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Dover Police Launch 2017 Holiday Heroes Fundraising Campaign


The temperatures are dropping, days are shorter, and the leaves are changing which also means the holiday season is quickly approaching.  While this time of year is certainly joyous for most, there are many families that simply do not have the means to provide gifts for their children. The Holiday Heroes program by the Dover Police Department is here to help for the 5th consecutive year.  Holiday Heroes is a program that allows children from the Dover area to pair up with a Dover Police Officer to go shopping for Christmas gifts at the Dover Target store.  In 2016, the department was able to help 60 children from our area and provide them with a Christmas they likely would not have had.  The Dover Police Department is now launching a public fundraising campaign through the popular site Go Fund Me, to raise $5,000.00 by December 1st.  Donations can be made online at: www.gofundme.com/dpdkids or by calling or e-mailing Mark Hoffman at
302-736-7130/mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us to make arrangements for an in person donation.

Man Robbed by Four Suspects 11-13-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-37323

Date/Time:   Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 7:00PM

Location:  Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd near River Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday night at approximately 7:00PM.  A 28-year-old male was walking in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, near River Road, when he was approached by four unknown black male suspects.  One of the suspects pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the victim and demanded he empty his pockets.  The victim refused and walked across the street, when the suspect began shooting him with a BB gun.  The victim then stated that one of the men tackled him to the ground and the four suspects began assaulting him and took his cell phone before fleeing into the Capital Green neighborhood.  The victim refused medical treatment.  The four suspects were only described as being black male juveniles.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. 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.