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Harrington Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Fleeing from Police

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Incident Number: 50-21-37626

Date/Time:  Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 9:30 p.m.

Location: River Road and New Castle 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 Eugene Anderson (21) on firearms offenses on Thursday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., a Dover police officer attempted to stop Anderson for a traffic violation in the area of River Road and New Castle Avenue. Anderson fled from the officers in the vehicle but the officers did not pursue. A short time later, a different officer observed the vehicle at a dead-end at Morris Drive and Orchard Avenue. Officers took Anderson into custody without incident and found him to be in possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number.

Anderson was committed to SCI on a $46,600 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Disregard Police Officer Signal

Eugene Anderson
Harrington, DE

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