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
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.