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UPDATE: Gold Alert Issued for Elderly Man with Dementia

UPDATE: Dennis Smith was located by officers and has been transported back to the hospital for treatment.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-21-31293

Date:  Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:01 p.m.

Location:  Bayhealth Kent Campus, 640 S. State Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:  Sgt. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Dennis Smith (70).  Smith was waiting for treatment at Bayhealth Hospital (Kent Campus) and walked out before receiving treatment.  Smith is a 70-year-old male who has severe dementia.  Based on surveillance video, Smith was last seen exiting the hospital at approximately 12:15 p.m.   He was last known to be wearing a red and black plaid shirt, gray sweatpants, and black shoes.  Smith also has long gray hair that was pulled back in a ponytail, green eyes, and is approximately 5’6″ tall and weighs 150 pounds.

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

Smith seen on surveillance video leaving the hospital

Curfew Check Leads to Drug and Firearms Arrest

Incident Number: 

Date/Time:  Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 10:53 p.m.

Location: 300 Block of North Bradford Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Brandon Fogle (19) on firearms and drug charges while assisting Delaware Probation and Parole with a curfew check on Thursday night.  At approximately 10:53 p.m. officers conducted a curfew check on Fogle at his residence in the 300 Block of S. Bradford Street.  During the check, officers observed a large quantity of marijuana in plain view in the home.  Fogle attempted to flee toward the rear of the home but was quickly taken into custody and was found to be in possession of 2.2 grams of cocaine.  Officers also located a handgun, a 50 round drum magazine, 513 grams of marijuana, 171.8 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 13.2 grams of THC oils, 54 grams of THC butane oils, over 100 rounds of various ammunition, and $633 in suspected drug proceeds.

Fogl was committed to SCI on a $66,600 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Psilocybin Mushrooms

-Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms
-Possession of Cocaine
-Possession of THC (2x)

-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Drug Paraphernalia 

Brandon Fogle
Dover, DE