Three Vehicles Damaged by Gunfire in Simon Circle 9-3-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-217949

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 3rd, 2020 at 10:36 p.m.

Location:  300 Block of Simon Circle, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Summary: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that damaged three unoccupied vehicles on Simon Circle.  At approximately 10:36 p.m., officers responded to the 300 Block of Simon Circle for multiple reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers observed the damaged vehicles and several shell casings in the area.  One witness advised that he observed a red Chevrolet Impala with several people inside of it traveling on the roadway and then firing multiple shots from the vehicle.  No further description of the vehicle or its occupants was provided.  No injuries were reported.  

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

 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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Three Wanted in Collins Drive Assault 9-2-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-21861

Date/Time:  Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at 11:03 p.m.

Location:  400 Block of Collins Drive, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Summary: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred in the 400 Block of Collins Drive on Tuesday night.  Officers responded to a residence in the area at approximately 11:03 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls for a disorderly crowd.  Upon arrival, officers learned that there had been a party at a residence on Collins Drive.  During this party, a group of subjects attempted to fight another party-goer.  This person contacted a female family member to pick her up from the party.  When the family member arrived, the group surrounded the vehicle, refusing to let the vehicle leave.  During this time, a subject threw a brick through the rear window of the vehicle.  The family member exited the vehicle and was physically assaulted by three suspects.  The assault victim sustained injuries to her face and head area and was also sprayed with pepper spray.  The victim, who was unable to see, entered her vehicle and fled the area in fear for her and the passenger’s safety.  As she fled in her vehicle, one of the assault suspects was struck and became stuck underneath the vehicle, causing her to be dragged for approximately 880 feet.  The assault victim then exited the vehicle and ran to a friend’s residence in the area and called 911, remaining on scene for police arrival.  The assault suspect who was struck was conscious and alert upon police arrival and is hospitalized at Kent General Hospital in stable condition.  The assault suspect refused to speak with police about the incident when contacted at the hospital.  

At this time, the driver/assault victim is not being charged.

The following three suspects are wanted on the below listed charges as a result of this incident:
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Riot (Disorderly Conduct with 2 or more persons)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 3rd Degree
-Criminal Mischief

Alexsus Oliver
Age: 20
Magnolia, DE

Demika Demby
Age: 48
Magnolia, DE

Unius Oliver
Age: 18
Magnolia, DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shooting in Parking Lot of Leander Lake Apartments 9-1-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-21792

Date/Time:  Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at 1:50 a.m.

Location:  Area of 300 Isabelle Isle, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Summary: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that left an 18-year old male injured.  At approximately 1:50 a.m., the victim was sitting in a car in the parking lot near 300 Isabelle Isle.  At that time, he heard multiple shots and fled in his vehicle and then on foot.  The victim was then transported to Kent General Hospital by a friend, where he was treated gunshot wound to the chest area.  The victim’s injury is non-life threatening.  The victim was unable to provide a description of a possible suspect or suspect vehicle.

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Shots Fired on Willis Road 9-1-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-21780

Date/Time:  Monday, August 31st, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Location:  100 Block of Willis Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Summary: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Monday evening in the 100 Block of Willis Road.  Officers responded to the area at approximately 6:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, they located two men who stated that they were walking in area when someone fired multiple shots at them from the rear of an apartment building in the 100 Block of Willis Road.  Officers did locate shell casings in the area where the shots were fired from.  No injuries or damage was reported.  The two men left the scene refusing to speak with detectives and failed to appear for an interview when contacted by phone.

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in August 26th Shooting Incident 8-31-2020

UPDATE:  
Eric Sartin was arrested on August 30th, 2020 when the Delaware State Police transported him to the Dover Police Department.  Sartin was charged with a single count of criminal mischief and released on an O.R. Bond by Justice of the Peace Court 7.

Incident Number: 50-20-21245

Date/Time:  Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 12:24 p.m.

Location:  Parking Lot of Alpha Medical Care, 642 S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect that fire multiple gunshots in a parking lot on Wednesday afternoon following a domestic related argument.  Eric Sartin (29) of Smyrna fired two gunshots in the air and two shots at an unoccupied vehicle belonging to the victim of the domestic altercation in the parking lot of 642 S. Queen Street.  Sartin then fled in a gray 2009 Honda Accord with Delaware Registration: 11164.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident.

Eric Sartin Age: 29 Smyrna, DE Picture taken June 2020 Anyone with Sartin’s whereabouts should call 911 or 302-736-7111. 
Sartin is wanted for Criminal Mischief at this time with additional charges pending based  on the investigation.

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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Traffic Stop for No Headlights Leads to Gun and Drug Charges for Dover Woman 8-31-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-21716

Date/Time:  Sunday, August 30th, 2020 at 9:59 p.m.

Location:  South State Street and East Reed Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Summary:
The Dover Police Department arrested a 27-year-old female on weapons and drug offenses during a traffic stop on Sunday evening. At approximately 9:59 p.m., oficers stopped Jennifer Weathersby (27) for driving without headlights in he area of South State Street and East Reed Street.  During the stop, Weathersby opened the glove compartment and a loaded 9mm handgun was inside of it.  Both Weathersby and a passenger were detained without incident.  A further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 75 Oxycodone pills inside the center console.

Weathersby was released on an O.R. Bond on the following charges:
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (Drugs)
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Oxycodone
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Offenses

Jennifer Weathersby
Age: 27
Dover, DE

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Officers Dragged by Fleeing Theft Suspect 8-31-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-21680

Date/Time:  Sunday, August 30th, 2020 at 2:51 p.m.

Location:  See Summary

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Summary:

Two Dover Police officers escaped injury after being dragged short distance by a fleeing suspect on Sunday afternoon.  The incident began at approximately 2:51 p.m. on August 30th when the officers responded to the West Side Car Wash on Route 8 when Darren Lewis (21) failed to pay for his services.  A short time later, officers located Lewis driving his vehicle in the area of North DuPont Highway and White Oak Road an conducted a vehicle stop.  When the officers contacted Lewis, he fled, dragging the officers for approximately 10 feet.  Lewis abandoned the vehicle in the 100 Block of Willis Road.  Officers located a 4.5″ knife in the pocket of a seat inside the vehicle and 1.5 grams of marijuana.

Lewis later returned to West Side Car Wash to pay for his services and was taken into custody without further incident by Dover Police.

Lewis was committed to SCI on a$33,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Reckless Endangering (2x)
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Disregard Officer’s Signal
-Possession of Marijuana
-Theft of Services
-Traffic Offenses

Darren Lewis
Dover, DE
Age: 21

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Traffic Stop Leads to Firearms and Drug Arrest 8-31-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-21605

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 7:06 p.m.

Location:  South Queen Street and West Reed Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Summary:
The Dover Police Department arrested two subjects for weapons and drug offenses during a traffic stop on Saturday, August 29th.  At approximately 7:09 p.m., officers on patrol stopped a Ford Explorer for a seat-belt violation.  When officers made contact with the driver (Daquan Watson, 20), they detected a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle.  Also inside the vehicle was Watson’s one-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old male suspect.  

During the traffic stop, Watson reached into a crevice between the center console and driver seat multiple times, despite officers instructing him to stop.  Watson was safely removed from the vehicle and a search led to the discovery of a loaded 9mm handgun in between the driver seat and center console that was later to determined to be reported stolen.  In addition to the weapon, officers located a combined 46 grams of marijuana in the vehicle and on the 13-year-old male suspect, several ski masks, and $127 in suspected drug proceeds. 

Watson was released after posting a $16,103 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Receiving Stolen Firearm 
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Offenses

The 13-year-old suspect was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was released to a family member after being charged.

Daquan Watson
Dover, DE

 

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Dover Man Arrested for 7th Offense DUI 8-28-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-21415

Date/Time:  Friday, August 28th, 2020 at approximately 12:02 a.m.

Location:  Saulsbury Road at Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Darrell Williams (58) for a 7th offense DUI on Friday morning.  At approximately 12:02 a.m., an officer stopped Williams in the area of Queen Street and Division Street after he committed a traffic violation in the area of Saulsbury Road and Forrest Avenue.  During the traffic stop, the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol and observed visible signs of intoxication.  After failing Field Sobriety Tests (FST), Williams was taken into custody and charged with a 7th offense DUI based on six previous alcohol related convictions.

Williams was committed to SCI on a $10,002 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Failure to Signal
-Driving Without a Valid License
-DUI (7th Offense)

Darrell Williams
Age: 58
Dover, DE

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Man Wanted Following Afternoon Shooting Incident on S. Queen Street 8-26-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-21245

Date/Time:  Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 12:24 p.m.

Location:  Parking Lot of Alpha Medical Care, 642 S. Queen Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is seeking a suspect that fire multiple gunshots in a parking lot on Wednesday afternoon following a domestic related argument.  Eric Sartin (29) of Smyrna fired two gunshots in the air and two shots at an unoccupied vehicle belonging to the victim of the domestic altercation in the parking lot of 642 S. Queen Street.  Sartin then fled in a gray 2009 Honda Accord with Delaware Registration: 11164.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident.

Eric Sartin Age: 29 Smyrna, DE Picture taken June 2020 Anyone with Sartin’s whereabouts should call 911 or 302-736-7111. 
Sartin is wanted for Criminal Mischief at this time with additional charges pending based  on the investigation.

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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