Dover Police Training Exercise at Dover Mall on September 25th

The Dover Police Department will be participating in an emergency response exercise at the Dover Mall (1365 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE) on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019.  The exercise is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:00AM and is expected to end and be clear from the property by 9:00AM.  All emergency equipment and personnel will be located on the Dover Mall property and should not affect traffic in the area.  

These exercises are designed to test the capabilities of the Dover Police Department and other participating agencies in the event of a true emergency.  The exercise also allows participants to become more educated about the resources that each individual agency and participant can provide in a true emergency and discuss ways to improve responses to such incidents.  

This incident is not expected to disrupt area traffic.  There will be a large gathering of emergency vehicles, equipment, and personnel on site but the public should not be alarmed as this is only a training exercise.  

Please call 302-736-7130 with any questions or concerns.

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Two Shot in Dover Park on Sunday Evening 9-23-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-30363

Date/Time:  Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 6:47PM

Location:  Dover Park, 1200 White Oak Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two men injured on Sunday evening.  At approximately 6:47PM, officers responded to Dover Park for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, a 19-year-old male was located with a gunshot wound to his leg and was transported by EMS to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  A 20-year-old male was also transported by a private vehicle to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with gunshot wounds to his arm and hip.  The suspects possibly shot from a moving vehicle that fled from the park following the incident.  

Both victims are listed in stable condition as of September 23rd, 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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Woman Robbed at Relax Inn 9-21-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-30146

Date/Time:  Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 6:55PM

Location:  Relax Inn, 640 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a home invasion/robbery that occurred at the Relax Inn on Friday evening.  At approximately 6:55PM, three female suspects forced entry into a 29-year-old females room and physically assaulted her while demanding money.  The suspects fled with a small amount of cash and a cell phone.  The victim sustained minor injuries as a result.

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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WILLIAMS ARRESTED: Arrest Made in June 1st Shooting at Janaid’s Salon; Suspect Released Due to Error 9-20-2019

DION WILLIAMS ARRESTED:

Dion Williams was arrested without incident in the afternoon on Thursday, September 19th, 2019.  Williams was apprehended by the US Marshals Service after it was determined by Dover Police and the US Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force that he was in Laurinburg, North Carolina.  Williams was taken into custody and is currently being held pending an extradition hearing to Delaware.  

 

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department and US Marshal’s First  arrested Dion Williams (27) on Friday, September 13th on several charges stemming from the shooting incident that occurred at Janaid’s Salon on June 1st, 2019.  After the incident, detectives obtained warrants for Williams for Assault 1st Degree along with several other charges related to the incident.  The other party involved was Julius Johnson (31) from the Dover area.  Johnson was treated for serious injuries as a result of the shooting the same day of the incident, but succumbed to his injuries on July 5th, 2019, while Williams was still wanted on charges stemming from the incident.  

On Friday, September 13th, 2019, Williams was arrested by the US Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force and the Dover Police Department in Sussex County.  Williams was charged and committed to SCI on an $87,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Reckless Endangering (4x)

The case remains under investigation and additional charges may be brought at a later time as further details are discovered and upon consulting with the Delaware Office of the Attorney General.

On Friday, September 13th, 2019, at approximately 9:30AM, officers from the Dover Police Department transported Williams to the Kent County Court of Common Pleas after his arraignment at Justice of the Peace Court 7, due to Williams having an active capias out of that court at the time.  Dover police transferred custody of Williams to the Capitol Police Department.   On Monday, September 16th, 2019, it was learned by a Dover police officer who was preparing a press release on the arrest, that Williams had been released.  It was later learned that a communication error by a Dover police officer led to the release of Williams once his capias was cleared.  

At this time, Williams’ whereabouts are unknown.  Williams is still currently wanted on the original charges from the shooting incident.  An earlier release stated that Capitol Police would be obtaining warrants for Escape 3rd degree, however, those were not granted.   

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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.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16628

Date/Time:  Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 3:10PM

Location: Janaid’s Salon, 211 West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at Janaid’s Salon on Saturday afternoon.  At approximately 3:10PM, officers responded to the salon on West Loockerman Street for a shooting and located a 31-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder area.  It was learned that the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with another man in the salon which escalated into an exchange of gunfire between the two men.  There was approximately 20 people in the business at the time.  Despite that, no one was able to identify the other male subject involved.  The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries and is in serious but stable condition.  

