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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Elderly Man with Dementia 11-22-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-37279

Date/Time:  Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 11:53AM

Location:  1000 Block of S. State Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department has issued a gold alert for a missing 74-year-old man.  Johnathan Norwig was last seen leaving  medical appointment in the 1000 Block of South State Street when he failed to tell an accompanying family member he was leaving.  Norwig is a white male, 5′ tall, 165 pounds, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark jacket.  He was operating a white Chevrolet Astro van with Maryland tags (59134CA).  There is concern for Norwig’s safety as he suffers from dementia.

If you have any information on Norwig’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 as soon as possible.

Johnathan Norwig

Burglary at Lana Nails 11-22-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-37202

Date/Time:  Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 11:01PM

Location:  Lana Nails, 155 N. DuPont Highway , Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at Lana Nails (155 N. DuPont Highway).  At approximately 11:01PM, officers responded to the business for a burglary alarm.  Surveillance footage (unavailable for release) showed that a white male suspect broke a rear glass door to the business and removed the contents inside of a register before fleeing.  The suspect was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and camouflage colored pants.  

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.

Donors and Sponsors Recognized by Dover Police Athletic League 11-22-2019

The Dover Police Department Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) took time during their public board meeting on Wednesday, November 20th to recognize members of the community who have been instrumental in the success of the P.A.L. program.  Several businesses and organizations received plaques in appreciation of their donations and support of the various P.A.L. programs throughout 2019, including:

-Dover Federal Credit Union
-Delaware State University
-Shore United Bank
-Masonic Charities of Delaware
-Lowe’s of Camden, DE
-Lowe’s of Dover, DE
-North Dover Chick-Fil-A
-Dover YMCA
-Mission BBQ
-Delaware State Fire School
-Convoy of Hope
-The Home Depot of Dover (not pictured)

If your business or organization is interested in supporting the Dover P.A.L., please e-mail Anthony.Smith@cj.state.de.us