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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Fugitive Arrest

Incident Number: 50-21-8411

Date/Time:  Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 2021 at 4:45 p.m.

Location: Boggs Drive and Buckson Drive, Dover, DE

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


On Saturday, March 27th at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers in the area of Boggs Drive and Buckson Drive observed a vehicle driving in the opposite direction/wrong lane of travel. The vehicle was stopped and the front right passenger (Alturo Pelzer, 20) fled on foot.  The driver (Fletcher Tilghman, 20) and two other passengers were detained.  Pelzer was located and arrested a short time later by officers searching the area.  Pelzer was wanted on a Violation of Probation (local fugitive).

Officers conducted a vehicle search and located 58 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and approximately 63 grams of PCP inside the car.  

Alturo Pelzer was charged with Resisting Arrest and committed to SCI on the Violation of Probation. 

Fletcher Tilghman was released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Possession of PCP
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Offenses

Alturo Pelzer
Age: 20
Dover, DE
Fletcher Tilghman
Age: 20
Dover, DE