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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Brooklyn, NY Man Charged with Robbery at Macy’s 9-18-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-29813

Date/Time:  Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at  4:38PM

Location:  Macy’s 1365 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a New York man on robbery charges after he and a second unknown suspect attempted to steal $2,825 in clothing items from Macy’s at the Dover Mall.  At approximately 4:38PM on Tuesday, September 17th, Joel Cordero and another male suspect were confronted by store security after exiting the store with the merchandise.  The suspects fought with the victim, causing minor injuries to the employee.  The unidentified suspect fled in a white Lexus with two other subjects inside the vehicle.  Cordero was apprehended and all of the merchandise was recovered.  

It was later learned that Cordero was also wanted out of New Jersey on similar charges.

Cordero was committed to SCI on a $5,500 bond on the new charges and is also being held on a “Fugitive from Another State” charge for his warrants in New Jersey.
Cordero was charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Assault 3rd Degree for the September 17th incident in Dover.

Joel Cordero
Age: 20
Brooklyn, New York

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Arrest Made in June 1st Shooting at Janaid’s Salon; Suspect Released Due to Error 9-16-2019

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department and US Marshal’s First  arrested Dion Williams (27) on Friday, September 13th on several charges stemming from the shooting incident that occurred at Janaid’s Salon on June 1st, 2019.  After the incident, detectives obtained warrants for Williams for Assault 1st Degree along with several other charges related to the incident.  The other party involved was Julius Johnson (31) from the Dover area.  Johnson was treated for serious injuries as a result of the shooting the same day of the incident, but succumbed to his injuries on July 5th, 2019, while Williams was still wanted on charges stemming from the incident.  

On Friday, September 13th, 2019, Williams was arrested by the US Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force and the Dover Police Department in Sussex County.  Williams was charged and committed to SCI on an $87,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Reckless Endangering (4x)

The case remains under investigation and additional charges may be brought at a later time as further details are discovered and upon consulting with the Delaware Office of the Attorney General.

On Friday, September 13th, 2019, at approximately 9:30AM, officers from the Dover Police Department transported Williams to the Kent County Court of Common Pleas after his arraignment at Justice of the Peace Court 7, due to Williams having an active capias out of that court at the time.  Dover police transferred custody of Williams to the Capitol Police Department.   On Monday, September 16th, 2019, it was learned by a Dover police officer who was preparing a press release on the arrest, that Williams had been released.  It was later learned that a communication error by a Dover police officer led to the release of Williams once his capias was cleared.  

At this time, Williams’ whereabouts are unknown.  Williams is still currently wanted on the original charges from the shooting incident.   

Dion Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16628

Date/Time:  Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 3:10PM

Location: Janaid’s Salon, 211 West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at Janaid’s Salon on Saturday afternoon.  At approximately 3:10PM, officers responded to the salon on West Loockerman Street for a shooting and located a 31-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder area.  It was learned that the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with another man in the salon which escalated into an exchange of gunfire between the two men.  There was approximately 20 people in the business at the time.  Despite that, no one was able to identify the other male subject involved.  The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries and is in serious but stable condition.  

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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Residential Burglary on North Bradford Street, Dover, DE

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-29497

Date/Time:  Saturday, September 14th, 2019 between 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location:  300 Block of North Bradford Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the 300 block of North Bradford Street on Saturday afternoon.  Between 2:30PM and 4:00PM, an unknown suspect entered the residence through a window and removed miscellaneous items from inside and damaged an interior door 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 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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Dover Police Investigating Homicide on Harmony Lane 9-13-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-29272

Date/Time:  Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:32PM

Location:  The Village at McKee Branch, 200 Block of Harmony Lane, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old male from Dover on Thursday night.  At approximately 10:32PM, officers responded to the 200 Block of Harmony Lane (The Village at McKee Branch) for shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located Jarmar Richardson (18).  Richardson was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body and later succumbed to 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 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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Drug Arrest at West Loockerman Street and S. New Street 9-12-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-29109

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 4:00PM

Location:  West Loockerman Street at S. New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested Dandre Chandler (27) on Wednesday afternoon on drug charges.  The incident occurred when Chandler was contacted by Probation and Parole at approximately 4:00PM in the area of West Loockerman and South New Streets.  Chandler dropped a Cheetos bag that contained 39 bags of heroin.  Chandler had also been seen operating a vehicle that was nearby.  A search warrant was obtained for that vehicle and an additional 113 bags of heroin were located.  Chandler, who was on probation, was issued a Violation of Probation as well.

 

Chandler was committed to SCI on the Violation of Probation and $11,500 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Heroin (Tier 1)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Drug Paraphernalia

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 9-11-19

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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