Two Arrested on Gun and Marijuana Charges Following Traffic Stop 6-12-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-18251

Date/Time:   Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at 11:32PM

Location:  Sussex Avenue, Dover, DE (Capital Green)

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

Narrative:

Two men were arrested following a traffic stop on Sunday night.  A Dover police officer on patrol in the area of Capital Green observed a blue Ford Focus stopped in the middle of the roadway, obstructing traffic.  The officer then stopped the vehicle in the area of Collins Drive.  During the traffic stop, officer conducted a vehicle search.  When the driver, Jonair Pollard (22), exited the vehicle, officers located a loaded .45 caliber handgun in his waistband and 1.3 grams of marijuana in his pants pocket.  The passenger, Jamal Dunson (27), was also in possession of .5 grams of marijuana.

Jonair Pollard was committed to JTVCC in default of $13,500 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Marijuana

Jonair Pollard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamal Dunson was released after being charged with Possession of Marijuana.

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Dover Police Investigating Serious Vehicle Accident 6-12-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-18218

Date/Time:   Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at 6:40PM

Location:  Bay Road at North Blue Hen Corporate Center Entrance, Dover, DE (northbound lanes)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a single vehicle accident that left an 8-year-old child in critical condition on Sunday evening.  At approximately 6:40PM, a 1996 white Chevrolet Blazer, operated by Ashley Shaffer (31, Smyrna) was traveling northbound on Bay Road.  As the vehicle approached the intersection of the north Blue Hen Corporate Center entrance, the vehicle swerved to the left, then back to the right, causing the vehicle to rotate clockwise.  The vehicle then rolled at least three times, causing three children (4, 5, and 8-year-old males), to be ejected from the vehicle.  All three children had been seated in the rear of the vehicle but were not wearing seat belts and car seats/booster seats were not in the vehicle.  The operator stated that she was changing the radio as she approached the intersection and noticed the light had turned red.  The operator suddenly swerved to avoid traffic that was in the intersection at the time.

The 4 and 5-year-old children were treated and released from Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with minor injuries.  The 8-year-old child is currently listed in critical condition at A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital with a head injury.

The operator of the vehicle was charged with multiple traffic offenses.  Additional charges may be possible as the investigation continues.

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Home Shot in Manchester Square Neighborhood 6-5-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-17254

Date/Time:   Between 1:00AM-1:30AM on Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Location:  Stevenson Drive, Dover, DE (Manchester Square)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting of a residence on Sunday morning.  Officers responded to Stevenson Drive, in the Manchester Square development, for a report of a fight and shots fired at 1:22AM.  Officers did not locate any evidence of a shooting and the persons involved in the fight had dispersed prior to arrival by police.  At 1:57PM, a female victim notified police that her house had been shot.  Officers responded and observed that a bulled had passed through a wall in the home.  No injuries resulted from 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 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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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 6-5-17

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.


Click on images to enlarge

 

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Delaware Man Facing Charges After Climbing Fence During Dover NASCAR Race 6-5-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-17265

Date/Time:   Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 4:58PM

Location:  Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

A 43-year-old man from Greenwood, Delaware is facing numerous charges after climbing the catch fence during the AAA 400 Drive for Autism NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway.  At approximately 4:58PM, John Infanti climbed the catch fence in turn four of the race track while the race was still going on.  Private security (CSC-Contemporary Services Corporation), contracted by Dover Speedway, were able to get Infanti to come down from the fence.  Infanti was then taken into custody by Dover police officers.  While being taken into custody, Infanti refused to comply with officers commands, kicking one in the knee during the process.  Infanti will be charged with the following offenses as a result of the incident:
-Trespass 2nd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct
-Resisting Arrest with Force (felony)
-Offensive Touching of Law Enforcement

John Infanti
Age: 43
Greenwood, DE

Image of Infanti on the turn 4 catch fence. Photo submitted to DPD via Twitter (Joshua Joyce)

 

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UPDATE: Police Investigating Shooting Death at Dover Motel 6-1-2017

UPDATE:   Darren Weiford (21), has been charged with the murder of Amber Buckler, a 20-year-old woman from the Dover area.  Officers responded to the First State Inn after being called to the motel at 11:28AM on Thursday, June 1st.  Buckler was found deceased in a motel room from a single gunshot wound to the upper body.  Weiford was arrested at the scene without incident and was committed to JTVCC in default of $1,180,000.00 Cash Bond for 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony.

