Dover Man Arrested for 7th Offense DUI 8-19-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-26201

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 10:49PM

Location:  North Bradford Street at Mary Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested Edward Prettyman (60) on a 7th offense DUI charge following a motor vehicle accident.  During the investigation, officers detected an odor of alcohol coming from Prettyman.  Prettyman refused to comply with several Field Sobriety Tests at the scene.  Officers were forced to get a search warrant for a blood draw.  Once the blood draw was completed at a nearby hospital, Prettyman was charged with the 7th offense DUI and committed to SCI in default of $20,000 Secured bond.

Edward Prettyman
Dover, DE

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Shots Fired in Simon Circle 8-19-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-26295

Date/Time:  Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 9:54PM

Location:  300 Block of Simon Circle, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating an incident where several shots were fired in the Simon Circle area. At approximately 9:54PM on Sunday, August 18th, officers responded to the area for shots fired.  It was discovered that at least six shots were fired in the 300 Block of Simon Circle.  One round struck and damaged the front doors to a home in the 200 Block of Simon Circle.  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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41-Year-Old Shot in Area of S. New Street and Reed Street 8-18-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-26192

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 9:25PM

Location:  Area of S. New Street and Reed Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday night.  Officers were notified of the incident when a 41-year-old male was dropped off by an unknown subject(s) at Kent General Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip.  The injury is non-life threatening.  The victim advised he was shot when a group of subjects began to fight in the area of S. New Street and Reed Street.  The victim did not provide any further information about the 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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Residential Burglary on Horsepond Road 8-17-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-26064

Date/Time:  Friday, August 16th, 2019 between 12:15PM and 5:15PM

Location: 2000 Block of Horsepond Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a residence in the 2000 Block of Horsepond Road.  The incident occurred on Friday, August 16th, between 12:15PM-5:15PM when an unknown suspect entered the home by forcing entry through a rear door.  Once inside, the suspect rummaged through two bedrooms before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash from the residence. 

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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Gold Alert Issued for 15-Year-Old 8-17-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-26134

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 11:18AM

Location:  Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a missing Dover teen. Joseph Ramos (15) was reported missing after last being seen in the area of Horsepond Road.  Ramos was wearing a yellow and blue plaid shirt with aqua colored shorts.  Ramos has a condition that is concerning for his health and safety if not properly treated.  If you have any information Ramos’ whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

Joseph Ramos

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Residential Burglary on Cowgill Street 8-16-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25872

Date/Time:  Between 11:00AM-5:00PM on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Location: 400 Block of Cowgill Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a residence in the 400 Block of Cowgill Street.  The incident occurred on Wednesday, August 4th, between 11:00AM-5:00PM when an unknown suspect allegedly entered the residence while it was unoccupied by unknown means.  While inside, the suspect allegedly stole jewelry and a handgun from inside the residence.  

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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UPDATE: (Additional Arrests Made) Dover Police Make Arrests/Recover Stolen Vehicles from Milford Thefts 8-16-2019

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department arrested four suspects in connection with the second vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle that occurred on August 13th at approximately 8:30PM.  All suspects were arrested without incident and charged as follows:

Samuel Horton (19) was released on $10,500 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest
-Disregard Police Signal
-Several Traffic Violations

David Preston (15) was released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest

Khalil Smith (15) is being held at Stevenson Juvenile Detention Center on $1,900 secured bond on the following charges:
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest

Hassan Perry (16) is being held at Stevenson Juvenile Detention Center on $1,100 secured bond on the following charges:
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest

David Preston

Hassan Perry

Khalil Smith

Samuel Horton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Release: 

The Dover Police Department worked with officers from the Milford Police Department after it was learned that several vehicles (including police package Dodge Chargers) were stolen from a Milford dealership.  

See Original Story from Milford PD: MILFORD POLICE INVESTIGATE BURGLARY AT CAR DEALERSHIP

At approximately 2:54PM on August 13th, officers located a 2019 black Dodge Charger with three occupants in the downtown area.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of North New Street, when it fled northbound.  The vehicle stopped in the area of Lakewood Place and Ross Street and all three occupants fled from the vehicle.  All three suspects were apprehended by Dover officers a short time later.  The vehicle struck a tree in the area due to the suspects leaving the car in DRIVE when they fled from it.  

