Speeding Violation Leads to Drug Arrest, 3.26 Pounds of Marijuana Seized 4-9-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-10621

Date/Time:   Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 4:07PM

 Location: North DuPont Highway at Leipsic Road (Traffic Stop), Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

On Monday, April 8th, 2019 at approximately 4:07PM, a Dover patrol officer was conducting speed enforcement in the area of N. DuPont Highway, south of Leipsic Road.  During this time, Deon Townsend (27) was stopped for a speeding violation.  During the traffic stop, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 1,482 grams (3.26 pounds) of marijuana, packaging material, 9.5 doses of Oxycodone, and two digital scales.  Townsend was taken into custody without incident and was released on an O.R. bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Oxycodone

Deon Townsend
Dover, DE

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Dover Police Emergency Exercise at Kent County Administration Building Scheduled for April 10th

The Dover Police Department will be participating in an emergency response exercise at the Kent County Administration Building located at 555 South Bay Road on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at approximately 7:30AM.

These exercises are designed to test the capabilities of the Dover Police Department and several 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.  The exercise is expected to conclude by 10:00AM

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

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 4-4-19

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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Weston Drive Shooting Victim Dies as a Result of Injuries 4-2-2019

Tyrone Sampson (35), the victim of a shooting that occurred on Weston Drive in the early morning hours of March 30th, 2019, has died as a result of his injuries.  Sampson was pronounced dead on Monday, April 1st, 2019 after suffering a gunshot wound to his upper body two days prior.

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.

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Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-9439

Date/Time: Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 3:50AM

Location:  Unit Block of Weston Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 35-year-old Dover man in critical condition on early Saturday morning.  At approximately 3:50AM, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the Unit Block of Weston Drive.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim with a gunshot wound to the upper body.  The officers performed first aid until medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where he remains in critical condition.  

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.

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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 4-1-19

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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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Man 3-30-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-9479

Date/Time:   Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 2:44PM

Location:  Unit Block of Virginia Avenue

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a missing 18-year-old man.  Jesus Goicuria was reported missing after he made concerning statements that may affect his safety.  A description on Goicuria was not immediately available.  If you have any information on Goicuria’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

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Shooting on Weston Drive Leaves Man in Critical Condition 3-30-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-9439

Date/Time: Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 3:50AM

Location:  Unit Block of Weston Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 35-year-old Dover man in critical condition on early Saturday morning.  At approximately 3:50AM, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the Unit Block of Weston Drive.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim with a gunshot wound to the upper body.  The officers performed first aid until medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where he remains in critical condition.  

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.

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Dover Man Arrested After Selling Drugs from Home on Representative Lane 3-28-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-8995

Date/Time:   Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 2:19PM

 Location: Unit Block of Representative Lane, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

On Tuesday, March 26th, officers from the Dover police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force arrested Damian Legrand (32).  Legrand  was wanted out of Kent County Superior Court on multiple capias’.  Officers had observed Legrand conduct multiple sales of heroin to subjects from the residence on Representative Lane which led to officers obtaining a search warrant.  Legrand was found to be in possession of heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.

Legrand was charged committed to SCI in default of a $71,000 secured bond and had his bond revoked on two prior drug dealing cases that are still pending on the following charges:

-Delivery of Heroin (5x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Cocaine
-Paraphernalia

Damian Legrand

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges During Traffic Stop in Manchester Square 3-28-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-9116

Date/Time:   Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 4:14PM

 Location: Stevenson Drive at White Oak Road, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested two men on drug charges during a traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon.  At approximately 4:14PM, officers observed Randall Harris (26) operating a vehicle in the area of Stevenson Drive and White Oak Road.  Harris does not have a valid license and had two small children in the vehicle who were not properly restrained.  During the stop, officers could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle.  

Terrance Smith (passenger, 34), was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and 30 ecstasy pills.

Randall Harris was found to be in possession of 13.9 grams of crack cocaine.

Smith was released on an O.R. bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Ecstasy
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Harris was released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child(2x)
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Offenses

Randall Harris

Terrance Smith

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Dover Police Investigating Shooting At Country Club Apartments 3-27-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-9044

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at approximately 1:46AM

Location:  Country Village Apartments, 400 Block of Country Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 25-year-old male victim hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The incident occurred at approximately 1:46AM on Wednesday, March 27th.  The male victim was walking to an apartment in the 400 Block of Country Drive when he and another witness heard a gunshot.  Both started running, but the victim was shot twice in the right arm and one in the hip.

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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