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Fingerprints ID Suspect in Church Burglaries 1-11-16

Complaint # 50-16-413

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 12:12AM

Location:  Maple Lane, South of Delaware Avenue

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


The Dover Police Department has arrested 21-year-old Tywon Mack for the burglary of a Dover church.  Between December 31st, 2015 at 12:00PM and January 2nd, 2016 at 12:30PM, Mack used a brick to break a window to the Wesley United Methodist Church at 30 E. Loockerman Street.  Mack then unlocked the window and made entry inside, removing an undisclosed amount of cash from throughout the church before fleeing.  Investigating officers were able to retrieve items from the church to process for fingerprints.

On January 5th at 12:35AM, Mack threw a brick through the same exact window as the first incident.  However, it is believed he did not make entry because the churches audible alarm system sounded and deterred him from entering.

Later in the day, on January 5th, the Delaware State Police Bureau of Identification identified the fingerprints from the 1st burglary as Tywon Mack.  Mack was arrested by patrol officers on January 9th, when they responded to a call of a suspicious person pulling on doors of another local church.  Mack was taken into custody without incident.

Mack was committed to JTVCC in default of $3,300 secured bond on the following charges:
-3rd Degree Burglary
-Theft Under $1,500 (2x)
-Trespass 2nd Degree
-Criminal Mischief (2x)
-Attempted 3rd Degree Burglary

Tywon Mack Age: 21 Address: Homeless
Tywon Mack
Age: 21
Address: Homeless



Residential Burglary Country Village Apartments 1-11-16

Complaint # 50-16-927

Date/Time:  Between 1-8-16 at 9:30PM and 1-9-16 at 1:30AM

Location:  400 Block of Country Drive, Dover, DE (Country Village Apartments)

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred between Friday and Saturday night.  The incident occurred when an unknown suspect(s) entered an apartment in the 400 Block of Country Drive between 9:30PM on Friday and 1:30AM on Saturday.  While inside, the suspect stole cash, clothing items, and electronics from the residence.  The suspect also damaged items inside the apartment and damaged walls of the apartment as well.

The investigation is 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 http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App.