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Dover Police Participating In Motorcycle Safety Initiative 6-3-16

The Dover Police Department is partnering with the Office of Highway Safety to increase enforcement to promote motorcycle safety.  The campaign which begins on June 10th and wraps up on June 25th, will have put extra officers on patrol to enforce driving and equipment violations pertaining to motorcycles.  The goal of the program is to create awareness and improve compliance with safety laws and speeding/aggressive driving by motorcycle operators on Dover’s roadways in order to prevent motorcycle accidents and fatalities.  In 2015, there were 20 fatalities as a result of accidents involving motorcycles.  There were 15 in 2014 and 20 in 2013 as well.*  It is the goal of the Dover Police Department to reduce that number through enforcement and education efforts.

*Source:  DELDOT

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

Arrest Made After Two Residential Burglaries 6-3-16

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Location:   200 Block of Bayard Avenue and 400 Block of E. Loockerman St

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


Dover Police arrested 33-year-old Brian Jolley for two residential burglaries on Thursday.  At approximately 5:16PM, an 86-year-old victim residing in the 400 Block of East Loockerman Street, was awoke by a strange noise.  When she checked, she observed Jolley in her kitchen.  Jolley fled the residence with multiple liquor bottles.  Responding officers were able to locate and arrest Jolley shortly after the incident occurred.

Officers later responded to a reported burglary in the 200 Block of Bayard Avenue.  It was quickly determined that the burglary occurred between 8:15AM and 6:30PM.  A witness described a suspect that was walking on the property of the home earlier in the day as matching Brian Jolley, who was in custody for the East Loockerman Street Burglary.  The victim advised that alcohol and an electronic tablet were stolen from her residence.  Jolley had the victim’s tablet in his possession at the time of his arrest.

As a result of these two incidents, Jolley was committed to JTVCC in default of $6,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree (2x)
-Theft Under $1,500
-Theft Under $1,500 (Victim over 62 years of age)

Biran Jolley Address: 200 Block of Stonebridge Blvd, New Castle, DE
Brian Jolley
200 Block of Stonebridge Blvd, New Castle, DE