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Home Invasion at Woodcrest Apartments 2-14-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-5117

Date/Time:   Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 between 1:30AM and 3:00AM

Location: 900 Block of Woodcrest Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning home invasion that occurred at Woodcrest Apartments on Wednesday, February 14th.  Police were notified of the incident at 3:25AM.  Upon arrival, one of the male victims advised officers that he was leaving his residence at 1:30AM when he was approached by two black male suspects as he was shutting his apartment door.  Both suspects forced entry into the residence, one armed with a black and silver handgun, and demanded money after forcing the victims to lay on the floor.  The suspects then stole two XBOX game systems, jewelry, wallet, clothing, cellular phones, and vehicle keys.  The victims feared getting up for a period of time, believing the suspects were still in the apartment.  Once they got up, they discovered their cellphones had been stolen and had to notify police using a neighbor’s phone.  The suspects were described as two black males, wearing all black clothing, and wearing black masks.

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.

Arrest Made in December 26th Arson 2-14-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-42210

Date/Time:   Tuesday, December 26th, at 12:46AM

Location: 613 Clara Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department with assistance from the City of Dover Fire Marshal’s office has made an arrest in an arson case from December 26th, 2017.  At approximately 12:46AM, a suspect entered the parking lot of 613 Clara Street and set fire to an RV, causing $166,000 in damage.  The fire also caused $16,000 in damage to a Capital School District bus.  Dover Police detectives obtained surveillance footage of the property and in the surrounding downtown area, showing the suspect.  Still photos were placed on social media asking for assistance from the public.  After receiving multiple anonymous tips and utilizing surveillance footage, Amos Small (37) was identified as the suspect in the arson.  Small was arrested without incident on February 13th, 2018 and released on unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Arson 2nd Degree
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Reckless Burning

Amos Small
Age: 37
Dover, DE
Still photos obtained from surveillance footage were published on DPD social media, seeking assistance from the public.