Dover Police Seeking Suspect in Vehicle Theft 2-18-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-4020

Date/Time:  Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:57 a.m.

Location: Parking Lot of Dover Downs Casino/Hotel 1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle theft that occurred at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino on Thursday morning.  At approximately 6:55 a.m., the vehicle owner left his black Lexus (DE REG: 676727) running in the parking lot to warm up.  A few moments later, an unknown white male suspect stole the vehicle and fled.  Later in the morning, the Delaware State Police located the vehicle after it crashed in a ditch at Route 1 and Scarborough Road (Exit 104).  According to the investigating officer with the Delaware State Police, the vehicle was negotiating a curve on Exit 104 northbound with the intent to travel onto SR1 northbound, Dover.  The vehicle then exited the north edge of the roadway and struck a traffic post with its front center and then spun 180 counter clockwise until the rear right struck a tree. 

Below is an image of the suspect inside of Dover Downs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges During Search Warrant 2-17-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-4385

Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 at 12:10 p.m.

Location: 400 Block of East Water Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department arrested two suspects on drug charges during a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon.  At approximately 12:10 p.m., officers executed a search warrant at a home in the 400 Block of East Water Street as a result of a drug investigation.  Derek Johnson (22) and Terri Cave-Martin (21) were arrested without incident.  Officers sized a total of 221.3 grams of marijuana, 5.1 grams of crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia during the arrests/search warrant.

Derek Johnson was committed to SCI on a $27,100 secured bond on the below charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-Breach of Release (prior no contact order with Cave-Martin)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Terri Cave-Martin was released on an $18,000 unsecured bond on the below charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Maintaining a Drug Property

Derek Johnson

Terri Cave-Martin

 

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Lt. Aaron Dickinson Graduates from Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command 2-15-2021

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety
School of Police Staff and Command
Graduation Press Release

Lieutenant Aaron Dickinson has graduated from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

The Dover Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Lieutenant Aaron Dickinson from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Lieutenant Aaron Dickinson has successfully completed the (22) week Staff and Command program held in Evanston, Illinois from July 6 – December 13, 2020. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 25,000 students both nationally and internationally. Lieutenant Aaron Dickinson was a student in SPSC Class #484 which accommodated a total of 26 students for the twenty-two week period.

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. The major topics of study include: Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation.

Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes in addition to a staff study paper that are all required parts of the curriculum. Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of 6 units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community. Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of Police Training, Management Training, and Executive Development.

The Dover Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Lieutenant Aaron Dickinson’s attendance at this program. Many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.

Lt. Aaron Dickinson
Criminal Investigations Unit Commander

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Two Suspects Arrested in Pear Street Robbery 2-15-2021

February 15, 2021 Update: The Dover Police Department has arrested Tahlik Crowder and a 16-year-old juvenile involved in the January 27th Pear Street robbery.  Crowder was taken into custody at a residence in the 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive by detectives without incident on February 10th, 2021.  Crowder was committed to SCI on a $25,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 3rd Degree
-Terroristic Threatening
-Attempted Use of Credit Card
-Criminal Mischief

Camron Jackson (16) was also arrested after being seen walking on Walker Road on February 12th, 2021.  Jackson was committed to the Stevenson House on the following offenses:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 3rd Degree
-Terroristic Threatening
-Attempted Use of Credit Card
-Criminal Mischief

February 1, 2021 Update: The Dover Police Department has obtained warrants for two suspects involved in the January 27th robbery on Pear Street.  Tahlik Crowder (21), of Dover, is wanted for Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and other charges related to the incident.  In addition to Crowder, Camron Jackson (16) is wanted in connection with the robbery incident.  Jackson’s image is not published due to being a minor.

Tahlik Crowder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident Number: 50-21-2475

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 at 7:36 p.m.

Location: Rear Alley in the 600 Block of Pear Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Wednesday evening in the rear alley of the 600 Block of Pear Street.  A male victim agreed to meet one of the suspects through a social app.  When he met the man on Whatcoat Drive, he was with two other men.  The victim agreed to drive them to Pear Street.  When they stopped in the rear alley of Pear Street, the three suspects assaulted the victim and removed his car keys, wallet, cell phone, and glasses.  The suspects then fled in the vehicle (since recovered) belonging to the victim.  

