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Gold Alert Issued


Incident/Complaint#:  50-21-25873

Date:  Monday, August 30, 2021 

Location:  See Narrative

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Angelo Lepore (88) of Dover.  Lepore was last seen in the parking lot of Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus on August 29th, 2021 at approximately 4:10 p.m. after taking his spouse to the hospital for an injury.  Lepore was last seen operating a silver 2007 Pontiac Torrent with Delaware registration: PC6499.  Lepore was wearing a printed green short sleeve shirt, dark pants, black dress shoes, and a black baseball cap with an American flag logo.  Lepore is a white male, 5’6″, approximately 220 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes.  Lepore suffers from dementia and diabetes and there is concern for his well being.

If you have any information regarding Lepore’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 or 911 immediately.

Lepore and the vehicle he was last seen operating

UPDATE: (Subject Located) Gold Alert Issued for 88-Year-Old Dover Man







UPDATE (August 30th, 2021):
The Gold Alert for Leon Battle has been lifted after he was located in Newark, Ohio.  Battle was contacted by an officer after flagging them down for assistance.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-21-25555

Date:  Friday, August 2th, 2021 at 1:00 a.m.

Location:  Townsend Blvd., Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Leon Battle (88) of Dover.  Battle was last seen leaving his home on Townsend Blvd. in a red 2009 Ford Escape (DE REG: DAV116).  He was wearing khaki or gray pants and a red/gray shirt shirt.  Battles is approximately 5’7″ and 170 pounds, bald head, and brown eyes.  He was last seen by a family member on August 26th, 2021 at approximately 8:00 p.m. as he was leaving.  Battle suffers from a dementia which poses a threat to his health and safety if he is not properly monitored.

If you have any information regarding Battle’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 immediately.

Leon Battle


Vote for Dover Police Athletic League for Rise Community Award Presented by AXON







The Dover Police Department Police Athletic League has been nominated for RISE Community Award Presented by AXON. 

The RISE Awards were developed to help highlight those untold stories of everyday heroes. From the individual officers who put their lives on the line each day, to public safety agencies who work tirelessly to protect and enhance their communities, to community organizations who work hand in hand with public safety leaders to build a better future, AXON hopes to highlight these outstanding partners through this year’s RISE Awards!

There are three RISE Award categories:

  • The RISE Officer award honors three officers who have saved a life or shown exemplary performance in the field. 
  • The RISE Agency award recognizes a department for making great strides in building up their community. 
  • The RISE Community award honors a community program working hand in hand with law enforcement to benefit their local community.

 Community members, friends and family may vote for one entry per day between September 2-17, 2021.

. The top 10 finalists with the most votes in each category will then be reviewed by a panel of judges and winners will be recognized at Accelerate 2021 in Phoenix, AZ.  You can vote for the Dover Police P.A.L. nomination at: https://riseawards.us.launchpad6.com/risecommunityawards/entry/110  

  • Three RISE Officer winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to Axon Accelerate in Phoenix, AZ November 1-3, 2021. 
  • One RISE Agency winner will receive $7,500 for their police foundation, police nonprofit or community project of agency’s choosing.
  • One RISE Community winner will receive $7,500 in funding towards the winning community program.


Dover Police Investigating Suspicious Object Set on Fire in Cannon Mills Community

Incident Number: 50-21-25841

Date/Time:  Monday, August 30th, 2021 at 12:49 a.m.

Location: East Sheldrake Circle at Cannon Mill Drive, Dover, DE (Cannon Mills)

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


At approximately 12:49 a.m. on Monday, August 30th, the Dover Police Department responded to the traffic circle located at East Sheldrake Circle and Cannon Mill Drive for a reported fire in the area.  As officers and the Dover Fire Department arrived on scene, they located an object on fire in the roadway.  After the fire department extinguished the object, officers observed the item and believed it was possibly a pipe bomb.  Nearby residents were evacuated and the Delaware State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit was notified.  The Delaware State Police EOD Unit was able to render the object safe and determined it was a pipe that was stuffed with rags and wrapped with clothing material.  Additional evidence, including a bottle of lighter fluid, was located nearby and collected by investigating officers.  No injuries resulted from the incident.  Officers were in the area until approximately 3:30 a.m.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  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.