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Dover Police and DEA Team Up for Drug Take Back Program 4-27-16


Saturday, April 30th the Dover Police Department will once again join the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a Drug Take Back event.  People with unused and expired medications can turn in their medication at the Dover Police Department from 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 30th.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  Sharpies and syringes will not be accepted at the collection locations due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards.

The public can visit http://www.dea.gov or call 1-800-882-9539 to find other collection sites and obtain more information about the program.

17-Year-Old Shot at Corner of Queen Street and Reed Street 4-27-16

Complaint # 50-16-13220

Date/Time:   April 26, 2016 at 10:25PM

Location:  Corner of Queen Street and Reed Street

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place on Tuesday night.  The incident occurred at approximately 10:25PM when a 17-year-old male was walking in the area of Queen and Reed Streets when an unknown suspect fired at the victim multiple times, striking him once.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injury and was hospitalized in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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

Three Juveniles Arrested for Residential Burglary 4-27-16

Complaint # 50-16-13144

Date/Time:   Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 1:00PM

Location:  Unit Block of Village Drive, Dover, DE

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


Three juveniles were arrested after breaking into a home on Tuesday afternoon.  The suspects kicked in the rear door to a residence in the Unit Block of Village Drive at approximately 1:00PM, after the residents left.  A neighbor who witnessed the act, notified police and as they arrived on scene, the suspects fled on bicycles.  All three suspects were taken into custody by the responding officers without incident.

The following suspects were charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Criminal Mischief.

Jaymere Willis Age: 15
Jaymere Willis
Age: 15
Shiheem Durham Age: 14
Shiheem Durham
Age: 14










Joshua Prigge Age: 15
Joshua Prigge
Age: 15