Dover man critical after being shot multiple times

DOVER — A 44-year-old Dover man suffered life threatening injuries when shot multiple times in the Capital Green neighborhood Wednesday night, authorities said. Dover Police were called to the scene around 9:06 p.m. and found the injured man laying next to his vehicle in the 400 block of East Water Street. He was conscious at […]

Dover residential burglary under investigation

DOVER — A residential burglary in the 200 block of North State Street is under investigation, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. The incident took place between 8 a.m. Monday and 3:37 p.m. Thursday when the resident returned home, according to authorities. Police said the suspect or suspects entered the home by breaking […]

Dover Police arrest five alleged gang members

DOVER — A continuing investigation brought the arrests of five alleged gang members, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said Thursday. According to authorities, Dover residents Tywon Peace, 21, Marquan Richardson, 27, Anthony Trower, 29, and Deontray Watson, 18, were all taken into custody without incident between Oct. 31 and Tuesday, along with Camden […]

Speak Out: Discrimination lawsuit

Readers respond to an Oct. 24 Delaware State News story about a veteran Dover police officer claiming to be a victim of racial discrimination during the city of Dover’s last search for a police chief. Capt. David Spicer, who is white, claims he was unfairly passed over when the city promoted Marvin Mailey, who is […]

Commentary: Police chief controversy shows racial healing still needed in Dover

The city of Dover once again finds itself at the center of a controversy having to do with race. A distinguished, long-serving Caucasian police officer claims in a recently filed lawsuit that he was unfairly passed over for the chief of police position when it came open in 2017; the position subsequently went to an […]

Dover officer claims racial discrimination in lawsuit

DOVER — Claiming to be a victim of racial discrimination during the city of Dover’s last search for a police chief, a current Administrative Command officer filed a federal lawsuit against a host of past and present officials on Oct. 16. Veteran Dover officer Capt. David Spicer, who is white, claims he was unfairly passed […]

Suspect in clown mask sought by Dover police

A robbery suspect was sought after an incident at Kirkland’s home store around 8:59 p.m. on Tuesday. Police said an unknown black male returned to the store wearing a clown mask after initially being escorted out by employees. An undetermined amount of cash was taken after the suspect implied that he was armed. Anyone with […]

Former Dover Chief Mailey to lead Bureau of Community Corrections

DOVER — Marvin Mailey’s career in law enforcement is one that is already intertwined with history, as he became the city of Dover’s first African American police chief in May 2017, leading a Dover Police Department that was established in 1925. Now, Mr. Mailey’s career is coming full circle as Claire DeMatteis, the commissioner of […]

Robbery, drug charges for Dover man

DOVER — A 42-year-old Dover man was charged with robbery and drug offenses following an assault Tuesday, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Authorities alleged that Erion Walker was involved in an argument over a $10 debt when a 53-year-old man was assaulted in a Royal Farms parking lot at 12:43 a.m. The […]

Vehicle contact brings gun charges

DOVER — An 18-year-old man was arrested on gun charges after a Saturday night traffic stop, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Dakota Borntreger was seen driving a vehicle at 11:54 p.m. in the 200 block of S. DuPont Highway, authorities said. He was wanted by Delaware State Police for possession of a […]