The victim suffered minor facial injuries and was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for treatment.  The suspects were only described as black males.

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Suspect Arrested for Two Royal Farms Robberies 2-15-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-2267/50-20-24353

Date/Time:  See Narrative

Location: Royal Farms, 293 Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Murray Hall for two robberies that occurred at the Royal Farms located on Saulsbury Road.  The department had been investigating robbery incidents from September 2020 and January 2021.   During the investigation, Murray Hall (35) was identified as a suspect by detectives.  Hall was taken into custody during a traffic stop on February 9th, 2021.  While in custody, Hall made statements that posed a risk to his safety and was hospitalized.  He was later arraigned and committed to SCI on a $200,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Robbery 1st Degree (2x)
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Aggravated Menacing
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony (2x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Murray Hall
Dover, DE

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Suspect Arrested for Saturday Morning Shooting 2-15-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-4123

Date/Time:  Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 8:13 a.m.

Location: 400 Block of River Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a 30-year-old man for a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.  At approximately 8:13 a.m., officers responded to the 400 Block of River Road for a shooting.  Officers located a 31-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for treatment of his injury.  Officers investigating the shooting, identified Allen Durham as the suspect and located him in a nearby residence.  Durham was arrested without incident.

Durham was released after posting a $32,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Assault 2nd Degree

Allen Durham
Dover, DE

 

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Burglary at Whatcoat United Methodist Church 2-14-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-4020

Date/Time:  Friday, February 12th, 2021 between 6:48 a.m.-7:14 a.m.

Location: Whatcoat United Methodist Church, 341 Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary of the Whatcoat United Methodist Church on Friday morning.  Between 6:48 a.m. and 7:14 a.m. a suspect entered the church by forcing open a door.  Once inside, the suspect caused an estimated $5,000+ in damages to church property.  The suspect is a black male, wearing a dark sweatsuit with a Looney Tunes logo on the front and was last seen fleeing south towards The Preserve at Whatcoat Apartments.  The images below show the suspect.  Both images are of the same suspect.  The differences are a result of lighting conditions/different cameras.

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drunk Driver Crashes Into Ambulance 2-13-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-4115

Date/Time:  Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 1:23 a.m.

Location: Scarborough Road and N. DuPont Highway, Dover, De

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department responded to the area of Scarborough Road at N. DuPont Highway for an accident involving an occupied ambulance at 1:23 a.m. Saturday morning.  Upon arrival, it was learned that a gray Chevrolet van driven by Justin Pawlowski (35) had crashed into the rear of an occupied ambulance.  Pawlowski was pinned inside of his vehicle and suffered a broken leg and other minor injuries a as a result of the crash.

A passenger inside of Pawlowski’s vehicle was transported to the hospital for a shoulder injury.  Three occupants of the ambulance, including two ambulance staff were transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.  One of the medical staff on board the ambulance suffered a severe concussion and was unconscious for several hours.  The patient that was being transported did not suffer  any injuries from the crash.

The investigation revealed that Pawlowski was driving under the influence.  Pawlowski is currently hospitalized for his injuries, but will be charged with the following offenses upon his release:

-Vehicular Assault 1st Degree
-Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree (2x)
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-DUI
-Traffic Offenses

An image of Parkowski was unavailable at the time of release.

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Dover Municipal Police Academy Graduates Seventeen Recruits 2-12-2021

The Dover Police Department is announcing the graduation of the Dover Municipal Police Academy.  On Friday, February 12th, 2021, the department hosted a socially distanced ceremony with limited attendance at the Dover High School auditorium to celebrate the end of the 19-week training academy.  Seventeen recruits from eight Delaware police agencies successfully completed the training and graduated.  

Speakers at the ceremony included Attorney General Kathy Jennings, United States Attorney for the State of Delaware Dave Weiss, City of Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen, and City of Dover Police Chief Thomas Johnson.  Governor John Carney was originally scheduled to speak but was forced to withdrawal due to a last minute scheduling conflict.

