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Teen Fugitive Arrested on New Drug and Firearm Charges

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Incident Number: 50-22-1123

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Dover East MHP, 1061 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested a 16-year-old male fugitive and charged him with additional drug and weapons offenses following an incident on Wednesday, January 12th. Officers responded to a home in Dover East Mobile Home Park after confirming that the male suspect who was wanted for Escape charges from Camden, DE police and several capias’ was in a residence. When officers arrived, the suspect attempted to flee out of a window and dropped a fanny pack. When the suspect saw officers outside, he retreated back into the home. The fanny pack contained a handgun, 13 grams of crack cocaine, and 28.4 grams of marijuana.

Officers from the Dover Police Special Operations Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Teams responded to the residence. The suspect surrendered to police without incident after approximately one hour.

The suspect was arrested on the existing warrants but was also charged with the following offenses from the January 12th incident:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Resisting Arrest
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Illegal Gang Participation

If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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Suspect Arrested After Robbery at Kohl’s

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Incident Number: 50-22-1046

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 4:58 p.m.

Location: 299 N. DuPont Highway., Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Dowanna Hutcherson (33) for robbery following and incident at Kohl’s, located at 299 North DuPont Highway. At approximately 4:58 p.m. Hutcherson was attempting to flee business with several items she did not pay for when an employee attempted to stop her. Hutcherson then displayed a knife and fled in a black vehicle. Responding officers and detectives were able to identify the suspect and located the vehicle in the parking lot of the Dover Inn in the 400 Block of N. DuPont Highway. A short time later, Hutcherson was contacted and taken into custody without incident. Hutcherson was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Center on a $4,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony

Dowanna Hutcherson
Dover, DE

If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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Dover Police to Host “How to Succeed in the Hiring Process” Seminars

The Dover Police Department will hold a “How to Succeed in the Hiring Process” seminar on the following dates:

-Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
-Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
-Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

All three seminars will be held at the Dover Police Department, located at 400 S. Queen Street, Dover, DE 19904.  The seminar is open to anyone interested in a career with the Dover Police Department as a police officer and will include information about the hiring process, application assistance, specialized units of the agency, and a tour of the police department.  You do not have to submit an application prior to attending.  Doors will open at 8:30AM and close promptly at 9:00 a.m. with no late admittance permitted.  The seminars typically end by 11:00 a.m.

The Dover Police Department continually accepts applications for police officers.  The department is currently accepting applications for the 2022 hiring process.  For more information, visit: www.doverpolice.org/careers 

If you have any questions, please call Master Corporal Caleb Rich at 302-736-4461.

The City of Dover and Dover Police Department are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Home Struck by Gunfire at Village at McKee Branch Apartments

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Incident Number: 50-22-946

Date/Time:  Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 6:40 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of Ensemble Court, Dover, DE (Village at McKee Branch)

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a a shooting where an occupied home was struck on Monday evening. Officers responded to 100 Block Ensemble Court at approximately 6:40 p.m. for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived they discovered that a residence had been struck once by gunfire. The home was occupied by four people, none of which were injured. Multiple shell casings were located on Walker Road, just east of the residence, during the investigation.

If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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Dover Man Arrested for 4th Offense DUI Following Crash

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Incident Number: 50-22-805

Date/Time:  Sunday, January 8th, 2022 at 11:16 p.m.

Location: North DuPont Highway and Leipsic Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Antoine Collier (42) for a 4th Offense DUI on Saturday night. Officers responded to the area of North DuPont Highway and Leipsic Road for a motor vehicle collision and contacted Collier, who was a driver of one of the involved vehicles. During the investigation, it was determined that Collier was under the influence and a blood sample was obtained at Bayhealth Kent Campus. Collier has been charged with DUI three previous times, making this his 4th offense.

Collier was released on a $3,250 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-4th Offense DUI
-Driving While Suspended/Revoked
-Failure to Stop at Red Light
-No Proof of Insurance

Antoine Collier
Dover, DE

If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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Residential Burglary on South Governors Avenue

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Incident Number: 50-22-866

Date/Time:  Sunday, January 9th, 2022 between 4:30 p.m.-10:43 p.m.

Location: Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Sunday, January 9th, 2022 on the Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue. The incident occurred sometime between 4:30 p.m.-10:43 p.m. when the resident was not home. During that time, an unknown suspect forced entry into the victim’s apartment and took miscellaneous belongings from the home.

If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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Gold Alert Issued for 30-Year-Old Man

Incident/Complaint#:  50-22-848

Date:  Sunday, January 9th, 2022 at 4:45 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of Haman Drive, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:  Sgt. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Moises Valle Jr. Valle Jr. was last seen at a family members home on Haman Drive on December 31st, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. The family member had assumed Valle Jr. was staying at a shelter in the Wilmington area, but he has not been seen there since October 2021. Valle Jr. has multiple conditions that may affect his health and safety if not properly monitored. Valle Jr. is a black male with brown hair and eyes, unknown clothing, 5’4″ and approximately 120 pounds.

If you have any information regarding Valle Jr.’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 or 911 immediately.

Moises Valle Jr.