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Multi-Agency Fugitive Roundup 11-2-2018

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 11th, 2018

Location:   Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department in conjunction with Delaware Probation and Parole, ATF Violent Crimes Task Force, and the US Marshals 1st State Fugitive Task Force conducted a fugitive roundup on Thursday, November 1st, 2018.  As a result of their efforts, the following persons were arrested:

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Burglary at Rite-Aid 11-2-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-36563

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:50AM

Location:   Rite-Aid, 245 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a Rite-Aid store on Thursday, November 1st, 2018. At approximately 3:50AM, officers responded for an alarm at the store and discovered that the front door had been damaged.  There was additional damage done to a door to the pharmacy, but the suspects did not gain access.  

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 Accepting Donations for 2018 Holiday Heroes Program

The temperatures are dropping, days are shorter, and the leaves are changing which also means the holiday season is quickly approaching.  While this time of year is certainly joyous for most, there are many families that simply do not have the means to provide gifts for their children. The Holiday Heroes program by the Dover Police Department is here to help for the 6th consecutive year.  Holiday Heroes is a program that allows children from the Dover area to pair up with a Dover Police Officer to go shopping for Christmas gifts at the Dover Target store.  In 2017, the department was able to help 60 children from our area and provide them with a Christmas they likely would not have had.  The Dover Police Department is now launching a public fundraising campaign to raise $5,000.00 by December 1st.  

Donations are being accepted at the Dover Police Department.  Please call 302-736-7130 or email mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us to make arrangements for donations.

Due to new rules, we are unable to use online crowd source fundraising in 2018 and can only accept donations in person.  Donations can be made by cash, check, or in Target Gift Cards.  Checks and Gift cards are the preferred options.