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Shooting on Barrister Place

Incident Number:  50-23-8498

Date/Time: Between Friday, March 17, 2023 at 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.

Location: 400 Block of Barrister Place 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 400 block of Barrister Place between Friday, March 17, 2023, at 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. that left a home damaged. The investigation began when the resident of the home contacted Dover Police Saturday morning and advised their house had been damaged by gunfire. Investigation revealed that a bullet had been shot through the house sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. The home was occupied at the time of the shooting, however there were no injuries reported.

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 at 800-TIP-3333 or online at www.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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UPDATE (Subject Located) Gold Alert Issued for Missing Camden Woman

**UPDATE** The Dover Police Department is cancelling the gold alert for Tylieasha Wise. Wise has been located and is safe.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-23-8463

Date:  Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 01:45 a.m.

Location: Bally’s, 1131 North DuPont Highway 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 Tylieasha Wise, 26, of Camden. Wise suffers from a condition that may pose a risk to her health and safety if not properly monitored and treated. Wise is described as a black female, approximately 5’4″ and approximately 135 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. Wise was last seen in the area of Bally’s, 1131 North DuPont Highway at approximately 1:45 a.m. on March 18th, 2023. At the time, she was operating a black 2012 Hyundai Elantra with Delaware registration 960525. A clothing description for Wise is unavailable at this time.

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

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Camden Woman

Incident/Complaint#:  50-23-8463

Date:  Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 01:45 a.m.

Location: Bally’s, 1131 North DuPont Highway 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 Tylieasha Wise, 26, of Camden. Wise suffers from a condition that may pose a risk to her health and safety if not properly monitored and treated. Wise is described as a black female, approximately 5’4″ and approximately 135 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. Wise was last seen in the area of Bally’s, 1131 North DuPont Highway at approximately 1:45 a.m. on March 18th, 2023. At the time, she was operating a black 2012 Hyundai Elantra with Delaware registration 960525. A clothing description for Wise is unavailable at this time.

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

Dover Police Department Selected to be Inaugural Member of the Nation’s First-Ever Law Enforcement-Community Engagement Network

Dover Police Department is proud to announce that it is one of a small group of agencies selected to participate in the first cohort of the Law Enforcement Community-Engagement Network (LECEN).

The LECEN is a first-of-its-kind resource to support public safety professionals in the highly specialized community engagement sector. It provides them with access to best practices, peer support, industry expertise, and current research.

The network is convened by MovementForward, Inc., a modern, inclusive social change organization working to protect, promote, and advance the civil and human rights of all people.

“Community collaboration is essential to the success of our mission.  The Dover Police Department is very proud of what PFC Aviles has brought to our Community Policing efforts for many years.  We are overjoyed that he was recognized and selected by MovementForward to pioneer the first steps of LECEN.  Solving Community problems is a shared responsibility and we want to do our part.” – Dover Police Chief Thomas Johnson

The 2023 trial cohort will set the stage for the full launch of the full network in the second half of 2023. Its members will offer feedback, organize events in their local communities, and receive support through webinars, networking, and training. Cohort members were invite-only and provide a cross-section of agency size and types, geographies, demographics, census sizes, experiences, and more.

“For the past several years, we’ve seen significant strains on the relationship between law enforcement and communities,” said Rev. Markel Hutchins, president & CEO of MovementForward, Inc. “The members of this cohort are exemplary in engaging their residents and will provide key insight into the building and professionalizing of the field of community engagement.”

About MovementForward, Inc.

MovementForward, Inc. is a modern, inclusive social change organization working to protect, promote and advance the civil and human rights of all people. It organizes activities focused on reconciliation and bridge building including National Faith & Blue Weekend and the Professionalizing Law Enforcement Training Conference.


Visit MovementForward, Inc at www.movementforward.org or follow us on Twitter at @MovementFWD.

Dover Man Arrested on Weapons and Drug Charges Following Search Warrant

Incident Number:  50-23-7917

Date/Time: Monday, March 13, 2023 at 12:33 p.m.

Location: Capital Inn, 1426 North DuPont Highway 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 Keith Landry, 51, of Dover, on weapons and drug charges following a search warrant Monday afternoon. The investigation began when members of the Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit learned that Landry was in a room at the Capital Inn. Landry was currently wanted by Dover Police on drug charges. Officers obtained and executed a search warrant on the room and Landry was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the room officers located a loaded .38 special revolver, 10 amphetamine pills, 28 bags of heroin, 2.7 grams of crack cocaine, and 4.7 grams of cocaine. Landry was transported to Dover Police where he was processed and arraigned.

Landry was committed to SCI on $41,500 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
-Possession of a Controlled Substance (5x)
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Keith Landry
Dover, DE

Burglary At First State Vape

Incident Number:  50-23-7209

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 2:34 a.m.

