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Dover Police Training Exercise to Take Place at City Hall on October 14th

The Dover Police Department will be participating in an emergency response exercise at Dover City Hall on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020.  The exercise is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:00 a.m. and is expected to end by 10:00 a.m..  Emergency equipment and personnel will be in the area of 15 Loockerman Plaza but should not affect traffic flow.

These exercises are designed to test the capabilities of the Dover Police Department and other participating agencies in the event of a true emergency.  The exercise also allows participants to become more educated about the resources that each individual agency and participant can provide in a true emergency and discuss ways to improve responses to such incidents.  

This incident is not expected to disrupt area traffic.  There will be a large gathering of emergency vehicles, equipment, and personnel on site but the public should not be alarmed as this is only a training exercise.  

Please call 302-736-7130 with any questions or concerns.

Burglary at Route 8 Arby’s 10-9-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-25641

Date/Time:  Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 4:56 a.m.

Location:  Arby’s, 1200 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning burglary that occurred at an Arby’s restaurant on Forrest Avenue.  At approximately 4:56 a.m., officers responded to the restaurant for a burglary alarm and found an open rear door and that the drive-thru window was shattered.  Surveillance video showed a male suspect break in to the business through the shattered window and attempt to open the safe.  The suspect was unsuccessful and ran out of the rear door.  

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 is possible for information leading to an arrest.