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Cricket Wireless Burglary

Incident Number: 50-21-15170

Date/Time:  Monday, May 31, 2021 at 4:24 a.m.

Location: Cricket Wireless, 1225 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 is investigating a a burglary that occurred at Cricket Wireless on Monday morning.  At approximately 4:24 a.m., officers were dispatched to the store for a burglary alarm.  Arriving officers found that the front window to the business was broken and an unknown amount of merchandise was stolen from the store.  No suspect information was available at the time the of release.

The 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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

Houston Man Arrested on Gun Charges

Incident Number: 50-21-15141

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 30th, 2021 at 7:09 p.m.

Location: Slaughter 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 20-year-old Dwahn Hooks on firearms offenses following an incident on Sunday night.  At approximately 7:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to Slaughter Street for a report of a subject (Hooks) threatening a group of people with a handgun.  Just prior to officers arrival, Hooks entered the passenger side of a gray SUV and fled the area.  Officers located the SUV and stopped it in the area of New Burton Road and Dover Street.  Hooks and the driver were taken into custody without incident.  During a search of the vehicle, a loaded 9mm handgun was located under Hook’s seat. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooks was committed to SCI on a $8,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Disorderly Conduct
-Possession of Firearm While Under the Influence (alcohol) 
-Violation of Probation

Dwahn Hooks
Age: 20
Houston, DE

Ann Avenue Home Struck by Gunfire

Incident Number: 50-21-15098

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 30th, 2021 at 3:01 a.m.

Location: Unit Block of Ann 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 shooting that damaged an occupied residence early Sunday morning.  Officers responded to the unit block of Ann Avenue at 3:01 a.m. for a report of shots fired.  Arriving officers located a home that had been struck by gunfire.  The home was occupied by a single resident at the time of the incident.  The occupant of the home was not injured.

The 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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

DOVER POLICE  ANNOUNCES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE POLICE PRIORITY DISPATCH SYSTEM

DOVER POLICE  ANNOUNCES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE POLICE PRIORITY DISPATCH SYSTEM

The Dover Police Department is excited to announce the implementation of the Police Priority Dispatch System™ (PPDS™) to better serve the residents of Dover in emergency situations.

With this new system, emergency dispatchers will follow nationally recognized standards and research-based protocols to identify life-threatening situations and to safely prioritize calls for response. The protocols guide emergency dispatchers through a series of questions they ask callers in order to identify the problems so they can send the correct help.

Emergency dispatchers will also use the questions to provide responders with accurate information so they can more effectively give care once they are on the scene. Additionally, with the PPDS™ emergency dispatchers can provide lifesaving and safety instructions to callers and patients before responders arrive. 

The Priority Dispatch System™ (PDS™) includes ProQA® software and/or card sets, a three-day certification training course for emergency dispatchers, and continual quality improvement (QI) benchmarks and training. All emergency dispatchers who work on the new system are certified by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAED) and must recertify every two years, complete 24 hours of continuing dispatch education (CDE) and pass all requirements for IAED recertification.

Proactive quality improvement (QI) benchmarks are an important part of the PDS. Use of this system will allow Dover Police emergency dispatchers to assess the quality of the care they provide their communities, allowing them to make positive adjustments to training and staff in response to these assessments.

“At the IAED, our goal is to help the emergency dispatcher do his or her job better,” said Dr. Jeff Clawson, Chair, Rules Committee for the IAED Medical Council of Standards. “This system increases safety and effectiveness for the first responders and creates better outcomes for callers.”

The constantly evolving PDS will help provide the highest standard of care to the community, allowing Emergency Police Dispatchers to better manage limited resources and increase the accuracy and efficiency of the dispatching process.

The Dover Police Communications team consists of 12 communications operators and a 911 Manager.  Together, they handle over 100,000 calls and dispatch over 35,000 calls for service annually. 

Dover Man Charged with Drug and Firearms Offenses Following Search Warrant

Incident Number: 50-21-14718

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Location: 900 Block of West North Street

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department executed a search warrant at a home in the Block of West North Street as the result of a narcotics investigation on Wednesday afternoon.  William Davis (40) was arrested without incident and the following items were found inside the home:
-1,535 grams of marijuana
-42.1 grams MDMA
-97 doses of Ecstasy
-.38 caliber revolver

William Davis was released on a $107,200 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession with Intent to Deliver (2x)
-Possession of Controlled Substance (3x)
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (Drugs)
-Drug Paraphernalia

William Davis
Age: 40
Dover, DE

Dover Man Arrested on Drug and Firearms Offenses

Incident Number: 50-21-14632

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 

Location: Fairway Lakes Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021, officers observed Skyler Huggins (31) sitting in a vehicle on Fairway Lakes Drive.  Huggins was wanted on two capias’ at the time.  Officers contacted Huggins and took him into custody without incident.  Cameron Clark (32) was in the back seat of the vehicle and was found to have a loaded .40 caliber handgun with an extended magazine under his seat.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located a small amount of marijuana and information linking Clark to an apartment on Fairway Lakes Drive.  

