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Dover Police Announce Trick-or-Treat Event 9-26-2016


The Dover Police Department is excited to announce its First Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event.  On October 28th, from 6:00PM-7:30PM, streets surrounding Legislative Mall will be filled with police cars, fire trucks, emergency equipment, local businesses, and organizations as costumed children Trick-or-Treat at each display.  Families will have a chance to meet their local police and fire personnel, explore the vehicles and equipment they use, get to know more about local businesses and organizations and what they offer to the community, all while Trick-or-Treating.

There is no cost for any of the events or activities for attendees.  Each child will receive a custom Dover Police Trick-Or-Treat bag (1st 1,000 kids).  While there is no age limit to attend, we kindly request that only children 13 and under Trick-or-Treat.  Costumes are NOT required.

The roadways surrounding Legislative Mall will be closed to traffic and parking beginning at 5pm to ensure the safest conditions for attendees and allow them to freely explore all the historic area has to offer.  Streets that will be closed include:
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (North and South) from Legislative Avenue to Federal Street and Legislative Avenue and Federal Street between North and South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The Dover Police Department is also inviting local businesses and organization to participate in this event at no cost.  For more information, please contact 302-736-7130.businessinvite

The event is the newest addition to a series of community outreach events the Dover Police Department regularly hosts.   For more information, please contact M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman at mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us or call 302-736-7130.


Search Warrant Leads to Charges for Seven People 9-26-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-32223

Date/Time:  Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 12:15PM

Location:   Unit Block of North New Street, Dover, DE

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


A total of seven people were charged with drug offenses following a search warrant on Friday, September 23rd.  At approximately 12:15PM, officers from the Dover Police Department and Special Agents from the ATF conducted a search warrant at a home in the Unit Block of North New Street following a drug investigation.  As a result of the search warrant, officers located 2.5 grams of crack cocaine, 49 bags of heroin, marijuana, and various items of drug paraphernalia.  The following persons were arrested and charged with the listed offenses following the execution of the warrant.