Dover Street Crimes Unit and Probation Parole Seize Firearm During Traffic Stop

Dover Police Department Complaint #:

50-15-14893

Date/Time:

06/02/2015 @ 10:28 pm

Location of Incident:

200 Block Frear Drive, Dover, De

Victim: State of Delaware

Victim Age: N/A

Narrative:

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, officers from the Street Crimes Unit and Probation and Parole conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 200 Block of Frear Drive, Dover.  Upon stopping the vehicle officers contacted the driver, Melissa Thompkins, who was found to have an active capias from the Kent County Court of Common Pleas, and the passenger, Frederick Tolson, who was found to have an active capias from Kent County Family Court.  Tolson was also found to have an active warrant on file at the Dover Police Department for Assault 3rd.  After Thompkins and Tolson were taken into custody the officers searched the vehicle and found a 9mm caliber handgun concealed underneath the steering wheel in a holster.

Melissa Thompkins was arrested and released on $2,600.00 unsecured bond.  Frederick Tolson was arrested and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of a $3,100.00 secured bond.  The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at www.tipsubmit.com.

Defendant Information/Arrest Disposition:

Def 1: Melissa Thompkins

Age: 25

Address: 200 Block Frear Drive, Dover, De

Bond: $2,600.00 unsecured

Disposition: Released

Charges:

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

Driving Suspended/Revoked

Capias (Court of Common Pleas)

Defendant Information/Arrest Disposition:

Def 2: Frederick Tolson

Age: 34

Address: Unit Block of Ann Avenue, Dover, De

Bond: $3,100.00 secured

Disposition: Committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

Charges:

Assault 3rd

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

Capias (Family Court)

Fred Tolson

Frederick Tolson

Melissa Thompkins

Melissa Thompkins

Officer releasing this information:

Lt. Jason Pires

(302) 736-7145

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