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Gold Alert Cancelled for Darian Powell







UPDATE: The Dover Police Department has located Darian Powell and returned him to a nearby hospital for an evaluation.  The Gold Alert for Powell has been lifted as a result.

Incident/Complaint #:  50-21-32376

Date:  Sunday, October 24th, 2021 at 8:59 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 Darian Powell (27).  Powell was being treated at Bayhealth Kent Campus for a condition that poses a threat to his health and safety if not properly monitored and managed.  While at the hospital, Powell ran our of the emergency room exit and fled southbound on South Governors Avenue.  Powell is a 27-year0old black male, that is 5’9″, approximately 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  Powell was last seen wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, jean shorts, and sneakers. 

Darian Powell

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




Dover Police No-Shave November for Charity

Dover police officers will be sporting a new look for the month of November.  In partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Lodge 15 (Dover Police), the Dover Police Department is allowing officers to grow facial hair as a fundraiser for “No-Shave November.”  Officers who wish to participate must contribute $30 ($1 per day) that will benefit the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition.   This is the fourth consecutive year that the Dover Police Department has participated in “No-Shave November.”  Officers have raised a combined $7,500 in the previous three years, all benefitting the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition.


Participating officers must adhere to the following grooming standards for the month of November:
Beards, whether full or goatees, are authorized; however they must be worn with a mustache. Beards shall be kept clean, neatly trimmed, and present a conservative, professional appearance. Facial hair of any kind that presents any sort of faddish appearance is prohibited. No portion of the beard may be exceptionally longer than the rest, and beard hair length will not exceed 1/4 inch. The neck must remain clean-shaven.

Trick or Treat Safety from Dover Police

The Dover Police Department would like to remind parents, children, and motorists to remain alert and keep safety a top priority during this Halloween.  While we will have extra officers on the streets and in our neighborhoods on Trick-or-Treat Night, it is important to take note of the safety tips we have provided below.

Trick or Treat Date/Times:

  • Trick-or-Treating in the City of Dover limits is scheduled for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH from 5pm-8pm
    (Traditionally it used to be 2 hours, due to the pandemic last year the city extended it to 3 hours to allow safer social distancing and found that worked well.
    Please be sure to turn your light on if you are participating, and parents only allow your children to go to participating homes.
  • Participating homes should have their front lights on
  • Households that are not participating should turn off their front lights

Motorist Safety Tips:

  • Motorists are asked to drive with an abundance of caution and travel at a reduced speed in residential areas.
  • Many children and adults will be walking through residential areas and depending on the availability of sidewalks, may be near or on the roadway.
  • Be aware of children inadvertently darting across the street in the path of vehicles.

Trick or Treating Safety Tips:

  • Children should NEVER go Trick or Treating alone.  They should be with a parent/guardian, or a group of friends at all times.
  • Stay off of main roadways.
  • Costumes should fit properly, with no loose/hanging items.
  • Consider face paint instead of masks as they can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Trick or Treaters should carry a flashlight at all times.
  • Utilize glow sticks and/or reflective tape/material attached to costumes and bags for added visibility.
  • Before crossing the street, always look in both directions twice to make sure no vehicles are coming.
  • Inspect all candy to ensure it is not tampered with, prior to consuming it.