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Two Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges at Residence on River Road 1-8-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-00750

Date/Time:  January 7th, 2020 at 11:50AM

Location:  500 Block of River Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested two men on drug and firearms offenses on Tuesday morning.  At approximately 11:50AM, Dover Police were assisting Delaware Probation and Parole officers with a probation check on Shaheed Berry (22) in the 500 Block of River Road.  

Officers from both agencies went to the front and rear doors of the residence and observed Dakota Borntreger (18) attempting to flee from the rear of the residence.  Officers were able to detain Borntreger in the basement of the residence and noticed a strong odor of marijuana and a handgun in plain view.

At that time, a search warrant was obtained for the residence.  During the search, officers located a .40 caliber handgun, $522 in drug proceeds, drug paraphernalia, 3.3 grams of marijuana, and 170 bags of heroin.

Shaheed Berry was released on an O.R. Bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Dakota Borntreger was committed to SCI on an $86,500 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number
-Resisting Arrest
– Drug Paraphernalia

Shaheed Berry
Dover, DE
Dakota Borntreger
Dover, DE