Additional Arrests Made in September 23rd Robbery on Loockerman Street 10-24-16

UPDATE:

On Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 10:58AM, the Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole executed a search warrant in Building 4 of Persimmon Tree Apartments (500 Persimmon Tree Lane), in reference to the robbery on Loockerman Street from September 23rd, 2016.  The warrant came after officers took Travis Caldwell (34) and Julius Johnson-Mills (28) into custody while they were outside of the building.   During the search, officers located a Ruger .357 Magnum handgun that was found to be stolen and 395 grams of cocaine.

As a result of the incident, Travis Caldwell was committed to JTVCC in default of $123,000 Secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree (2x)
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Theft Under $1,500
-Theft of a Firearm
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine

Julius Johnson-Mills was committed to JTVCC in default of $125,100 Cash Bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
-Possession Ammunition by Person Prohibited
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia

James Caldwell

Travis Caldwell

Julius Johnson-Mills

Julius Johnson-Mills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-32292

Date/Time:  Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 11:15PM

Location:   100 Block of West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Pierre Downs for charges relating to a September 23rd robbery on Friday, October 7th.  Officers executed a search warrant at Downs home in the 100 Block of N. Queen Street which led to the arrest of Downs.

Officers originally contacted the victim of the robbery at a nearby hospital when an assault victim arrived for medical treatment.  The victim advised that he was threatened by a group of suspects in the 100 Block of West Loockerman Street and was then struck multiple times by unknown suspects.  The victim, who was beaten unconscious, stated that the suspects also removed his wallet, cash, cellphone, and a firearm from his vehicle.  Downtown surveillance cameras showed the assault and also showed Pierre Downs as the suspect who stole the firearm from the vehicle.

Downs was arrested on October 10th without incident during the search warrant.  The investigation remains open as officials work to identify the other suspects involved.  Three other men were taken into custody during the search warrant and issued criminal summons for drug paraphernalia or possession of marijuana charges.

Downs was committed to JTVCC in default of $40,000 cash and $5,000 secured bonds on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Theft of Firearm
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Theft Under $1,500
-CCDW
-Possession of Switch Blade
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited

Pierre Downs

Pierre Downs

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