Date/Time: Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 between 6:15AM-4:40PM
Location: 1200 Block of Janes Road, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on August 13th. Sometime between 6:15AM and 4:40PM, an unknown suspect(s) broke a rear glass door and gained entry to a residence in the 1200 Block of Janes Road. Once inside, they suspect(s) removed jewelry and money before fleeing the area.
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.
The Dover Police Department worked with officers from the Milford Police Department after it was learned that several vehicles (including police package Dodge Chargers) were stolen from a Milford dealership.
At approximately 2:54PM on August 13th, officers located a 2019 black Dodge Charger with three occupants in the downtown area. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of North New Street, when it fled northbound. The vehicle stopped in the area of Lakewood Place and Ross Street and all three occupants fled from the vehicle. All three suspects were apprehended by Dover officers a short time later. The vehicle struck a tree in the area due to the suspects leaving the car in DRIVE when they fled from it.
Throughout the afternoon and evening of August 13th, officers located six additional vehicles of the eight that had been stolen. Each of those six were located throughout the greater Dover area and were found unoccupied.
At approximately 8:30PM on August 13th, officers observed the stolen gray Dodge Durango in the Camden area and attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Upper King Road at Walnut Shade Road. That vehicle also fled from officers northbound into the Town of Camden, where it continued northbound on Old Camden Road. Once the vehicle reached the end of Old Camden Road, it crossed all lanes of S. DuPont Highway and the suspects fled from the vehicle in the area of Asbury Avenue (next to Auto Zone). None of the suspects in that vehicle were captured at the time, but investigating officers are pursuing valuable leads in that case.
The following three arrests were made as a result of the first vehicle pursuit.
Darius Payne-Bennett (20) was released on an O.R. Bond on the following offenses:
-Disregard Police Signal
-Receiving Stolen Property (4x)
-Reckless Endangering (2x)
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Multiple Traffic Offenses
Jermaine Walker (16) was released on unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
Patience McCray 916) was released on unsecured bond for having a capias but faced no new charges.