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Residential Burglary on Carvel Drive 7-20-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-24311

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 between 9:00PM-11:00PM

Location:   800 Block of Carvel Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Tuesday night.  Between 9:00PM and 11:00PM an unknown suspect forced open the front door to a residence in the 800 Block of Carvel Drive.  Once inside, they removed a flat screen television and a microwave before fleeing the area.

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 Warn of Electric Bill Scam

The City of Dover electric/utility department has received calls from several customers stating that they have received calls from persons claiming to be with “Delmarva Power” or “City of Dover” with a work order to cut their electricity off and offer a 1-800 number to call.  Please be advised that this is a scam.  The City Of Dover does not place calls to collect payments.  Please do not send money by phone, pre-paid cards, or through money services such as Western Union, etc.  If you have reason to believe that your electricity is at risk of being shut off, contact the City of Dover or your respective utility company yourself to get information.  Never send money.  

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