Nine arrested in South New Street raid

DOVER — Following a Friday raid of two South New Street homes, Dover Police arrested nine people, eight from Dover and one from Roanoke, Virginia, on drug and weapons related charges. In a joint operation with Delaware State Police and Delaware Probation and Parole, Dover Police executed the search warrants around 4:43 p.m. and confiscated […]

‘Take guns and drugs off the streets’

Update: An earlier version of this story included a photograph of a man being taken into custody. Ultimately he was not charged. DOVER — About 50 police officers stormed two blocks of South New Street late Friday afternoon, seizing firearms and drugs and taking at least 20 people in for questioning. Officers lobbed three flash […]

Speak Out: Dover shooting

A 15-year-old Milford male died from gunshot wounds after initially calling 911 from an alley Monday to report his wounds. At 9:49 p.m., officers went to a rear alley on Paul Street near Davis Circle. The youth had called to report he had been shot and was conscious when police arrived, Dover Police spokesman Cpl. […]

Letter to the Editor: Why shootings are the norm

In many neighborhoods in America, shootings are the norm, violence is endemic. In my home state, Delaware, not a month goes by without reading about some new “task force,” “forum” “committee” or the like to discuss this awful problem. With headlines like one 2 inches high saying “Anguished mother asks: “Who’s next?,” we can feel […]

Five arrested on firearm charges in Dover

DOVER — Two firearms were located and five arrests made during separate incidents Tuesday, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Dover residents Shaheed Berry, 22, and Dakota Bornterger, 18, were charged after a .40-caliber handgun, heroin and marijuana were located during a probation check at 11:50 a.m. at a residence in the 500 […]

Two arrested on gun, drug charges in Dover

DOVER – An AK-47-related arrest was made in one recent case and a loaded, stolen handgun found in another, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said Tuesday. Dover resident Maurice Parker, 24, was allegedly found with 7.62 caliber rounds (AK-47) of ammunition during a Jan. 2 traffic stop, and further investigation determined he had […]

Arrest made in Dover business suite burglary

DOVER — A 22-year-old man was arrested following an alleged Sunday afternoon burglary at Loockerman Square Apartments, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Wesley Batson was arrested without incident at approximately 1:28 p.m. when found inside a business suite at 32 W. Loockerman St. authorities said. According to authorities, an officer working an […]

Dover rape suspect located in South Carolina

DOVER — A 34-year-old man sought since October 2018 after being accused of raping a minor has been apprehended in South Carolina, authorities said Friday. Juan Carlos Hernandez was wanted following claims made by a female to a school therapist, Dover Police said. The female was 6-years-old at the time of the alleged incident in […]

Speak Out: Dover shootings

A pair of shootings occurred less than three hours apart in the city of Dover late Monday night into early Tuesday, injuring two men and ensuring that 2019 would go out on a violent note. The trend of gun violence over the past couple of weeks is unacceptable, according to Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen. […]

Passed out Harrington residents face drug charges

LAUREL — Two Harrington residents were charged with drug offenses after first being found sleeping in a running car late Wednesday night, police said. A Delaware State Police trooper saw a vehicle parked for “an extended period of time” in the rear parking lot of Royal Farms on Sussex Highway, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe […]

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