Gold Alert Issued for 87-Year-Old Dover Man 5-14-2020

Incident/Complaint#:  50-20-12775

Date:  Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1:30PM

Location:  Townsend Blvd., Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Leon Battle (87) of Dover.  Battle was last seen leaving his home on Townsend Blvd. in a red 2009 Ford Escape (DE REG: DAV116).  He was wearing navy blue pants and a black and grey striped shirt.  He last spoke with a family member on the phone at approximately 1:30PM on May 14th, 2020 and stated he was on Route 301 in Maryland. Battle suffers from a condition that poses a threat to his health and safety.

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

Leon Battle

 

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Male 5-14-2020

Incident/Complaint#:  50-20-12463

Date:  Thursday, May 14, 2020

Location:  River Road, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Osita Igwe (Benedict Igwe), of Dover.   Igwe has a condition that poses a risk to his health and safety if not monitored and treated.  He was last seen by family when he left his home on River Road in March of 2019.  He has been seen in the downtown area more recently.  The family reported Igwe missing for the first time on the week of May 11th, 2020.  Since the initial missing persons report, more detailed information was provided to law enforcement that led to a Gold Alert being issued.  

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

 

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 5-14-2020

The following images contain the newest Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notifications for the City of Dover.  If there any questions or concerns, please contact the Dover Police Sex Offender Enforcement Unit.


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Arrest Made in Hotel Room Robbery. 5-14-2020

UPDATE:  DeShaun Harris was arrested by the Dover Police Department on May 14th, 2020 at approximately 11:30AM at a home in the Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue without incident.  Harris was committed to SCI on a $92,500 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Burglary 1st Degree
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony
-Aggravated Menacing
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree (2x)
-Theft

Incident Number: 50-20-12413

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at 12:38PM

Location:   Kent Budget Inn, 383 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is searching for a suspect in a robbery that occurred on Sunday afternoon.  At approximately 12:38PM, two black males forced entry into a hotel room at the Kent Budget Inn and demanded cash while pointing a firearm at the three occupants.  The suspects stole one woman’s purse and an undisclosed amount of cash from another victim.  During the incident a male victim (36) sustained a minor laceration to his forehead after being struck by a suspect, a female victim (45) sustained a lip injury after being struck by a suspect, and a 60-year-old female sustained a lower leg injury that required surgery at Kent General Hospital.  

Detectives were able to review area surveillance and identify Deshaun Harris (42) as one of the suspects involved in the incident.  Harris has a last known address of Lebanon Road in Dover, DE.

DeShaun Harris
Dover, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Burglary at Happy 13 Liquors 5-14-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-12588

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 

Location:  Happy 13 Liquors, 262 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at the Happy 13 Liquor Store in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 13th, 2020.  The suspect broke a glass door by throwing a large rock at it.  Once inside, the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and the owner’s wallet that was inside the business.

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 delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Burglary at El Nopal 5-13-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-12503

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 1:26AM

Location:  El Nopal, 627 West Division Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at the El Nopal restaurant, located at 627 West Division Street.  At approximately 1:26AM on Tuesday, May 12th, an unknown suspect threw a large rock through the front door of the business.  Once inside, the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash, sodas, and candy and fled.  The suspect returned a second time at approximately 3:11AM and took more consumable items before fleeing.

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 delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Burglary at DOT Discount Tobacco Store 5-12-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-12503

Date/Time:  Monday, May 11th, 2020 at 10:04PM

Location:  DOT Discount, 321 Independence Blvd., Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at the DOT Discount Tobacco store at 321 Independence Blvd.  Officers responded to the business at approximately 10:04PM for a burglary alarm.  It was determined that an unknown male suspect entered the business after breaking a glass window.  Once inside, they took several tobacco products before fleeing the area in an unknown direction.

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 delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Three Arrested in McDonald’s Burglary 5-12-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-12452

Date/Time:  Monday, May 11th, 2020 at 4:29AM

Location:   McDonald’s, 1424 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department has arrested three suspects in connection with an early morning burglary at a McDonald’s restaurant located on Forrest Avenue.  Officers were called to the restaurant when managers arrived to open the store and observed that a safe was open and the contents were missing.  It was determined that suspects had gained entry to the building through a roof access door and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the safe.  

During the investigation, detectives developed Micaiah Brown (18), Dymier Bowers (19), and Kristofer Gamboa-Yepez (22) as suspects.  All of the suspects were either current or former employees of the Forrest Avenue McDonald’s location.

All three suspects were taken into custody later in the day without incident with a large sum of cash in their possession, as well as wearing the same/similar clothing that was worn during the burglary.  

All three suspects were charged with the following offenses (bonds under mugshots):
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Burglar Tools
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Theft $1500 or Greater
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Dymier Bowers
Dover, DE
Committed to SCI
$6,100 Secured Bond

Micaiah Brown
Dover, DE
Committed to SCI
$14,100 Secured Bond

Kristofer Gamboa -Yepez
Dover, DE
Released on O.R. Bond

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Suspect Wanted in Hotel Room Robbery 5-11-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-12413

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at 12:38PM

Location:   Kent Budget Inn, 383 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is searching for a suspect in a robbery that occurred on Sunday afternoon.  At approximately 12:38PM, two black males forced entry into a hotel room at the Kent Budget Inn and demanded cash while pointing a firearm at the three occupants.  The suspects stole one woman’s purse and an undisclosed amount of cash from another victim.  During the incident a male victim (36) sustained a minor laceration to his forehead after being struck by a suspect, a female victim (45) sustained a lip injury after being struck by a suspect, and a 60-year-old female sustained a lower leg injury that required surgery at Kent General Hospital.  

Detectives were able to review area surveillance and identify Deshaun Harris (42) as one of the suspects involved in the incident.  Harris has a last known address of Lebanon Road in Dover, DE.

DeShaun Harris
Dover, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Shooting on Willis Road 5-11-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-12439

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at 8:41PM

Location:  100 Block of Willis Road, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left an 18-year-old female with a gunshot wound to her head.  Officers responded to the 100 Block of Willis Road at approximately 8:41PM on Sunday, May 10th for a report of shots fired.  While responding, officers were flagged down by a vehicle that was transporting the victim to the hospital.  Officers escorted the vehicle to Kent General Hospital and stayed with the victim while she underwent medical treatment.  Additional officers responded to the scene and located several shell casings in the area.  The driver of the vehicle stated they were in the area when two black males began firing at his car.  The vehicle was struck approximately 14 times in the driver side.  One of the rounds struck the 18-year-old female in the head.  An occupied home in the area was also struck, however none of the occupants were injured.

The 18-year-old female is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery from her injuries.

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 delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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