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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