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Residential Burglary on Columbia Avenue 6-30-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-21760

Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 29, 2016 between 9:30AM-6:50PM

Location:   500 Block of Columbia Avenue, Dover, DE 19904

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred sometime between 9:30AM-6:50PM on Wednesday, June 29th.  The resident of the home noticed the burglary when he returned from work and observed that a rear door had been shattered and a jewelry box was missing from a bedroom.  A nearby neighbor stated that he observed a white male, wearing a blue and whiote striped shirt, with a thin beard walking behind the residence at approximately 12:20PM.

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

Dover Police Animal Control Community Outreach Event 6-30-16

The Dover Police Department Animal Control Unit will host a community outreach event on Saturday, July 9th from 9am-Noon.  The event, set to take place on the lawn across from Legislative Hall, will feature a variety of vendors and activities for pets and their owners.  The Dover Police Department will also be providing free microchips for dogs while supplies last, to help lost dogs find their way back to their respective owners.  This event is designed to promote pet safety and to educate the public about the Animal Control division of the Dover Police Department.  All pets are welcome, but must be properly leashed or contained at all times.  Animal waste is the responsibility of the owner and must be picked up immediately.

Other exhibitors include:
Dover Police Department Community Policing Unit
Governors Avenue Animal Hospital (providing low-cost rabies vaccines)
Concord Pet Food and Supplies