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Three Arrested Following Firearm Investigation

Incident/Complaint#:  50-23-20437

Date:  Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 5:31 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of Willis Road 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 Lavar Dickson-Lewis, 19, a 17-year-old male, and a 15-year-old male, all of Dover, on weapons charges, following a firearm investigation Wednesday evening. Officers were in the 100 block of Willis Road conducting a firearm investigation, when they contacted Lavar Dickson-Lewis and a group of juveniles. Upon contacting the group, Dickson-Lewis, and a 17-year-old male ran from officers. During the foot pursuit, the 17-year-old fell to the ground, causing a handgun to fall onto the ground from his clothing. Dickson-Lewis and the 17-year-old were taken into custody after the foot pursuit, and Officers located a second handgun that had been reported stolen, following a search of the area that Dickson-Lewis had ran through. While taking the suspects into custody, and third juvenile, a 15-year-old male, attempted to remove items from the 17-year-olds pocket and became disorderly, clinching his fist and becoming aggressive toward officers. He was taken into custody and all three suspect were transported to Dover Police where they were processed and arraigned.

Dickson-Lewis was committed to SCI on $8,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Receiving a Stolen Firearm
-Resisting Arrest

The 17-year-old was released on a $6,500 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited
-Possession of a Weapon with an Obliterated Serial Number
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Resisting Arrest
-Criminal Mischief

The 15-year-old was released on his own recognizance on the following charges:
-Resisting Arrest
-Disorderly Conduct

Lavar Dickson-Lewis
Dover, DE