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Man Arrested with Firearm After Being in Park After Hours

Incident Number: 50-21-22646

Date/Time:  Sunday, August 1st 2021 at 9:19 p.m.

Location: Schutte Park, Electric Avenue, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Tyrone Snipes (29) on firearms charges on Sunday night.  Officers on patrol were checking the area of Schutte Park at 9:19 p.m. when they observed an occupied vehicle in the park after hours.  When officers attempted to contact the vehicle, it drover away.  Officers then conducted a traffic stop and contacted Tyrone Snipes, the sole occupant of the vehicle.  During the stop, officers could smell freshly burnt marijuana in the vehicle.  During a search, officers located a loaded handgun in Snipes’ waistband of his pants.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of an extended magazine and 3 grams of marijuana.  

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

Tyrone Snipes
Age: 22
Dover, DE