Dial 911 for Emergency

UPDATE: Arrest Made in February 28th Dollar General Burglary

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is PR-Banner.jpg

UPDATE: The Dover Police Department has charged Ronald Matthews (54) of Dover in connection with the Dollar General burglary that occurred on February 28th, 2022.  During the investigation, Matthews was developed as a suspect and warrants were obtained for his arrest.  Matthews was being held at SCI on unrelated charges when the warrant was obtained.  Matthews was issued a $4,000 unsecured bond on the following offenses: -Burglary 3rd Degree -Possession of Burglary Tools -Theft Under $1,500 -Criminal Mischief

Ronald Matthews

Incident Number: 50-22-6268

Date/Time:  Monday, February 28th, 2022 at 6:27 a.m.

Location: Dollar General, 282 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a Dollar General store at 282 South DuPont Highway.  The incident occurred at approximately 6:27 a.m. when an unknown male suspect broke a front glass door to the business with a hammer.  The suspect then entered and attempted to steal tobacco products from a locked case.  After failing to gain entry to the tobacco items, the suspect stole multiple containers of laundry detergent before fleeing.  The suspect was wearing a black jacket, navy blue sweatshirt, grey pants, and red and white shoes.  The suspect was also riding a teal colored bicycle.

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

You can follow the Dover Police Department by clicking on:

Dover Police Website