Cuts-R-Us Burglary

Incident Number: 50-20-9103

Date/Time:  Between 5:15PM on 3/18/20 and 9:00AM on 3/19/20

Location:   Cuts-R-Us, 51 Roosevelt Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary at a local business.  Between 5:15PM on March 18th and 9:00AM on March 19th, an unknown suspect forced entry into the business through a rear door.  Once inside, the suspect removed several hair clippers and fled the area.

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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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 3-18-20

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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Dover Police Launches Online Crime Reporting for Certain Crimes in Response to Covid-19

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Dover Police Department will be employing several strategies to ensure the safety of officers and the citizens we serve.

The department will remain in operation, 24 hours a day as always and will respond to any and every need for service where an officers presence is necessary. We ask that non-emergency (not in progress) calls go to our non emergency number of 302-736-7111.

Depending on the need for service, you will be asked to file your report online at www.doverpolice.org/crimereport or via telephone.  All emergency needs should still go through 9-1-1.  The link to the online crime report site is also available on the menu of the department’s home page: doverpolice.org

The online crime reporting system will be used for crimes/incidents that are not in progress and with no suspect information immediately available.  Examples of these incident include, but are not limited to:
-Thefts 
-Criminal Mischief (vandalism)
-Theft of Services
-Shopliftings without Suspect information
-Others as deemed necessary by a supervisor

Any persons who are displaying any symptoms of sickness are discouraged from entering the lobby of the Dover Police Department. If you do not have an emergency or previous request/appointment from an officer we ask that you avoid our building if possible.

Our response will be constantly re-evaluated and updated as necessary to ensure that no interruption to high quality service occurs during this time. Please remember that we are working in a fluid environment and will have to make real-time decisions quickly to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our officers, civilian staff, and the Dover community.

Once again, the Dover Police Department will continue to provide it’s normal services to the City of Dover and will continue to conduct patrols as normal.  The department is simply trying to minimize contact when services can be provided online or by phone.

 

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Three Businesses Affected by Burglary Attempts

Incident Number: 50-20-8604

Date/Time:  Between 8:15PM on 3/13/20 and 6:35AM on 3/14/20

Location:  See Narrative

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an incident where one store was burglarized and two others were attempted to be broken into.  At 6:46AM officers responded to Weight Watchers at 283 N. DuPont Highway for a reported burglary.  Employees reported to officers that the back storage room was ransacked and that a FitBit was stolen from the business. There was damage to a rear door where the suspect gained entry as well.

Neighboring businesses, Sally Beauty Supply and ATI Physical Therapy, also had damage to the rear doors of their businesses, but the suspect(s) did not make entry.  

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 Gun and Drug Possession Charges for Felton Woman 3-16-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-8576

Date/Time:  Friday, March 13th 2020 at 11:53PM

Location:  Federal Street at East Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Takeya Benson (24) on drug and gun charges during a traffic stop on Friday night.  Officers stopped Benson for an equipment violation in the area of Federal Street and East Loockerman Street at approximately 11:53PM.  During the stop, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana and conducted a vehicle search.  As a result of the search, officers located a handgun and 1.7 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle.  Officers also located .5 grams of crack cocaine on Benson’s person. 

Benson was  released on an unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Related Offenses

Takeya Benson

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Dover Police Arrest Man in Domestic Related Murder 3-15-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-8704

Date/Time:  Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at approximately 5:34AM

Location:  Unit Block of Willis Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a 24-year-old man for 1st Degree Murder on Sunday for an incident that occurred at a residence in the Unit Block of Willis Road.  The Dover Police Department originally responded to a WAWA store on Forrest Avenue at approximately 5:34AM after being called by a bystander in the store who witnessed a possible domestic situation/suspicious activity between the male suspect, Aaron Garnett Jr., and three children.  When officers contacted Garnett Jr., he provided a false name and different statements as to why he was in the area with the children.  Police then responded to a residence in the Unit Block of Willis Road based on information they obtained from the early investigation.  Upon arrival, officers located Naquita Hill (23) with major injuries to her upper body.  Hill was pronounced deceased shortly after the officers arrived at the residence as a result of those injuries.

Based on the early findings of the investigation, it was determined that Garnett Jr. and Hill were involved in an altercation that resulted in her death as a the result of Garnett Jr. physically assaulting her during that altercation.  

Hill and Garnett Jr. had one child in common together and the other two were being cared for by Hill for another family member.  All three children are now in the care of a trusted relative.  

Mugshot and bond information was unavailable at time of release.

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Dover Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash 3-15-2020


 
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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 3-13-20

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Burglary at Law Office on The Green 3-11-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-8203

Date/Time:  Between 5:00PM on 3/10/2020 and 6:50AM on 3/11/2020

Location:  Law Office of Liguori and Morris, 46 The Green, 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 Law Office of Liguori and Morris, located at 46 The Green.  Between 5:00PM on March 10th and 6:50AM on March 11th, an unknown suspect entered the business by forcing a side door open.  Once inside, the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash and loose change, a bottle of liquor, and other items.  The suspect also caused damage to a piece of office equipment.  

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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DUI Suspect Flees From Police, Arrested with 58 Grams of PCP 3-10-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-8079

Date/Time:  Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 10:56PM

Location:  Area of Loockerman Street and Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

Officers from the Dover Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle on Monday night in the area of Loockerman Street and Governors Avenue for a moving violation.  When they contacted the driver, Jaray Harris (40), officers could detect a strong odor of alcohol and suspected that Harris was intoxicated.  When officers attempted to have Harris exit the vehicle for sobriety tests, Harris refused and fled in his vehicle.  Harris’ vehicle struck a curb in the area of Loockerman Street and Jerusalem Way, causing minor damage to his vehicle.  Harris continued to travel to Lincoln Street and into a dead-end.  Harris then fled on foot but was apprehended by officers a short time later.  Harris was also in possession of 58.1 grams of PCP.  

No damage or injuries occurred as a result of this incident other than the damage to the suspects vehicle.

Harris was committed to SCI on a $41,800 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver PCP
-Possession of PCP
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Resisting Arrest
-Driving While Intoxicated
-Failure to Stop on Police Command
-Multiple traffic violations

Jaray Harris
Felton, DE

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