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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

Narrative: 

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

Man Shot on Reed Street 4-24-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-13118

Date/Time:   Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 12:06AM

Location:   200 Block of West Reed Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday morning at 12:06AM.  The incident took place in the 200 Block of West Reed Street when a 42-year-old male victim was approached by four black male suspects whole sitting on a front porch.  One suspect pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds, striking the victim three times in the left leg.  The residence, which was occupied by four people, was also struck with no other injuries occurring.  The victim was transported by medical personnel to  Bayhealth Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.  

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.

Shots Fired on Mitscher Road 4-23-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-12908

Date/Time:   Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 1:30AM

Location:   Unit Block of Mitscher Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Sunday morning at approximately 1:30AM.  During a house party in the unit block of Mitscher Road, several shots were fired outside.  A neighboring residence was struck five times.  A vehicle in the 100 Block of Mitscher Road was also struck by gunfire.  No injuries were reported.  

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.

Burglary at AC Moore 4-23-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-13000

Date/Time:   Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 3:46AM

Location:   AC Moore, 277 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a commercial burglary that occurred on Monday morning.  At approximately 3:46AM, an unknown suspect threw a rock through the front door of AC Moore and made entry into the business.  Once inside, the suspect attempted to pry open a safe, but failed.  The suspect then fled out a rear door of the business.

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.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident 4-23-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-12969

Date/Time:   Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at approximately 6:57PM

Location:   Southbound US Route 13 (N. DuPont Hwy) at Townsend Boulevard

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident where a pedestrian was struck on Sunday night.  At approximately 6:57PM, Brenda Beckner (60) was crossing US Route 13 from east to west against the pedestrian signal with her service dog across the roadway.  As Beckner continued to cross against the signal, a 2003 Subaru Outback operated by Edward Husbands (47), of Milton, DE was traveling s/b on US Route 13, approaching Townsend Blvd.  Beckner was struck by the Outback and sustained fatal injuries as a result.  Husbands continued southbound from the scene after failing to stop immediately after striking Beckner.  Husbands was followed by a witness who alerted police via phone and Husbands eventually stopped in the parking lot of Royal Farms located at 295 S. DuPont Highway in Dover (approximately 1.5 miles from the accident scene).  Husbands was taken into custody without incident and was released after being questioned about the incident.  Charges are pending further investigation and review of the incident.  

Two Arrested on Drug and Firearms Charges 4-20-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-12628

Date/Time:   Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 6:05PM

Location:   Old Forge Drive at Meadow Garden Lane, Dover, DE (Vehicle Stop)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department working with Delaware Probation and Parole arrested two people during a vehicle stop on Thursday evening on drug and gun charges.  Officers stopped Daquan Giddens (21) and Romazjia Robinson (25) were stopped in a vehicle in the area of Old Forge Drive and Meadow Garden Lane because Giddens was a wanted absconder from probation.  During the stop, officers located marijuana in plain view.  A further search of the vehicle led to the discovery if a loaded 9mm handgun that was reported stolen out of Virginia.  Dover Police later assisted Delaware Probation and Parole with an administrative search of Giddens residence in the 300 Block of Norway Drive in Dover.  The search yielded additional marijuana and digital scales.

Daquan Giddens was committed to JTVCC in default of $18,000 secured and $5,000 cash bonds on the following charges:
-Violation of Probation
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession by Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Receiving a Stolen Firearm
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-Illegal Gang Participation

Romazjia Robinson was released on $2,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-Breach of Release (No Contact Order with Giddens)

Daquan Giddens
Romazjia Robinson

Dover Police Chief to Participate in Police-Community Relations Town Hall Meeting 4-19-2018

Chief Marvin Mailey of the Dover Police Department will be one of several law enforcement leaders to participate in a Police-Community Relations Town Hall on April 26th at the Delaware State University.  The event is sponsored by the Delaware Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).  The event is open to the public.  For more information, see the flyer attached below.