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Burglary Suspect Arrested, Apprehended by DPD K9 2-6-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-3604

Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 7:01PM

Location: Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police K9 Unit apprehended a fleeing burglary suspect on Wednesday evening after he fled from arriving officers.  At approximately 7:01PM, officers responded to an occupied residence in the Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue for a burglary in progress.  When patrol units arrived, they attempted to contact suspect Henry Fordham (38), when Fordham fled on foot.  An arriving K9 officer located Fordham and deployed K9 Gerome to assist with the apprehension.  K9 Gerome successfully apprehended Fordham in the 300 Block of West Division Street.  While officers were attempting to handcuff Fordham, he bit an officers finger, causing minor injury.

Fordham was charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree, Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer, and Resisting Arrest.  A photo was not available at time of release.

K9 Gerome
K9 Gerome