Home Invasion in Capital Green 11-19-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-38469

Date/Time:   Sunday, November 18th between 1:00AM-1:20AM

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

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a home invasion that occurred in the Capital Green neighborhood on Sunday morning.  Between 1:00AM-1:20AM, six unknown black male suspects entered the front door of a residence in the 400 Block of East Water Street with handguns, demanding items.  The suspects ransacked the residence while inside.  Two of the suspects also struck a 57-year-old male victim in the back of the head with a handgun, causing a laceration.  The suspects then removed cash and a gold chain from the victim before fleeing.  

The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and received treatment for his injuries.

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

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Police Investigating Shooting Incident on Willis Road . 11-17-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-38299

Date/Time:   Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 8:50PM

Location:   Parking lot in the 100 Block of Willis Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department responded to the 100 Block of Willis Road at approximately 8:50PM on Friday, November 16th for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a white Chevrolet Caprice abandoned on the sidewalk in the area.  The vehicle had bullet hole in the passenger side door and the front passenger window had been shot out.  The occupant apparently fled on foot, leaving the vehicle behind.  Officers checked the surrounding areas as well as local hospitals and medical centers for any potential victims but were unsuccessful.

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 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

 

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Dover Police Upgrade Missing Persons Case to Homicide Investigation 11-15-2018

ORIGINAL RELEASE (UPDATE BELOW):

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-37618

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 8th, 2018 

Location:   S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking information in a missing persons investigation.  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin (20), was reported missing by family members on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at approximately 3:30PM by family members.  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin was last seen leaving her S. Queen Street residence with her boyfriend, Dishiem Johnson (21) in a dark-colored Nissan Sentra with tinted windows on the morning of Thursday, November 8th, 2018.  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin has since missed a family function and has not appeared at her place of employment since.  No family has heard from Ahyanna Baker-Griffin since Thursday morning.  

UPDATE:
On Thursday, November 15th, detectives from the Dover Police Department located the vehicle belonging to Dishiem Johnson in the parking lot of 155 S. West Street in Camden, Delaware.  Based on the vehicle’s location and further investigation into that location, detectives learned that Johnson was possibly residing in an  apartment in that area.

Detectives made entry into the apartment and discovered both Ahyanna Baker-Griffin and Dishiem Johnson deceased inside the apartment as the result of apparent gunshot wounds.  Based on preliminary evidence, the case appears to be the result of a murder-suicide where Dishiem Johnson may have taken his own life following the murder of Ahyanna Baker-Griffin.  The final determination on manner of death will be made by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science Office of the Medical Examiner.  

The case remains under investigation.  Anyone with information that may assist detectives is encouraged to call 302-736-7111.  

Ahyanna Baker-Griffin
Photo Submitted by Family

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Residential Burglary at Country Village Apartments 11-14-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-37957

Date/Time:   Between November 8th-15th, 2018

Location:   400 Block of Country Drive, Dover, DE (Country Village Apts)

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary in Country Village Apartments that occurred sometime between November 8th and November 15th.  During this time period, an unknown suspect(s) forced open a sliding glass door to the apartment.  Once inside, they took a Playstation 4 system, A 55″ Spectre Television, and a 40: Spectre television.  

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

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Smyrna Man Arrested with Methamphetamine and Manufacturing Materials at Hospital 11-13-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-37815

Date/Time:   Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:51PM

Location:   Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 S. State Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a Smyrna man on drug charges after it was discovered that he was in possession of materials related to the manufacturing of crystal methamphetamine.  Christopher Honaker (41), was in the emergency room of Kent General Hospital with an acquaintance at approximately 5:51PM on Monday, November 12th.  During that time, hospital staff discovered that a backpack belonging to Honaker contained materials and contents consistent with manufacturing methamphetamine.  Hospital staff notified the Dover Police Department who confirmed what the contents were.  Honaker was arrested without incident.  A further search of the backpack led to the discovery of approximately 108.4 gram of suspected methamphetamine.  

