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Suspect Arrested for Burglary at Islamic Society of Central Delaware 7-8-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-16873

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 8:58AM

Location:  777 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE (Islamic Society of Central Delaware)

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


A Dover man is has pending charges as the result of a burglary at the Islamic Society of Central Delaware center at 777 S. Little Creek Road.  At approximately 5:33AM, Rafael Martinez (40) gained entry into the building by breaking a glass door with a large rock.  Employees who arrived at the center located and confronted Martinez inside of the building.  Martinez became aggressive towards the employees and started a physical altercation with them.  The employees were able to restrain Martinez and notified police.  Officers arrived and took Martinez into custody without incident.  Martinez was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation and will be charged with the following offenses upon his release:

-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Criminal Mischief 
-Offensive Touching
-Terroristic Threatening

Rafael Martinez
Dover, DE


Dover Police Investigating Homicide at S. DuPont Highway and Loockerman Street 7-8-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-16946

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 at 12:02AM

Location:  S. DuPont Highway at Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of 27-year-old Uniqua Caldwell, of Dover.  Officers responded to the area of S. DuPont Highway and Loockerman Street for a report of a vehicle crash after a black Dodge Challenger struck a sign on the northwest corner of the intersection.  When officer’s arrived, they located Caldwell in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound to the head.  Caldwell was transported to Kent General Hospital by ambulance where she was later pronounced deceased as a result of her injuries.  Witnesses in the area observed a black male and black female exit the vehicle and flee on foot in an eastbound direction.  

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.