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Two Teens Arrested on Weapons Charges Sunday Afternoon

Incident Number:  50-23-3871

Date/Time:  Sunday, February 6, 2023 at 12:55 p.m.

Location: 986 Building of Whatcoat Apartments, 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, black male, and a 16-year-old, black male, both of Dover, on weapons and drug charges following a gun complaint Sunday afternoon. The investigation began when Dover Police took the report of several subjects loitering in the 986 building of Whatcoat apartments. It was relayed to officers that two of the individuals with this group were in possession of firearms. Officers went to the building and attempted to contact the group at which time they ran away. Officers were able to take the 15-year-old and 16-year-old into custody after a brief foot pursuit. A search of the 15-year-old revealed he was in possession of a hi-point 9mm handgun and 4.6 grams of crack cocaine. Officers also located a stolen hi point 9mm handgun in the area where the 16-year-old was taken into custody. As he was being placed into a patrol car, the 16-year-old moved his head aggressively toward an officer attempting to hit the officer.

Both juveniles were taken to Dover Police where they were processed and arraigned.

The 15-year-old was committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on $26,200 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited(2x)
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of a controlled substance
-Possession of drug paraphernal

The 16-year-old was committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on $15,100 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Receiving a Stolen Firearm
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Resisting Arrest
-Menacing

 

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Man

Incident/Complaint#:  50-23-3532

Date:  Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 1:20 p.m.

Location: 621 West Division Street, 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 issued a Gold Alert for Wendell Price, a 50-year-old male of Dover, DE. Price suffers from a condition that may pose a risk to his health and safety if not properly monitored and treated. Price is described as a black male,6’0″, approximately 200 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. Price was last known to be in the area of 621 West Division Street on January 5, 2023. At the time, he was wearing orange bib overalls.

If you have any information on Price’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111.

Wendell Price
Dover, DE

Dover Man Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

Incident Number:  50-23-3448

Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 10:05 p.m.

Location: 300 Block of Fulton Street, 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 Larry Brown, 44, of Dover, DE on drug charges, following a traffic stop Wednesday night. The incident began at approximately 10:05 p.m., when patrol officers, along with the Street Crimes Unit, observed a vehicle parked in the roadway in the 300 block of Fulton Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop on this vehicle, at which time Brown exited the vehicle holding a bag and threw the bag toward the front of the vehicle. Officers attempted to take Brown into custody at which time he resisted arrest. After a brief struggle, Brown was taken into custody. Officers located the bag that Brown threw, which contained 9.4 grams of cocaine. Additionally, officers located 6.1 grams of marijuana on Brown following a search.

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

Brown was released on his own recognizance on the following charges:
-Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 1 Quantity
-Possession of Marijuana
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Vehicle Parked in the Roadway

Larry Brown
Dover, DE

UPDATE (SUBJECT LOCATED) Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Man

Update – 1/30/2023 – The Dover Police Department is cancelling the Gold Alert for Alexander Melero-Almodovar. Melero-Almodovar has been located and is safe.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-23-1660

Date:  Monday, January 16, 2022 at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Bayhealth Kent Campus, 640 South State Street, 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 issued a Gold Alert for Alexander Melero-Almodovar, a 26-year-old male of Dover, DE. Melero-Almodovar suffers from a condition that may pose a risk to his health and safety if not properly monitored and treated. Melero-Almodovar is described as a white male, Hispanic, 5’6″, approximately 110 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. Melero-Almodovar was last known to be in the area of Bayhealth Kent Campus, 640 South State Street Dover, DE at 11:15 a.m. on Monday morning. At the time, he was wearing a green hospital gown.


If you have any information on Melero-Almodovar’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111.

Selbyville Man Arrested On Weapons Charges Following Road Rage Incident

Incident Number:  50-23-2989

Date/Time:  Saturday, January 28, 2023, 1:42 p.m.

Location: North DuPont Highway North of College Road, 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 Ryan Hartung, 22, of Selbyville, on weapons charges following a road rage incident Saturday afternoon. The investigation began at approximately 1:42 p.m., when Dover Police received a call from the victim advising that he was driving on North DuPont Highway in the area of Bally’s Hotel and Casino, when a male, later identified as Hartung, pointed a firearm at him after a road rage incident. The victim was able to provide a vehicle description and description of the male to officers. Officers checked the area, located Hartung, and he was taken into custody without incident. Officers located a black RIA 1911 9mm handgun on the back seat of Hartung’s vehicle following a search.

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

Hartung was released after posting $1,500 secured bond on the following charges:
-Aggravated Menacing
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

Ryan Hartung
Selbyville, DE

Dover Police Make Arrest in Manchester Square Shooting

The Dover Police Department has arrested Alexander Singletary, 19, of Dover, following a shooting investigation that began January 12,2023. Through the investigation, Singletary was identified as a suspect and warrants were obtained for his arrest.

On Tuesday 01/24/2023 at 2:37 p.m., members of the First State Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of Dover’s Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit, and Dover Probation and Parole, Singletary was taken into custody without incident in Manchester Square.

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

Singletary was committed to SCI on $10,000 secured bail on the following charges:
-Assault Second Degree
-Conspiracy Second Degree

See below for the original release.

Alexander Singletary
Dover, DE

Incident Number:  50-23-1331

Date/Time:  Thursday, January 12, 2023, 5:48 p.m.

Location: Unit Block of Stevenson 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 is investigating a shooting that occurred in Manchester Square that left a 20-year-old male from Dover injured Thursday evening. The investigation began at approximately 5:48 p.m., when Dover Police were called to the unit block of Stevenson Drive for the report of shots fired. Officers responded to check the area and did not locate a victim at this time. Shortly after, a 20-year-old male walked into an area hospital with a gun shot wound in his face. The victim was unable to communicate well with officers based off of his injury and he was transferred to a New Castle County hospital for further treatment.

There are no leads and no suspect information available at this time.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to 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 t 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestopperweb.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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Wilmington Woman Arrested For Robbery

Incident Number:  50-23-2383

Date/Time:  Monday, January 23, 2023 at 10:03 a.m.

Location: 100 Block of West Loockerman Street, 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 Doretha Howard, 42, of Wilmington, for Robbery, following an incident that occurred Monday morning. The investigation began when Dover Police were called to the 100 unit block of West Loockerman Street at 10:03 a.m. for the report of a robbery. Officers made contact with the 74-year-old female victim, who advised she was approached by a black female, later identified as Howard, who asked her for money. The victim stated she gave Howard a small amount of money, at which time Howard began pushing the victim, and removed her wallet from her purse. Once Howard  had the victim’s wallet, she took the victim’s credit/debit cards and fled on foot. Officers were able to develop a suspect description and within 30 minutes, members of “A” platoon located Howard, who matched the description, in the area of South New Street and West Reed Street, and took her into custody without incident.

Howard was transported to Dover Police where she was processed and arraigned.

Howard was committed to BWCI on $6,100 cash bail on the following charges:
-Robbery Second Degree
-Offensive Touching

 

Doretha Howard
Wilmington, DE