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Arrest Made in Shooting at Dover Inn 10-16-2018

UPDATE: Antonio Bynum (23) has been arrested in connection with the shooting/robbery that occurred at the Dover Inn on Sunday evening.  The Delaware State Police arrested Bynum during a search warrant in a separate investigation (https://dsp.delaware.gov/2018/10/16/joint-investigation-leads-multiple-charges-dover)

Bynum was charged with the following offenses in the shooting incident at the Dover Inn and was committed to SCI on $432,000 cash bond:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Attempted First Degree Robbery (3x)
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Home Invasion 
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Aggravated Menacing (3x)
-Reckless Endangering (3x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Antonio Bynum
Harrington, DE
















Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-34648

Date/Time:   Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 7:36PM

Location:   Dover Inn, 428 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Sunday night.  At approximately 7:36PM, unknown suspects forced their way into a room at the Dover Inn where a 23-year-old male victim was located.  During the incident, the victim was shot multiple times and had property stolen.  The victim was taken to a hospital by private vehicle where he underwent surgery and is currently admitted in serious condition.  

It is believed that this was not a random act.

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

Dover Police to Participate in No-Shave November for Charity 10-16-2018

Several officers from the Dover Police Department will have a new look for the month of November.  In partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Lodge 15 (Dover Police), the Dover Police Department is allowing officers to grow facial hair as a fundraiser for “No-Shave November.”  Officers who wish to participate must contribute $30 ($1 per day) that will benefit the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition

Participating officers must adhere to the following grooming standards for the month of November:
Beards, whether full or goatees, are authorized; however they must be worn with a mustache. Beards shall be kept clean, neatly trimmed, and present a conservative, professional appearance. Facial hair of any kind that presents any sort of faddish appearance is prohibited. No portion of the beard may be exceptionally longer than the rest, and beard hair length will not exceed 1/4 inch. The neck must remain clean-shaven.

As of Tuesday, October 16th, a total of 42 employees have signed up for the fundraiser with another two weeks left to register. 



Dover Man Arrested on Firearms and Drug Charges at Bay Tree Apartments 10-16-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-34733

Date/Time:   Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 3:16PM

Location:   Bay Tree Apartments, 200 Block of Bay Tree Road, Dover, DE

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


James Rochester (35) was arrested on several firearms and drug offenses on Monday afternoon.  At approximately 3:16PM, officers from the Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole were conducting surveillance in the area of Bay Tree Road and Manchester Square on White Oak Road.  During that time, officers observed Rochester exit his vehicle and remove a firearm from the trunk.  Rochester then loaded the firearm and concealed it in his pants.  Rochester was taken into custody and an additional two handguns, a shotgun, 8.8 grams of cocaine, and $1,830 in suspected drug proceeds were located in the vehicle.  

Rochester was committed to SCI in default of $250,200 cash bond on the following offenses:

-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (4x)
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (Drugs in Possession) (3x)
-Possession of Ammunition By Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Cocaine (Tier 1 Qty with Agg. Factor)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Drug Paraphernalia

James Rochester
Dover, DE
Items Found in Rochester’s Possession