Fatal Accident in Rear Alley of New Castle Avenue 7-5-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-22196

Date/Time:   Wednesday,July 4th, 2018 at 2:22AM

Location:   Rear Alley of New Castle Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

A 36-year-old Smyrna man was charged with Vehicular Homicide 2nd Degree following an incident on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 2:22AM, Gerald Medkeff was operating a Mazda 3 sedan in the rear alley of New Castle Avenue.  Medkeff was in the area to purchase drugs.  While in the alley, Medkeff was approached by several people in the area who became disorderly with Medkeff.  Medkeff attempted to leave the area by placing his vehicle in reverse, striking 40-year-old Moneca Saunders.  After striking Saunders, she became stuck under Medkeff’s vehicle.  Medkeff shifted from reverse to forward at least twice more in an effort to leave but was unsuccessful.  Assistance from the Dover Fire Department was needed to free Saunders from under the vehicle.  She was later pronounced dead at Kent General Hospital.  Medkeff was charged with a single count of 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

Medkeff was committed to JTVCC in default of $10,000 cash bond.

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 6-29-18

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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Suspect Wanted in Liberty Court Homicide 6-29-2018

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department has identified Timothy Safford (42) as the suspect in the shooting death of Sylvester Lee at Liberty Court Apartments on Friday, June 22nd.  During the investigation, detectives learned that Safford and Lee were involved in a verbal argument prior to the shooting.  While both men walked towards the victim’s vehicle, Safford shot Lee, ultimately causing his death. 

Safford is wanted for 1st Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony,  Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x).  

Safford should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with knowledge of Safford’s whereabouts should call 911 or their local police department immediately.  Safford’s last known address is in Dover, DE but is no longer accurate.  

Timothy Safford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-20694

Date/Time:  Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 9:41PM

Location:   Liberty Court Apts, 1289 Walker Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 41-year-old man that occurred on Friday night.  At approximately 9:41PM, officers from the Dover Police Department responded to Liberty Court Apartments for reports of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located Sylvester Lee (Clayton, DE), lying on the ground after being struck multiple times by gunfire in the torso.  Lee was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 10:15PM.    

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 can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com

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Dover Police Make Arrest in Three Walgreen’s Robberies 6-28-2018

 

The Dover Police Department is announcing the arrest of Nathaniel Carr (22), of Washington, D.C., in three robberies of Dover Walgreen’s stores.  Following the March 29th robbery where Carr and another suspect jumped the pharmacy counter and took prescription medication, detectives were able to obtain fingerprints from the crime scene.  Those fingerprints led to the identification of Carr as a suspect.  Detectives were then able to link Carr to two additional Walgreen’s robberies that took place on February 27th, 2018 and December 24th, 2017.  Carr was arrested in Washington D.C. on June 22nd, 2018 and extradited to Delaware on June 27th.  Carr was committed to JTVCC in default of $18,600 cash bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 2nd Degree (3x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony
-Offensive Touching

Press Releases for the three Walgreen’s Robberies can be found at the below links:
December 24th, 2017 Robbery
February 27th, 2018 Robbery
March 29th, 2018 Robbery 

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Residential Burglary Dover East Estates MHP 6-27-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-21186

Date/Time:   Tuesday,June 26th, 2018 between 5:15AM-5:46PM

Location:   Dover East Estates MHP 1061 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Tuesday, June 26th.  The incident occurred when  an unknown suspect(s) entered the vacant home through a rear window.  Once inside, the suspect removed two televisions and fled 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 can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com

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Dover Man Arrested on Drug Charges Following Investigation 6-25-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-20640

Date/Time:   Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 1:55PM

Location:   100 Block of S/W Kings Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested Marvin Hardy (41), following a drug investigation.  A search warrant was executed at Hardy’s home in the 100 Block of S/W Kings Highway following a drug investigation.  Hardy was taken into custody without incident.  During the search warrant, officers located 216.3 grams of marijuana.  Hardy was released on $8,250 unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Marijuana (Tier 1 Qty)

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Dover P.A.L. Announces Five Summer Events 6-25-18

The Dover Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) is announcing five additional events for the summer of 2018.  Four of the events are part of the “drop-in” series scheduled at various locations throughout the City of Dover to educate families about P.A.L. opportunities while engaging with officers and members of the community in athletic and educational activities for all ages.  The fifth event is the single-day Football Combine event on July 28th, 2018 at Delaware State University.  For more information on these events, please read below.

P.A.L. Drop-In Events

For more information on these events and P.A.L., visit: doverpolice.org/PAL

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P.A.L. Football Combine

The Dover Police Department Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) has partnered with the Delaware State University and the Delaware State University Police Department to put on a one day football combine to be held at the university’s athletic complex. 

The one-day program is scheduled for  Saturday, July 28th, 2018 from 8 AM-NOON.  Snacks, Gatorade, and water will be provided courtesy of event sponsors Sam’s Club and The Home Depot.  The program is open to 5th-8th grade students of all skill levels.  There will be multiple skills competitions with prizes awarded.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted.  All participants must complete a liability waiver and a P.A.L. registration form in addition to the event registration.  Event registration can be found here:  P.A.L. Football Combine

Athletic attire must be worn.  Football cleats are not required but are highly recommended.  There is no rain date for this event and transportation is not provided. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dover Police Investigating Shooting Death of Clayton Man at Liberty Court Apts 6-23-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-20694

Date/Time:  Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 9:41PM

Location:   Liberty Court Apts, 1289 Walker Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 41-year-old man that occurred on Friday night.  At approximately 9:41PM, officers from the Dover Police Department responded to Liberty Court Apartments for reports of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located Sylvester Lee (Clayton, DE), lying on the ground after being struck multiple times by gunfire in the torso.  Lee was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 10:15PM.    

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 can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com

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Registration for “A Day In Their Boots” Event is Closed 6-21-2018

UPDATE:  Registration for the “Day in Their Boots” event is now closed.  The event quickly gained popularity, reaching its maximum number of 150 participants in less than 24 hours.  Please keep checking doverpolice.org/PAL for more events coming up in the near future.  Thank you for making this event such an overwhelming success, so quickly. 

 

 

Learn what it takes to be a firefighter in Delaware and the challenges they face by joining the Dover Police Athletic League on Wednesday, July 11th from 9am-2pm at the Delaware State Fire School.  This program is being hosted by the Delaware State Fire School, Dover Police P.A.L., and the Dover Fire Department.  There is no cost to attend, but children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  Lunch will be provided to all participants by event sponsor North Dover Chick-Fil-A.  A minimum of 30 participants is required for this program to take place.  Registration form can be found at the link below.  Parents/Guardians will have to sign a liability waiver after registration.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JULY 6TH, 2018.

UPDATE: As of June 21st, 2018 this event is full and no longer accepting registrations.

REGISTER ONLINE/MORE INFO:
ONLINE REGISTRATION “A DAY IN THEIR BOOTS”

Requirements:
-Must also register as a PAL participant (form will be emailed to you after registration)
-Must provide your own transportation
-NO Open toe shoes-feet must be fully covered (sneakers/boots)

Questions:
Email: DoverPDPAL@gmail.com

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Residential Burglary on Mifflin Road 6-20-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-20251

Date/Time:   Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 between 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Location:   300 Block of Mifflin Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Tuesday, June 19th.  The incident occurred when  an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the vacant home through a side door.  Once inside, the suspect took several high-end pieces of jewelry before fleeing.  The residents returned home at 5:15 PM to find that their home had been burglarized.

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 can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com

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