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Juvenile Arrested for Possessing Firearm Following Administrative Search

Incident Number: 50-22-31657

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 5:35 p.m.

Location: 400 block of Barrister Place, 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 a 16-year-old male from Dover, DE on weapons charges following an administrative search on Tuesday evening. At approximately 5:35 p.m., Officers from the Dover Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit assisted Delaware Juvenile Probation and Parole with an administrative search of a juvenile probationer’s residence in the 400 block of Barrister Place. As a result of the administrative search, a blue and black polymer 80 9mm handgun and 9mm ammunition were located. The 16-year-old male probationer was taken into custody without incident and transported to Dover Police.

The 16-year-old male was committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on $7,500 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited