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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Charges for Virginia Woman

Incident Number: 50-21-16840

Date/Time:  Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at 10:57 p.m.

Location: River Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a 23-year-old female on weapon offenses during a traffic stop on Saturday evening.  Kaitlyn Hammond, of Sterling, Virginia, was stopped in the area of River Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a speeding and stop sign violation.  During the stop, officers contacted a male operator and Hammond, who was a passenger.  Officers observed a small bag of marijuana on the center console in plain view during the stop. Both occupants were detained and during a search of the vehicle, officers located additional small bags of marijuana and a handgun inside of a purse belonging to Hammond.  

Hammond was released on an O.R. bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Marijuana (Civil)
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

Kaitlyn Hammond