Shooting in Manchester Square 11-14-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-29211

Date/Time:  Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 10:13 p.m.

Location:  Stevenson Drive (Manchester Square), 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 of a 19-year-old male on Friday night.  At approximately 10:13 p.m., officers responded to the area of Manchester Square for reports of a shooting.  When they arrived, the victim was located inside of a home with a gunshot wound to the thigh.  Officers performed first aid on the victim until EMS personnel arrived and transported him to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  The victim was later airlifted to Christiana Hospital and is currently in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to 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.

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 11-13-2020

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Gold Alert Issued After Woman Flees Hospital 11-11-20

Incident Number: 50-20-28997

Date/Time:  Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. 

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

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

Summary: 

The Dover Police Department is issuing a gold alert for a missing 48-year-old woman.  Kelly Dean was being treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for a medical condition when she made statements that are concerning for her well being.  Dean fled from the hospital and has not been located.  She was last seen at the hospital at approximately 3:30 p.m. wearing black pants, a Nike hat, and white shoes.  Dean is a white female, approximately 5’11”, and 150 pounds.

If you have any information on Dean’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

Kelly Dean

 

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Burglary at Winner Subaru-Volkswagen Dealership 11-9-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-28787

Date/Time:  See Narrative

Location:  Winner Subaru/Volkswagen, 1387 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 at the Winner auto dealership at 1387 N. DuPont Highway.  The incident occurred sometime between 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7th and Monday, November 9th at 8:24 a.m. when a window to a garage bay door was broken.  Once broken, suspects entered the business, removed several sets of keys, and stole at least three vehicles that have since been recovered.  At the time of release, it was still unknown how many additional sets of keys or vehicles may have been stolen.  Three suspects in the case were described as follows:
Suspect 1: Male, red puffy coat, jeans, white sneakers
Suspect 2: Male, dark clothing, white sneakers
Suspect 3: Male, dark clothing, dark sneakers.

All of the suspects appeared to have masks/face coverings on at the time of the burglary.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to 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.

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 11-6-2020

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Dover Man Arrested for Sex Related Incident at Hotel 11-6-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-28460

Date/Time:  Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Holiday Inn Express, 1780 North 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 charged a 48-year-old Dover man with three offenses stemming from an incident at the Holiday Inn Express on Wednesday afternoon.  Kenneth Hutchinson and a female victim were staying at the hotel in separate rooms as part of a work related assignment.

During the day, the female victim and Hutchinson agreed to have a meal together in her hotel room.  At approximately 5:00 p.m., the female victim advise Hutchinson that she was going to get a shower and meet with her significant other.  While in the shower, Hutchinson entered the bathroom and pulled back the shower curtain, exposing the female victim.  Hutchinson then made several sexual comments and advances to the victim.  When the victim refused, Hutchinson made threats of sexual acts towards her.  The victim exited the shower and attempted to exit the bathroom, but Hutchinson stood in the doorway and pushed her back in, restraining the victim to the bathroom.  The female victim then began shoving Hutchinson and create enough space to allow her to close and lock the bathroom door and call a friend for assistance.  

The female victim contacted the Dover Police Department and a warrant was obtained for Hutchinson for the following offenses:
-Offensive Touching
-Sexual Harassment
-Unlawful Imprisonment

On Thursday, November 5th, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Hutchinson turned himself in at the Dover Police Department.  He was released on an O.R. Bond on the above charges.

Kenneth Hutchinson
Age: 48
Dover, DE
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Suspect Arrested After Sally Beauty Supply Burglary 11-5-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-28426

Date/Time:  Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 1:43 a.m.

Location:  Sally Beauty Supply, 283 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 at Sally Beauty Supply.  At approximately 1:43 a.m. on Thursday, November 5th, officers responded to the business for a burglary alarm.  When officers arrived, they observed that the front glass door to the business was broken. Officers watched video footage of the incident and obtained a suspect description.  A short time later, patrol officers observed the suspect (Samuel Curtis, 57) in the downtown area and took him into custody without incident.  Curtis was in possession of several items that were stolen from Sally Beauty Supply.

Curtis was charged with the following offenses:
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Possession of Burglar’s Tools
-Criminal Mischief
-Theft

Curtis was committed to SCI on a $6,100 secured bond.

Samuel Curtis
Dover, DE

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 11-3-2020

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Cherry Street Residence Struck by Gunfire 10-31-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-27651

Date/Time:  Saturday, October 31st, 2020 at 1210 a.m.

Location:  100 Block of Cherry 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 the shooting of an occupied home that occurred in the 100 Block of Cherry Street.  At approximately 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, October 31st, officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired and a residence being struck.    When officers arrived they observed that the a home occupied by seven people was struck at least twice by gunfire.  None of the occupants were injured in the shooting incident.  

 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to 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.

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Dover Police Accepting Donations for 2020 Holiday Heroes Program km

The temperatures are dropping, days are shorter, and the leaves are changing which also means the holiday season is quickly approaching.  While this time of year is certainly joyous for most, there are many families that struggle to provide for their children during the holidays.  That is especially true in 2020 as many families have suffered income losses as the result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  The Holiday Heroes program by the Dover Police Department is here to help for the 8th consecutive year, but will need the communities help to raise funds.

Traditionally, Holiday Heroes allowed children from the Dover area to pair up with a Dover Police Officer to go shopping for Christmas gifts at the Dover Target store.  However, due to concerns with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Dover Police and Target have made the decision to change the way the program operates for 2020.  Rather than taking children shopping in person, the department will provide assistance in the following ways:
-Have items delivered to families home by officers
-Purchase coats, hats, gloves, other necessities, and toys and donate to local charities and/or schools.
-Have items delivered directly to families homes

“It is incredibly disappointing that we are going to lose the one-on-one bonding time with the children this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but when we spoke with our partners at Target, we all agreed that we had to make this program work in 2020, knowing so many families in our community are struggling right now,” said Sgt. Mark Hoffman who has been a part of the program since it began in 2013.  

Donations are being accepted at the Dover Police Department.  Please call 302-736-7130 or email mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us to make arrangements for donations.  Donations can be made in the form of cash, Target Gift Cards, or check (payable to Dover Police Holiday Heroes).

Gift cards can also be purchased online and emailed to mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us

There is no online fundraising campaign for this program. 

All donations must be received by December 1st.  

 

 

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