Location: Capital Green, Dover, DE
408 New Castle Avenue/467 New Castle Avenue/419 East Water Street
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
On Thursday, July 16th, the Dover Police Department’s Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit (DVOC), wrapped up an investigation into gang, drug, and gun activity in the Capital Green development The investigation, which began in May of 2015, led to the discovery that members of the Bloods Street Gang were using multiple residences within Capital Green to deal drug and stash firearms.
On July 16th, the Dover Police Department aided by the Delaware State Police, Milford Police, Smyrna Police, DEA, ATF, US Marshall’s Task Force, and Delaware Probation and Parole conducted a large operation in Capital Green. The multi-agency effort led to the execution of three search warrants and the Dover Police and Probation and Parole Safe Streets team conducting multiple probation checks and fugitive operations. As a result of this operation, a total of eleven subjects were arrested and the following items were seized:
-171.1 grams of marijuana
-50 bags (.9) grams of heroin
-75.6 grams of PCP
-$1,196.00 CASH (drug proceeds)
-12 gauge shotgun
-4 handguns (2 reported stolen)
Pictured below are the some of the items seized in the operation as well as the defendant’s mugshots and charges. The Dover Police Department would like to recognize and thank the multiple agencies that assisted in this investigation and resulting operation.
The Dover Police Department responded to 14 shoplifting calls between Noon on July 9th and Noon on July 16th. Of those 14 shoplifting complaints, 2 are still under investigation, 1 was unfounded, and 12 arrests/warrants obtained were made in 11 cases.