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Dover Police National Night Out 2018

The Dover Police Department will once again bring the National Night Out to the Dover community on Tuesday, August 7th from 6-8pm.  The event brings the Dover Police Department, along with several emergency agencies and military personnel to one place where the public can bring their families to meet and greet local heroes and see the equipment used in their jobs while forming a positive relationship with the community.  In addition to appearances and demonstrations by these agencies, Night Out will feature fun activities for all ages along with food and beverages for all while supplies last.  The venue for the event has been moved to the Blue Hen Corporate Center located at 655 S. Bay Road to allow for more space and parking for attendees.

The National Night Out  provides a variety of agencies with an opportunity to show our citizens what services they provide, the vehicles and equipment they use, and a chance to interact with personnel in a relaxed atmosphere.   WSFS and the Dover Police Department will join together to bring a “shred event” to the National Night Out for the 4th consecutive year.  The public is invited to bring personal documents to be shredded beginning at 5pm and ending at 8pm that day.

The Dover Police Department requests that political candidates do NOT campaign, distribute handbills, or other materials at this event.

MEDIA:  Media are welcome to attend the event. Requests for images from previous events should be made through M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman by email at: mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Felton Man 7-13-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-23269

Date/Time:   Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 7:50PM

Location:   Loockerman Street at Federal Street, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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


A traffic stop by the Dover Police Street Crimes Unit led to a drug arrest on Thursday evening.  At approximately 7:50PM, officers stopped Jaray Harris (38) in the area of Loockerman Street and Federal Street.  During the following investigation, officers discovered .5 grams of powder cocaine, 1.7 grams of crack cocaine, and 6.5 grams of marijuana.  All of the substances were packaged for the purpose of sale.

Harris was released on $15,250 unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Controlled Substance (3x)
-Drug Paraphernalia

Jaray Harris

Search Warrant at Cherry Street Residence Leads to Drug Arrest 7-13-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-23077

Date/Time:   Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 8:15AM

Location:   100 Block of Cherry Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Dante Durham following a search warrant on Wednesday morning.  The search warrant was conducted in the 100 Block of Cherry Street following a drug investigation.  Durham was arrested without incident.  During the search, officers located 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 1.4 grams of crack cocaine, digital scales, and $516 in drug proceeds.

Durham was committed to JTVCC in default of $20,500 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Ammo by Person Prohibited
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Manufacturing Crack Cocaine

Dante Durham