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Two Charged Following Officer Involved Shooting 10-26-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-35979

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at approximately 12:22PM

Location:  Rear Alley in the 400 Block of New Castle Avenue (Capital Green), Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

As a result of the Street Crimes and Probation and Parole arrest of Jamera Fisher, Fisher was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, 39 bags (.58 grams) of heroin, prescription drugs, and 9.5 grams of marijuana.  Fisher was committed to the Department of Correction on $90,000 on the following charges:
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (4x)
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (Drug Possession)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of a Controlled Substance
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree

The passenger in the vehicle, Kylen Ewell (22), was committed to JTVCC in default of $1,100 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession of Controlled Substance
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

The handgun seized from this arrest is the 71st firearm taken off the streets by the Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime/Street Crimes Unit, with additional seizures from other divisions within the Dover Police Department.  This unit works in close conjunction with Delaware Probation and Parole Officers to proactively address issues in high crime areas in the City of Dover.  The unit recently increased their staffing to seven Dover Police Officers and two Delaware Probation and Parole Officers in May of 2016.  The unit was originally comprised of three Dover Police Officers and two Delaware Probation and Parole Officers.  The Dover Police Department continues to investigate the incident at this time and is working with the Department of Correction and the Delaware Attorney General’s Office to ensure a thorough investigation is completed.  More details will be released as they become available throughout the investigation.

Jamera Fisher Age: 25 Dover, DE
Jamera Fisher
Age: 25
Dover, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kylen Ewell Age: 22 Harrington, DE
Kylen Ewell
Age: 22
Harrington, DE

ORIGINAL RELEASE FROM OCTOBER 25TH

 

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting of a suspect by a Delaware Probation and Parole officer on Tuesday afternoon. Four officers from the Dover Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and two Probation and Parole Officers were working in the area of New Castle Avenue at approximately 12:22PM when the incident occurred. The unit was in the area acting on a tip that 25-year-old Jamera Fisher (who was wanted on a capias for Failing to Appear) was in the area and in possession of a firearm. The officers checked the area and observed Fisher entering the driver side of a dark-colored sedan with a second male subject in the passenger seat. At this time, the officers attempted to stop the vehicle as the vehicle pulled out and was facing northbound in the alley at the rear of the 400 Block of New Castle Avenue (just north of East Water Street).

One police vehicle was facing southbound, facing the vehicle operated by Fisher, with a second patrol car behind Fisher’s vehicle facing northbound.  Fisher proceeded to ram both occupied patrol vehicles in an attempt to leave the area.  As officers exited their vehicle, Fisher proceeded to aggressively operate his vehicle in the direction of the officers and a Delaware Probation and Parole officer fired four times.  Fisher was struck multiple times as a result and was immediately provided first aid by officers who were on scene.  Fisher is currently in stable condition at Kent General Hospital with two graze wounds to his upper left arm, a graze wound to his neck, and an entry wound into his left side torso according to medical staff at Kent General Hospital.  A loaded handgun was recovered from inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.  The scene was cleared of police activity at 2:55PM.  Criminal charges are pending for Jamera Fisher and will be announced at a later time.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation with the Dover Police Department leading the investigation in the officer involved shooting.  The Dover Police Department and Delaware Department of Correction (Probation and Parole Division) are working together with the Delaware Attorney General’s Office to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation.  Further details regarding this matter will be released as they become available.  Media inquiries should be directed to:

Master Corporal Mark Hoffman (Dover Police Department)
Email: mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us
Phone: 302-736-7130

Jayme Gravell (Department of Correction)
Email:  Jayme.Gravell@state.de.us
Phone: 302-857-5232

Overhead View of Officer Involved Shooting Location (Yellow box indicates the scene)
Overhead View of Officer Involved Shooting Location
(Yellow box indicates the scene)

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Dover Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Capital Green 10-25-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-35979

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at approximately 12:22PM

Location:  Rear Alley in the 400 Block of New Castle Avenue (Capital Green), Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting of a suspect by a Delaware Probation and Parole officer on Tuesday afternoon. Four officers from the Dover Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and two Probation and Parole Officers were working in the area of New Castle Avenue at approximately 12:22PM when the incident occurred. The unit was in the area acting on a tip that 25-year-old Jamera Fisher (who was wanted on a capias for Failing to Appear) was in the area and in possession of a firearm. The officers checked the area and observed Fisher entering the driver side of a dark-colored sedan with a second male subject in the passenger seat. At this time, the officers attempted to stop the vehicle as the vehicle pulled out and was facing northbound in the alley at the rear of the 400 Block of New Castle Avenue (just north of East Water Street).

One police vehicle was facing southbound, facing the vehicle operated by Fisher, with a second patrol car behind Fisher’s vehicle facing northbound.  Fisher proceeded to ram both occupied patrol vehicles in an attempt to leave the area.  As officers exited their vehicle, Fisher proceeded to aggressively operate his vehicle in the direction of the officers and a Delaware Probation and Parole officer fired four times.  Fisher was struck multiple times as a result and was immediately provided first aid by officers who were on scene.  Fisher is currently in stable condition at Kent General Hospital with two graze wounds to his upper left arm, a graze wound to his neck, and an entry wound into his left side torso according to medical staff at Kent General Hospital.  A loaded handgun was recovered from inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.  The scene was cleared of police activity at 2:55PM.  Criminal charges are pending for Jamera Fisher and will be announced at a later time.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation with the Dover Police Department leading the investigation in the officer involved shooting.  The Dover Police Department and Delaware Department of Correction (Probation and Parole Division) are working together with the Delaware Attorney General’s Office to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation.  Further details regarding this matter will be released as they become available.  Media inquiries should be directed to:

Master Corporal Mark Hoffman (Dover Police Department)
Email: mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us
Phone: 302-736-7130

Jayme Gravell (Department of Correction)
Email:  Jayme.Gravell@state.de.us
Phone: 302-857-5232

Overhead View of Officer Involved Shooting Location (Yellow box indicates the scene)
Overhead View of Officer Involved Shooting Location
(Yellow box indicates the scene)

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Dover Police Investigating Shooting Death in 500 Block of River Road 10-24-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-35837

Date/Time: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 10:25PM

Location:   Alley in the 500 Block of River Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man that occurred late on Sunday night.  At approximately 10:25PM, officers responded to the alley in the 500 Block of River Road following a 911 call that several gunshots were heard.  Several minutes later, Kent General Hospital notified police to report that John T. William of Magnolia, DE, was dropped off at the main entrance to the hospital with two gunshot wounds by two unknown persons.  William was later pronounced deceased at Kent General Hospital.

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

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

17-Year-Old Robbed While Trying to Sell Cell Phones 10-24-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-35822

Date/Time:  Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 7:00PM

Location:   348 United Way, C Building, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday evening in C Building of 348 United Way.  A 17-year-old male victim arrived at 7:00PM, believing that he was meeting a buyer for two iPhones.  A black male suspect met with him in the building and displayed a handgun.  The suspect then removed an undisclosed amount of cash from his wallet and an iPhone from his pocket, fleeing out the south exit towards the Capitol Green neighborhood afterwards.  The suspect is described as a black male, early 20’s, 6′ tall, 220 lbs, with facial hair, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

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

The Dover Police Department would like to remind the public that the department allows the use of the parking lot, front entrance, and surrounding areas of the police department for online sales meets.  Buyers and sellers may also utilize the porch area of the front entrance to the police department under the overhang, but must not hinder the anyone’s ability to enter or exit the department.  Please keep in mind that the department nor any of its employees will act as a witness to a sale or be involved in any agreements or civil matters involving sales once completed.  The Dover Police Department is simply allowing a safe haven for sales to take place without interrupting police operations or access to police services.  The Dover Police Department is also sharing the following tips for those who choose not to use the designated department locations:

  • Insist on a public meeting place like a cafe, shopping center parking lot, etc.
  • Do not meet in a secluded place, or invite strangers into your home.
  • Be especially careful buying/selling high value items.
  • Consider making high-value exchanges at your local police station.
  • Tell a friend or family member where you’re going or when you’re having a buyer/seller in your home.
  • Take your cell phone along if you have one.
  • Consider having a friend accompany you.
  • Trust your instincts.

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Robbery at Pine Grove Apartments 10-24-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-35747

Date/Time:  Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 7:55PM

Location:   Pine Grove Apts, 255 Webbs Lane, Dover,DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday night in Pine Grove Apartments.  The 42-year-old male victim arrived at Pine Grove Apartments after a co-worker called and asked for a ride.  When he arrived to C Building, he was told to walk inside by a male subject that was standing out front.  Once inside, the victim the pushed down the steps to the laundry room, where another suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The victim was then punched in the head several times by both suspects as they took an undisclosed amount of money from his pockets.  Both suspects then fled out of the front door to the building.  The suspects were both described as black males, wearing white t-shirts and blue jeans and approximately 6′ tall.

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 Safe Trick Or Treat Event Details 10-21-16

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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.

The Dover Police Department has partnered with the Downtown Dover Partnership to provide even more activities for children and families to enjoy the night.  At 5pm, children can register for the Halloween Parade and Contest put on by the Downtown Dover Partnership at Loockerman Way Plaza (126. West Loockerman Street).  The walking parade will depart shortly before 6:00PM and proceed east on Loockerman Street and make a right onto Federal Street where it will end at the Dover Police Trick or Treat event.  The Downtown Dover Partnership will also have a variety of food trucks on site and will provide free activities such as a pumpkin painting station for children.  Entertainment will be provided by DJ Chino with dance performances by En Pointe Studio.  For parade information call 302-678-2940.

As of October 21st, the following organizations and businesses are confirmed to attend and distribute candy and other treats to children.  (Subject to change)
-Downtown Dover Partnership
-Dover Police Department Patrol Vehicles
-Dover Police Department SORT Vehicle
-Dover Police Department Crisis Negotiation Vehicle
-Dover Police Department Motorcycle Unit
-DelDot Pink Snow Plow and Wally the Workzone Warrior
-Delaware State Police Helicopter
-Camden Police Department
-Milford Police Department
-Capitol Police Department
-Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE)
-Delaware State Fire School
-Dover Fire Department
-Little Creek Fire Department
-Leipsic Fire Department
-DAFB Security Forces
-Chick-Fil-A with Cow Mascot
-Firestone
-TJM Financial Group
-Kent Sussex Community Services
-Keller Williams
-Delaware Technical Community College
-Mission BBQ
-Biggs Museum
-Capitol School District
-SportsZone
-United Church
-People’s Place
-Children’s Secret Garden
-Cricket Wireless
-Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
-Loockerman Catering
-Concord Pets
-Buffalo Soldiers M/C
-Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity
-Delaware Stars Youth Hockey
-Eden Hill Medical Center
-Shear Dreams
-Read Aloud Delaware
-more additions expected…

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 unless you wish to be part of the parade and costume judging for prizes .

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.