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Dover Police Announce 2016 National Night Out

The Dover Police Department will once again bring the National Night Out to the Target parking lot on Tuesday, August 9th from 6-8pm.  The event brings the Dover Police Department, along with several emergency agencies and military personnel to one place where the public can bring their families to meet and greet local heroes and see the equipment used in their jobs while forming a positive relationship with the community.  In addition to appearances and demonstrations by these agencies, Night Out will feature fun activities for all ages along with food and beverages for all while supplies last.  The Dover Police Department and Target Department Store look forward to continuing the National Night Out tradition and their relationship to improve the Dover community through events such as this and the Holiday Heroes Christmas program.  The National Night Out  gives us the opportunity to show our citizens what we do, the vehicles and equipment we use, and really gives people that attend a sense of pride in their emergency responders.  It is an opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  The event gives us the ability to connect with people on a personal level, in a positive environment outside of the typical situations people tend to interact with us.  Kids can try on gear that officers wear, sit on a police motorcycle, put out a  simulated fire with the Dover Fire Department, and much more.  WSFS and the Dover Police Department will join together to bring a “shred event” to the National Night Out for the 2nd consecutive year.  The public is invited to bring personal documents to be shredded beginning at 5pm and ending at 8pm that day.  Dover Police will be on hand to distribute ID theft information and prevention information.   There will also be K9 demonstrations at 6:30PM and 7:30PM, as well as a Dover Police motorcycle demonstration at 7:00PM.  We are excited to put on this event once again and look forward to many families visiting us on August 9th.


  • FREE Bounce House/Slide and Basketball
  • FREE Shred Event by WSFS Bank
  • Eagle 97.7 LIVE Broadcast
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Free Light Refreshments*
  • Delaware State Police Helicopter (Weather/Schedule Permitting)
  • Dover Police Department Vehicles (Dodge Charger/Chevy Tahoe)
  • Dover Police Department Motorcycle Unit
  • Dover Police Department Crisis Negotiation Truck
  • Dover Police Department Bearcat (Armored Truck)
  • Dover Police Department K9/Motorcycle Demonstrations
  • Dover Air Force Base Security Forces Vehicles and Display
  • Dover Air Force Base Fire Department Vehicles and Display
  • City of Dover Fire Department Vehicles and Fire Activity for Children
  • Little Creek Fire Department Bay Rescue Boat
  • Little Creek Fire Department HazMat Truck
  • Leipsic Fire Department Ambulance
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers Display
  • Delaware Army National Guard Display and Games
  • and more…
    *while supplies last

(Displays/Agencies are subject to change due to community needs)

MEDIA:  Media are welcome to attend the event. Requests for images from previous events should be made through M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman by email at: mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us



Burglary at Jiffy Lube 7-22-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-24570

Date/Time:  Friday, July 22, 2016 at 1:08AM

Location:   Jiffy Lube, 236 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested 23-year-old Ian Paddock after breaking into Jiffy Lube early Friday morning.  At approximately 1:08AM, an employee responded to the business after being notified of an alarm.  When they arrived, they observed a broken garage door window and notified Dover Police.  A witness advised they observed Paddock running from the business a short time earlier.  While police were on scene, Paddock was seen crossing US RT 13 near the business and was quickly apprehended by police without incident.

Paddock was released after posting $750 secured bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Criminal Mischief Under $1,000
-Theft Under $1,500

A photo of Paddock was not available at the time of release.

Attempted Robbery at East Side Package Store 7-22-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-24400

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 10:38PM

Location:   East Side Package Store, 1018 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday night.  At approximately 10:38PM, two suspects appraoched the East Side Package Store, carrying firearms.  The suspects attempted to pull the door open, but it was locked.  One suspect motioned to the clerk to open the door, but they refused.  The suspects fled  shortly after in an unknown direction.  The suspected were described as two black males, one wearing all black, and the other wearing a white tank top.

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

Two Arrested After Robbing 14-Year-Old 7-22-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-24404

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 5:00PM

Location:   Area of Division Street and Park Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested two suspects shortly after robbing a 14-year-old on Wednesday afternoon.  The 14-year-old was in the area of the park on the southwest corner of Division Street and Park Drive when he was approached by Jaquan Crump (20) and William Hoyle (15).  The suspects stole a Louis Vuitton belt worn by the victim and fled.  A short time later, the suspects were found and taken into custody by Dover Police officers.

Both suspects were charged with the following offenses:
-Robbery 2nd Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Offensive Touching

Crump was committed to JTVCC in default of $1,700 secured bond.  Hoyle was committed to Stevenson Center in default of $1,700 secured bond.

Jaquan Crump Age: 20
Jaquan Crump
Age: 20
William Hoyle Age: 15
William Hoyle
Age: 15