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Dover P.A.L. Basketball Skills Camp Announced for March 23rd 2-18-2019

Join the Dover Police Department Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) and others for a one-day Basketball Skills Camp at the John W. Pitts Recreation Center on March 23rd, 2019.  The camp is FREE for 5th-8th grade students, male or female. All participants must register as a P.A.L. participant and for the camp itself.  Links to both registrations can be found below:




Camp is open to male and female participants in 5th-8th grade only.

A maximum of 40 participants will be accepted.

Campers will learn the fundamentals of basketball consisting of: teamwork, stretching, dribbling, passing and shooting.

Campers will then compete in 3 on 3 games using the skills and fundamentals they have learned throughout the camp.

Campers must be dressed in proper attire for a recreational activity. Suggested attire: t-shirt, shorts and Basketball sneakers.

All registered Campers will receive a free skills camp t-shirt.

Campers must be pre- registered for this free event.

 Campers must be a registered PAL Member. If your child is not registered, you must complete the PAL Membership form and return it via email/mail.

Lunch will be generously donated by Dover PANDA Express.

Contact Officer Smith at 302-242-2091 or by email at DoverPDPal@gmail.com

Metro PCS Store Burglarized 2-18-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-4944

Date/Time:   Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 9:58PM

 Location:  Metro PCS, 464 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a commercial burglary of a Metro PCS store located at 464 N. DuPont Highway.  Officers responded to the business after receiving an alarm at approximately 9:58PM on Sunday night.  The suspect had broken a hole in a glass window to gain entry to he business.  Once inside, the suspect removed four display phones and fled in an unknown direction.  A review of surveillance footage shows that the suspect is a black male, wearing an Eagles knit hat, dark coat, and jeans.  

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

Suspect Arrested After Breaking In Home on Pear Street 2-18-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-4821

Date/Time:   Between 2/15/2019 at 6:30PM and 2/16/2019, at 9:06AM

 Location:   600 Block of Pear Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police Department arrested Thomas Jenkins (31) for a residential burglary after a homeowner found him inside their residence.  Between 6:30PM on Friday, February 15th and 9:06AM on Saturday, February 16th, Jenkins forced his way into the home by prying open a door.  Once inside, Jenkins consumed food items belonging to the victim.  When the victim returned home on Saturday morning, Jenkins fled the home on foot.  Responding officers took Jenkins into custody without incident near the Wesley College football field.  

Jenkins was released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Theft Under $1500.00
-Criminal Mischief Under $1000

Thomas Jenkins
Age: 31
Dover, DE