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Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Fight at Royal Farms

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Incident Number: 50-22-15938

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 26th, 2022 at 6:52 p.m.

Location: Royal Farms, 293 Saulsbury 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 Marquise Bennett (25) on gun charges on Thursday evening. Officers responded to the parking lot of Royal Farms located at 293 Saulsbury Road for a report of an altercation where a male subject (Bennett) was in possession of a gun. Officers arrived and observed Bennett and a 32-year-old male subject engaged in a physical altercation inside the vestibule of the business. When the men were confronted by the officers, the 32-year-old male threw a 9mm handgun to the ground. Both men were detained without incident at that time.

The investigation into the incident revealed that Bennett and the other male subject were involved in a verbal argument inside of the business. When the male subject exited the store, Bennett followed and brandished a 9mm handgun which was inside of a satchel he was carrying. A physical struggle ensured over control of the gun, causing it to discharge once, and ending in the business’ vestibule. Officers located the handgun, a spent shell casing, and Bennett’s satchel that also contained 19.5 grams of marijuana.

Bennett was committed to SCI on a $79,100 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Marijuana (Civil)

Marquise Bennett
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 Green Blade Drive

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Incident Number: 50-22-15842

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Location: 200 Block of Green Blade Drive, 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 in the 200 Block of Green Blade Drive on Wednesday, May 25th.  Sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the residence through an unsecured window.  Once inside the home, the suspect removed various small items before fleeing.  The resident was not home at the time of the incident. 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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April 16th Shooting Suspect Arrested

Incident Number: 50-22-11440

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 16th, 2022 at 12:53 a.m.

Location: Sidewalk in front of Irish Mike’s, 107 West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department and United States Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force arrested Robert Knox (26) for the shooting in front of Irish Mike’s on April 16th, 2022.  Knox was developed as a suspect during the investigation and an arrest warrant was obtained.  On May 24th, 2022 at approximately 12:20 p.m., officers arrested Knox after he left an apartment on Plummage Court in Dover without incident.  At the time of his arrest, Knox was found to be in possession of 18.6 grams of marijuana and a large amount of cash.  

Officers then obtained a search warrant for the apartment that Knox and Shaniqua Smith (29) were in.  During the search, officers located 6,106.7 grams of marijuana (13.5 pounds), a 9mm handgun, a .380 caliber handgun, and $54,931 in drug proceeds.

An arrest was also made on May 3rd after a suspect was identified as having a handgun when the shooting occurred.

Knox was committed to SCI on a $321,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Assault 1st Degree*
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony*
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)*
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (4x)
-Drug Paraphernalia

*Charges from April 16th Shooting

Shaniqua Smith was released on a $30,500 unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Drug Paraphernalia

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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Three Arrested on Firearms and Drug Offenses

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Incident Number: 50-22-14823

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 2:02 p.m.

Location: See Narrative

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested three men on firearms and other charges on Tuesday.  Officers were conducting surveillance for a firearms investigation at 30 S. New Street (New Hope Apartments) when they observed Shaquan Shields (19) leave the area as a passenger in a vehicle.  Shields was wanted on Family Court capiases and officers contacted him when the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 200 Block of S. DuPont Highway in Dover at approximately 2:02 p.m.  During the stop, officers located 50.1 grams of marijuana in plain view, next to Shields.  Shields was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and 21 bags of heroin.

At approximately 3:50 p.m., officers attempted to contact Devon Randall (19) outside of 30 S. New Street after being observed with a handgun.  When officers approached, Randall fled into the building and into an apartment.  Officers located a loaded 9mm handgun in the path where Randall fled from officers.  Officers then applied for a search warrant for the apartment and were able to take Devon Randall and Zyaier Payne (18) into custody prior to executing the search warrant.  During the search, officers located a loaded .40 caliber handgun and 87.5 grams of marijuana. 

Shaquan Shields was committed to SCI on a $30,700 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Devon Randall was committed to SCI on a $113,200 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Zyaier Payne  was committed to SCI on a $102,200 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

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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17-Year-Old Arrested on Gun Charges After Fleeing from Police

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Incident Number: 50-22-14704

Date/Time:  Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 2:02 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of South Queen Street, 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 17-year-old male following a foot pursuit on Monday afternoon.  Officers were conducting a firearms investigation after it was learned that they 17-year-old was in possession of a handgun after it was reported that the suspect had “flashed” the gun on the property of the Parkway Academy/The Depot.  The juvenile is not an active student of the school.  The juvenile suspect was located in the 100 Block of South Queen Street and fled on foot when uniformed officers approached.  During the foot pursuit, the juvenile suspect was clutching his waistband and eventually fell down.  A teal 9mm handgun was located where the suspect fell.  The suspect got up and continued to run but was located a short time later near the Dover Fire Department between South Governors Avenue and South Bradford Street.   The juvenile suspect was committed to a juvenile detention center on a $17,100 secured bond on the following charges: -Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon -Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x) -Possession of Deadly Weapon in School Zone -Illegal Gang Participation -Resisting Arrest
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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Traffic Stop Leads to Firearms Arrest

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Incident Number: 50-22-14646

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at 10:08 p.m.

Location: Area of Forrest Avenue and Kenton 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 Zhamir Cooper-Watson (27, Smyrna) on firearms charges during a traffic stop on Sunday evening.  At approximately 10:08 p.m., officers stopper Cooper-Watson for driving without his headlights on in the area of Forrest Avenue and Kenton Road.  During the stop, Cooper-Watson was seen moving rapidly in the driver seat as if concealing something.  Officers inquired if Cooper-Watson had anything in the vehicle that was illegal and he admitted to having a firearm in the trunk.  Officers located handgun and three magazines inside of a backpack in the trunk.  Officers then located a 9mm handgun under the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  Cooper-Watson was taken into custody without incident and released on an O.R. bond on two counts of Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. 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 for Rape/Robbery

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Incident Number: 50-22-14577

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at 2:13 a.m.

Location: 35 Loockerman Plaza, 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 27-year-old Dover man in connection with a rape that occurred early Sunday morning.  At approximately 2:13 a.m., officers responded to the parking lot of the Dover Library to check on the welfare of a 46-year-old female.  The victim told police that she was sleeping near the entrance of the library when she was woken up by a black male suspect who stole her phones and a knife.  The victim told police she tried screaming for help but the suspect made threats against her life if she did not stop.  The suspect proceeded to rape the victim and fled the area on foot.  Officers were able to obtain video footage that captured the incident and used it to obtain a description of the suspect.  While searching for the suspect, Dover officers located Tywon Mack (27) in the lobby of the Bayhealth Kent Campus emergency room.  Mack was wearing the same clothing as seen in the video of the incident and was found to be in possession of some of the victim’s property as well.  Mack was taken into custody and committed to SCI on a $180,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Rape 1st Degree (3x)
-Robbery 1st Degree

Tywon Mack
Dover, DE (Homeless)

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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