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Man Wanted For Robbery Arrested With Handgun Following Trespassing Complaint

Incident Number:  50-23-1945

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 5:06 p.m.

Location: Unit Block of Lamplighter Lane, 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 Chaz Johnson, 22, of Dover, on weapons charges following a trespassing complaint Wednesday evening. Dover Police were called to a residence in the unit block of Lamplighter Lane for the report of people trespassing in the residence. Officers responded and contacted Johnson inside of the residence. Johnson was taken into custody without incident and found in possession of a .380 handgun with an obliterated serial number. A computer check revealed Johnson was wanted by Milford Police for a robbery that occurred in October of 2022.

Johnson was transported to Dover Police where he was processed and arraigned.

Johnson was committed to SCI on $62,000 secured bail on the following charges:
-Robbery First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Assault Third Degree

Johnson was issued a $6,000 unsecured bail on the following charges:
-Criminal Trespass First Degree
-Possession of a Weapon with a Removed, Obliterated or Altered Serial Number


Chaz Johnson
Dover, DE