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Robbery in Parking Lot of Fairway Lakes Apartments 10-8-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-32137

Date/Time:  Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 11:50PM

Location:  Parking Lot of Fairway Lakes Drive, Dover, DE  (Fairway Lakes Apts)

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the robbery of a 20-year-old male victim that occurred on Monday night.  At approximately 11:50PM, the victim parked his car in Fairway Lakes Apartments.  he was then approached by two unknown suspects with handguns, demanding property.  The suspects then struck the victim on the head with a gun and forcefully removed him from his vehicle and went rummaged through the car.  The suspects took the victims cell phone and keys and told him to run the opposite direction.  

The victim refused treatment for his minor injuries.

The suspects were both described as black males with no further details provided.  

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.

Arrest Made in Burglary, Search Warrant Leads to Additional Charges 10-8-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-30880

Date/Time:  September 26th, 2019 between 4:45PM-5:30PM

Location:  300 Isabelle Isle, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department has arrested James Ewell (22) for a burglary that occurred on September 26th, 2019.  Police were notified that an apartment in the 300 building of Isabelle Isle, was burglarized between 4:45PM-5:30PM on September 26th.

It was learned that Ewell had stolen a key fob to the apartment at a gathering the day prior.  Ewell returned to the apartment and stole several clothing items, electronics, cash, and a 9mm handgun.

On October 7th, 2019, the US Marshal First State Fugitive Task Force and Dover Police contacted Ewell on Governors Avenue near Reed Street while he was the passenger in a vehicle.  Ewell fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later by pursuing officers.  At the time of the arrest, Ewell was found in possession of 55 ecstasy pills.  A search warrant was then obtained for Ewell’s apartment on Whatcoat Drive.  During that search, officers located a Glock 45 handgun with an obliterated serial number, ammunition, and items of evidence connecting Ewell to the burglary.  

Ewell was committed to SCI on a $157,700 bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Theft of Firearm
-Theft over $1500.00
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Ecstasy (tier 4)
-Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Ecstasy
-Fugitive in Possession of Firearm
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Resisting Arrest
-Drug Paraphernalia

James Ewell
Dover, DE