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Arrest Made After Man Threatens Woman with Knife at Bus Station 4-26-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-13350

Date/Time:   Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 8:15PM

Location:   D.A.R.T. Transfer Station, 520 S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested 63-year-old Frederick Sylvester on several charges stemming from an incident that occurred at the D.A.R.T. Bus Transfer Station on Wednesday night.  At approximately 8:15PM, a 45-year-old female and a female friend helped Sylvester up to his feet after finding him laying on the ground halfway inside of a portable restroom at the bus station.  A short time after helping Sylvester, he claimed the 45-year-old woman tried to rob him and began chasing her with a knife in his hand and threatening to stab her.  Police arrived on scene and took Sylvester into custody without incident and located the knife, as well as 5 grams of marijuana in his personal belongings.  

Sylvester was committed to JTVCC on $14,700 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Aggravated Menacing
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
-Disorderly Conduct
-Possession of Marijuana
-Terroristic Threatening
-Public Inoxication