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Two Suspects Arrested on Weapons Charges 1-11-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-290

Date/Time:   Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 5:00PM

Location:   Unit Block of East Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Tyaire Clark (17) and Jayaire Brittingham (18) on weapons charges following a firearms investigation.  Between December 2018 and January 2019, officers obtained information that the two suspects were in possession of a sawed off shotgun/rifle combo.  Officers obtained evidence that they were in fact in possession of same and obtained warrants for both.  Both suspects were arrested on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at the Dover Public Library without incident.  Both suspects were charged with a single count of Possession of a Destructive Weapon and released on bond.  A mugshot for Clark is unavailable at the time of release.

The firearm, pictured below, has NOT been recovered.  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

Jayaire Brittingham