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Gold Alert Missing Man in Dover

Incident/Complaint#:  50-21-30360

Date: Thursday October 7th, 2021 1:54 PM

Location:  See Narrative

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Edress G. Smith (31).  Smith was last heard from by phone on October 3rd, 2021.  Smith made statements to family that caused them alarm. Smith is a black male, 5 foot 7 inches and approximately 170 pounds, with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants. Smith has not been seen on heard from since October 3rd, 2021.

  

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

Suspect arrested for Attempted Robbery at Royal Farms

Incident Number: 50-21-30030

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 6th, 2021 at 10:00 P.M.

Location: 461 N. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901

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

Narrative:

Update*******

On October 6, 2021 at approximately 2200 hours, members of the Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle.  During the stop, Officers contacted Michael Wright a white male DOB 08/10/1989, who matched the description of the suspect from the Royal Farms attempted robbery.  During a search of the vehicle, an article of clothing matching clothing worn by the suspect during the robbery was located.  Wright was taken into custody and transported to the Dover Police Department.  Wright was charged with Attempted Robbery 1st and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony.  Wright was issued a $600.00 cash bail.

 

Charges:

Attempted Robbery 1st degree

Wearing a Disguise during the commission of a felony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prior News Release below:

The Dover Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at a Royal Farms convenience store.  At approximately 12:14 a.m. on October 5th, a suspect entered the store located at 295 S. DuPont Highway and approached the cashier.  The suspect acted as if he had a handgun and demanded money from the register.  After the cashier refused, the suspect fled on foot in a southbound direction.  The suspect is a white male with blonde eyebrows.  The suspect is also shown below in a photo obtained from surveillance footage.

Suspect Arrested in Multiple Burglaries


Incident Number: 
50-21-23231

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 

Location: 400 block of N. Dupont Hwy

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

Narrative:

During the months of August, September, and October of 2021, detectives of the Dover Police Department investigated (10) burglary incidents all within close distance of each other along the Route 13 corridor . Detectives were able to identify Tyreek Holmes b/m DOB 08/17/1988 as a suspect in these incidents during the investigation and learned that Holmes was residing in an apartment in the vicinity where the burglaries took place. On October 5th, 2021,  officers with the Dover Police Department’s Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit observed Holmes outside of a vehicle involved in the most recent burglary and he was taken into custody without incident. Holmes was arrested for the following:

The following are a list of the burglary incidents:

08/08/2021 at Super 9 Liquors 348 N. DuPont Hwy.
08/10/2021 at Speedway Gas 31 N. DuPont Hwy. 
08/10/2021 at Armigers Auto Center 420 N. Dupont Hwy.
09/05/2021 at King Buffet 293 N. Dupont Hwy.
9/05/2021 at Friendly’s 318 N. Dupont Hwy.
09/10/2021 at CVS 11 N. Dupont Hwy.
09/23/2021 at Red Lobster 271 N. DuPont Hwy.
09/26/2021 at Friendly’s 318 N. Dupont Hwy.
09/30/2021 at McDonald’s 879 N. DuPont Hwy.
10/05/2021 at KFC 223 S. Dupont Hwy. 

Tyreek Holmes was committed to SCI on a $10,750 secured bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 3rd Degree (10x)
-Criminal Mischief (10x)
-Theft (7x)
-Wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony (2x)
-Possession of Burglar Tools (7x)

 

KFC Burglary

Incident Number: 50-21-30041

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at 2:33 a.m.

Location: KFC, 233 S. 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 is investigating a burglary that occurred on Tuesday morning at a Kentucky Fired Chicken restaurant.  At 2:33 a.m., officers responded to the KFC restaurant at 233 S. DuPont Highway for an alarm activation. Arriving officers observed that the drive-thru window was broken.  Video surveillance showed that a male suspect entered the business after breaking the window with a hammer and proceeded to damage cash registers and a safe with the hammer.  The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was wearing a dark colored jacket with rectangular stitching on the back with a light-colored hood, dark pants, and gloves.

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.

Attempted Robbery at Royal Farms

Incident Number: 50-21-30030

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at 12:14 a.m.

Location: Royal Farms, 295 S. 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 is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at a Royal Farms convenience store.  At approximately 12:14 a.m. on October 5th, a suspect entered the store located at 295 S. DuPont Highway and approached the cashier.  The suspect acted as if he had a handgun and demanded money from the register.  After the cashier refused, the suspect fled on foot in a southbound direction.  The suspect is a white male with blonde eyebrows.  The suspect is also shown below in a photo obtained from surveillance footage.

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.

Shooting on South Kirkwood Street

Incident Number: 50-21-29617

Date/Time:  Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 6:01p.m.

Location: S. Kirkwood Street, South of Division 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 left a 23-year-old with a gunshot wound to the leg.  Officers responded to the area of South Kirkwood Street for a report of shots fired and observed shell casings in the area.  An occupied home was was struck as well.  While on scene, a 23-year-old male arrived at Bayhealth Kent Campus Emergency Room with a gunshot wound to the leg and was treated for non-life threatening 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.

Burglary at McDonald’s Restaurant

Incident Number: 50-21-29552

Date/Time:  Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 2:50 a.m.

Location: McDonald’s 879 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 is investigating a burglary that occurred on Thursday morning at a McDonald’s restaurant.  At approximately 2:50 a.m. on September 30th, a suspect broke the drive-thru window with a hammer and made entry into the restaurant.  While inside, the suspect damaged a safe in an attempt to gain access to it, but was unsuccessful.  The suspect fled from the business without any cash.  The suspect observed on surveillance footage was a black male, tall, wearing a dark colored jacket with a light colored sweatshirt under it, dark colored pants, and boots.

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.