Honaker was committed to SCI in default of $40,500 secured bond on the following charges:
-Operation of a Clandestine Lab
-Possession of Methamphetamine (Tier 5 Qty)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Christopher Honaker

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Dover Police Conducting Missing Person Investigation (New Photos Released) 11-13-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-37618

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 8th, 2018 

Location:   S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking information in a missing persons investigation.  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin (20), was reported missing by family members on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at approximately 3:30PM by family members.  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin was last seen leaving her S. Queen Street residence with her boyfriend, Dishiem Johnson (21) in a dark-colored Nissan Altima with tinted windows on the morning of Thursday, November 8th, 2018.  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin has since missed a family function and has not appeared at her place of employment since.  No family has heard from Ahyanna Baker-Griffin since Thursday morning as well.  

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 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

Dishiem Johnson (21)
Ahyanna Baker-Griffin (20)

Picture of the vehicle that Ahyanna Baker-Griffin was last seen in with Dishiem Johnson . The vehicle now has aftermarket tinted windows and possibly has a Delaware Temporary Tag

Ahyanna Baker-Griffin
DE Driver’s License Photo

Ahyanna Baker-Griffin
Recent Photo submitted by family

 

 

Ahyanna Baker-Griffin
Photo Submitted by Family

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Dover Police Conducting Missing Person Investigation 11-12-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-37618

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 8th, 2018 

Location:   S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking information in a missing persons investigation.  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin (20), was reported missing by family members on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at approximately 3:30PM by family members.  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin was last seen leaving her S. Queen Street residence with her boyfriend, Dishiem Johnson (21) in a dark-colored Nissan Sentra with tinted windows on the morning of Thursday, November 8th, 2018.  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin has since missed a family function and has not appeared at her place of employment since.  No family has heard from Ahyanna Baker-Griffin since Thursday morning as well.  

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 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

Ahyanna Baker-Griffin
DE Driver’s License Photo

Ahyanna Baker-Griffin
Recent Photo submitted by family

 

 

Ahyanna Baker-Griffin
Photo Submitted by Family

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Gold Alert CANCELLED for Missing Dover Woman 11-12-2018

UPDATE:  Shirley Downs was located by a Dover police officer and is safe.  Please disregard the Gold Alert that was issued earlier.  

 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-37744

Date/Time:   Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8:13AM

Location:  1500 Block of N. Little Creek Road, 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 64-year-old woman. Shirley Downs was last seen in the area of S. Little Creek Road leaving her residence at approximately 8:00AM on November 12, 2018.  She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, red and green tights, and carrying a blue bag.  Downs also uses a cane to walk.  Shirley Downs does suffer from medical conditions that can present a danger to her healthy if not properly monitored.   If you have any information on Downs’ whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 

Shirley Downs

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Woman 11-12-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-37744

Date/Time:   Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8:13AM

Location:  1500 Block of N. Little Creek Road, 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 64-year-old woman. Shirley Downs was last seen in the area of S. Little Creek Road leaving her residence at approximately 8:00AM on November 12, 2018.  She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, red and green tights, and carrying a blue bag.  Downs also uses a cane to walk.  Shirley Downs does suffer from medical conditions that can present a danger to her healthy if not properly monitored.   If you have any information on Downs’ whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 

Shirley Downs

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Shooting at Barrister Place Leaves Woman Wounded 11-12-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-37725

Date/Time:   Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 8:03PM

Location:   400 Block of Barrister Place, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday night in the 400 Block of Barrister Place that left a 20-year-old woman with a gunshot wound.  At approximately 8:03PM, an unknown suspect fired multiple shots towards a home, striking a vehicle, front of the residence, and struck the female victim who was lying in bed on the 2nd floor of the home.  The victim was being treated at Kent General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries as a result of the gunshot wound. 

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

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