Incident Number: 50-21-35429
Date/Time: Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at 2:48 a.m.
Location: S. DuPont Highway and River Road, Dover, DE
Contact: Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us
The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect that fled after running over a police officer’s foot with their vehicle on Saturday morning. At approximately 2:48 a.m, officers stopped a vehicle being operated by Robert Lofland (34) for a minor traffic violation. During the stop, Lofland put the car in drive and fled, running over an officer’s foot before crossing a median and leading officers on a brief chase. Lofland and an unknown passenger fled from the vehicle in an alleyway in the Capital Green neighborhood. When officers searched the vehicle, they located $4,725 in cash and a loaded handgun magazine. The suspects were unable to be found by officers who searched the area. The officer did not sustain any serious injuries.
Warrants were obtained for Robert Lofland for the following offenses:
-Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited
-Disregard Police Officer’s Signal
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.