Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Garrison Oak Drive 6-3-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16731

Date/Time:  Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 12:39PM

Location: Garrison Oak Drive (Garrison Oak Technology/Business Park), Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a single vehicle crash that took the life of a 17-year-old on Sunday afternoon.  At approximately 12:39PM, Ryan Bundschuh of Felton, DE was operating a 2007 Kawasaki ZX6 motorcycle on Garrison Oak Drive in the Garrison Oak Technology/Business Park off of White Oak Road.  Bundschuh was performing a “wheelie” (riding with the front wheel off of the ground) while riding northbound on Garrison Oak Drive.  The motorcycle then struck a curb on the edge of the roadway, ejecting Bundschuh off of the motorcycle and striking a pole.  A friend that was with Bundschuh called 911 immediately.  Bundschuh was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries as a result of the crash.  

 

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Shooting at Allure Night Club 6-2-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16687

Date/Time:  Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 1:57AM

Location: Allure Night Club Parking Lot, 865 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 38-year-old male injured as he was leaving Allure Night Club.  Dover Police were notified by staff at a nearby hospital that a gunshot victim had arrived by private vehicle to the emergency room.  Officers learned that as the victim was leaving Allure Night Club, he observed a group of people arguing, and heard gunfire.  At that time, the victim was struck in the upper torso and was then transported to the hospital by a friend.  The victim’s injuries were considered non-life threatening.  

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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Gunfire Exchanged During Altercation at Janaid’s Salon on Loockerman Street 6-2-2019

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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Driver Arrested After Striking Man With Vehicle at Starting Point of Pride Parade 6-1-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16595

Date/Time: Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 8:14AM

Location: West Street at Forest Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department has arrested 90-year-old Reuben Salters of Dover for 3rd Degree Vehicular Assault following an incident on Saturday morning.  The area of West Street and Forest Street had been blocked off by a series of barrel barricades and cones for The Pride Festival Parade.  Salters, operating a red Ford Ranger, approached and disregarded the barrels that had the streets closed for the upcoming parade.  Salters then approached a series of cones that were blocking the street where a large crowd of parade goers and participants had gathered.  Salters exited his vehicle and moved several cones when a 43-year-old white male that was an organizer for the event stopped Salters and advised him that he could not pass through due to the event, crowd, and the cones that were closing the street.  Salters entered his vehicle and proceeded to accelerate, striking the man, and causing injuries to his legs, knocking him to the ground.  Salters then proceeded to drive through a large crowd of gatherers until he stopped.  

Salters was released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Vehicular Assault 3rd Degree
-Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device (traffic offense)

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Dover Police Investigating Late Report of Shots Fired at Residence on Slaughter Street 5-31-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16383

Date/Time: Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 3:38PM

Location: 700 Block of Slaughter Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

Dover Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred late Wednesday evening that left a house damaged.  The incident occurred Wednesday night, but was not reported to police until Thursday afternoon.  The residents advised police that their residence was struck by gunfire 5-6 times.  The residents stayed in a bedroom and did not notify police.  There were no reports of shots fired or other significant activity in the area of Slaughter Street during the time this incident occurred.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident.

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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Marydel Man Charged After “One Pot Meth Labs” Found in Vehicle 5-31-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-16334

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 8:26AM

Location: Walgreen’s Parking Lot, 1001 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police arrested 59-year-old Eugene Thompson, Jr. on drug charges following an early morning incident in a Walgreen’s Parking Lot on Thursday.  At approximately 8:26AM, a 3rd party called to report a possible overdose/medical issue involving a male subject in a blue sedan.  Officers arrived and located Thompson inside the vehicle, who was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.  While assisting Thompson, officers located a “one pot meth lab” inside of the vehicle.  A short time later, a second one was found in the trunk.  Officers also located 3 vials containing a total of .6 grams of methamphetamine inside of the vehicle. 

Emergency response and Hazardous Material teams from several agencies responded to the location and safely disposed of the “one pot” labs, causing the parking lot to the business to be closed for approximately 2-3 hours.

Once Thompson was released from the hospital, he was charged with the following offenses and released on an O.R. bond:
-Operating a Clandestine Laboratory
-Possession of Methampetamine
-Drug Paraphernalia

Eugene Thompson, Jr.
Marydel, DE

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Suspect Arrested in Attempted Residential Burglary and Thefts from Vehicles 5-29-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-15980

Date/Time:  See Narrative

Location: Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 3:28PM

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested  Richard Edwards in connection with an attempted residential burglary and thefts from vehicles.  On May 27th, 2019 at approximately 3:28PM, officers responded to a home in the 200 Block of Meadow Drive for an attempted burglary.  Edwards and another suspect knocked on the victims front door.  When the owner did not answer, the suspects attempted to break in through a rear door.  The victim was inside the residence on the second floor.  The suspects saw the victim and fled the area on foot. Arriving officers attempted to stop the suspects, but they were able to flee successfully at the time.  On the morning of May 28th, officers stopped Edwards as he was breaking into vehicles in the parking lot of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.  Officers recognized Edwards as the suspect from the attempted residential burglary from the day prior and he was taken into custody without incident.  

The second suspect remains at large and is described as a black male, wearing shorts, and a dark shirt.

Edwards (46) was released on an O.R. bond on the following charges, stemming from both incidents:
-Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Criminal Mischief (3x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Attempted Theft from Motor Vehicle
-Theft Under $1500.00
-Disorderly Conduct
-Criminal Trespass 1st Degree

Richard Edwards

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Arrest Made in Dover Mall Burglaries 5-29-2019

Date/Time:  See Release

Location:  Journey’s, Piercing Pagoda, Victoria’s Secret stores inside of Dover Mall
1365 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department has arrested Otto McDonald in connection with multiple burglaries inside of the Dover Mall that occurred in May of 2019.  McDonald was a temp-worker performing labor at the Victoria’s Secret store and had access to the mall.  During this time, it is believed that McDonald stole multiple tools from multiple victims at the Victoria’s Secret store and pawned them at a local pawn shop.  It is also believed that McDonald committed the burglaries at Piercing Pagoda and Journey’s Shoe Store inside of the mall.

McDonald was released on an O.R. Bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 3rd Degree (4x)
-Theft $1500.00 or Greater (2x)
-Theft Under $1500.00 (3x)
-Theft by False Pretense (2x)
-Criminal Mischief (3x)

Otto McDonald (34) Dover, DE

 

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Dover P.A.L. Now Accepting Applications for Youth Football Combine 5-29-2019

The Dover Police Department Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) has partnered with the Delaware State University and the Delaware State University Police Department to put on a one day football combine to be held at the university’s athletic complex. 

The one-day program is scheduled for  Saturday, June 15th, 2018 from 8 AM-NOON.  Snacks, Gatorade, and water will be provided courtesy of event sponsors Sam’s Club and The Home Depot.  The program is open to 5th-8th grade students of all skill levels.  There will be multiple skills competitions with prizes awarded.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  A maximum of 60 participants will be accepted.  All participants must complete a liability waiver and a P.A.L. registration form in addition to the event registration.  Event registration can be found here:  P.A.L. Football Combine

Athletic attire must be worn.  Football cleats are not required but are highly recommended (no metal cleats).  There is no rain date for this event and transportation is not provided. 

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Residential Burglary on Columbia Avenue 5-28-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-15698

Date/Time:  Friday, May 24th, 2019 between 3:00PM-5:30PM

Location: 200 Block of Columbia Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Friday afternoon.  Between 3:00PM-5:30PM on May 24th, an unknown suspect forced entry into a home in the 200 Block of Columbia Avenue.  Once inside the suspect removed silver dining utensils and a pair of men’s sneakers 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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