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Dover Man Arrested For Burglary at Dover Public Library

Incident Number:  50-23-11657

Date/Time: Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 6:22 p.m.

Location: Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, 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 Alexander Melero-Almodovar, 25, of Dover, for Burglary following an alarm call at the Dover Public Library. The investigation began when Police were called to the Library at 6:22 p.m. for a burglary alarm inside. Dispatchers were able to remotely view cameras from the Library which revealed Melero-Almodovar was inside, hiding behind a desk. The library had been closed since 5:00 p.m. and no one should have been inside. Officers made entry into the library and took Melero-Almodovar into custody without incident. Further investigation revealed that while inside the library, Melero-Almodovar removed an undisclosed amount of money from a desk. Melero-Almodovar was transported to Dover Police where he was processed and arraigned.

Melero-Alomodovar was released on his own recognizance on the following charges:
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Theft under$1500


Alexander Melero-Almodovar
Dover, DE