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Dover Man Arrested Following Pair Of Burglaries

Incident Number: 50-22-24372

Date/Time:  Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 7:24 p.m.

Location: Top Notch Sewing, 146 S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE and Maxine’s Fashions, 144 S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department has arrested Jonathan Christopher, a 32-year-old Dover man, following two commercial burglaries that occurred Sunday evening. Officers responded to Top Notch Sewing for the report of a burglary, after the business owner called to report a black male, dread locked hair, striped shirt inside of the business, which was currently closed. The business owner advised the suspect had removed items from the store and left walking south. The business owner also advised that the suspect was with a white female, wearing a dress during this incident.

Officers located Christopher in the surrounding area, matching the above description, and took him into custody without incident. Christopher was found in possession of drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest. Through this investigation, it was determined that Christopher had broken the dead lock off of an adjoining business, Maxine’s Fashions. Christopher then entered the business and took several articles of clothing before leaving.

The identity of the white female suspect is still unknown.

Christopher was released on O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Burglary Third Degree (2x)
-Theft $1500 or Greater
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Theft under $1500
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Criminal Mischief Under $1,000

Jonathan Christopher
Dover, DE

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