South New Street Shooting 8-11-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25373

Date/Time:  Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at 2:45AM

Location: Unit Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning that left a 26-year-old female with a minor injury.  At approximately 2:45AM on August 11th, officers responded to the Unit Block of S. New Street for a report of several shots fired.  Arriving officers learned that the female victim suffered a graze wound to her lower body.  The victim was treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and released.  

Officers discovered several shell casings at the scene and that at least two houses were struck by gunfire. No other injuries were reported.

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 8-9-19

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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Man Wanted For Stabbing Roommate 8-9-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25021

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 5:01AM

Location: 100 Block of West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with an early morning stabbing incident that occurred on Thursday, August 8th.  At approximately 5:01AM, officers responded to an apartment in the 100 Block of West Loockerman Street and discovered that a 25-year-old male victim was stabbed in the abdomen.  The investigation revealed that the victim’s roommate, Benny Fonseca (26), stabbed him and proceeded to strike him several times when he was on the ground.  Fonseca then fled the scene.  The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital.  

Fonseca is currently wanted on the following offenses:
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony

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The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. 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 Arrested On Drug and Firearms Charges During Probation Check 8-9-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-24827

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 2:13PM

Location: 2000 Block of General’s Way, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department assisted Delaware Probation and Parole in a probation check that resulted in the arrest of two subjects on drug and weapons offenses.  On Tuesday, August 6th, officers attempted to conduct a probation check on Khalil Hanzer (25) in the 2000 Block of Generals Way.  Hanzer fled out of a rear door of the residence but was quickly apprehended.  Tiffiny Melton (26) was inside the residence and taken into custody without incident.  Probation and Parole officers then conducted an Administrative Search of the residence and located the following:
-9mm Handgun
-23.1 Grams of Crack Cocaine
-468 Bags of Heroin
-Ammunition
-9.8 Grams of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-$3,628 in drug proceeds

Khalil Hanzer was committed to JTVCC in default of $102,500 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm By Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Marijuana
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Local Fugitive

Tiffiny Melton was released on $57,200 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm By Person Prohibited
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Marijuana
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Khalil Hanzer
Dover, DE

Tiffiny Melton
Dover, DE

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Dover Police and Downtown Dover Partnership’s 4th Annual Trick-or-Treat Event Announced

The Dover Police Department and Downtown Dover Partnership is excited to announce its Fourth Annual Trick-or-Treat event that has drawn over 11,000 visitors in its first two years.  The event will be held on its traditional date of the Friday before Halloween.  This year the event falls on October 25th, 2019 and will be held from 6pm-8pm.

Streets surrounding Legislative Mall will be filled with police cars, fire trucks, emergency equipment, local businesses, and organizations as costumed children Trick-or-Treat at each display.  Families will have a chance to meet their local police and fire personnel, explore the vehicles and equipment they use, get to know more about local businesses and organizations and what they offer to the community, all while Trick-or-Treating.

There is no cost for any of the events or activities for attendees.  While there is no age limit to attend, we kindly request that only children 13 and under Trick-or-Treat.  Costumes are NOT required.  Attendees are asked to bring their own Trick-or-Treat bags/buckets.

The roadways surrounding Legislative Mall will be closed to traffic and parking beginning at 4pm to ensure the safest conditions for attendees and allow them to freely explore all the historic area has to offer.  Streets that will be closed include:
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (North and South) from Legislative Avenue to Federal Street and Legislative Avenue and Federal Street between North and South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Details for parking will be released closer to the event date.

The Dover Police Department is also inviting local businesses and organization to participate in this event at no cost.  For more information about business participation, please contact 302-736-7130 or visit doverpolice.org/halloween.

For more information or questions about the event, please contact M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman at mark.hoffman@cj.state.de.us or call 302-736-7130.