Location: 470 North DuPont Highway 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 burglary that occurred early Tuesday morning at First State Vape. The investigation began at approximately 2:34 a.m., when Dover Police received a call for a possible burglary in progress at the business. Officers responded and located the front door to the business shattered. Officers checked the business however the suspects had already fled. Officers spoke with the owner who advised that the suspects removed an undisclosed amount of merchandise from the store and fled in an unknown direction. The suspects are described as wearing dark clothing.

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 at 800-TIP-3333 or online at www.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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Eighteen Officers Graduate from Dover Municipal Police Academy

The Dover Police Department is announcing the graduation of the Dover Municipal Police Academy.  On Friday, March 3, 2023, the department hosted a graduation ceremony at the the Dover High School auditorium to celebrate the end of the 21-week training academy.  Eighteen recruits from thirteen Delaware police agencies successfully completed the training and graduated.  

Speakers at the ceremony included Lieutenant Governor of Delaware Bethany Hall-Long, Attorney General Kathleen Jennings, City of Dover City of Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen, and City of Dover Police Chief Thomas Johnson.

Several awards were also presented for outstanding performances by academy recruits:

Academic Achievement Award
The Academic Achievement Award is awarded to the recruit who continued to demonstrate a high level of academic proficiency throughout academy training.  Based on a series of tests to prove their understanding of course content, the recruits all received a final academic GPA.  While all of the recruits demonstrated tremendous work in the academic area, this recruit earned the highest average in the class with a 97.8 GPA. 

The award was presented to Milford Police recruit, Hunter Simpson.

Top Shot Award
The Top Shot Award is awarded to the recruit who demonstrated the highest level of marksmanship proficiency and firearms safety throughout a series of day and night firearms training and qualification courses. 

The Top Shot award was presented to Tyler Mau of the Camden Police Department.

Physical Fitness Award
The Dover Police Academy Physical Fitness Award is awarded to the police recruit who demonstrated a high level of physical fitness, strength, and endurance throughout the academy.  This recruits also continued to push themselves to a higher level throughout the 21 weeks of physical training. 

The Physical Fitness Awards was presented to Dover Police recruit, Jonathan Lopez.

Francis T. Schneible  Resiliency Award
The Francis T. Schneible Resiliency Award is given to the police recruit who showed the most resiliency during the academy.  Francis Schneible began his law enforcement career with the Dover Police Department in 1968.  Just one year into his tour, Schneible was shot by a shoplifting suspect who was armed with a shotgun.  Schneible’s resiliency allowed him to continue to serve for four more years with Dover, later joining the Delaware State Police.  Schneible unfortunately lost his life 24 years after the shooting due to difficulties stemming from his injuries he sustained. 

The recipient of the Francis T. Schneible Award was Hunter Simpson, from the Milford Police Department. 

Corporal Thomas Hannon Top Recruit Award
The Corporal Thomas Hannon Top Recruit Award is given to the police recruit who displayed an outstanding effort and demonstrated quality leadership throughout the 19-week academy.  This recruit always gave their best effort and went above and beyond to help their classmates throughout the challenges of the academy.  Corporal Thomas Hannon began his law enforcement career with the New York City Police Department before joining the Dover Police Department in 2005.  Corporal Thomas Hannon was also named the Top Municipal Recruit of his Delaware State Police 76th/64th Academy Class, which made it even more appropriate to name this award in his honor.

In 2012, Corporal Hannon suffered a leg injury during the arrest of a suspect and continued to suffer from complications as a result.  On September 1st, 2017, Corporal Hannon lost his life as a result of medical complications stemming from the injury and subsequent surgeries.

The recipient of the Corporal Thomas Hannon Top Recruit Award was Kyle Cox, of the Milton Police Department. 

In his closing remarks, M/Cpl Ryan Schmid, reminded the recruits of the challenges that lie ahead and of the Core Values of the Dover Municipal Police Academy: “The policing profession continues to face unprecedented change and challenges, to include recruitment of those willing to serve their community.  But because of people like you who stepped up to serve despite those challenges, we have faith that the State of Delaware is in good hands.  As you serve your respective communities, I challenge you to continue to be examples of COURAGE, PROFESSIONALISM, and INTEGRITY.” 

Graduating Recruits from the 2023 City of Dover Municipal Police Academy:

Camden Police Department
Tyler Mau

City of Dover Police Department
Tyler Hughto
Jonathan Lopez
Jean Jacques-LaFleur
Anthony Weedon

Fenwick Island Police Department
Cameron Clift

Georgetown Police Department
Maxwell Bruette

Harrington Police Department
Davin Anderson
Austin Rains

Laurel Police Department
Bryan Tindley

Milford Police Department
Hunter Simpson
Carlos Hernandez

Millsboro Police Department
Brian Cabezas

Milton Police Department
Kyle Cox

Newport Police Department
Shane Smith

Ocean View Police Department
Dylan Murphy

South Bethany Police Department
Matthew Boyd

Wyoming Police Department
Alexis McCullough

Graduating Recruits and Academy Instructors