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Dover Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft and Theft from Vehicles 1-29-2020

Incident Number: 50-21-0809

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Robert Scott (35) after investigating a series of thefts and a theft of a motor vehicle.  The investigation began when officers reported to Matthew Court in the Heatherfield East development for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The victim advised officers that her 2018 Gray Dodge Journey was stolen from her driveway.  While on scene, officers were contacted by three additional victims who told officers that their vehicles has been rummaged through, with some items such as GPS, loose change, and other valuables being stolen.

On Thursday, January 28th, an officer on patrol was in the area of South Queen Street at approximately 9:34 a.m.  While driving, a gray Dodge Journey drove past.  The officer followed the vehicle and confirmed it was the same vehicle that was stolen on January 27th.  Robert Scott parked the vehicle in the 100 Block of South New Street and was arrested by officers without incident. 

Scott was released on an O.R. bond on the following offenses:
-Theft of Motor Vehicle
-Theft Under $1,500 (2x)
-Criminal Trespass3rd Degree (5x)