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 […]

Two DSU students arrested in crash that sparked unruly crowd near campus

DOVER — Two Delaware State University students were arrested Sunday after a single vehicle accident allegedly sparked riot-like conditions near campus, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Police said Chelsea Lawrence, 22, of Staten Island, New York, was driving a vehicle that struck a curb and guardrail at approximately 4:43 p.m. on College […]

Dover man arrested following crash into bus

DOVER — A 26-year-old Dover man was arrested on Tuesday morning after crashing a stolen vehicle into a DART bus, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Officers initially responded to the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at approximately 9:14 a.m. for a report of a stolen work truck in the area […]

New York man charged with Macy’s robbery

DOVER — A 20-year-old New York man was charged after he and another unknown suspect allegedly attempted to steal $2,825 in clothing items from Macy’s at the Dover Mall on Tuesday, authorities said. At approximately 4:38 p.m., Joel Cordero and another male suspect were confronted by store security after exiting the store with the merchandise, […]

Two Dover men out on bond arrested again

DOVER — Two Dover men were arrested twice within four days after an unrelated vehicle stop brought drug charges, authorities said. Driver Chrys Atanga, 21, was stopped for a traffic violation at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said. Approaching officers detected a strong odor of marijuana from the vehicle, also occupied by Charles Ndikum, 25. […]

Children’s clothing store burglarized overnight

DOVER — The Carter’s children’s store was burglarized early Thursday morning, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Authorities said an unknown suspect used a large rock to break a front window to the business at approximately 3:11 a.m. Once inside, the suspect removed several clothing items and fled. Arriving officers located a vehicle […]

Man injured in Dover shooting

DOVER — A 41-year-old man was shot in the hip in downtown Dover on Saturday. The shooting happened at 9:25 p.m. after the victim, said he was shot when a group of subjects began to fight in the area of South New Street and Reed Street, said Cpl. Mark Hoffman of the Dover Police Department. […]

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