Date: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Dover Garden Suites, 315 Martin Street, Dover, DE
Contact: Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us
This release has been updated with information and new charges below
On March 10th, the Dover Police Department Special Operations Team learned that a wanted fugitive was staying at the Dover Garden Suites. Donald Miller (37) was wanted by Wilmington Police Department for charges related to a residential burglary and for fleeing from police. Miller was also wanted by New Castle County Police on firearms and vehicle theft charges in addition to multiple court capias in Delaware.
The Dover Police and Delaware State Police Special Operations Teams and the Dover Police Department Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the hotel and established communications with Miller and two occupants of Miller’s room which included a 17-year-old male who was wanted on a capias, and a female subject. After nearly two hours of negotiations, the three occupants surrendered to police by exiting the hotel room individually.
In addition to our law enforcement partners at the Delaware State Police, the Dover Police Department would like to thank Saint Francis EMS and the Delaware Department of Transportation for their support during this operation.
Following the surrender and arrest of Miller and the two persons with him, officers obtained a search warrant for the hotel room they were in. During the search a handgun and loaded magazine were located inside.
Miller was committed to SCI in default of a $33,000 secured bond on charges from New Castle County Police, $12,800 secured bond on Wilmington Police charges, and a $13,000 secured bond on the following charges from Dover Police:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Tampering with Evidence
The 17-year-old male was also charged with the same offenses as Miller. The female subject was not charged in the incident and was released.