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Juvenile Arrested with Firearm Following Trespassing Complaint

Incident Number: 50-22-35054

Date/Time:  Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 01:50 a.m.

Location: Thames Drive / Trafalgar Drive, 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 a 15-year-old male from Dover, DE on weapons charges following a trespassing complaint early Saturday morning. The investigation began at approximately 1:50 a.m. when Dover Police received a call for a suspect going through a vehicle in the 400 block of Worchester Drive. Officers responded and located the suspect in the area of Thames Drive and Trafalgar Drive and attempted to contact him. The suspect ran from the officer and while running, threw a handgun from his jacket pocket, and continued running. The suspect was eventually taken into custody without further incident and officers recovered a loaded polymer 80 9mm handgun in the area he was observed throwing the firearm. The suspect was identified as a 15-year-old male from Dover, and he was found in possession of screwdriver and wrench. Further investigation revealed the suspect was attempting to steal vehicles however he was unsuccessful.

The 15-year-old male was transported to Dover Police and arraigned through JP7.

He was committed to Stevenson House on $12,600 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (2x)
-Possession of Burglars Tools
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Possession of marijuana
-Resisting Arrest
-Trespassing Second Degree

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