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Man Arrested After Shooting at Vehicle 6-2-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-17935

Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 6:46PM

Location:   1000 Block of South Bradford Street, Dover, DE

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


A domestic argument led to the arrest of Jason Scott (29), of Hartly, after he shot the victim’s vehicle multiple times.  Officers responded to the 1000 Block of S. Bradford Street at 6:46PM for a report of multiple shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers observed a black vehicle with multiple bullet holes in it.  Officers contacted a 34-year-old female who advised that she and Jason Scott were having an argument when she left in her vehicle.  Scott followed her to a friend’s residence on S. Bradford Street and attempted to enter the home to contact her.  Scott then left the home and shot the victim’s vehicle five times before fleeing.  Officers later contacted Scott at his residence and he was taken into custody without incident.  The firearm and additional evidence was also recovered.  Scott was charged with the following offenses (Bond Information not available at time of release):
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Aggravated Menacing (2x)
-Criminal Mischief
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Jason Scott 900 Block of Butterpat Road, Hartly, DE
Jason Scott
900 Block of Butterpat Road, Hartly, DE

Public Comments/Questions Welcomed for Grant Application 6-2-16

On May 16th, the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, released the approved funding allocations for the annual formula based Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the FY2016 Local Solicitation.  The Dover Police Department was listed as a disparate entity along with the Smyrna Police Department and Kent County, Delaware.  The total amount awarded this year is $59,961.00

As a result, the Dover Police Department will submit a joint application for the funds with the Smyrna Police Department and Kent County.  However, because the Kent County structure does not contain a law enforcement agency, the whole amount will be available for use by the Dover and Smyrna Police Departments.

Following is a breakout of the funding and how each agency will use their portion:


Dover Police Department Amount
In-car cameras and Police Staff and Command Training at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL for one officer $49,236
Smyrna Police Department  
14 Taser body cameras and associated licensing, equipment  and storage 10,725
Grand Total $59,961


The deadline for the joint application is June 30th and will be submitted through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Program’s Grants Management System electronically on-line.


Public comments and questions are welcome by contacting Robin Adkins at 302-736-4446 or by email at robin.adkins@cj.state.de.us