Officers obtained a search warrant for Clark’s apartment and located an additional 104.3 grams of marijuana, a 9mm pistol, and several rounds of ammunition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huggins was released after posting bond on his outstanding capias’.

Clark was released on a $17,600 unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (4x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Cameron Clark
Dover, DE

Dover Police Athletic League Announces Three Events

As Covid-19 restrictions are eased in Delaware, the Dover Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) is excited to announce new events for 2021.  Registration for all three events are open with information available at DoverPolice.org/PAL. As regulations continue to be eased, P.A.L. and the Dover Police Department’s Community Policing Unit hope to add additional community outreach events throughout the Dover community.

Dover Youth Police Academy

The Dover Police Department and the Dover Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) are excited to announce their annual youth police academy. The youth academy will be held at the Dover Police Department and consist of two separate classes. 

This is a five-day program that will start from Monday, June 21st, 2021 to Friday, June 25th, 2021 The hours each day will be from 7:30 am-3 pm. Upon completion of the first week, there will be an additional youth academy the following week which will be scheduled from Monday, June 28th, 2021 to Friday, July 2nd. The hours each day will be from 7:30 am-3pm.

Capital School district food service will provide lunches each day for the youth recruits and snacks, drinks, and water will be provided courtesy of our sponsor NCALL and Restoring Central Dover. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The youth academy is open to both boys and girls ages 10-12. A minimum of 5 participants must register by the June 14th deadline. A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted. All participants must complete a liability waiver and a P.A.L. registration form in addition to the event registration. Event registration can be found at doverpolice.org/pal.

The youth academy attire for Day 1 must be appropriate athletic apparel consisting of a t-shirt, shorts/leggings, socks, and athletic sneakers. There will be a uniform issued to the youth recruits after the completion of Day 1.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.

 

P.A.L. Football Combine

The Dover Police Department Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) has partnered with the Dover High school and the Delaware State University Police Department to put on a one day football combine to be held at the Dover High school’s athletic complex. 

The one-day program is scheduled for  Saturday, June 12th, 2021 from 8am-Noon.  Snacks, Gatorade, and water will be provided courtesy of event sponsors Sam’s Club.  The program is open to 5th-8th grade students of all skill levels.  There will be multiple skills competitions with prizes awarded.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  A minimum of 25 participants must register by the June 7th deadline.  A maximum of 100 participants will be accepted.  All participants must complete a liability waiver and event registration.  Event registration can be found below.

Athletic attire must be worn.  Football cleats are not required but are highly recommended (no metal cleats).  There is no rain date for this event and transportation is not provided.

 

Outrunning Childhood Cancer (5k Run/Walk)
On Saturday, August 7th, the Outrunning Childhood Cancer 5k Run/Walk will kick off just outside of the Dover Police Department.  A portion of race proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.  Registration and Race Information can be found at the event organizer’s site:
Click Here for 5k Info and Registration

 

Three Arrested for Sunday Morning Assault and Robbery

Incident Number: 50-21-14306

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 22, 2021 at 2:25 a.m.

Location: 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 arrested three men and is seeking additional suspects involved in a robbery and assault that occurred on Sunday morning.  The incident occurred at approximately 2:41 a.m. in a vacant parking lot at Loockerman Street and Queen Street.  A 37-year-old male was assaulted by five male suspects who also stole his keys and wallet.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for injuries to his face and arms.  After reviewing video of the area and a search by patrol officers, thee of the suspects were arrested without incident.  Two others remain at large. 

Stanley Stanford was committed to SCI on a $900 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 3rd Degree

Dareaus Anderson was committed to SCI on a $900 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 3rd Degree
-Local Fugitive (Capias)

Robert Davis was committed to SCI on a $450 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 3rd Degree

Stanley Stanford
Age: 54
Dover, DE
Dareaus Anderson
Age: 32
Dover, DE
Robert Davis
Age: 61
Felton, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.