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Dover Police Investigating Late Report of Shots Fired at Residence on Slaughter Street 5-31-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16383

Date/Time: Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 3:38PM

Location: 700 Block of Slaughter Street, Dover, DE

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


Dover Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred late Wednesday evening that left a house damaged.  The incident occurred Wednesday night, but was not reported to police until Thursday afternoon.  The residents advised police that their residence was struck by gunfire 5-6 times.  The residents stayed in a bedroom and did not notify police.  There were no reports of shots fired or other significant activity in the area of Slaughter Street during the time this incident occurred.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident.

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.

Marydel Man Charged After “One Pot Meth Labs” Found in Vehicle 5-31-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16334

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 8:26AM

Location: Walgreen’s Parking Lot, 1001 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police arrested 59-year-old Eugene Thompson, Jr. on drug charges following an early morning incident in a Walgreen’s Parking Lot on Thursday.  At approximately 8:26AM, a 3rd party called to report a possible overdose/medical issue involving a male subject in a blue sedan.  Officers arrived and located Thompson inside the vehicle, who was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.  While assisting Thompson, officers located a “one pot meth lab” inside of the vehicle.  A short time later, a second one was found in the trunk.  Officers also located 3 vials containing a total of .6 grams of methamphetamine inside of the vehicle. 

Emergency response and Hazardous Material teams from several agencies responded to the location and safely disposed of the “one pot” labs, causing the parking lot to the business to be closed for approximately 2-3 hours.

Once Thompson was released from the hospital, he was charged with the following offenses and released on an O.R. bond:
-Operating a Clandestine Laboratory
-Possession of Methampetamine
-Drug Paraphernalia

Eugene Thompson, Jr.
Marydel, DE