Dover Man Arrested on Gun Charges During Traffic Stop 4-11-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-10926

Date/Time:  Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 1:50PM

Location: DuPont Highway and Division Street, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested 29-year-old Michael Palmer Jr. on marijuana and firearms charges following a traffic stop on Monday afternoon.  Officers stopped Palmer in the area of DuPont Highway and Division Street, when they observed a bag of marijuana in the center console.  A further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a .25 caliber handgun and, 12.4 grams of marijuana, and $3,792.00 in suspected drug proceeds.  Palmer was released on $113,500 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

Michael Palmer Jr.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Firearms/Drug Charges 4-10-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-10685

Date/Time:  Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 11:01PM

Location: North DuPont Highway at Division Street, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative:

A traffic stop led to gun and drug charges for two men on Friday night.  Officers from the Street Crimes Unit, working with Delaware Probation and Parole, stopped Theaddis Johnson (Milford, 20) for a traffic violation in the area of DuPont Highway and Division Street in Dover.  During the stop, officers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view.  When the driver and passengers exited, officers saw a handgun under the front passenger seat and located marijuana in the vehicle while searching the rest of the vehicle.  A third passenger (17) was charged with possession of marijuana as well.

Theaddis Johnson
Age: 20
Milford, DE
Charges:
Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Bond: $15,000 Cash (JTVCC)

Richard Vantine
Age: 24
Smyrna, DE
Charges:
Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Bond: $14,500 Cash (JTVCC)

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 4-10-17

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 Training Alert 4-10-17

On Wednesday, April 12th, City of Dover Customer Service located at 5 E. Reed Street will be closing at 1:30PM due to a training exercise with the Dover Police Department. The entire building will be closed to the public.  There will be a heavy presence of emergency vehicles and personnel from the Dover Police Department and other agencies participating.  Please use caution when traveling in the area of 5. East Reed Street during this time and do not be alarmed by activity in the training area.

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Residential Burglary on Long Point Road 4-10-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-10760

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 8th, 2017 between 1:00PM and 8:00PM

Location: 600 Block of Long Point Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.  The incident occurred between 1:00PM and 8:00PM when an unknown suspect entered a vacant residence in the 600 Block of Long Point Road by forcing open a side door to the residence.  Once inside, the suspect stole jewelry, medication, and cash before fleeing the residence.

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 can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

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Two Residential Burglaries in Acorn Farms Neighborhood 4-7-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-10538/549

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 6th, 2017 between 8:00AM and 6:35PM

Location: 100 Block of Linden Court/100 Block Teak Court, Dover, DE (Acorn Farms)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating two residential burglaries that occurred in the Acorn Farms neighborhood on Thursday, April 6th.  The incidents occurred at a home in the 100 Block of Linden Court and a home in the 100 Block of Teak Court between 8:00AM and 6:35PM.  In both incidents, the suspect(s) gained entry to the homes by forcing open rear doors to the vacant homes.  The suspect stole jewelry, video games, and a laptop computer from the home on Teak Court and jewelry from the Linden Court home before fleeing.

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 can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

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Dover Police Announce Traffic Enforcement Campaigns 4-7-17

DRIVE TO SAVE LIVES CAMPAIGN
The Dover Police Department in partnership with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety will participate in a multi-agency traffic campaign to reduce serious and fatal crashes during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

These initiatives will be a contributing effort to support the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) initiative, “The Drive to Save Lives Campaign.” The IACP leaders’ goal is to change the high-risk behaviors of motorists in order to decrease the number of collisions through a greater awareness, education, strong partnerships, and high-visibility traffic enforcement.

According to NHTSA, 2015 marked the largest increase in traffic fatalities since 1966. Also, the first half of 2016 revealed a similar pattern of increase.  Distracted Driving fatalities increased 8.8% in 2015 and distracted driving is believed to be responsible for 10% of all fatal crashes. With the first six months of 2016 showing an increase in fatal crashes compared to the first six months of 2015, National Distracted Driving Awareness Month proved to be an appropriate time for this initiative.

On Saturday, April 8th through Sunday, April 9th, 2017, the Dover Police Department will conduct proactive traffic enforcement on targeted roadways to keep motorists safe and reduce fatalities. The enforcement initiatives will focus on speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, seatbelt use, pedestrian safety, as well as motorcycle and commercial vehicle safety and enforcement.

