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Dover Man Arrested After Fighting with Officers During Crash Investigation

Incident Number: 50-22-22588

Date and Time: Thursday, July 21st, 2022 at 9:04 p.m.

Location: South DuPont Highway and East Division Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested a 25-year-old Dover man for DUI and other offenses after fighting with an officer during a crash investigation. Tony Williams (25) was contacted by a Dover officer in the area of South DuPont Highway and East Division Street at approximately 9:04 p.m. on Thursday, July 21st. Williams was contacted after officers responded to a report of a crash between two vehicles in the area. Williams had attempted to from East Division Street onto the southbound lanes of S. DuPont Highway, when he failed to turn properly and entered the northbound lanes, striking another vehicle that was stopped at a red light. Williams then traveled over a concrete median and drove onto a sidewalk alongside South DuPont Highway (southbound). During the investigation, it was determined that Williams was under the influence of alcohol and was acting belligerent with officers. When an officer attempted to take Williams into custody, he attempted to physically fight with several officers, with one sustaining minor injuries (lacerations) during the incident.

Officers later found three grams of Dilaudid pills, small amount of marijuana, and three grams of opium pills. A blood search warrant was obtained for WIlliams and later executed at Bayhealth Kent Campus. Williams was committed to SCI on an intoxication hold and is pending arraignment on the following offenses:
-Assault 2nd Degree on Law Enforcement
-Resisting Arrest with Force/Injure Officer (Felony Resisting)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance
-Drug Paraphernalia
-DUI
-Various traffic offenses

Tony Williams

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 for 3rd Offense DUI Following Crash

Incident Number: 50-22-22199

Date and Time: Monday, July 18th, 2022 at 10:54 p.m.

Location: 200 Block of West Division Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Angelo Albarran (51) for a 3rd offense DUI following a single vehicle collision on Monday night. Officers responded to the 200 Block of West Division Street after Albarran struck a curb, utility pole, and a residence while operating a gold GMC Sierra. Albarran was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the crash and officers obtained a blood search warrant after Albarran showed signs of intoxication. Upon release from the hospital, Albarran was committed to SCI on a $5,600 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Third Offense DUI
-Multiple Traffic Offenses

Angelo Albarran
Dover, DE

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 in Target Arson Case

Incident Number: 50-22-21239

Date and Time: Sunday, July 10th, 2022 at 9:05 p.m.

Location: Target, 148 John Hunn Brown Road, Dover, DE

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

City of Dover Fire Marshals Office (Phil Lewis)
PLewis@dover.de.us

City of Dover Emergency Management (Kay Sass)
KSass@dover.de.us

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has arrested a suspect in the July 10th arson that occurred at a Target department store as a result of a joint investigation with the City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office. Through the collection and examination of in-store surveillance footage and physical evidence from the store, Desmond Smith (26), was identified as the sole suspect in the arson. It is believed that Smith set the fire as a diversion to steal a cart full of merchandise from the business. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Smith and executed a search warrant at his residence in the 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18th, 2022. Smith was taken into custody, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force and the City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office, without incident and later committed to SCI on a $137,000 cash bond after being arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #7 on the following offenses:

-Arson 1st Degree
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (19x)
-Criminal Mischief $5,000 or Greater
-Shoplifting Under $1,500
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony

This successful investigation was the result of a collaborative effort between the Dover Police Department and City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office.

Desmond Smith
Dover, DE

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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 Target Fire

Incident Number: 50-22-21239

Date and Time: Sunday, July 10th, 2022 at 9:05 p.m.

Location: Target, 148 John Hunn Brown Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has arrested a suspect in the July 10th arson that occurred at a Target department store. Through the collection and examination of in-store surveillance footage and physical evidence from the store, Desmond Smith (26), was identified as the sole suspect in the arson. Smith set the fire as a diversion to steal a cart full of merchandise from the business. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Smith and executed a search warrant at his residence in the 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18th, 2022. Smith was taken into custody without incident and later committed to SCI on a $137,000 cash bond after being arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #7 on the following offenses:

-Arson 1st Degree
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (19x)
-Criminal Mischief $5,000 or Greater
-Shoplifting Under $1,500
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony

Desmond Smith
Dover, DE

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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: Wells Fargo Robbery Suspect Identified Following Arrest for Newark Bank Robbery

Incident Number: 50-22-16110

Date and Time: May 28th, 2022 at 11:04 a.m.

Location: Wells Fargo Bank, 100 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has identified Calvin Samuels (39) of Valley Stream, New York, as the suspect in the May 28th Wells Fargo Bank Robbery. Samuels was arrested by Newark Police on July 12th and charged with a series of bank robberies throughout the state (See Link: https://dsp.delaware.gov/2022/07/13/update-suspect-arrested-delaware-state-police-investigating-bank-robbery/) following a robbery in Newark, DE.

As a result of the arrest, the Dover Police Department was able to link Samuels to the May 28th Wells Fargo robbery and has obtained warrants for Robbery 2nd Degree and Wearing a Disguise During Commission of a Felony. Samuels will be officially charged at a later time. He is currently held on $108,000 bond at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, DE.

Calvin Samuels

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Update: Arrest Made in Connection with Body Located in Saint Jones River

Incident Number: 50-22-20297

Date and Time: Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at 4:04 p.m.

Location: St. Jones River, behind Capitol Green, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the discovery of a body, later identified as Jorge Valladares (30), in the Saint Jones River on July 2nd, 2022. During the investigation, information was obtained that Valladares’ death was possibly the result of a motor vehicle accident. On June 22nd, 2022, officers from the Dover Police Department responded to East Water Street for a single vehicle crash that was approximately 225 feet off the roadway at 4:17 a.m. The crash involved a red 2013 Jeep Wrangler. While investigating the crash, the driver and a passenger provided conflicting information about the crash, to include the number of persons in the vehicle at the time of the crash, ultimately telling officers there were only two people inside the car. Officers checked the surrounding area and did not locate any additional evidence or persons.

Both the driver (Luis Coello, 30) and the 41-year-old male passenger were both transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment of non-life threatening injuries from the crash.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the crash had actually occurred on June 21st at 11:21 p.m. The first call to police did not occur until 4:17 a.m., nearly a 5 hour delay.

A review of evidence obtained from the vehicle and surveillance footage from nearby businesses showed that the Jeep Wrangler was traveling eastbound on Water Street, approaching a sharp left curve (in front of Del-One Federal Credit Union). The Jeep did not brake and drove over the curb, traveled down an embankment, turning over multiple times. Evidence obtained from the vehicle shows that none of the three occupants were wearing seatbelts. It is believed that Valladares was ejected from the vehicle and landed in the Saint Jones River. Autopsy results show that Valladares’ had traumatic head injuries as a result of the crash.

During the 5-hours between the crash and the first notification to police, Valladares’ body moved a significant distance as the result of the river’s current. Valladares’ body was located on July 2nd by a group of kayakers, approximately 197 meters from where he likely entered the river.

At no point in the investigation did the driver or passenger of the vehicle advise police that Valladares was also in the vehicle.

During the initial crash investigation, Cuello (30) was charged with Driving Under the Influence and additional traffic offenses.

As a result of the investigation following the discovery of Valladares’ body, Cuello was also charged with Vehicular Homicide 2nd Degree. Cuello was arrested in Newark without incident and committed to SCI on a $7,000 secured bond.

A mugshot of Cuello was not available at the time of release. Cuello is a resident of Newark, DE.

Identified Locations are Approximate

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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