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Dover Man Arrested After Robbing Woman in Parking Lot

Incident Number: 50-21-20221

Date/Time:  Monday, July 12th, 2021 at 4:56 a.m.

Location: Parking Lot of 7-11, 654 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 arrested a 49-year-old Dover man after robbing a woman in the parking lot of a 7-11 on N. DuPont Highway.  Officers responded to the store at approximately 4:56 a.m. where they contacted a 58-year-old female from Brooklyn, NY.  The victim told officers that the suspect brandished a silver handgun and demanded that she throw her cell phone underneath of a nearby car.  The suspect then demanded cash from the victim and she complied.  The suspect then fled on a bicycle in a southbound direction.  After receiving the description of the suspect, officers checked the area and located Timothy Jarvis in the area of N. DuPont Highway, south of Townsend Boulevard.  Jarvis was taken into custody without incident and committed to SCI on a $65,000 cash bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm By Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon

Timothy Jarvis
Age: 49
Dover, DE

Shooting on Cecil Street

Incident Number: 50-21-20000

Date/Time:  Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 9:51 p.m.

Location: 200 Block of Cecil 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 incident that occurred on Friday night.  At approximately 9:51 p.m., officers responded to the 200 Block of Cecil Street for a report of shots being fired.  When they arrived, officers located a 44-year-old male victim with a single gunshot wound to the lower leg.  The victim refused to provide any information to officers, becoming disorderly with them. The victim also became disorderly with responding medics and attempted to refuse treatment.  The victim refused to sign a waiver to refuse treatment against medical advice and was transported by medics to Kent General Hospital.  While at the hospital, the victim continued to be belligerent with officers and staff, causing a disturbance.  The victim was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct.

Officers at the scene of the shooting located a revolver in the area of the shooting. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  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.

Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest

Incident Number: 50-21-19867

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 8:22 p.m.

Location: Area of Simon Circle and 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 Jawan Custis (28) on weapons charges following a traffic stop on Thursday evening.  At approximately 8:22 p.m., officers stopped Custis in the are of Simon Circle and Slaughter Street  for a seatbelt violation.  During the stop, the passenger in the vehicle advised officers that he had marijuana on him.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun under the driver’s seat where Custis was. Both men were taken into custody without incident.  The passenger in the vehicle was released after receiving a civil violation for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia, as well as having a capias.

Custis was committed to SCI on $23,000 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited

Jawan Custis
Dover, DE

National Night Out Returns to Dover in 2021

The Dover Police Department will once again bring the National Night Out to the Dover community on Tuesday, August 3rd from 6-8pm.  The event brings the Dover Police Department, along with several emergency agencies and military personnel to one place where the public can bring their families to meet and greet local heroes and see the equipment used in their jobs while forming a positive relationship with the community.  In addition to appearances and demonstrations by these agencies, Night Out will feature fun activities for all ages along with food and beverages for all while supplies last.  The venue for the event has been moved to the Dover High School at 1 Dover High Drive, Dover, DE.  This is the first National Night Out event since 2019.  The 2020 event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The National Night Out  provides a variety of agencies with an opportunity to show our citizens what services they provide, the vehicles and equipment they use, and a chance to interact with personnel in a relaxed atmosphere.  

The Dover Police Department requests that political candidates/officials do NOT campaign, distribute handbills, or other materials at this event.

If you would like more information or wish to register your agency/organization to set up a display at the event, please e-mail: contact@doverpolice.org

MEDIA:  Media are welcome to attend the event. Requests for images from previous events should be made through Sgt. Mark Hoffman by email at: mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us

 

Fatal Crash on POW-MIA Parkway

Incident Number: 50-21-19726

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 at 5:06 p.m.

Location: Intersection of POW-MIA Parkway and Wyoming Mill Spur, 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 three vehicle collision that resulted in the death of an 88-year-old man.  On Wednesday, July 7th at approximately 5:06 p.m., a 2002 Honda Odyssey operated by Richard Chappell (88), of Camden, was traveling south on POW-MIA Parkway as he approached the Wyoming Mill Spur.  At the same time, a 2017 Infinity QX80 was traveling north on POW-MIA Parkway, approaching the same intersection.  A 2004 Nissan Maxima was facing eastbound on the Wyoming Mill Spur, preparing to turn left onto the northbound side of the POW-MIA Parkway.  The operator of the Nissan Maxima entered the intersection, directly in the path of the Honda Odyssey, causing the Odyssey’s front end to strike the front driver’s side of the Maxima.  The impact caused both vehicles to travel in a southeast direction and partially into the path of the Infinity that was traveling northbound, striking the driver side of the Infinity.  

