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Dover Man Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges

Incident Number: 50-21-20388

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 at 1:58 p.m.

Location: Dover Inn, 461 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


On Tuesday, July 13th, the Dover Police Department arrested Tyreese Payne (29) on drug and firearms charges.  Payne and a 29-year-old female passenger were stopped in a vehicle during a firearm and drug investigation.  Payne was found to be in possession of packaging materials commonly used for heroin.  Officers then executed a search warrant at Payne’s hotel room at the Dover Inn.  During that search officers located a .22 revolver that was later determined to be reported stolen out of Delaware State Police Troop 3, .9 grams of crack cocaine, .007 grams of heroin, .3 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

The 29-year-old female was released after being issued a civil violation for Possession of Marijuana.

Tyreese Payne was committed to SCI on a $123,600 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Heroin

-Drug Paraphernalia

Tyreese Payne
Dover, DE

Suspect Charged in June 24th Bicentennial Village Shooting


UPDATE:  The Dover Police Department has made an arrest in the June 24th shooting incident that occurred in Bicentennial Village (original news release below).  Kyree Robinson (20) has been charged in connection with the shooting based on evidence found during the investigation.  Robinson was also charged in a June 21st shooting on Frear Drive after he was arrested following a vehicle pursuit on June 28th.

Robinson remains held at SCI and received an additional $100,000 cash bond on the following charges:
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (3x)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Kyree Robinson

Incident Number: 50-21-18188

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Intersection of Bicentennial Blvd. and Declaration Drive, 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 shooting incident that occurred on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Bicentennial Boulevard and Declaration Drive.  Officers were called to the area for reports of shots being fired.  The investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Trailblazer pulled in front of a GMC Terrain at the intersection.  A subject in the GMC Terrain fired multiple rounds in the direction of the Trailblazer and both then fled the area.  Officers located the Trailblazer in a nearby neighborhood with multiple bullet holes in it and contacted the owner.  The owner was uncooperative with police other than to say that an argument had occurred in The Hamlet Shopping Center (corner of Walker Road and McKee Road) prior to the shooting.  Detectives were able to confirm that both vehicles were in the shopping center using video surveillance but were unable to determine if an altercation occurred.  

No injuries or further damage was reported as a result of gunfire.  A mailbox in the area was struck by a fleeing vehicle.

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.