Dover Man Arrested for Possession of AK-47 and Drug Charges 1-7-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-00271

Date/Time:  See Narrative

Location:  See Narrative

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

Narrative:

Maurice Parker (24) has been charged with multiple weapons charges and drug charges by the Dover Police Department.  On January 2nd, 2020, officers stopped Parker on Kentwood Drive during a vehicle stop.  Parker was found to be in possession of 7.62 caliber rounds (AK-47 ammunition).  Delaware Probation and Parole then executed an administrative search at Parker’s residence on Persimmon Tree Lane.  That search led to the discovery of .45 caliber ammunition and 10 bags of heroin.  

At the time, Parker was charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Heroin
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Violation of Probation

After further investigation, police discovered evidence that Parker was in possession of the AK-47 firearm.  Parker was then charged with Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited.

Parker was committed to SCI on a $10,200 bond on all charges.

Maurice Parker
Dover, DE

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Subject Arrested on Drug and Firearms Charges on River Road 1-7-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-00613

Date/Time:  Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 12:31PM

Location:  500 Block of River Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested 27-year-old Kacey White on firearms and drug charges following a foot chase on Monday afternoon.  Officers were contacting White as a result of a firearms investigation.  Officers had received a tip that included an image of White in possession of a firearm.  With assistance from the Wilmington, DE Police Department, White was identified from the image and officers attempted to contact him in the 500 Block of River Road.  

While fleeing from police, a loaded 9mm handgun with a 30 round magazine fell out of White’s waistband.  White was taken into custody a short time later.  Delaware Probation and Parole then executed an administrative search of a residence on River Road where White was living.  That search yielded a second handgun that was reported stolen to the Delaware State Police Troop 3.  In addition to the firearms, White was also found to be in possession of 15 bags of heroin.

White was committed to SCI in default of $114,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Receiving a Stolen Firearm
-Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Possession of Heroin
-Resisting Arrest
-Violation of Probation

Kacey White
Age: 27

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Dover Police Investigating Shooting Death of 15-Year-Old 1-7-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-00683

Date/Time:  Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 9:49PM

Location:  Paul Street and Davis Circle, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of Kainami Grant, a 15-year-old male from Milford, Delaware, that occurred on Monday night.  At approximately 9:49PM, officers responded to an alley at the rear of Paul Street, near Davis Circle, after the victim called 911 himself to report that he had been shot.  

Upon arrival, it was learned that the victim had been shot multiple times, but was conscious at the time of officers arrival.  Grant was quickly taken to Kent General Hospital by medical personnel, where he succumbed to his injuries.  

There were no witnesses in the area upon police arrival.  Grant, whose identity was not immediately known, had to be positively identified through fingerprints.  Once Grant was identified, officers were able to notify his next of kin of the 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 delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Two Homes Struck by Gunfire on S. Governors Avenue 1-7-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-00670

Date/Time:  Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 6:58PM

Location:  Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue,  Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

Two occupied homes were struck by gunfire on Monday evening in the Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue.  No injuries resulted from the incident, but the homes did sustain damage.  It was determined that an unknown suspect fired multiple shots in the area between S. New Street and S. Governors Avenue.   

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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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Dover Man 1-6-2020

Incident Number:  50-20-0575

Date/Time:   Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 3:24AM

Location:   White Oak Road and Halsey Road, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a 20-year-old man on drug charges as the result of a traffic stop on Monday morning.  At approximately 3:24AM, Tynik Sanders was stopped for an equipment violation on a vehicle he was operating in the area of White Oak Road and Halsey Drive.  Further investigation during the stop led to the discovery of 130 grams of marijuana, 2.5 grams of Psilocybin (mushrooms), and drug paraphernalia. 

