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Traffic Stop Leads to Firearms Arrest

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Incident Number: 50-22-14646

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at 10:08 p.m.

Location: Area of Forrest Avenue and Kenton 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 Zhamir Cooper-Watson (27, Smyrna) on firearms charges during a traffic stop on Sunday evening.  At approximately 10:08 p.m., officers stopper Cooper-Watson for driving without his headlights on in the area of Forrest Avenue and Kenton Road.  During the stop, Cooper-Watson was seen moving rapidly in the driver seat as if concealing something.  Officers inquired if Cooper-Watson had anything in the vehicle that was illegal and he admitted to having a firearm in the trunk.  Officers located handgun and three magazines inside of a backpack in the trunk.  Officers then located a 9mm handgun under the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  Cooper-Watson was taken into custody without incident and released on an O.R. bond on two counts of Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. 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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Suspect Arrested for Rape/Robbery

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Incident Number: 50-22-14577

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at 2:13 a.m.

Location: 35 Loockerman Plaza, 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 27-year-old Dover man in connection with a rape that occurred early Sunday morning.  At approximately 2:13 a.m., officers responded to the parking lot of the Dover Library to check on the welfare of a 46-year-old female.  The victim told police that she was sleeping near the entrance of the library when she was woken up by a black male suspect who stole her phones and a knife.  The victim told police she tried screaming for help but the suspect made threats against her life if she did not stop.  The suspect proceeded to rape the victim and fled the area on foot.  Officers were able to obtain video footage that captured the incident and used it to obtain a description of the suspect.  While searching for the suspect, Dover officers located Tywon Mack (27) in the lobby of the Bayhealth Kent Campus emergency room.  Mack was wearing the same clothing as seen in the video of the incident and was found to be in possession of some of the victim’s property as well.  Mack was taken into custody and committed to SCI on a $180,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Rape 1st Degree (3x)
-Robbery 1st Degree

Tywon Mack
Dover, DE (Homeless)

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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Gold Alert Issued for Dover Woman After Fleeing from Hospital

Incident/Complaint#:  50-22-14512

Date:  Saturday, May 14th, 2022 at 12:42 p.m.

Location: Bayhealth Kent Campus, 640 S. State Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:  Sgt. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a 23-year-old Dover woman. Dashiane Johnson was last seen fleeing from Bayhealth Kent Campus. Johnson was being treated for a condition at a different facility but was transferred to Bayhealth for treatment of a medical related issue Johnson is a black female, 5’6″, 140 pounds, with long dark-colored braids with red in them. Johnson was last seen wearing blue hospital patient scrubs. It is unknown where Johnson may be going. Johnson was the subject of a Gold Alert on May 12th after she made statements to family that were concerning for her safety.

A photo of Johnson was unable to be provided to police.

If you have any information regarding Johnson’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 or 911 immediately.

Unoccupied Vehicle Shot in Capitol Green

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Incident Number: 50-22-14303

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at 9:54 p.m.

Location: Rear Alley of the 400 Block of New Castle 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 unoccupied vehicle on Thursday night.  Officers responded to the Capitol Green neighborhood for a report of shots fired at approximately 9:54 p.m.  Shortly after, a 23-year-old male notified police that his vehicle had been struck multiple times.  The vehicle was parked in the rear alley of the 400 Block of New Castle Avenue.  The vehicle was struck at least seven times.   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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UPDATE: (SUBJECT RECOVERED)Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Woman 5-12-2022

Update (May 13, 2022): The Gold Alert for Dashiane Johnson has been cancelled. Johnson was located and is being treated.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-22-14272

Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 3:31 p.m.

Location: 400 Block of Collins Drive, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:  Sgt. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a 23-year-old Dover woman. Dashiane Johnson was last seen by family while leaving her residence in the 400 Block of Collins Drive at 3:31 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Johnson made statements to family that are concerning for her safety prior to leaving. Johnson is a black female, 5’6″, 140 pounds, with long dark-colored braids. Johnson was last seen wearing a black button-up jacket, white t-shirt, and blue pajama pants. It is unknown where Johnson may be going.

A photo of Johnson was unable to be provided to police.

If you have any information regarding Johnson’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 or 911 immediately.

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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