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North Carolina Fugitive Arrested by Dover PD/US Marshals 8-6-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-24398

Date/Time:  Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 11:19AM

Location: 100 Block of Willis Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department and US Marshal First State Fugitive Task Force arrested Tyan Collins (32) on Friday after running from officers.  Collins was wanted out of North Carolina on weapons charges when he was contacted by officers and fled on foot.  Following a brief foot chase, Collins was taken into custody and found with heroin, crack cocaine, and oxycodone pills.  Collins was committed to SCI pending extradition to North Carolina and was charged with the following new offenses:
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Oxycodone
-Drug Paraphernalia
($26,500 secured bond on new charges)

Tyan Collins
Age: 32
Dover, DE

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Dominion Cars Burglary 8-6-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-24494

Date/Time:  See Narrative

Location: Dominion Cars, 622 West Division Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Dominion Cars on West Division Street.  The incident occurred sometime between Friday, August 2nd at 5:00PM and Saturday, August 3rd at 8:40AM when an unknown suspect(s) entered the business by breaking a front window.  Once inside they damaged other windows before stealing a white Toyota Solara from the parking lot.  

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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Suspect Wanted in Rockford Crossing Home Invasion 8-3-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-24414

Date/Time:  Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 2:21PM

Location: Unit Block of Rockford Crossing, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with an afternoon home invasion in the Unit Block of Rockford Crossing.  At approximately 2:21PM, Kampta Sharma (24), entered a female victim’s (acquaintance) home by kicking open the front door.  Once inside, Sharma struck the female victim in the head with a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was identified shortly after the incident and Sharma is currently wanted by the Dover Police Department on the following charges:
-Home Invasion
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Criminal Mischief
-Theft
-Assault 2nd Degree

A photo of Sharma was unavailable at time of release.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. 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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Four Gang Members Arrested in Cannon Mills Neighborhood 8-2-2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-24257

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 3:45PM

Location: 200 Block of East Sheldrake Circle, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested four gang members during a search warrant at a residence in the 200 Block of East Sheldrake Circle on Thursday afternoon.  The warrant was the result of an investigation into the “52 Hoover Gangster Crip” and “23 Baby Insane Crip” gangs which led to officers learning that the members were using a home in the 200 Block of East Sheldrake Circle for illegal drug sales.

During the search warrant, officers located a .40 caliber handgun, 80 grams of marijuana packaged for sale, 17 doses of MDMA, $832 in drug proceeds, digital scales, and packaging material.  

Jahheam Taylor (19) was committed to SCI in default of $68,200 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (with Drugs)
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia

William Johnson (17) was committed to Stevenson House in default of $34,600 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x) (Juvenile/Drugs)
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia

Demetrius Cave-Martin (17) was committed to Stevenson House in default of $34,600 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Delivery of a Controlled Substance (2x)
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x) (Juvenile/Drugs)
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia

David Jones (17) was committed to Stevenson House in default of $14,100 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA
-Possession of MDMA
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Drug Paraphernalia

Demetrius Cave-Martin
Marydel, DE

David Jones
Dover, DE

Jahheam Taylor
Dover, DE

William Johnson
Dover, DE

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Burglary at Enterprise Car Rental 8-2-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-24234

Date/Time:  Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 12:58AM

Location: Enterprise Car Rental, 635 Bay Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Enterprise Car Rental on Friday morning.  At approximately 12:58AM, officers responded to the business for an alarm activation.  Upon arrival, officers observed that a front window had been broken.  Surveillance footage showed that two black male suspects broke the window with a hammer and made entry.  Once inside, the suspects appeared to take miscellaneous items/electronics and then attempted to use vehicle key fobs to unlock vehicles in the parking lot, but failed.  The suspects then fled.

Both suspects appear to be 5’7″-6′” in height and average weight.  The first suspect was covering his face with a hood from a dark colored hooded sweatshirt he was wearing.  The sweatshirt had three white stripes on each side with an Adidas logo on the front.

The second suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front, white and black faded jeans, an orange belt, black shoes, and a green “mask” covering his face.

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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