 

DISTRACTED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT 
The Dover Police Department will also take part in a two-week long Distracted Driving Enforcement campaign during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.   Beginning April 13th, the Dover Police Department will place a heavy emphasis on enforcing distracted driving violations in the city of Dover.  The goal of this campaign is to educate the public about the dangers associated with distracted driving through proactive enforcement and to gain compliance of Delaware’s distracted driving laws in order to keep motorists safe on Dover’s roadways.  In 2016, the Dover Police Department investigated 1,946 vehicle crashes, the highest number since 2014 when the department handled 1,938 crashes.  In addition to the vehicle crashes, the department issued a total of 1,221 citations for inattentive driving or cell phone violations in 2016, compared to 1,029 in 2015.

 

 

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Dover Police K9 Teams Receive National Certifications 4-6-17

The Dover Police Department K-9 Team’s consisting of M/Cpl. Fioravaniti/K9 Gerome, Cpl. Barrett/K9 Britt, Cpl. Bauer/K9 Gunner and Cpl. Figuera/K9 Reeko recently received National Certification through the National Police Canine Association. K9 teams all work and train to meet the certification standards established by the NPCA.  The teams traveled to Northern New Castle County with several other canine teams from various departments to complete the certification. The certification requires the team to complete several phases in each of the following categories: Obedience, Aggression Control, Area Search-for suspect, Building search-for suspect, Article Search, Tracking, Narcotics Detection.

From the NPCA website:
NPCA is a non-profit association dedicated to the training, development, and certification of law enforcement canine teams and their administrations.  NPCA strives to be the best resource for the professional canine unit. NPCA offers nationally accepted certifications throughout the year, across the United States. NPCA also provides regional and national canine training seminars. Our certifications offer realistic and attainable goals for today’s working service dog team. NPCA promotes and assists in the utilization of police service dogs in prevention and detection of crime. NPCA has Trainers, Instructors, a Standards Committee and Board of Directors  with vast canine experience in all canine related aspects. We offer street-realistic certifications in Patrol, Detection and Tracking and Trailing.
More information on certification standards can be found at:  https://npcaforms.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/standards.pdf

Cpl. Bauer and Gunner

Cpl. Figueroa and Reeko

M/Cpl. Fioravaniti and Gerome

Cpl. Barrett and Britt

Dover Police K9 Team

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Residential Burglary Lexington Place 4-6-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-10440

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 between 8:15AM and 9:45PM

Location: 100 Block of Lexington Place, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Wednesday, April 5th between 8:15AM and 9:45PM.  During that time, the residence located in the 100 Block of Lexington Place was vacant.  An unknown suspect(s) accessed the home by kicking in the rear door.  Once inside, the suspect(s) stole cash and jewelry which was located in several rooms throughout the home.

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 can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

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Search Warrant Leads to Drug and Gun Charges for Dover Man 4-5-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-10265

Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 6:01PM

Location: 400 Block of S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department’s Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime (DVOC) unit arrested 31-year-old Bernard Alford on Tuesday evening on a slew of drug and firearms offenses following a search warrant of his home in the 400 Block of S. Governors Avenue.  The warrant was executed as part of a drug investigation.  During the search of the home the following was discovered:
– 643.4 grams of marijuana
– 89.7 grams of Butane Honey Oil
(derivative of marijuana where pure THC is extracted from marijuana)
– 493 capsules of pure THC
– 21 bags of heroin (0.147 grams)
– 54.4 grams of MDMA
– Stolen Smith and Wesson .38 Special handgun
– .38 caliber ammunition

Bernard was committed to JTVCC in default of $86,150 cash bond on the following charges:
1. Receiving a Stolen Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
3. Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
4. Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited who also Possesses a Controlled Substance
5. Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana
6. Aggravated Possession of Marijuana in a Tier 1 Quantity
7. Possession with the Intent to Deliver MDMA in a Tier 4 Quantity
8. Possession of MDMA in a Tier 5 Quantity
9. Possession with Intent to Deliver Butane Honey Oil
10. Possession with Intent to Deliver (THC capsules)
11. Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
12. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bernard Alford

 

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