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One Arrested, 2nd Suspect Sought on Drug and Gun Charges from Frear Drive Investigation 6-7-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-17438

Date/Time:   Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 5:35PM

Location:   300 Block of Frear Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department with the assistance of Delaware Probation and Parole arrested 27-year-old Nathaniel Hampton on Thursday afternoon on drug and gun charges. following an investigation.  Hampton was contacted by officers in the 300 Block of Frear Drive at approximately 5:35PM and fled on foot from officers, but was apprehended quickly.  Officers then conducted a search warrant at Hampton’s residence and located 595.1 grams of marijuana, paraphernalia, and a .25 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number.  

Hampton, who was out on bail on charges stemming from a January 2019 incident on Frear Drive, had his bail revoked from that incident and was committed to SCI in default of an additional $64,000 Secured Bond on the following new charges:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number
-Possession of Firearm During Commission Felony
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Resisting Arrest
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child (4x)

Hampton’s 34-year-old girlfriend, Vanessa Leon, is currently wanted by Dover Police on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number
-Possession of Firearm During Commission Felony
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child (4x)

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Vanessa Leon

Arrest Made in Governors Avenue Home Invasion/Shooting 6-3-2019

UPDATE:

Jamal Jones (20) has been arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in connection with the May 23rd, 2019 home invasion/shooting that occurred on Governor’s Avenue.  Jones was arrested without incident on June 2nd, 2019 and committed to SCI in default of $106,100 cash bond on the following charges:
-Home Invasion
-Assault 1st Degree
-Reckless Endangering (3x)
-Attempted Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Criminal Mischief

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Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-15517

Date/Time: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 6:35AM

Location: 400 Block of S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a home invasion that left a 32-year-old man injured with several gunshot wounds.  At approximately 6:35AM, two black male suspects broke a front window to  a home in the 400 Block of S. Governors Avenue and encountered two male subjects.  Both of the men fled from the suspects with one exiting a second floor window and another hiding in a bathroom.  The suspects fired multiple shots, striking the male victim that was in the bathroom in his lower extremities.  The victim is in stable condition at an undisclosed hospital and being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Garrison Oak Drive 6-3-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16731

Date/Time:  Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 12:39PM

Location: Garrison Oak Drive (Garrison Oak Technology/Business Park), Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a single vehicle crash that took the life of a 17-year-old on Sunday afternoon.  At approximately 12:39PM, Ryan Bundschuh of Felton, DE was operating a 2007 Kawasaki ZX6 motorcycle on Garrison Oak Drive in the Garrison Oak Technology/Business Park off of White Oak Road.  Bundschuh was performing a “wheelie” (riding with the front wheel off of the ground) while riding northbound on Garrison Oak Drive.  The motorcycle then struck a curb on the edge of the roadway, ejecting Bundschuh off of the motorcycle and striking a pole.  A friend that was with Bundschuh called 911 immediately.  Bundschuh was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries as a result of the crash.  

 

Shooting at Allure Night Club 6-2-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16687

Date/Time:  Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 1:57AM

Location: Allure Night Club Parking Lot, 865 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 38-year-old male injured as he was leaving Allure Night Club.  Dover Police were notified by staff at a nearby hospital that a gunshot victim had arrived by private vehicle to the emergency room.  Officers learned that as the victim was leaving Allure Night Club, he observed a group of people arguing, and heard gunfire.  At that time, the victim was struck in the upper torso and was then transported to the hospital by a friend.  The victim’s injuries were considered non-life threatening.  

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.

Gunfire Exchanged During Altercation at Janaid’s Salon on Loockerman Street 6-2-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16628

Date/Time:  Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 3:10PM

Location: Janaid’s Salon, 211 West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at Janaid’s Salon on Saturday afternoon.  At approximately 3:10PM, officers responded to the salon on West Loockerman Street for a shooting and located a 31-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder area.  It was learned that the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with another man in the salon which escalated into an exchange of gunfire between the two men.  There was approximately 20 people in the business at the time.  Despite that, no one was able to identify the other male subject involved.  The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries and is in serious but stable condition.  

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.

Driver Arrested After Striking Man With Vehicle at Starting Point of Pride Parade 6-1-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16595

Date/Time: Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 8:14AM

Location: West Street at Forest Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department has arrested 90-year-old Reuben Salters of Dover for 3rd Degree Vehicular Assault following an incident on Saturday morning.  The area of West Street and Forest Street had been blocked off by a series of barrel barricades and cones for The Pride Festival Parade.  Salters, operating a red Ford Ranger, approached and disregarded the barrels that had the streets closed for the upcoming parade.  Salters then approached a series of cones that were blocking the street where a large crowd of parade goers and participants had gathered.  Salters exited his vehicle and moved several cones when a 43-year-old white male that was an organizer for the event stopped Salters and advised him that he could not pass through due to the event, crowd, and the cones that were closing the street.  Salters entered his vehicle and proceeded to accelerate, striking the man, and causing injuries to his legs, knocking him to the ground.  Salters then proceeded to drive through a large crowd of gatherers until he stopped.  

Salters was released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Vehicular Assault 3rd Degree
-Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device (traffic offense)