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Dover Police Holiday Heroes Helps 33 Children In 2015

The Dover Police Department’s Third Annual Holiday Heroes was an overwhelming success as families left Target with smiles on their faces Wednesday night.  Despite the program being at risk with a decline in private donations, the event became the largest in it’s 3-year history thanks to several local businesses and organizations.  The Dover Police Department partnered with Communities in Schools and the Capital School District to identify children in need. The Dover Police Department secured nearly $5,000 in donations. The department raised almost $1500.00 through online and personal fundraising efforts, with the other donations coming from the following businesses and organizations:
$500-Teal Construction
$1,000-Winner Auto Group
$1,500-It’s all Good In Delaware
$1,500-Communites in Schools
Radio Promotion donated by Eagle 97.7 Petch and Amy in the Morning

Without the assistance of these local businesses and organizations, the Holiday Heroes program was going to be limited in the number of children and families in 2015. The Dover Police Department is appreciative of the community support to make 2015 the biggest event to date with 23 children taking part in Wednesday’s event.  Additional funds were provided to a family with five children with another five going shopping on December 21st, bringing the total number of children to 33 for 2015.  Photos from the event can be viewed in the slideshow below:

US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force Arrests Dover Rape Suspect 12-17-15

Complaint # 50-15-35138

Incident Date:  November 25th, 2015

Location:  Undisclosed (to protect victim identity)

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


A fugitive wanted for rape from the Dover Police Department has been apprehended by the United States Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force.  The task force, which includes a Dover Police officer, made the arrest on December 16th in a house in the 200 Block of Fulton Street without incident.  Eric Curry (34) was wanted for Sexual Abuse of a Child by Person of Trust 1st Degree and Rape 2nd Degree following an incident involving a 14-year-old victim.  Curry was committed to JTVCC on $150,000 cash bond following the arrest.  The Dover Police Department has worked with the US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force on numerous cases in the past 20 months, leading to numerous successful arrests for serious crimes.  The Dover Police Department recently dedicated an officer to the Fugitive Task Force to continue the successful program.

eric curry
Eric Curry Age: 34
Address: 100 Block of S. Queen St, Dover, DE