arrive Wednesday and continue through the weekend.  The increased volume will cause minor delays in the area of the Dover Downs main entrance, US Rt 13/Leipsic Road, and Route 1/Scarborough Road areas.  Please allow extra time for your morning commute to avoid delays.
  • TAKE IT SLOW:  When traveling the Route 13 corridor, please obey all posted speed limits and traffic laws.  Not only does volume increase on our roadways but pedestrian traffic is substantially higher than normal.
  • Use alternate routes prior to the race start and at the conclusion of each race to avoid the traffic congestion that occurs when the races let out.  Route 9, Route 1, Route 8, and Route 15 are great alternatives to avoid the race traffic.
  • BE AWARE of police/traffic officials directing traffic and follow their commands to reach your destination safely.


  • Please do not drink and drive or cross roadways when impaired.
  • Cross roadways at intersections or where police officials are directing traffic in order to cross safely.
  • Please obey all police/traffic officials directions.
  • Only travel in the passenger compartment of vehicles with seat belts on and not truck beds, bumpers, tailgates, etc.
  • Do not operate golf carts, ATV’s, and other non-registered vehicles on roadways
  • Secure all property (bikes, golf carts, coolers, etc) prior to leaving your camp sites
  • Remove keys and secure golf carts to a fixed object when possible to avoid theft.
  • Lock all campers/RV’s and secure tent zippers with locks if possible


First Aid locations are open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the following areas:

  • Finish Line Drive, across from Gate 1 (Open Thursday also)
  • Corner of Persimmon Tree Lane and Pit Stop Road near Lot 9
  • Gate5 (South side of track)
  • Across from Gate 15 (Near hospitality village)
  • Inside Turn 4, just outside of Nationwide Series Garage (Restricted Access)


  • In the event of a lost child (under 18), please contact the nearest speedway employee/security or police officer.  Details such as clothing, location last seen, recent photographs, etc will be beneficial to reuniting a child and parent/guardian.
  • If you have lost a member of your party (adult), contact a Speedway employee, security, or go to the Fan Care Center on Finish Line Drive across from Gate 1.


  • Public place means any place to which the general public has access and a right to resort for business, entertainment, or other lawful purposes, but does not necessarily mean a place devoted solely to the use of the public. It shall also include the front or immediate area of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern, or other place of business and also public grounds, areas, or parks.

    (b) Public places. Except when permitted by federal, state, county or municipal law, it is unlawful for any person to consume, or possess with the intent to consume, any alcoholic liquor in or upon any street, alley, highway, public way, public building or public place within the city.

    (c)Underage persons. Whoever, being under the age of 21 years, has alcoholic liquor in his possession at any time, or consumes or is found to have consumed alcoholic liquor, shall be fined as provided for in Appendix F—Fees and Fines.  Fines not paid within 14 days of the day the fine was issued, including the day the fine was issued, shall be automatically doubled in amount.









Dover Man Charged with 1st Degree Rape 5-26-15

Complaint # 50-15-13856

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 12:00AM

Location:  300 Block of Simon Circle, Dover, Delaware

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


Bobbie Harrell, 50, was charged with 1st Degree Rape of a 13 year-old victim.  Police responded to the 300 block of Simon Circle after the mother of the victim notified police that Harrell had sexual contact with her daughter.  Harrell, a relative of the victim, was babysitting for the mother when the rape occurred.  Harrell was charges with the following offenses:
-Rape 1st Degree
-Endangering the Welfare of A Child
-Child Abuse

Bobbie Harell Age: 50 Address: 100 Block of Mitscher Road Bond: Committed to JTVCC in default of $64,000 secured bond


Weekly Shoplifting Notifications 5/14/15-5/21/15

The Dover Police Department responded to 23 shoplifting calls between Noon on May 14th  and Noon on May 21st.  Of those 23 shoplifting complaints, 10 are still under investigation, four were unfounded,  and 9 arrests/warrants obtained were made in 9 cases.  A total of 7 adults and 2 juveniles were arrested during this period.

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Dover Police Make Drug Arrest During Traffic Stop 5-21-2015

Complaint # 50-15-13314

Date/Time: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 12:13AM

Location:  West Division Street/South Governors Avenue (Traffic Stop), Dover, Delaware

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


Dover Police arrested a Dover woman early Thursday morning for drug possession during a traffic stop.  Amanda Reihl (19), was stopped in her vehicle at 12:13AM near on West Division Street at South Governors Avenue for a motor vehicle violation.  As officers approached the vehicle, they detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A  search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 15.6 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and 5 tablets of Vyvanse, a schedule II controlled substance.  Reihls was arrested without incident and released on an unsecured bond after being charged with the following crimes:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of a Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Offenses

Amanda Reihl Age: 19 Address: 300 Block of Stone Ridge Drive
Amanda Reihl
Age: 19
Address: 300 Block of Stone Ridge Drive

Dover Woman Arrested With Heroin During Traffic Stop 5-21-15

Complaint # 50-15-13311

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 11:50PM

Location:  Fulton Street/New Street (Traffic Stop), Dover, Delaware

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


A Dover woman was arrested with a total of 23 bags of heroin and .6 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop on Wednesday night.  Teresa Pettyjohn was stopped by Dover police in the area of Fulton and New Streets at 11:50PM for a registration violation.  After further investigation, officers learned that Pettyjohn was wanted on an active capias (bench warrant).  After taking Pettyjohn into custody, officers discovered 2 bags of heroin inside of her purse and an additional 21 bags of heroin and .6 grams of marijuana on her person.  Pettyjohn was released on $2550.00 secured bond after being charged with the following crimes:
-Possession of a Controlled Substance with Aggravating Factor (Heroin)
-Possession of Marijuana with Aggravating Factor
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Various Traffic Offenses

Teresa Pettyjohn Age: 46 Address: Welch Drive, Dover
Teresa Pettyjohn
Age: 46
Address: Welch Drive, Dover