Sanders was taken into custody without incident and released from the Justice of the Peace Court 7 on an O.R. bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Tier 1 Qty of Mushrooms
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Offense

Tynik Sanders
Dover, DE

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Arrest Made in Burglary at Loockerman Square Apartments 1-6-2020

Incident Number:  50-20-0509

Date/Time:   Sunday, January 5th, 2019 at 1:28PM

Location:   32 West Loockerman Street, Loockerman Square Apartments, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Wesley Batson (22) on Sunday afternoon for a burglary at Loockerman Square Apartments.  An officer working an extra duty assignment patrolling the complex observed a door propped open that had been secured during a previous patrol.  The officer heard music coming from the unoccupied business suite and observed a rear window get broken while waiting for backup officers to arrive.  Once the officers entered the suite, they located Batson inside of the unit and took him into custody without incident. 

Batson was committed to SCI on a $2,100 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Criminal Mischief

Wesley Batson
Age: 22
Dover, DE

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 1-03-20

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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Man Wanted for Rape Since 2018 Captured in South Carolina 1-3-2020

UPDATE: The Dover Police Department is announcing the arrest of Juan Hernandez who has been wanted for 2nd Degree Rape of a minor since October of 2018.  Hernandez is not a legal resident of the United States.  The Dover Police Department and U.S. Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force were contacted by the FBI on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 an advised that they received a tip that Hernandez was in Beaufort County in South Carolina.  On Thursday, January 2nd, Hernandez was taken into custody and is awaiting extradition to Delaware.  

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-6186

Date/Time:   March 7th, 2011

Location:   Undisclosed location in Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect wanted for 2nd Degree Rape of a then 6-year-old girl in March of 2011.  The Dover Police Department learned of the allegations made against Juan Carlos Hernandez (DOB: 7-30-85) after the victim disclosed the incident to a school therapist.  Following a forensic interview and a review of other evidence, detectives obtained a warrant for 2nd Degree Rape for Hernandez.  Hernandez’s location is unknown and it is possible that he has returned to Mexico since the incident occurred.  

Juan Carlos Hernandez

 

 

 

 

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40-Year-Fugitive from South Carolina Arrested by Dover Police 1-2-2020

Date/Time:  See Narrative

Location:  See Narrative

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a fugitive from South Carolina following an arrest on December 28th, 2019.  Officers contacted Jose Romero (64) while responding to a trespassing complaint at a convenience store on White Oak Road.  Romero was taken into custody for Public Intoxication and Trespassing at the time.  However, Romero produced a DE State ID with the name Arnaldo Figueroa, which was the name he gave officers.  Officers processed Romero under that name at the time of his arrest.

During the arrest process, Romero signed all of the legal documents using the “Arnaldo Figueroa” name as well.

On December 30th, 2019, officers were contacted by the Delaware State Bureau of Identification, who advised that “Figueroa’s” fingerprints came back to Jose Romero, who was a wanted subject out of South Carolina.  

It was learned that Romero was wanted out of South Carolina for “Escape After Conviction” on an Armed Robbery charge from December 13th, 1979.  On January 1st, 2020 at 11:23AM, officers were checking the area of White Oak Road and discovered Romero walking near Willis Road.  Romero was quickly taken into custody without incident.

Romero was committed to SCI on a $18,000 cash bond and is also being held pending extradition to the State of South Carolina.

Romero was charged with the following offenses by the Dover Police Department:
-Public Intoxication
-Loitering
-Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree
-Out of State Fugitive
-Forgery 2nd Degree (4x)
-Criminal Impersonation

Jose Romero
Age: 64

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Two Struck by Gunfire on Collins Drive 1-1-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-00010

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 at 1:20AM

Location:  400 Block of Collins Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured a 19-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man on Wednesday morning.  The female victim advised that she was standing on the sidewalk in front of a home in the 400 Block of Collins Drive when a dark colored vehicle drove past.  The victim advised she heard gunshots and was shot once in the thigh.  The male victim was standing in the doorway of the residence and suffered a graze wound to his leg but refused all medical treatment.  The residence and a vehicle parked in the driveway were also struck by gunfire.  The female victim was treated for her non-life threatening injury at Kent General Hospital.

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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