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Dover Man Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges on South New Street

 

Incident Number: 50-21-33549

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at 10:48 p.m.

Location: Area of South New Street and West 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 arrested a 32-year-old Dover man on drug and firearm offenses on Wednesday evening.  Officers patrolling the area of S. New Street and W. Reed Street observed a black Toyota Corolla parked on the side of the road with a female in the driver’s seat and Michael Carrington standing on the passenger side.  Officers learned the vehicle was reported stolen out of Troop 7 of the Delaware State Police after running the tags.  When officer’s approached, the female and Carrington began to walk away.  As officer’s attempted to contact the pair, Carrington fled on foot.  Carrington was apprehended a short time later after an officer utilized their Taser.  During the foot pursuit, Carrington threw a bag containing 25.2 grams of marijuana and was found to be in possession of 2.7 grams of crack cocaine.  During the investigation, officers were able to determine that Carrington was operating a Honda Accord that was parked in front of the stolen vehicle, which was confirmed using video surveillance.  During a search of that vehicle, officers located a handgun in plain view, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia.

Carrington was committed to SCI on a $10,500 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Drug Paraphernalia

Michael Carrington
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 

You can follow the Dover Police Department by clicking on:

Dover Police Website

Facebook

Twitter


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UPDATED (SUBJECT LOCATED AND RETURNED HOME) Gold Alert Issued for Dover Teen

 

UPDATE (November 4th, 2021): The Gold Alert for Jacob Maddox has been lifted.  He was located and has returned to his home.


Incident/Complaint#
:  50-21-32810

Date:  Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at  2:40 p.m.

Location:   Lester Court, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Jacob Maddox (15).  Maddox was last seen leaving his residence on Lester Court in Dover on October 28th at approximately 2:40 p.m. Maddox has a condition that may pose a threat to his health and safety if not properly monitored and treated.  Maddox is a black male, 5’8″ , 195 pounds, with dreadlocks.  Maddox was last seen wearing a blue winter puff coat, black jeans, and black sneakers.  

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

Jacob Maddox
Dover, DE

 

 

Investigation Leads to Drug and Firearms Arrest

 

Incident Number: 50-21-32701

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 8:48 p.m.

Location: 300 Block of 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 Brandon Thompson (29) on drug and firearm charges following an investigation on Wednesday evening.  At approximately 8:48 p.m., officers observed Thompson in a parking lot of a restaurant in the 300 Block of N. DuPont Highway.  Officers observed Thompson conceal an item underneath of his truck.  A short time later, officers conducted a traffic stop on Thompson and observed a handgun in plain view inside of the truck.  Thompson was taken into custody without incident.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located a magnetic box underneath of the truck.  The following items were located inside of the box:
-11 grams of MDMA
-5.5 grams of Methamphetamine
-2.1 grams of Marijuana
-6.2 grams of Cocaine
-5 bags of Heroin

Once Thompson was transported to the Dover Police holding facility, officers performed a search and located an additional 29 bags of heroin on Thompson’s person.

Thompson was committed to SCI on a $50,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (Drug Possession)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
-Possession of Methamphetamine
-Possession of Cocaine
-Possession of Marijuana

Brandon Thompson
Hartly, 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 

You can follow the Dover Police Department by clicking on:

Dover Police Website

Facebook

Twitter


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Suspect in September 26th Arson Arrested in New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: On Wednesday, October 27th, the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force with assistance from the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested Dondre Atkins, who was wanted on several charged stemming from a burglary and arson that occurred on September 26th, 2021.  Atkins was arrested without incident in Irvington, New Jersey.  Atkins is being held in New Jersey pending his extradition to Delaware.

Incident Number: 50-21-29125

Date/Time: Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at 11:17 a.m.

Location: 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 searching for a suspect involved in an arson on Sunday, September 26th, 2021.  At approximately 11:17 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 Block of New Castle Avenue for a fire that was intentionally set.  Before officers arrived, the residents were able to extinguish the fire.  Further investigation revealed that Dondre Atkins (32) opened an unsecured bedroom window and lit curtains on fire in the room where a juvenile was sleeping.   Atkins then fled from the scene.  No injuries resulted from the incident.

Atkins is currently wanted by the Dover Police Department on the following offenses:
-Arson 1st Degree
-Home Invasion (Burglary 1st Degree)
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (5x)
-Criminal Mischief

Dondre Atkins
Dover, DE

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.

Gold Alert Cancelled for Darian Powell

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: The Dover Police Department has located Darian Powell and returned him to a nearby hospital for an evaluation.  The Gold Alert for Powell has been lifted as a result.

Incident/Complaint #:  50-21-32376

Date:  Sunday, October 24th, 2021 at 8:59 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 Darian Powell (27).  Powell was being treated at Bayhealth Kent Campus for a condition that poses a threat to his health and safety if not properly monitored and managed.  While at the hospital, Powell ran our of the emergency room exit and fled southbound on South Governors Avenue.  Powell is a 27-year0old black male, that is 5’9″, approximately 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  Powell was last seen wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, jean shorts, and sneakers. 

Darian Powell

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

 

 

 

Dover Police No-Shave November for Charity

Dover police officers will be sporting a new look for the month of November.  In partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Lodge 15 (Dover Police), the Dover Police Department is allowing officers to grow facial hair as a fundraiser for “No-Shave November.”  Officers who wish to participate must contribute $30 ($1 per day) that will benefit the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition.   This is the fourth consecutive year that the Dover Police Department has participated in “No-Shave November.”  Officers have raised a combined $7,500 in the previous three years, all benefitting the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition.

 

Participating officers must adhere to the following grooming standards for the month of November:
Beards, whether full or goatees, are authorized; however they must be worn with a mustache. Beards shall be kept clean, neatly trimmed, and present a conservative, professional appearance. Facial hair of any kind that presents any sort of faddish appearance is prohibited. No portion of the beard may be exceptionally longer than the rest, and beard hair length will not exceed 1/4 inch. The neck must remain clean-shaven.

Trick or Treat Safety from Dover Police

The Dover Police Department would like to remind parents, children, and motorists to remain alert and keep safety a top priority during this Halloween.  While we will have extra officers on the streets and in our neighborhoods on Trick-or-Treat Night, it is important to take note of the safety tips we have provided below.

Trick or Treat Date/Times:

  • Trick-or-Treating in the City of Dover limits is scheduled for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH from 5pm-8pm
    (Traditionally it used to be 2 hours, due to the pandemic last year the city extended it to 3 hours to allow safer social distancing and found that worked well.
    Please be sure to turn your light on if you are participating, and parents only allow your children to go to participating homes.
  • Participating homes should have their front lights on
  • Households that are not participating should turn off their front lights

Motorist Safety Tips:

  • Motorists are asked to drive with an abundance of caution and travel at a reduced speed in residential areas.
  • Many children and adults will be walking through residential areas and depending on the availability of sidewalks, may be near or on the roadway.
  • Be aware of children inadvertently darting across the street in the path of vehicles.

Trick or Treating Safety Tips:

  • Children should NEVER go Trick or Treating alone.  They should be with a parent/guardian, or a group of friends at all times.
  • Stay off of main roadways.
  • Costumes should fit properly, with no loose/hanging items.
  • Consider face paint instead of masks as they can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Trick or Treaters should carry a flashlight at all times.
  • Utilize glow sticks and/or reflective tape/material attached to costumes and bags for added visibility.
  • Before crossing the street, always look in both directions twice to make sure no vehicles are coming.
  • Inspect all candy to ensure it is not tampered with, prior to consuming it.

 

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