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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.