Vehicle Shot on South New Street 8-5-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-19204

Date/Time:  Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 2:28PM

Location:  Area of South New Street and Reed Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting of a vehicle that occurred on Tuesday afternoon.  At approximately 2:28 p.m., in the area of South New Street and Reed Street, unknown suspect(s) shot the vehicle’s engine compartment multiple times, causing it to become disabled.  The suspects fled in an unknown vehicle.  The 35-year-old male victim was uncooperative with detectives trying to investigate the incident.  No injuries were reported to police.

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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A&H Uniforms Burglary 7-31-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-18828

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:58 p.m.

Location:  A&H Uniforms, 863 S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at A&H Uniforms on Thursday night.  At approximately 10:58 p.m., officers responded to the business for an alarm.  When they arrived on scene, the officers observed that the front window was broken.  A review of surveillance footage showed a white male suspect using a brick to break the window and enter the business.  Once inside, the suspect took a cash register and fled.  There was no cash in the register.  

The suspect is a white male who was wearing a dark shirt with white writing on it and a camouflage bucket hat.

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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Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification 7-30-2020

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 Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 Hiring Process 7-29-2020

The Dover Police Department is currently accepting applications for police officers for the 2020 fall hiring process.   The closing date for police applications will be on Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 3:00PM.  Any applications received after this time will be filed away for the 2021 hiring process.  Applicant testing is tentatively scheduled for September 12th-13th, 2020.   Applicants who submit their applications prior to the deadline will receive testing information via U.S. Mail.  To learn more about Dover Police Careers, please visit www.doverpolice.org/careers

Applications can be downloaded here:
Download Application for City of Dover Police Officer

Please return applications in person or via mail to:
Dover Police Department
Attn: Planning and Training
400 South Queen Street
Dover, DE 19904

Applications can be e-mailed to:
Caleb.Rich@cj.state.de.us

 

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Dover Police Department Releases 2019 Annual Report 7-28-2020

The Dover Police Department has released its 2019 Annual Report.  The report can be viewed/downloaded by using the following link:

2019 City of Dover Police Department Annual Report

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Three Arrested for Firearms and Drug Offenses 7-27-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-18346

Date/Time:  Friday, July 24th, 2020 at 12:12PM

Location:  South Bay Road and South Little Creek Road, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested three men on firearms and drug charges on Friday afternoon in the area of South Bay Road and South Little Creek Road.  Jawon Watson (23) was the subject of an active firearms investigation by the Dover Police Department and had active warrants for firearms charges as a result of that investigation.  On July 24th, officers observed Watson inside of a vehicle and conducted a vehicle stop.  When the officers made contact with the three occupants inside of the vehicle, Watson was observed reaching for a loaded handgun at his feet.  Watson and the other occupants were taken into custody without incident.  Officers located another loaded handgun on Carlos Green (22, rear-seat passenger) as well as crack cocaine.  A third loaded handgun was also located inside of the vehicle, as well as marijuana, crack cocaine, a digital scale, and fentanyl.  

Jawon Watson was committed to HRYCI on a $64,500 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (4x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon (2x)
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (Drug Possession) (2x)
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Violation of Probation

Joshua Johnson was released on a $6,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (Drug Possession) 
-Possession of Fentanyl
-Drug Paraphernalia

Carlos Green was released after posting a $46,600 secured bond on the following charges:
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Drug Paraphernalia

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Arrest Made in July 6th New Street Murder 7-27-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-16778

Date/Time:  Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 2:48AM

Location:  100 Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

The Dover Police Department is announcing the arrest of Tysheen Maxwell (25) in connection with the July 6th murder of Thomas Gilbert.  Maxwell was developed as a suspect during the investigation and was apprehended on July 24th, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia by the United States Marshals Service without incident.  Maxwell remains in custody pending extradition back to Delaware on the following charges:
-Murder 1st Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony

Original Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 32-year-old man that occurred on Monday morning.  At approximately 2:48AM, officers responded to a vacant lot in the 100 Block of S. New Street for a report of shots fired.  Arriving officers located Thomas Gilbert, who was struck multiple times by gunfire.  Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.  Gilbert is from the Dover 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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Armed Robbery Outside West Water Street Residence 7-25-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-18352

Date/Time:  Friday, July 24th, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Location:  300 Block of West Water Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred behind a residence in the 300 Block of West Water Street on Friday afternoon.  A 56-year-old male victim was standing next to his vehicle when he was approached by a male suspect with a handgun who demanded his belongings.  The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and personal belongings.  

The suspect was described as a light-skinned black male, wearing black and white shorts, black t-shirt, black and white mask, black and white backwards baseball cap, and black sneakers.

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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Dover Man Charged with Firearms and Drug Offenses Following Probation Check 7-23-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-18192

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 5:57PM

Location:  Kent Budget Motel, 363 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department charged Tyrell Joseph (32) with firearms and drug offenses after assisting Delaware Probation and Parole officers with a probation check.  Delaware Probation and Parole officers conducted the check at Joseph’s hotel room at 363 North DuPont Highway.  During the search of the room, officers located a .45 caliber  handgun, 17.1 grams of MDMA (ecstasy), 71.5 Xanax pills, 35 Oxycodone pills, 34 bags of heroin, 1022.4 grams of cereal bars containing marijuana, and $3,411.  There was also a young child in the room who was turned over to a relative.

Items seized by Delaware Probation and Parole and Dover Police

Joseph was arrested without incident and committed to HRYCI on a $256,700 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-Possession of Controlled Substance (3x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver (3x)

Tyrell Joseph
Dover, DE

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Probation Check Leads to Firearms Charges for Dover Man 7-23-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-18155

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 9:42AM

Location:  1426 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department charged Devin Coleman (33) with firearms offenses after assisting Delaware Probation and Parole officers with a probation check.  Delaware Probation and Parole officers conducted the check at Coleman’s hotel room at 1426 North DuPont Highway.  During a search, a backpack was located with two handguns inside.  One of the handguns was reported stolen out of North Carolina.  Coleman was arrested without incident and committed to HRYCI on a $47,500 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Violation of Probation

Devin Coleman
Dover, DE

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