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Green Alert Cancelled

UPDATE: The Green Alert for Tony Bell has been cancelled. He was located by Middletown Police Department on January 19th, 2022.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-22-1683

Date:  Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 5:45 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 Green Alert for a missing Newark man who left Bayhealth Kent Campus while there for treatment. Tony Bell (30) was last seen leaving Bayhealth Kent Campus on January 17th, 2022 at approximately 3:58 p.m. Bell was at the hospital for treatment of multiple conditions. Bell’s conditions and statements previously made concerning for his health and safety if not properly monitored and treated. Bell is a black male, 5’11”, 205 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. Bell was last seen wearing black sweatpants, black hooded sweatshirt, and no shoes when he left the hospital and was last seen walking westbound in the are of the 600 Block of South Governors Avenue and South Queen Street.

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

A Green Alert is similar to a Gold Alert issued for missing person that meet certain criteria, but is specific to military veterans and personnel.
For more information on Green Alerts, please visit: DELAWARE GREEN ALERT LAW

Tony Bell

Dover Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges on Spruance Road

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Incident Number: 50-22-1772

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 1:17 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of Spruance Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a 65-year-old male on drug and firearms charges while assisting Delaware Probation and Parole with an administrative search on Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 1:17 p.m., officers assisted Delaware Probation and Parole with the search when it was learned that Herman Hicks was in possession of a firearm and drugs. Hicks is an active parolee. During the search of Hicks home in the 100 Block of Spruance Road, officers located a loaded handgun, 65 bags of heroin, an 5.9 grams of marijuana.

Hicks was committed to SCI on a $50,150 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession of Marijuana

Herman Hicks

If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  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.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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