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CORRECTION: Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Drug and Gun Charges for Wilmington Man 11-19-15


During the afternoon on Thursday, November 19th, the Dover Police Department was notified that the fingerprints obtained from the suspect did not come back to Lawrence Bracy, who was identified as the driver/suspect in the press release copied below, which has now been corrected.  Officers have determined that the suspect they arrested was carrying a Delaware ID card with Bracy’s information, looked similar to the photo on Bracy’s ID photo as well, and claimed to be Bracy.  Further investigation has revealed that 21-year-old James Beavers  was the man that officers arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

James Beavers Age: 20 Address:  400 Block of S. Claymont St., Wilmington , DE
James Beavers
Age: 20
Address: 400 Block of S. Claymont St., Wilmington , DE
















Complaint # 50-15-34216

Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 12:35PM

Location:  Lincoln Street/Gibbs Drive (Traffic Stop)

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


The Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit arrested a Wilmington man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a loaded handgun and drugs.  On Tuesday, November 17th at 12:35PM, officers observed a black Nissan Maxima, operated by James Beavers (20), fail to stop at a stop sign in the area of Simon Circle and Reese Street.  During the traffic stop, officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  Further investigation and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 4.7 grams of marijuana, 78 bags of heroin (1.17 grams), a loaded .380 caliber handgun, a loaded/altered .22 long rifle, 19 Oxycodone pills, and various drug paraphernalia items.  James Beavers will be charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony (2x)
-Possession With Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance
-Possession of Controlled Substance in Tier 1 Qty
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription
-Possession of Marijuana with Aggravating Factor
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Offenses
-Criminal Impersonation

Pictured: items seized during traffic stop
Pictured: items seized during traffic stop