Several awards were also presented for outstanding performances by academy recruits:

Academic Achievement Award
The Academic Achievement Award is awarded to the recruit who continued to demonstrate a high level of academic proficiency throughout academy training.  Based on a series of tests to prove their understanding of course content, the recruits all received a final academic GPA.  While all of the recruits demonstrated tremendous work in the academic area, this recruit earned the highest average in the class with a 98.1 GPA. 

The award was presented to Dover Police recruit, Max Alderson.

Top Shot Award
The Top Shot Award is awarded to the recruit who demonstrated the highest level of marksmanship proficiency and firearms safety throughout a series of day and night firearms training and qualification courses. 

The Top Shot award was presented to Christopher Bowen of the Bridgeville Police Department.

Physical Fitness Award
The Dover Police Academy Physical Fitness Award is awarded to the male and female police recruits who demonstrated a high level of physical fitness, strength, and endurance throughout the academy.  These recruits also continued to push themselves to a higher level throughout the 19 weeks of physical training. 

The Physical Fitness Awards were presented to Dover Police recruit, Diego Zamora and Milford Police recruit, Aline Check-Guzman.

Francis T. Schneible  Resiliency Award
The Francis T. Schneible Resiliency Award is given to the police recruit who showed the most resiliency during the academy.  Francis Schneible began his law enforcement career with the Dover Police Department in 1968.  Just one year into his tour, Schneible was shot by a shoplifting suspect who was armed with a shotgun.  Schneible’s resiliency allowed him to continue to serve for four more years with Dover, later joining the Delaware State Police.  Schneible unfortunately lost his life 24 years after the shooting due to difficulties stemming from his injuries he sustained. 

The recipient of the Francis T. Schneible Award was William Evans III, from the Smyrna Police Department.  Members of the Schneible family were in attendance and also recognized during the presentation of this award.

Corporal Thomas Hannon Top Recruit Award
The Corporal Thomas Hannon Top Recruit Award is given to the police recruit who displayed an outstanding effort and demonstrated quality leadership throughout the 19-week academy.  This recruit always gave their best effort and went above and beyond to help their classmates throughout the challenges of the academy.  Corporal Thomas Hannon began his law enforcement career with the New York City Police Department before joining the Dover Police Department in 2005.  Corporal Thomas Hannon was also named the Top Municipal Recruit of his Delaware State Police 76th/64th Academy Class, which made it even more appropriate to name this award in his honor.

In 2012, Corporal Hannon suffered a leg injury during the arrest of a suspect and continued to suffer from complications as a result.  On September 1st, 2017, Corporal Hannon lost his life as a result of medical complications stemming from the injury and subsequent surgeries.

The recipient of the Corporal Thomas Hannon Top Recruit Award was Joshua Hebert of the Dover Police Department.  Members of the Hannon family were in attendance and also recognized during the presentation of this award.

Also in attendance was Milford police officer, T.J. Webb, who was shot in the line of duty during a December 2020 incident.  Webb was recognized by Captain Kober of the Dover Police Department, as a model of resilience and determination to make it home each and ever shift.  Webb was saluted with a long ovation by the attending audience. 

In his closing remarks, Captain Kevin Kober reminded the recruits of the challenges that lie ahead and reminded them of the Core Values of the Dover Municipal Police Academy: “Life has thrown all of us many challenges and the world we live in is far from perfect.  But I have faith, because of you and your commitment to this profession, despite those challenges.  I believe you will make your community and our world a better and safer place as you continue to be the examples of COURAGE, PROFESSIONALISM, and INTEGRITY

Graduating Recruits from the 2020-2021 City of Dover Municipal Police Academy:

City of Dover Police Department
Max Alderson
Joshua Hebert
Erin Marshall
Jordan Marucci
Connor Pellegrini-Foley
Jake Shepherd
Anthony Slaughter
Diego Zamora

Smyrna Police Department
William Evans III

Newport Police Department
Mark Savino, Jr.

Harrington Police Department
Jared Hacker
Tevin Thomas

Milford Police Department
Aline Check-Guzman

Seaford Police Department
Joan-Clare Nanola

Bridgeville Police Department
Christopher Bowen

Millsboro Police Department
Cody Jackson
Cody Justice

 

 

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 2-12-2021

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


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