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Shooting Investigation Leads To Arrest of Camden Man

Incident Number:  50-23-1691

Date/Time:  Monday, January 16, 2023 at 5:08 p.m.

Location: 900 Block of Carvel 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 David Preston, 18, of Camden, following a shooting that occurred Monday evening. The investigation began when Dover Police were called to the 900 block of Carvel Drive for a shooting. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim who advised that she had just been shot at. Through investigative measures, Detectives were able to identify Preston as the suspect responsible for shooting a handgun at the victim. Detectives obtained warrants for Preston at this time however were unable to locate him.

On 01/17/2023 Preston turned himself in to Dover Police and was committed to SCI on $32,000 secured bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Reckless Endangering First Degree

David Preston
Camden, DE

Dover Juvenile Arrested Following Shooting Investigation

Incident Number:  50-23-1690

Date/Time:  Monday, January 16, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Unit Block of South New 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 a 14-year-old black male, from Dover, following a shooting incident that occurred Monday afternoon. The investigation began on Monday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m., when Dover Police took the report of of a shooting in the unit block of South New Street. Upon arrival officers located shell casings confirming there had been a shooting in the area. The ensuing investigation revealed that a the 14-year-old black male from Dover and another black male juvenile fired handguns at a residence in the unit block of South New Street and the residence was occupied at the time. 

On 01/17/23 the Dover Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the unit block of South Governors Avenue and the 14-year-old male was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

He was committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on $26,000 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited(2x)
-Reckless Endangering First Degree(10x)
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Criminal Mischief

The second suspect is still wanted for this incident and investigators are working to locate him.

Dover Man Arrested On Weapons Charges

Incident Number:  50-23-1725

Date/Time: Monday, January 16,2023 at 10:58 p.m.

Location: Parking Lot of Magic Seven, 449 South New 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 Quentin Parker, 40, of Dover, following a lewdness investigation late Monday night. The investigation began when an officer on patrol observed Parker urinating outside of a vehicle in the parking lot of Magic Seven at 10:58 p.m. The officer made contact with Parker, at which time Parker got back into his vehicle. The officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle and Parker was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded 9mm handgun concealed in the rear of the vehicle and 24.6 grams of marijuana. Parker was transported to Dover Police where he was processed and arraigned.

Parker was committed to SCI on $9,150 secured bond on the following charges:
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited(2x)
-Possession of a Firearm Under the Influence
-Lewdness
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drinking While Driving

 

Quentin Parker
Dover, DE

Burglary At Sully’s Vapor and Glass

Incident Number:  50-23-1650

Date/Time: Between Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, January 16th, at 8:03 a.m.

Location: Sully’s Vapor and Glass, 508 Jefferic Boulevard 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 at Sully’s Vapor and Glass between Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, January 16th, at 8:03 a.m. The investigation began when Dover Police were called to the business Monday morning, for the report of a burglary. Officers responded and located damage to the front glass door. Officers also located the glass cases inside of the business had been damaged. The ensuing investigation revealed that after breaking into the business, the suspect(s) removed an undisclosed amount of merchandise from the store, and fled in an unknown direction.

There is no suspect description 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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Magnolia Man Arrested For 6th Offense DUI

Incident Number:  50-23-1498

Date/Time: Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:44 p.m.

Location: Intersection of McKee Road and Taylor 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 Charles Scott, 63, of Magnolia, for 6th offense DUI, following an accident Saturday afternoon. The investigation began when Dover Police were called to the intersection of Mckee Road and Taylor Drive at 1:44 p.m. for the report of a single vehicle accident with the driver passed out behind the wheel. Officers responded and noted that the driver, Scott, was displaying signs of an overdose, so the officers began life saving efforts. Scott was transported to an area hospital for additional treatment. Further investigation revealed Scott had 5 previous driving under the influence convictions. Scott was released from the hospital and transported to Dover Police where he was processed and arraigned.

Scott was committed to SCI on a $5,000 secured bail on the following charges:
-DUI 6th Offense
-Driving While Suspended or Revoked
-Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
-Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle

Charles Scott
Magnolia, DE

Burglary At My Roma Pizza

Incident Number:  50-23-1471

Date/Time: Saturday, January 14, 2023, between 1:34 a.m.

Location: My Roma Pizza, 1008 Lafferty 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 is investigating a burglary that occurred at My Roma Pizza early Saturday morning. The investigation began when officers were called to the business for a burglary alarm. Upon arrival, officers found that a window to the business had been broken, allowing the suspect(s) to enter the business. The ensuing investigation found that, once inside, the suspect(s) removed an undisclosed amount of money from the business and fled in an unknown direction. There is no suspect description 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

You can follow the Dover Police Department by clicking on:

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Burglary On St. Bernadino Court

Incident Number:  50-23-1450

Date/Time: Friday, January 13, 2023, between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Location: Unit Block of St. Bernadino Court, 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 Friday evening. The investigation began when officers were called for the report of a burglary at a residence on St. Bernadino Court. Officers responded and found that an unknown suspect(s)  entered a second story window of the residence and gained access to the master bedroom. Once inside, the suspect(s) removed an undisclosed amount of property and money. The suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction.

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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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Man

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.

Alexander Melero-Almodovar
Dover, DE