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Suspect Arrested in Whatcoat Church Burglary 3-25-2021

MARCH 25, 2021 UPDATE:  Jhaki Cannon turned himself in to the Dover Police Department on March 24th, 2021.  Cannon was also wanted on additional charges from separate incidents and multiple capias’ from Kent County courts.  Cannon was committed to SCI on a $7.200 cash bond.


MARCH 2, 2021 UPDATE: The Dover Police Department has identified 22-year-old Jhaki Cannon as the suspect responsible for the February 12th burglary at Whatcoat United Methodist Church.  Cannon is currently wanted for Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief.  If you have any information on Cannon’s whereabouts, please contact 302-736-7130.

Jhaki Cannon
Dover, DE
Photo from October 2020

Incident Number: 50-21-4020

Date/Time:  Friday, February 12th, 2021 between 6:48 a.m.-7:14 a.m.

Location: Whatcoat United Methodist Church, 341 Saulsbury Road, 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 a burglary of the Whatcoat United Methodist Church on Friday morning.  Between 6:48 a.m. and 7:14 a.m. a suspect entered the church by forcing open a door.  Once inside, the suspect caused an estimated $5,000+ in damages to church property.  The suspect is a black male, wearing a dark sweatsuit with a Looney Tunes logo on the front and was last seen fleeing south towards The Preserve at Whatcoat Apartments.  The images below show the suspect.  Both images are of the same suspect.  The differences are a result of lighting conditions/different cameras.

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.