Chappell, who was properly restrained, succumbed to his injuries after he was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  An 86-year-old passenger in the Honda Odyssey was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for major injuries and later airlifted to UPenn Hospital in Philadelphia, where she remains in serious condition.  The 20-year-old female driver and two passengers (ages 15 and 17) of the Nissan Maxima were treated and released from Kent General Hospital with minor injuries.  The 48-year old male driver of the Infinity refused medical treatment.  

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

UPDATE: Multiple People Shot on South New Street

 

UPDATE (JULY 1, 2021):

The Dover Police Department is providing an update regarding the victims of the shooting incident that occurred at 11:08 p.m. on June 30th in the area of S. New Street and Reed Street.  The victim that died as a result of the incident has been identified as 19-year-old Tysean Nelson of Dover.  Nelson was located a short distance from the location of the shooting and was declared deceased at the scene.  Three additional victims were struck by gunfire and are currently undergoing treatment or have been released from Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  A 40-year-old female from Dover transported herself to the hospital with a leg injury.  A 39-year-old male and a 22-year-old male (both from Dover) were transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital by ambulance for treatment of their injuries.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  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.

ORIGINAL RELEASE (JULY 1, 2021):

Incident Number: 50-21-18963

Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 11:08 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of S. New Street (area of Reed 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 incident that occurred late on Wednesday evening that injured three people and left a fourth dead.  At approximately 11:08 p.m. on June 30th, a group of subjects were in the 100 Block of South New Street when shots were fired, striking multiple victims.  It is believed that at least 47 shots were fired, based on shell casings recovered at the scene. Officers from the Dover Police Department arrived on scene within 40 seconds of the shooting and began rendering aid to multiple victims that were injured.  A male victim was located deceased in a vacant lot near the shooting scene as officers checked the area following the incident.  Two male victims were transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment of injuries.  A female victim drove herself to the hospital shortly after.  Conditions on the three victims at the hospital were not available at the time of this release.

Shortly after the shooting occurred, large crowds began to gather near the incident location and surrounding areas.  Officers from the Camden, Wyoming, Capitol, and Delaware State Police all assisted the Dover Police Department with crime scene security and crowd management.  S. New Street from Reed Street to Loockerman Street will be closed until at least daylight as investigating officers continue to examine the scene and gather evidence.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  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.

Multiple People Shot on South New Street

Incident Number: 50-21-18963

Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 11:08 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of S. New Street (area of Reed 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 incident that occurred late on Wednesday evening that injured three people and left a fourth dead.  At approximately 11:08 p.m. on June 30th, a group of subjects were in the 100 Block of South New Street when shots were fired, striking multiple victims.  It is believed that at least 46 shots were fired, based on shell casings recovered at the scene. Officers from the Dover Police Department arrived on scene within 40 seconds of the shooting and began rendering aid to multiple victims that were injured.  A male victim was located deceased in a vacant lot near the shooting scene as officers checked the area following the incident.  Two male victims were transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment of injuries.  A female victim drove herself to the hospital shortly after.  Conditions on the three victims at the hospital were not available at the time of this release.

Shortly after the shooting occurred, large crowds began to gather near the incident location and surrounding areas.  Officers from the Camden, Wyoming, Capitol, and Delaware State Police all assisted the Dover Police Department with crime scene security and crowd management.  S. New Street from Reed Street to Loockerman Street will be closed until at least daylight as investigating officers continue to examine the scene and gather evidence.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  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 Man Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit

Incident Number: 50-21-18637

Date/Time:  Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 12:55 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 a 23-year-old Dover man following a vehicle pursuit through the city on June 28th.  Officers located a GMC Terrain that was involved in a June 24th shooting that occurred in the Bicentennial Village neighborhood in the parking lot of the Delaware Probation and Parole building at 511 Maple Parkway.  When officers attempted to contact the operator (Kyree Robinson), the vehicle fled.  Robinson led officers throughout various parts of the city during the pursuit, which ended when Robinson collided with three other vehicles at the intersection of Saulsbury Road and Forrest Avenue as he was traveling east on Forrest Avenue.  Robinson was quickly taken into custody by officers.  

As a result of the collision, multiple persons were treated for minor injuries (various aches/pain):
-67-year-old female
-74-year-old male
-51-year-old female
-63-year-old female

Robinson was committed to SCI on a $3,300 secured bond on the following charges:
-Disregard a Police Officer Signal
-Resisting Arrest
-Vehicular Assault 3rd Degree (4x)
-Reckless Driving (3x)
-23 Various Traffic Offenses

Additional charges may be added as the investigation progresses.

Kyree Robinson