Throughout the afternoon and evening of August 13th, officers located six additional vehicles of the eight that had been stolen.  Each of those six were located throughout the greater Dover area and were found unoccupied.

At approximately 8:30PM on August 13th, officers observed the stolen gray Dodge Durango in the Camden area and attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Upper King Road at Walnut Shade Road.  That vehicle also fled from officers northbound into the Town of Camden, where it continued northbound on Old Camden Road.  Once the vehicle reached the end of Old Camden Road, it crossed all lanes of S. DuPont Highway and the suspects fled from the vehicle in the area of Asbury Avenue (next to Auto Zone).  None of the suspects in that vehicle were captured at the time, but investigating officers are pursuing valuable leads in that case.  

The following three arrests were made as a result of the first vehicle pursuit.

Darius Payne-Bennett (20) was released on an O.R. Bond on the following offenses:
-Disregard Police Signal
-Receiving Stolen Property (4x)
-Reckless Endangering (2x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Multiple Traffic Offenses
-Disorderly Conduct
-Capias

Jermaine Walker (16) was released on unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct
-Capias

Patience McCray 916) was released on unsecured bond for having a capias but faced no new charges.

Patience McCrea
Dover, DE

Darius Payne-Bennett
Dover, DE

Jermaine Walker
Felton, DE

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Burglary at Delaware Auto Body 8-15-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25845

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 12:32AM

Location: Delaware Auto Body, 1011 Bay Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Delaware Auto Body on Bay Road.  The incident occurred at approximately 12:32AM when the owner received an alert on his cell phone.  When he drove to the business to check, a black male suspect fled from the business into the Capital Park neighborhood.  The suspect had forced entry into the business through a set of doors and rummaged through items in the business 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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Residential Burglary on Janes Road 8-14-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25666

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 between 6:15AM-4:40PM

Location: 1200 Block of Janes Road, 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 August 13th.  Sometime between 6:15AM and 4:40PM, an unknown suspect(s) broke a rear glass door and gained entry to a residence in the 1200 Block of Janes Road.  Once inside, they suspect(s) removed jewelry and money before fleeing the area.

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 Make Arrests/Recover Stolen Vehicles from Milford Thefts 8-14-2019

The Dover Police Department worked with officers from the Milford Police Department after it was learned that several vehicles (including police package Dodge Chargers) were stolen from a Milford dealership.  

See Original Story from Milford PD: MILFORD POLICE INVESTIGATE BURGLARY AT CAR DEALERSHIP

At approximately 2:54PM on August 13th, officers located a 2019 black Dodge Charger with three occupants in the downtown area.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of North New Street, when it fled northbound.  The vehicle stopped in the area of Lakewood Place and Ross Street and all three occupants fled from the vehicle.  All three suspects were apprehended by Dover officers a short time later.  The vehicle struck a tree in the area due to the suspects leaving the car in DRIVE when they fled from it.  

Throughout the afternoon and evening of August 13th, officers located six additional vehicles of the eight that had been stolen.  Each of those six were located throughout the greater Dover area and were found unoccupied.

At approximately 8:30PM on August 13th, officers observed the stolen gray Dodge Durango in the Camden area and attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Upper King Road at Walnut Shade Road.  That vehicle also fled from officers northbound into the Town of Camden, where it continued northbound on Old Camden Road.  Once the vehicle reached the end of Old Camden Road, it crossed all lanes of S. DuPont Highway and the suspects fled from the vehicle in the area of Asbury Avenue (next to Auto Zone).  None of the suspects in that vehicle were captured at the time, but investigating officers are pursuing valuable leads in that case.  

The following three arrests were made as a result of the first vehicle pursuit.

Darius Payne-Bennett (20) was released on an O.R. Bond on the following offenses:
-Disregard Police Signal
-Receiving Stolen Property (4x)
-Reckless Endangering (2x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Multiple Traffic Offenses
-Disorderly Conduct
-Capias

Jermaine Walker (16) was released on unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct
-Capias

Patience McCray 916) was released on unsecured bond for having a capias but faced no new charges.

Patience McCrea
Dover, DE

Darius Payne-Bennett
Dover, DE

Jermaine Walker
Felton, DE

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