Darren Weiford
Age: 21
Dover, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-16780

Date/Time:   Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:28AM

Location:  First State Inn Motel, 1760 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a woman on Thursday morning.  The incident occurred at the First State Inn Motel located at 1760 N. DuPont Highway in Dover when police were called to the motel at 11:28AM.  Detectives have a suspect in custody and believe this to be an isolated incident that is possibly domestic related.  The names of the victim and suspect are being withheld pending the notification of the victim’s family.  An updated press release will be published online once the appropriate parties have been notified.

First State Inn

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Suspect Flees from Traffic Stop, Charged with 3rd Offense DUI 6-2-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-16897

Date/Time:   Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 12:59AM

Location:   South New Street and Reed Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Dennis Stevens Jr. (38) for DUI (third offense) and other charges following a traffic stop on Friday morning.  At approximately 12:59AM, officers on patrol in the area of South New Street and Reed Street observed a green Jeep Cherokee commit a moving violation and attempted to stop the vehicle.  Stevens ignored police and drove the vehicle to South Queen Street where he fled on foot.  Following a track by Dover K9 Riko, Stevens was located in the 100 Block of S. New Street where he was taken into custody without incident.  Stevens was committed to JTVCC in default of $6900.00 cash bond on the following charges:
-3rd Offense DUI
-Disregard Police Officer Signal
-Resisting Arrest
-Various traffic violations

Dennis Stevens Jr.

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Suspect Arrested in Residential Burglary 6-2-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-16881

Date/Time:   Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 10:02PM

Location:  White Oak Condos, 1001 White Oak Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Kenneth Watson (55) for a residential burgalry that occurred on Thursday night.  At approximately 10:02PM, Watson forced entry into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment by breaking a window after she refused to allow him inside.  Upon police arrival, Watson fled the area on foot but was taken into custody a short time later.  Watson was also wanted by Dover Police for separate shoplifting and theft charges.  Watson was committed to JTVCC in default of $11,800 on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Menacing
-Resisting Arrest
-Criminal Mischief (2x)
-Theft Under $1500.00*
-Offensive Touching*
-Shoplifting*
*Charges were from prior incident Watson was wanted for.

 

Kenneth Watson

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Suspect Arrested Following Robbery of Delivery Driver 6-2-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-16870

Date/Time:   Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8:50PM

Location:  Capital Inn, 1426 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Tyree Smith (23) on robbery charges after he robbed a delivery person.  On Thursday, at approximately 8:50PM, a 33-year-old female food delivery driver, was sitting in her vehicle after completing a delivery to the Capital Inn at 1426 N. DuPont Highway when Smith approached her vehicle.  Smith opened the driver’s door and threatened her if she did give him money.  The victim complied and the suspect fled the area in a nearby vehicle.  The victim followed the suspect and was able to get a tag number while notifying police.  Dover police officers located the suspect vehicle on Water Street a short time later and took the suspect into custody without incident.  Smith was also wanted by Harrington Police for robbery charges, Delaware State Police Troop 3 for burglary charges, and Troop 9 for theft.  Smith was committed to JTVCC in default of $28,500 secured bond and was charged with one count of Robbery 2nd Degree by the Dover Police Department.

Tyree Smith
Age: 23
Felton, DE

 

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Police Investigating Shooting Death at Dover Motel 6-1-2017

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-16780

Date/Time:   Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:28AM

Location:  First State Inn Motel, 1760 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a woman on Thursday morning.  The incident occurred at the First State Inn Motel located at 1760 N. DuPont Highway in Dover when police were called to the motel at 11:28AM.  Detectives have a suspect in custody and believe this to be an isolated incident that is possibly domestic related.  The names of the victim and suspect are being withheld pending the notification of the victim’s family.  An updated press release will be published online once the appropriate parties have been notified.

First State Inn

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