Incident Number: 50-20-7146
Date/Time: Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at 11:14PM
Location: Dollar Tree, 261 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department arrested Brian Bower (33) for a burglary that occurred on Sunday, March 1st, 2020. Officers responded to the Dollar Tree located at 261 N. DuPont Highway for a report that the glass to the business was shattered. Video surveillance showed that the suspect (Bower) had broken the glass with a “No Parking” sign. Once inside, Bower took over two-hundred items and fled with the items in shopping carts. Bower was later located in the downtown area by officers and taken into custody. Bower had a recycling bin with him that was filled with the stolen items.
Bower will be charged with the following charges once released from receiving medical attention as a result of a condition:
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Theft Under $1,500
On March 2nd, 2020, the Dover Police Department was notified of two other burglaries that occurred in the same general area as the Dollar Tree burglary. Pivot Occupational Health, located at 283 N. DuPont Highway, reported a burglary were a suspect used a tool/object to force open the rear door to the business. Once inside, the suspect ransacked the business looking for items to steal before fleeing.
Oreck, located at 512 N. DuPont Highway, also had a rear door to the business damaged as the result of an attempt to use a tool/object to force it open. The suspect eventually broke a window to gain access to the business. Once inside, the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing.
Brian Bower was identified as the suspect in the Pivot and Oreck burglaries in addition to the Dollar Tree burglary. As a result, Bower will be charged upon his release from a hospital with the following charges:
-Burglary 3rd Degree (2x)