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)