Residential Burglary on N. Governors Avenue 12-2-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-38099

Date/Time:  Between November 22nd at 6:00PM and November 30th at 9:30AM

Location:  Unit Block of North Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a residence in the Unit Block of North Governors Avenue.  The incident occurred between 6:00PM on November 22nd, 2019 and 9:30AM on November 30th, 2019.  During that time, an unknown suspect forced entry into the vacant residence and removed several 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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Three New York Men Charged After Stealing $73k in Apple Products from Target 11-27-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-37663

Date/Time:  Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 9:35PM

Location:  Target, 148 John Hunn Brown Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department charged three men from Brooklyn, New York in a shoplifting case where $73,893 in Apple products were stolen from a Dover Target store.  At approximately 9:35PM on Monday, November 25th, 2019, the three men broke into a secured case and took a variety of Apple electronics and fled.  The suspects attempted a similar attempt at the Christiana Target store after the Dover incident,  but were unsuccessful.  Loss prevention employees were able to obtain a description of the vehicle at the time and pass it on to regional Target stores.  

Shorty after the Christiana attempt, troopers with the Delaware State Police observed the suspects and suspect vehicle in the parking lot of the Brandywine, DE Target store.  The troopers searched the suspect vehicle and located all of the stolen Apple products from th Dover incident.  

All three suspects were committed to SCI on $3,500 secured bonds on the following offenses:
-Organized Retail Crime
-Possession of Shoplifters Tools
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

The suspects, all from Brooklyn, NY, were identified as:
Jonathan Vinas (28)
Gilberto Cortez (43)
Joey Lattimore (34)

Booking photos were not available at the time of release.

 

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Burglary at The Little School at Kids Cottage 11-26-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-37677

Date/Time:  Between November 25th at 6:00PM and November 26th at 6:40AM

Location:  Little School at Kids Cottage, 105 Mont Blanc 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 Little School at Kids Cottage.  Between Monday, November 25th at 6:00PM and Tuesday, November 26th at 6:40AM, an unknown suspect(s) entered the building by breaking an exterior window.  Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a cash register insert with an undisclosed amount of cash inside.  The suspect then 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 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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Gunshots Strike Home on Roberta Avenue 11-26-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-36763

Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 4:38AM

Location:  500 Block of Roberta Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an incident where a home was struck by gunfire on Tuesday morning.  At approximately 4:38AM, officers responded to the 500 Block of Roberta Avenue for a report of multiple shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located several shell casings on the roadway and found that a home in the 500 Block of Roberta Avenue had been struck multiple times.  While the home was occupied by several people, no injuries occurred.  

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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Two Suspect Arrested in String of Church and Residential Burglaries 11-25-2019

Date/Time:  See Narrative

Location:  See Narrative

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department has arrested two subjects in a string of burglaries in the Dover area.  On October 15th, 2019, officers investigated a burglary that occurred on N. American Avenue, where the suspects forced entry into the residence and stole jewelry an other high-value items. 

On November 8th, 2018, a burglary was reported at the Calvary Baptist Church at 410 Fulton Street.  In this incident, the suspects gained entry by removing  window air condition unit and then stole a desktop computer.

On November 19th, 2019, a burglary was once again reported at the Calvary Baptist Church at 410 Fulton Street.  In this incident, the suspect broke a glass window and then stole several computers from the building before fleeing.

On November 20th, 2019, a burglary was reported at a residence in the 200 Block of North State Street where an iPad was stolen.

During the investigation into the above incidents, Tywon Mack (25) was identified as a suspect and warrants were obtained.  

On November 21st, 2019, a burglary was reported at Mount Zion Church, located at 101 North Queen Street.  The suspect broke a basement window to gain entry and then rummaged through various parts of the building.  It was unknown if anything was stolen at the time.

On November 22nd, Mount Zion Church was burglarized once again.  The suspect broke a window to gain entry and then ransacked the building and attempted to pry open two safes inside the church before fleeing.

The Bethuel Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 25 N. Queen Street reported an attempted burglary on November 22nd, where the suspect broke a window to the church.  It did not appear that the suspect(s) made entry or took anything in this incident.

On Friday, November 23rd, a Dover Police patrol officer was checking the area of North West Street, when they observed  a broken window at the Mt. Carmel Church at 117 North West Street and that the lights were on inside.  Officers set up a perimeter and successfully apprehended Tywon Mack and Vincent Green (19) inside of the church.  A Dover police K9 assisted in the apprehensions.  

Tywon Mack was committed to SCI on a $27,750 secured bond on the following charges:
-Resisting Arrest
-Offensive Touching
-Burglary 3rd Degree (5x)
-Burglary 2nd Degree (2x)
-Theft (6x)
-Criminal Mischief (6x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Vincent Green was committed to SCI on a $19,000 bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 3rd Degree (4x)
-Burglary 2nd Degree 
-Theft (4x)
-Criminal Mischief (5x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Vincent Green
Dover, DE

Tywon Mack
Dover, DE

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 11-25-19

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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UPDATE: (Located) Gold Alert Cancelled for Missing Elderly Man with Dementia 11-23-2019

UPDATE: The Gold Alert for Johnathan Norwig has been cancelled after he was brought in to the Dover Police Department by his family on Saturday afternoon.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-37279

Date/Time:  Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 11:53AM

Location:  1000 Block of S. State Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a gold alert for a missing 74-year-old man.  Johnathan Norwig was last seen leaving  medical appointment in the 1000 Block of South State Street when he failed to tell an accompanying family member he was leaving.  Norwig is a white male, 5′ tall, 165 pounds, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark jacket.  He was operating a white Chevrolet Astro van with Maryland tags (59134CA).  There is concern for Norwig’s safety as he suffers from dementia.

If you have any information on Norwig’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 as soon as possible.

Johnathan Norwig
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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Elderly Man with Dementia 11-22-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-37279

Date/Time:  Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 11:53AM

Location:  1000 Block of S. State Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a gold alert for a missing 74-year-old man.  Johnathan Norwig was last seen leaving  medical appointment in the 1000 Block of South State Street when he failed to tell an accompanying family member he was leaving.  Norwig is a white male, 5′ tall, 165 pounds, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark jacket.  He was operating a white Chevrolet Astro van with Maryland tags (59134CA).  There is concern for Norwig’s safety as he suffers from dementia.

If you have any information on Norwig’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 as soon as possible.

Johnathan Norwig
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Burglary at Lana Nails 11-22-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-37202

Date/Time:  Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 11:01PM

Location:  Lana Nails, 155 N. 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 on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at Lana Nails (155 N. DuPont Highway).  At approximately 11:01PM, officers responded to the business for a burglary alarm.  Surveillance footage (unavailable for release) showed that a white male suspect broke a rear glass door to the business and removed the contents inside of a register before fleeing.  The suspect was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and camouflage colored pants.  

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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Donors and Sponsors Recognized by Dover Police Athletic League 11-22-2019

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The Dover Police Department Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) took time during their public board meeting on Wednesday, November 20th to recognize members of the community who have been instrumental in the success of the P.A.L. program.  Several businesses and organizations … Continue reading

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