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23-Year-Old Shot in Arm on S. New Street

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Incident Number: 50-22-14216

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 11:48 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of South New 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 is investigating a shooting that occurred on Wednesday night.  At approximately 11:48 p.m., officers responded to the 100 Blocks of South New Street and South Queen Street for a report of shots fired.  While checking the area, a 23-year-old male victim arrived at Bayhealth Kent Campus with a gunshot wound to his right forearm.  The victim was uncooperative with detectives, providing multiple versions of the incident, but stating it occurred in the area of Reed Street, between South Bradford Street and South Governors Avenue.   Downtown surveillance video showed that no incident occurred in the area where the victim stated.  Surveillance showed that the victim was in the 100 Block of South New Street when an unknown black male runs into the area.  At that time, several people were seen fleeing on foot, which is believed to be when shots were fired and the male victim was struck.   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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Dover Man Arrested on Firearms and Drug Offenses

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Incident Number: 50-22-14184

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 2:15 p.m.

Location: Parking Lot of Country Farms Store, 1014 S. Little Creek 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 Melkin Ramos (23) on drug and firearms offenses on Wednesday afternoon.  Following a drug investigation, officers stopped Ramos in the parking lot of Country Farms Store on South Little Creek Road at approximately 2:15 p.m.  During the stop, Ramos was found to be in possession of a 9mm handgun and 14.9 grams of marijuana.  Ramos later admitted to possessing a 12 gauge shotgun at his residence on South Little Creek Road.  Officers were able to retrieve this weapon as well.  

Ramos was released on a $3,200 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Marijuana
-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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Two Shot at Barrister Place on Tuesday Evening

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Incident Number: 50-22-14088

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 8:57 p.m.

Location: Rear of the 400 Block of Barrister Place, 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 occurred on Tuesday evening that wounded two juveniles.  Officers responded to the 400 Block of Barrister Place at approximately 8:57 p.m. for a report of shots fired.  When officers arrived on scene, they located several shell casings at the rear of a home in the 400 Block of Barrister Place.  While on scene, a 12-year-old male and a 17-year-old male with gunshot wounds arrived at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by private vehicles.  The 17-year-old was flown to Christiana Hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower torso.  The 12-year-old was shot in the hand and remained in Dover for treatment.  Both are expected to survive their injuries. Both victims provided multiple and differing accounts 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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Arrest Made in April 27th Shooting on Halsey Road

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UPDATE (May 10th, 2022): The Dover Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old male for the April 27th shooting that occurred on North Halsey Road.  During the investigation, the juvenile male was identified as a suspect in the shooting and an arrest warrant was obtained for the following charges: -Reckless Endangering (4x) -Criminal Mischief (2x) -Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony The suspect turned himself in on May 10th, 2022 and was arraigned on the above charges at Kent County Family Court an was released to his mother on an $18,000 unsecured bond and GPS monitoring.

Incident Number: 50-22-12646

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at 6:44 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of North Halsey 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 is investigating a shooting that damaged an occupied home and a vehicle on Wednesday evening.  Officers responded to the 100 Block of North Halsey Road after a 22-year-old male victim advised that he heard multiple gunshots.  The victim’s house was struck multiple times while occupied by the victim and family members.  In addition to the home, an unoccupied vehicle in the unit block of North Halsey Road was also struck by gunfire.  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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City of Dover Police Week Proclamation

National Police Week 2022: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

DOVER – Again this year, communities across the United States will honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.

This year, the names of 619 officers killed in the line of duty (319 fatalities were COVID-19-related) are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 619 officers include 472 officers who were killed during 2021, plus 147 officers who died in previous years, but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.

Locally, the City of Dover issued an Official Proclamation to recognize National Police Week at the May 9th City Council Meeting. The Proclamation was presented by Mayor Robin Christiansen to representatives of the Dover Police Department, Patrolman Marucci, Patrolwoman Gurian, and Chief Johnson.

The Proclamation reads:

To recognize National Police Week 2022 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.

WHEREAS, there are more than 800,000 Law Enforcement Officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Dover, Delaware Police Department;

WHEREAS, since the first recorded death in 1786, more than 23,000 Law Enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line of duty, including two members of the City of Dover Police Department and 43 others from around the State of Delaware;

WHEREAS, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC;

WHEREAS, 619 new names of fallen heroes are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this spring, including 472 Officers killed in 2021 and 147 Officers killed in previous years;

WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of all Officers killed in the line of duty will be honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s 34th Candlelight Vigil, on the evening of May 13, 2022;

WHEREAS, the Candlelight Vigil is part of National Police Week, which will be observed this year May 11-17;

WHEREAS, May 15 is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of all fallen officers and their families and U.S. flags should be flown at half-staff;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor, City Council, City Administration, and it’s grateful community will observe May 11-17, 2022, as National Police Week in the City of Dover, and publicly salutes the service of Law Enforcement Officers in our community and in communities across the nation.

The names of all 619 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil to be held on the National Mall in Washington, DC, at 8:00 pm EDT on May 13, 2022. The Dover Police Department will be sending representatives from the agency to pay their respects to the fallen. For more information and to register for the Candlelight Vigil, go to NLEOMF.org/RegisterCV.   For more information about National Police Week, please visit https://nleomf.org/policeweek.

Dover Man Arrested on Firearms and Burglary Charges

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Incident Number: 50-22-13844

Date/Time:  Monday, May 9th, 2022 at 2:28 a.m.

Location: 800 Block of South State 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 30-year-old Dover man on weapons and burglary charges following an incident that occurred early Monday morning. Officers responded to a home in the 800 Block of South State Street after a resident observed Allen Durham (30) on the enclosed front porch of the home after hearing glass break.  Officers arrived and took Durham into custody without incident.  Officers located a handgun on the sidewalk leading up to the front door of the residence and a loaded magazine concealed in a chair that Durham was sitting in when taken into custody.  

Durham was committed to SCI on a $90,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Burglary 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Criminal Mischief

 

Allen Durham
Dover, DE

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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Woman Shot in Leg on S. Governors Avenue

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Incident Number: 50-22-13683

Date/Time:  Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at 1:23 a.m.

Location: Area of S. Governors Avenue and 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 is investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday morning.  Officers responded to the area of S. Governors Avenue and Loockerman Street for a report of shots fired at approximately 1:23 a.m.  Upon arrival, officers located a 27-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the leg.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  Several shell casings were located in the area of S. Governors Avenue and Minor Street Alley.  Witnesses advised officers that two black male subjects were involved in an argument in that area just prior to the shots being fired.  

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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Two Arrested on Spruance Road for Firearms and Drug Offenses

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Incident Number: 50-22-13512

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at 12:53 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of Spruance 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 two subjects during a search warrant on Thursday afternoon in the 100 Block of Spruance Road.  Officers executed a search warrant at a residence following a firearms and drug investigation.  Carl DeShields (40) and Dyshaneeta McDougald (35) were taken into custody without incident.  During a search of the home, officers located a rifle, handgun, 5 grams of marijuana, and nearly $3,000 in stolen tools/power equipment.

 

DeShields was committed to SCI on a $84,300 cash bond on the following offenses: -Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (6x) -Endangering Welfare of a Child (2x) -Possession of Marijuana -Drug Paraphernalia

McDougald was released on an O.R. bond on the following offenses: -Receiving Stolen Property Over $3,000 -Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x) -Endangering Welfare of a Child (2x) -Possession of Marijuana -Drug Paraphernalia