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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

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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

Four Adults, Two Juveniles, Arrested On Drug Dealing and Weapons Charges Following Search Warrant

Incident Number:  50-23-1901/50-23-1922

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

Location: 200 Block of West Reed 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 Roderick Dixon, 38, Janita Sullivan, 40, Larry Harris, 23, Khareim Hanzer, 24, a 17-year-old black male, all of dover, and a 13-year-old black male from Camden, on drug dealing and weapons charges following a search warrant Wednesday afternoon. Detectives had been conducting a drug investigation into an apartment in the 200 block of West Reed Street Dover. On 01/18/23 at 1200 hours, members of the Dover Police Department’s Special Operations Response Team, in conjunction with Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit, Criminal Investigation Unit, and Delaware Probation and Parole, executed a search warrant on the apartment. Prior to the execution of the search warrant, Dixon was observed conducting drug transactions in the area of the apartment and would make contact with Sullivan in a vehicle after the transactions. Upon execution of the search warrant Dixon and Sullivan were taken into custody without incident outside of the residence. Harris was taken into custody inside of the residence without incident, and Hanzer, along with two juveniles, ran from the residence. Hanzer and the two juveniles were taken into custody after a foot pursuit.

During the execution of the search warrant, officers located 1,304.3 grams of marijuana, 926 bags of heroin, and a loaded Walther CCP 9mm handgun. When the 17-year-old male was taken into custody, he was found in possession of 54.8 grams of marijuana and a Polymer 80 9mm handgun. A search of the vehicle occupied by Sullivan revealed 12.3 grams of crack cocaine, 3.3 grams of marijuana, 64 bags of heroin, glass jar containing suspected cocaine residue inside, two digital scales, and $494.

All of the above individuals were transported to Dover Police where they were processed and arraigned.

Dixon was committed to SCI on $49,101 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity
-Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity
-Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Sullivan was committed to BWCI on $45,601 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity
-Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity
-Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Harris was released on $2,000 unsecured bail on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana in a Tier 3 Quantity
-Maintaining a Drug Property

Hanzer was released on $250 unsecured bail on the following charge:
-Resisting Arrest

17-year-old male was committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on $41,100 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited(3x)
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Marijuana
-Resisting Arrest

13-year-old male was released on his own recognizance to a guardian on the following charge:
-Resisting Arrest

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

Shooting on Woodcrest Drive

Incident Number:  50-23-1841

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 8:03 p.m.

Location: 900 Block of Woodcrest 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 the 900 Block of Woodcrest Drive Tuesday evening. The investigation began at approximately 8:03 p.m., when Dover Police were called to the 900 block of Woodcrest Drive for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a residence in the 900 block had been struck by gunfire. Officers contacted the residents of the house and determined that no one was injured as a result of this shooting.

The suspects fled in an unknown direction and a suspect description is currently unavailable.

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

You can follow the Dover Police Department by clicking on:

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Wanted Dover Man Arrested Following Search Warrant

Incident Number:  50-23-1812

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 4:41 p.m.

Location: 405 Country 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 has arrested Jahheam Taylor, 22, of Dover, DE who was wanted by Dover Police for domestic related charges, following a search warrant Tuesday evening. The Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit executed a search warrant on an apartment at 405 Country Drive, that was associated with Taylor. Taylor was taken into custody without incident and a search of the residence revealed 1,144.5 grams of marijuana, drug packaging material, $3,001, and ammunition. Taylor was transported to Dover Police where he was processed and arraigned.

Taylor was committed to SCI on $23,500 bail on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana in a Tier 1 Quantity
-Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Breach of Release

Jahheam Taylor
Dover, DE

UPDATE – Suspect Arrested In Connection With August 2022 Burglary at Walgreens

The Dover Police Department has arrested Nafis Shakir, 28, of Dover, following a burglary investigation that began in August of 2022. Through investigative measures, Shakir was developed as a suspect in the investigation and warrants were obtained for his arrest. On 01/17/23 at 6:09 p.m., Dover Police took Shakir into custody in the 100 block of Spruance Road Dover, DE. Shakir was transported to Dover Police where he was processed and arraigned.

Shakir was committed to SCI on $4,500 secured bail on the following charges:
-Burglary Third Degree
-Theft Over $1500
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Criminal Mischief

Nafis Shakir
Dover, DE


**ORIGINAL RELEASE**

Incident Number: 50-22-24233

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 5:57 a.m.

Location: Walgreens, 1001 Forrest Ave, 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 commercial burglary that occurred on Saturday, August 6th, at Walgreens. During the overnight hours, while the business was closed, a black male wearing a black mask, light colored shirt, and shorts broke a window and entered the business. While inside, the suspect took several cartons of cigarettes, placed them into a bag, and left the store.