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Traffic Offense Leads to Gun Charges for Dover Man 7-25-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-24645

Date/Time:   Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 6:35PM

Location:   Cherry Street, South of Lincoln Street, Dover, DE 

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Christopher Brewer on weapons charges after a traffic offense on Tuesday evening.  Officers were patrolling the Area of Cherry and Lincoln streets at approximately 6:35PM on Tuesday when they observed a black Kia Forte parked in the middle of the street.  As officers approached, Brewer entered the car and began backing up.  Officers contacted Brewer and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a .380 caliber handgun, handgun magazine and cartridges, and drug paraphernalia.  Brewer also had two capias’ for his arrest.  Brewer was taken into custody without incident and committed to JTVCC in default of $5,150 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
-Traffic Offenses