Arrest Made in August 11th Shooting on New Street 9-9-2019

UPDATE:

On Friday, September 6th, 2019 at approximately 8:30PM, officers observed Zion Saunders (18) in the area of S. New Street and Reed Street.  Saunders had been identified as a suspect in the August 11th shooting on S. New Street and was wanted by the Dover Police Department.  Officers attempted to stop Saunders, who fled in a vehicle.  During the pursuit, assisting officers were able to successfully deploy stop sticks which deflated the tires to the vehicle that Saunders was operating.  Once Saunders was stopped, he continued to physically resist officers as they took him into custody.

Saunders was issued an O.R. Bond on the following charges stemming from the pursuit and arrest:
-Disregard Police Officer Signal
-Resisting Arrest
-Disorderly Conduct
-Several Traffic Offenses

Saunders was committed to SCI in default of $26,100 cash bond on the following charges in connection with the August 11th shooting incident:
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Reckless Endangering (12x)
-Criminal Mischief (2x)

Zion Saunders
Wilmington, DE
Ae: 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Armed Robbery at New Street 7-11 9-9-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-28737

Date/Time:  Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 1:46AM

Location:  7-11, 449 S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at 7-11 located at 449 S. New Street on Monday morning.  At approximately 1:46AM, two suspects entered the business with one displaying a firearm and demanding money.  The suspects then jumped over the counter and removed cash from the register and then fled northbound on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The first suspect was described as a black male, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants.  The second suspect was described as a light skinned black male, wearing a red, blue, and green hooded sweatshirt.  

Suspects from 7-11 Robbery on 9/9/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Gold Alert Cancelled for Andrew Murray 9-8-2019

UPDATE:
The Gold Alert for Andrew Murray has been lifted after he was safely located on Sunday evening.  Murray is now in the care of a local hospital for an undisclosed condition.  

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-28594

Date/Time:  Saturday, September 7, 2019 

Location:  North Prestwick Court, 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 Dover man.  Andrew Murray (29), was last seen leaving his residence on North Prestwick Court, in Dover, DE on Saturday, September 7th.  He has communicated statements to his family that are concerning for his health and safety.  He is operating a white 2006 Ford Taurus with unknown Delaware tags.  He is 5’10” and approximately 140 pounds.  If you have any information Murray’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

Andrew Murray

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Gold Alert Issued for 29-Year-Old Man 9-7-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-28594

Date/Time:  Saturday, September 7, 2019 

Location:  North Prestwick Court, 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 Dover man.  Andrew Murray (29), was last seen leaving his residence on North Prestwick Court, in Dover, DE on Saturday, September 7th.  He has communicated statements to his family that are concerning for his health and safety.  He is operating a white 2006 Ford Taurus with unknown Delaware tags.  He is 5’10” and approximately 140 pounds.  If you have any information Murray’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

Andrew Murray

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 9-5-19

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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Hardee’s Robbery 9-5-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-27921

Date/Time:  Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at 9:47PM

Location:  Hardee’s, Greentree Drive, Dover DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at a Hardee’s restaurant on Sunday evening.  At approximately 9:47PM, two black male suspects entered the restaurant with firearms and demanded cash.  The employees complied and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The first suspect was described as a black male, carrying a shotgun style firearm, approximately 6′ tall, with an athletic build.  The second suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’6″ tall, slim build, with a small caliber pistol.

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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Shots Fired at Intersection of MLK Jr. Blvd. and S. DuPont Highway 9-5-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-28093

Date/Time:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:22PM

Location:  Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday evening.  At approximately 7:22PM, officers received a call for shots fired in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at S. DuPont Highway.  Officers located several shell casings in the area and made contact with victims that had fled the area.  The victims have been very uncooperative with investigators and have not provided any information.  No injuries were reported as a result 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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Robbery at 7-11 9-3-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-27935

Date/Time:  Monday, September 2, 2019 at 5:30AM

Location:  7-11, 654 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery of a 7-11  early Monday morning.  At approximately 5:30AM, a male suspect entered the store located at 654 N. DuPont Highway.  The suspect approached a clerk with a knife and demanded Newport cigarettes and Black and Mild Cigars.  The suspect fled with several items in an eastbound direction towards Jeffric Blvd.   The male suspect is pictured below.

  

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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Second Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed in Dover East MHP 8-30-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-27567

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 10:11PM

Location:  1061 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE (Dover East Estates MHP)

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery of a pizza delivery employee that occurred early on Thursday night.  At approximately 10:11PM, a delivery employee attempted to deliver food at a residence in the Dover East Estates Mobile Home Park.  Upon arrival, a male suspect was waiting for him.  While speaking with the suspect, a second suspect entered the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle and punched him.  The first suspect grabbed the victim around the head and threatened to stab him if he did not give him money.  The suspects then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and food.  The first suspect was described as a male in his early 20’s, Hispanic, and 6’0″ in height, approximately 200 pounds.  The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20’s.  

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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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed in Dover East MHP 8-29-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-27476

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 12:39AM

Location:  1061 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE (Dover East Estates MHP)

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery of a pizza delivery employee that occurred early on Thursday morning.  At approximately 12:39AM, a delivery employee attempted to deliver food at a residence in the Dover East Estates Mobile Home Park.  Upon arrival, a male suspect was waiting for him and asked if the employee had change for a $100.  The employee told him he did not, then the suspect punched the employee and fled with the food he was holding.  The suspect was described as a male in his late teens-early 20’s, hispanic, and 5’8″-5’10” in height.  

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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