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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Gun Charges

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Incident Number: 50-22-1631

Date/Time:  Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 1:22 a.m.

Location: S. DuPont Highway near Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Gregory Mitchell (21) on drug and firearm charges during a traffic stop on Monday morning. Officers stopped Mitchell who was operating a vehicle with no rear bumper or rear lights. When Mitchell stopped, he immediately exited the vehicle. Officers approached Mitchell and detained him without incident and found a small amount of marijuana in his coat pocket. Officers then search the vehicle and located drug paraphernalia, approximately 10 grams of marijuana, and a .40 caliber handgun.

Mitchell was committed to SCI on a $15,103 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Marijuana
-Vehicle/Traffic Violations

A mugshot was not available at the time of release.

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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Dover Man Arrested on Drug Charges

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Incident Number: 50-22-1544

Date/Time:  Sunday, January 16th, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.

Location: White Oak Road and Stevenson Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested a 47-year-old male on drug charges on Sunday morning. Officers were on patrol in the area of White Oak Road and Stevenson Drive when they observed a white vehicle with its orange emergency/hazard lights on. Officers stopped to check on the operator, later identified as Robert Taylor. When Taylor was contacted, officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Taylor was detained without incident and during a search of his person, officers located 6.5 grams of crack cocaine, and 13 bags of heroin.

Taylor was released on an O.R. bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Motor Vehicle Violation

Robert Taylor
Dover, DE

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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Green Alert Issued for 30-Year-Old Newark Man That Left Hospital

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

Narrative:

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

Teen Fugitive Arrested on New Drug and Firearm Charges

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Incident Number: 50-22-1123

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Dover East MHP, 1061 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested a 16-year-old male fugitive and charged him with additional drug and weapons offenses following an incident on Wednesday, January 12th. Officers responded to a home in Dover East Mobile Home Park after confirming that the male suspect who was wanted for Escape charges from Camden, DE police and several capias’ was in a residence. When officers arrived, the suspect attempted to flee out of a window and dropped a fanny pack. When the suspect saw officers outside, he retreated back into the home. The fanny pack contained a handgun, 13 grams of crack cocaine, and 28.4 grams of marijuana.

Officers from the Dover Police Special Operations Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Teams responded to the residence. The suspect surrendered to police without incident after approximately one hour.

The suspect was arrested on the existing warrants but was also charged with the following offenses from the January 12th incident:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Resisting Arrest
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Illegal Gang Participation

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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Suspect Arrested After Robbery at Kohl’s

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Incident Number: 50-22-1046

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 4:58 p.m.

Location: 299 N. DuPont Highway., Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Dowanna Hutcherson (33) for robbery following and incident at Kohl’s, located at 299 North DuPont Highway. At approximately 4:58 p.m. Hutcherson was attempting to flee business with several items she did not pay for when an employee attempted to stop her. Hutcherson then displayed a knife and fled in a black vehicle. Responding officers and detectives were able to identify the suspect and located the vehicle in the parking lot of the Dover Inn in the 400 Block of N. DuPont Highway. A short time later, Hutcherson was contacted and taken into custody without incident. Hutcherson was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Center on a $4,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony

Dowanna Hutcherson
Dover, DE

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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Dover Police to Host “How to Succeed in the Hiring Process” Seminars

The Dover Police Department will hold a “How to Succeed in the Hiring Process” seminar on the following dates:

-Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
-Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
-Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

All three seminars will be held at the Dover Police Department, located at 400 S. Queen Street, Dover, DE 19904.  The seminar is open to anyone interested in a career with the Dover Police Department as a police officer and will include information about the hiring process, application assistance, specialized units of the agency, and a tour of the police department.  You do not have to submit an application prior to attending.  Doors will open at 8:30AM and close promptly at 9:00 a.m. with no late admittance permitted.  The seminars typically end by 11:00 a.m.

The Dover Police Department continually accepts applications for police officers.  The department is currently accepting applications for the 2022 hiring process.  For more information, visit: www.doverpolice.org/careers 

If you have any questions, please call Master Corporal Caleb Rich at 302-736-4461.

The City of Dover and Dover Police Department are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Home Struck by Gunfire at Village at McKee Branch Apartments

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Incident Number: 50-22-946

Date/Time:  Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 6:40 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of Ensemble Court, Dover, DE (Village at McKee Branch)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a a shooting where an occupied home was struck on Monday evening. Officers responded to 100 Block Ensemble Court at approximately 6:40 p.m. for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived they discovered that a residence had been struck once by gunfire. The home was occupied by four people, none of which were injured. Multiple shell casings were located on Walker Road, just east of the residence, during the investigation.

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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