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Wilmington Man Arrested On Weapons and Drug Charges Following Early Morning Traffic Stop

Incident Number: 50-22-26909

Date/Time:  Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 1:19 a.m.

Location: West Division Street and South New Street Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has arrested Omar Anderson, a 23-year-old Wilmington man, on weapons and drug charges following a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. At approximately 1:19 a.m., Officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation near the intersection of West Division Street and South New Street. Officers made contact with Anderson and detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a 9mm Taurus handgun, which had been concealed inside of the glove compartment, and approximately 4 grams of marijuana. Anderson was taken into custody without incident.

Anderson was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to SCI on $5,102 secured bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weaopon
-Possession of Marijuana
-Operating a vehicle with improper window tint

 

Omar Anderson
Wilmington, DE

Fatal Crash on Persimmon Tree Lane

Incident Number: 50-22-26472

Date/Time:  Friday, August 26, 2022 at 6:56 p.m.

Location: Persimmon Tree Lane and Persimmon Circle, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:  The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Friday evening.  At approximately 6:56 p.m., a silver 2009 Pontiac Solstice was traveling eastbound on Persimmon Tree Lane, approaching Persimmon Circle.  For unknown reasons, the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and left the right edge of the roadway, entering the grass on the roadside. The vehicle then continued eastbound along the grass and struck a utility pole at the southwest corner of the intersection of Persimmon Tree Lane and Persimmon Circle. After striking the utility pole, the vehicle overturned onto it’s roof and came to a rest. The driver, John McRae, an 83-year-old male, was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for injuries sustained during the crash after being extricated from the vehicle by Dover Fire Department. 

On August 27, 2022 McRae succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Bayhealth Kent Campus.

The cause of the crash is unknown and pending further testing and investigation.  Updates will be provided as available. 

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 After Armed Robbery at First State Inn

Incident Number: 50-22-25918

Date/Time:  Monday, August 22, 2022, at 3:46 a.m.

Location: Room at the First State Inn, 1760 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Keon Cornish, 28, of Dover, DE for an armed robbery that occurred early Monday morning at the First State Inn. Officers were called to a room at the Inn at approximately 3:46 a.m. for the report of an armed robbery. Detectives determined that a suspect entered a room at the First State Inn with a black in color rifle and demanded money from the victims. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the victims and fled southbound from the hotel. Through their investigation, Detectives were able to positively identify Cornish as the suspect responsible for the robbery.

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 7:07 P.M. Detectives received information that Cornish was staying in a room at the Kent Budget Inn. The Dover Police Department’s Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T) was activated and responded to the hotel. The S.O.R.T team was able to take Cornish into custody without incident. Cornish was transported to Dover Police and arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court #2.

Cornish was committed to SCI on $138,000 cash bail on the following charges:
-Robbery First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Burglary in the First Degree (Home Invasion)
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Aggravated Menacing (2x)

 

Keon Cornish
Dover, DE

Two Arrested Following Search Warrant on Lexington Place

Incident Number: 50-22-25955

Date/Time:  Monday, August 22, 2022 at 10:10 a.m.

Location: 100 Block of Lexington Place, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has arrested George Shaheen (39) and Kamiah Allen (25), both of Dover, DE, following a search warrant in the 100 block of Lexington Place on Monday morning. Dover’s Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit began an investigation into Shaheen during the month of June 2022 for the sale of drugs. On Monday, Detectives contacted Shaheen inside of a vehicle at which time attempted to flee. Shaheen was unable to get away due to the positioning of Police vehicles and was ultimately taken into custody without further incident. Once Shaheen was in custody, officers responded to his residence to execute a search warrant. When officers arrived, Allen was leaving the residence in possession of drugs. Allen was taken into custody without incident.

As a result of the search warrant officers located 208.6 grams of cocaine, 1,764.5 grams of marijuana, and $12,833 of suspected drug proceeds.

As a result of this investigation, Detectives also obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 700 block of Willow Wood Drive in Smyrna, DE. During the search of this residence, officers located 9mm ammunition, which Shaheen is prohibited from possessing.

Shaheen was committed to SCI on $162,200 cash bail on the following charges:

-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine in a Tier 3 Quantity
-Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 3 Quantity
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana in a Tier 2 Quantity
-Possession of Marijuana in a Tier 2 Quantity
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Criminal Mischief

George Shaheen
Dover, DE

Kamiah Allen was released after posting $57,200 secured bond on the following charges:

-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine in a Tier 3 Quantity
-Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 3 Quantity
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana in a Tier 2 Quantity
-Possession of Marijuana in a Tier 2 Quantity
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Kamiah Allen
Dover, DE

UPDATE (Subject Located): Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Woman

UPDATE (August 22, 2022): The Dover Police Department has cancelled the Gold Alert for Shaimere Wayman. Wayman was located safe and treated at an area hospital.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-22-24767

Date:  Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 12:13 p.m.

Location: 640 South State Street, Bayhealth Kent Campus, Dover, DE

Contac:  Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Shaimere Wayman, a 28-year-old Dover woman. Wayman suffers from multiple conditions that may pose a risk to her health and safety if not properly monitored and treated. Wayman is described as a black female, 5’9″ in height, approximately 180 pounds with brown hair, and brown eyes. Wayman was last seen leaving Bayhealth Kent Campus on August 11, 2022 at approximately 10:35 a.m. At the time, she was wearing a burgundy hooded sweat shirt and blue pants.

If you have any information on Wayman’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111

Suspect Sought After Almost Striking Officer With Vehicle

Incident Number: 50-22-25637

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 10:56 p.m.

Location: Walgreen’s, 1001 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect that almost struck an officer with a vehicle. A Dover officer was at Walgreen’s Thursday evening, when they observed a white male wearing a hat, gray shirt, light colored shorts, and black sneakers, begin to walk out of the store without paying for merchandise. The suspect fled on foot and the officer chased him. The suspect entered a brown Honda Civic and the officer advised the suspect to exit the vehicle. The suspect then drove the vehicle at the officer, however the officer was able to get out of the way unharmed. A vehicle pursuit ensued and continued for approximately 30 minutes through several towns. The vehicle pursuit was ultimately terminated due to the suspects reckless driving. 

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’0″, weighting approximately 250 pounds, with black hair.

If you have any information on the identity of this suspect, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 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.

Unidentified Suspect

Dover Man Arrested After Pointing Firearm At Officer

Incident Number: 50-22-25524

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 12:06 a.m.

Location: River Road and Kent Avenue, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Timothy Safford, a 46-year-old Dover man, after he fled from a traffic stop and pointed a handgun at a Dover Police Officer. A Dover Officer conducted a vehicle stop in the area of River Road and Kent Avenue early Thursday morning for a traffic violation. When the vehicle stopped, a passenger later identified as Safford, fled from the vehicle on foot. The officer began chasing Safford on foot, at which time Safford pointed a black handgun at the officer prior to throwing the gun over a fence into a heavily wooded area. Safford was eventually taken into custody and found in possession of .3 grams of MDMA and 4 grams of crack cocaine. Officers conducted an extensive search of the area, however the firearm has not yet been recovered.

Safford was committed to SCI on $92,700 Cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Aggravated Menacing
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Possession of MDMA
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Resisting Arrest

 

Timothy Safford
Dover, DE