Dover Police Make Arrest in Tire Slashing Cases 1-30-2019

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department has arrested Anthony Williams (24) in connection with the tire slashing incident throughout Dover.  At approximately 6:53PM, officers from the Dover Police Department observed a blue 2006 Toyota Corolla in the area of West Division Street and North West Street with a passenger side headlight out.  This vehicle also matched the description of the vehicle described and shown in the original press release (see below).  Officers immediately smelled marijuana in the vehicle and located a small amount  inside as well as a black pocket knife.  Anthony Williams was taken into custody and questioned in reference to the ongoing criminal mischief cases where dozens of victim’s had their tires slashed.  During the investigation, it was learned that Williams was responsible for 32 acts of cutting tires with five of those incidents occurring in July of 2018. 

Anthony Williams was released on an O.R. Bond (no bail) on the following charges:
-Criminal Mischief (32 counts)
-Possession of Marijuana
-Driving While Suspended/Revoked (License)
-Misc. Traffic Offenses 

Anthony Williams
Age: 24
Felton, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-1933

Date/Time:   Various Dates and Times

 Location:   Various Locations Mostly on the 13/113 Corridor in Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a series of tire slashing incidents that have occurred since at least January 19th, 2019.  The department has responded to nearly 20 incidents where vehicles have had their tires slashed.  The large majority of these cases have occurred in the commercial/business district along the 13/113 corridor in Dover.  In most cases, the victim’s vehicles had two tires slashed on the driver or passenger side.  Investigating officers were able to obtain surveillance footage of a possible suspect vehicle.  In the video, the suspect vehicle is seen pulling into a WAWA convenience store on the passenger side of a red sedan. While the video is not clear, the suspect exits the dark-colored vehicle and cuts both passenger side tires before fleeing.  The vehicle is believed to be a dark blue colored, 4-door sedan, with a silver rim/hubcap on the rear passenger side and a dark-colored wheel/rim on the front passenger side.  Investigators are hoping this distinct detail will lead to tips from the public about the location of the vehicle and possible suspect information.

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

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

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