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Two Homes Struck by Gunfire on Cherry Street 10-21-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33433

Date/Time:  Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 3:56AM

Location:  1oo Block of Cherry Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that left two homes damaged in the 100 Block of Cherry Street.  At approximately 3:56AM, officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, it was learned that two homes were struck.  The homes were occupied, but none of the occupants were injured.  Approximately five shots are believed to have been fired.  

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 Kirkland’s Robbery 10-21-2019

UPDATE:  

The Dover Police Department has arrested Derrick Jackson (59) for the robbery that occurred at Kirkland’s home store on Tuesday, October 15th.  Jackson was developed as a suspect during the investigation and was located on Friday, October 18th at the Kent Budget Inn, where he was staying.  Jackson was arrested as he exited his hotel room without incident.  At the time of his arrest, Jackson was wearing the same jacket he was seen wearing in surveillance footage from the Kirkland’s robbery.  Jackson was committed to SCI on a $20,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of a Felony

Derrick Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33068

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 8:59PM

Location:  Kirkland’s 1033 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking the identity of a robbery suspect from an incident at Kirkland’s home store on Tuesday night.  At approximately 8:59PM, officers responded to Kirkland’s for an armed robbery.  It was learned that prior to the robbery, store employees found an unknown black male suspect in the stockroom.  The suspect was escorted out by store employees at that time.  The suspect then returned wearing a clown mask and had his hand in a bag as if he were armed an demanded cash from the employees.  The employees complied and the suspect then locked the employees in a back room and told them to wait fifteen minutes before contacting police.  The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Alert Issued for 28-Year-Old Dover Man 10-20-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33517

Date/Time:  Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 5:30AM 

Location:  800 Block of White Oak Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a missing Dover man.  Glen Allen (28) was last seen leaving a residence in the 800 Block of White Oak Road at approximately 5:30AM on Sunday morning.  Allen made statement that are concerning for his welfare.  Allen is a white male, 5’7″, approx. 190 lbs, blue eyes, blonde hair.  He was last seen wearing a black jacket, red hat, and blue jeans.  If you have any information Allen’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

Glen Allen

Red Wings Shoe Store Burglary 10-18-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33309

Date/Time:  Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 10:29PM

Location:  Red Wing Shoes, 260-A South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a Red Wings shoe store on Thursday night.  At approximately 10:29PM, an unknown suspect broke a front glass door to the business.  Once inside, they took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before fleeing.  

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.

UPDATE: (PHOTOS RELEASED) Kirkland’s Robbed by Man Wearing Clown Mask 10-16-2019

UPDATE:
The Dover Police Department has obtained the images below from surveillance footage at the Kirkland’s store that was robbed on Tuesday, October 15th.  Video of this incident is not yet available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33068

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 8:59PM

Location:  Kirkland’s 1033 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking the identity of a robbery suspect from an incident at Kirkland’s home store on Tuesday night.  At approximately 8:59PM, officers responded to Kirkland’s for an armed robbery.  It was learned that prior to the robbery, store employees found an unknown black male suspect in the stockroom.  The suspect was escorted out by store employees at that time.  The suspect then returned wearing a clown mask and had his hand in a bag as if he were armed an demanded cash from the employees.  The employees complied and the suspect then locked the employees in a back room and told them to wait fifteen minutes before contacting police.  The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

NOTE:  An prior release stated that images were attached in the release.  This as incorrect.  Detectives are currently working to obtain quality surveillance images of the suspect.  They will be released at a later time.

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.

Residential Burglary on American Avenue 10-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-35931

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 between 1:30PM-6:00PM

Location:  100 Block of North American Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the 100 Block of North American Avenue October 15th.  Sometime between 1:30PM and 6:00PM, an unknown suspect entered a residence by forcing open a rear door while the resident was not there.  Once inside, the suspect removed various jewelry and precious metal items before fleeing.

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.

Armed Robbery at Valero Gas Station 10-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33069

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 9:17PM

Location:  Valero Gas Station, 530 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a gas station that occurred on Tuesday night.  At approximately 9:17PM, an unknown white male suspect entered the Valero gas station located at 530 N. DuPont Highway.  Once inside, the suspect displayed a black handgun and demanded money.  The victim complied and the suspect fled the business with an undisclosed amount of cash toward the area of Chatham Cove on foot. 

The suspect was described as a white male, wearing all black with a cloth wrapped around his face.

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.

Kirkland’s Robbed by Man Wearing Clown Mask 10-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33068

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 8:59PM

Location:  Kirkland’s 1033 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking the identity of a robbery suspect from an incident at Kirkland’s home store on Tuesday night.  At approximately 8:59PM, officers responded to Kirkland’s for an armed robbery.  It was learned that prior to the robbery, store employees found an unknown black male suspect in the stockroom.  The suspect was escorted out by store employees at that time.  The suspect then returned wearing a clown mask and had his hand in a bag as if he were armed an demanded cash from the employees.  The employees complied and the suspect then locked the employees in a back room and told them to wait fifteen minutes before contacting police.  The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

NOTE:  An prior release stated that images were attached in the release.  This as incorrect.  Detectives are currently working to obtain quality surveillance images of the suspect.  They will be released at a later time.

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.