Burglary at Woodcrest Apartments Leasing Office 4-5-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-10180

Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 4:09AM

Location: 892 Woodcrest Drive, Dover, DE (Leasing Office)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary at the leasing office of Woodcrest Apartments.  The incident occurred on Tuesday at 4:09AM, when an unknown black male, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, shattered the front glass door to the office.  Once inside, he stole a laptop computer and a laptop case from a desk and fled through the broken door.  The same suspect returned five minutes later, wearing a striped hooded sweatshirt and removed another laptop computer and an iPad before fleeing northbound on foot.

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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Drug and Firearms Arrests in Governors Avenue/South Bradford Street Alley 4-5-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-10109

Date/Time:  Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 11:45AM

Location: Alley between Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue and S. Bradford Street

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

Narrative:

Three adults were arrested on drug-related and firearms charges on Monday morning.  Officers from the Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit contacted the group while they were parked in the alley between the Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue and S. Bradford Street at 11:45AM on Monday because they were smoking marijuana in their vehicle.  Rakim Strickland (26) and Shameaka Smith (23) were found to be in possession of marijuana and were both released on a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana.  Austin Ross was found to be in possession of marijuana and a loaded .25 caliber handgun that was found in the vehicle.  Ross was committed to JTVCC in default of $39,300 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Local Fugitive

Austin Ross
Dover, DE

Shameaka Smith
Dover, DE

Rakim Strickland Dover, DE

 

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

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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Three Arrested Following Drug Investigation 4-3-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-9628

Date/Time:  Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 10:40PM

Location: 800 Block of Carvel Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit and Delaware Probation and Parole wrapped up a drug investigation with a traffic stop on Thursday night.  At approximately 10:40PM, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 800 Block of Carvel Drive stemming from a drug investigation.  During the stop, the driver (Quajer Washington, 26) was found to be in possession of marijuana.  The two passengers (Jessica Renner, 35 and Quaheem Hall, 28) were found to be in possession of 114 bags of heroin.

Quajer Washington
Age: 26
Dover, DE
Charges:
Possession of Marijuana
Drug Paraphernalia
Bond: Unsecured (Summons Issued)

Jessica Renner
Age: 35
Dover, DE
Charges:
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession of Heroin
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Drug Paraphernalia
Bond: $4,250 Secured (Baylor Women’s Correctional Center)

Quaheem Hall
Age: 28
Dover, DE
Charges:
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession of Heroin
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Drug Paraphernalia
Bond: $4,250 Secured (JTVCC)

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Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Running Stop Sign 4-3-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-9720

Date/Time:  Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 8:20PM

Location: Stevenson Drive, Dover, DE (Manchester Square Apts Parking Lot)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested 28-year-old Natasha Palmer for possession of marijuana following a traffic violation.  At 8:20PM, on Thursday, March 30th, Palmer ran a stop sign at Ann Avenue and Walker Road.  When stopped by police, officers could detect a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle.  Officers later found 23 grams of marijuana and a digital scale inside of Palmer’s purse.  Palmer was released after being charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Multiple traffic violations

MUGSHOT NOT AVAILABLE

 

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Two Teens Struck by Gunfire in Manchester Square 3-30-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-9628

Date/Time:  Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 7:55PM

Location: Stevenson Drive, Dover, DE (Manchester Square Apts Parking Lot)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting of two teens on Wednesday night.  The shootings occurred at 7:55PM when a light green or light blue passenger car pulled in the parking lot near where a 16-year-old and 17-year-old were standing.  The passenger in the vehicle fired multiple shots in their direction, striking the 17-year-old in the knee and grazing the 16-year-old in the leg.  The 16-year-old refused treatment for his injury (authorized by parent), and the 17-year-old was admitted to Kent General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries as a result of the gunshot wound to the knee.  The suspect (vehicle passenger) in the shooting is described only as being a black male with no further description available.  While on scene, detectives also observed that an unoccupied vehicle had been struck by a stray bullet.

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 3-29-17

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 Release 2016 Annual Report 3-27-17

The Dover Police Department has publicly released the 2016 annual report in its website this morning after it was presented before Dover City Council  on Monday, March 27th.  The report can be viewed/downloaded at the following link:

2016 Dover Police Annual Report

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Firearm Arrest 3-27-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-9051

Date/Time:  Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 10:04PM

Location: S. DuPont Highway at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit arrested 24-year-old Brandon Thompson on drug and weapons offenses following a traffic stop on Friday night.  At approximately 10:04PM, Thompson was stopped at S. DuPont Highway at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. for an equipment violation.  Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a handgun in the vehicle in plain sight.  Officers took Thompson into custody and a further search of the vehicle and Thompson led to the discovery of 13.2 grams of marijuana, .035 grams of heroin, and 4.2 grams of MDMA.

Thompson was released on $2,310 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Controlled Substance (Tier 1 Qty-MDMA)
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

Brandon Thompson
Age: 24
New Castle, DE

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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest 3-26-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-8969

Date/Time:  Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 11:09AM

Location: South Kirkwood Street and Forest Street (Traffic Stop), Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested Larry Benson (29) after a traffic stop on Friday when it was discovered he was carrying two firearms.  Benson was stopped at 11:09AM in the area of South Kirkwood Street and Forest Street for a traffic violation when officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  When Benson exited the vehicle, it as discovered that there was a handgun between the driver seat and center console of the vehicle.  Officers then located a second handgun in a gym bag that was in the vehicle.  The second gun was reported stolen out of Aberdeen, MD.  Benson was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon and Receiving a Stolen Firearm.  Benson was released after posting bond.

A mugshot was not available at the time of release.

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