Dover police probed record shootings total in 2020

DOVER — A record-setting year wasn’t limited to Dover’s eight fatal shootings in 2020. City police said they investigated an all-time high 60 shooting incidents overall involving death, injury or targeted gunfire during the same 12-month span. That’s not including numerous times when vehicles or residences were damaged by bullets, or police receiving multiple shots […]

Man shot inside Dover residence

DOVER – A 21-year-old man was shot inside a residence Monday afternoon, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. The victim was found wounded in the torso when officers arrived to the unit block of Stevenson Drive in the Manchester Square neighborhood at approximately 3:48 p.m., authorities said. He was transported to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent […]

Man shot twice in Dover early Sunday morning

DOVER — Early Sunday morning, a man was shot twice on the 100 block of South New Street. The victim is a 21-year-old male who was brought to Bayhealth Kent General via a private vehicle according to a press release sent out by Sgt. Mark Hoffman, a public information officer with the Dover Police Department. […]

Man wanted for firing gun at Dover gas station employee

DOVER — The Dover Police Department is searching for a man who threatened a gas station employee with a gun Saturday. According to authorities, police responded to the U.S. Gas service station at 461 N. DuPont Highway for a report of shots fired during a verbal altercation at about 2:48 p.m. Police said Joshua Brown, […]

Dover Police Department makes progress with new policies, standards

DOVER — In a mid-June press conference, new Dover Police Chief Thomas Johnson announced a coming push for department reform. Also at the forefront of goals was an emphasis on boosting its community policing model to connect with the public. During the 50-minute gathering before media, the chief asked the public to hold him to […]

Dover Police, partners distribute holiday meals

DOVER – The Dover Police Department and its community partners distributed 150 food packages during the third annual Operation Gobble event Monday. Thanksgiving meals were distributed door to door in the downtown area by Dover PD and volunteers from Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity, United States Air Force ACE (Airmen Committed to Excellence) Council, and […]

Victim seriously injured in stabbing incident

DOVER – A 22-year-old man was seriously injured during a Sunday night stabbing incident, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Police said the incident was believed to have occurred on White Oak Road and the victim was then transported by an acquaintance to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus. Police were called to the hospital at […]

Dover shooting leaves man injured

DOVER – A 22-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries during a shooting incident Sunday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. According to authorities, the wounded man was located at the Burger King in the area of East Loockerman Street and U.S. 13 at approximately 5:03 p.m. He had suffered a shoulder wound and police […]

Makeup of Dover Community Policing Unit may reflect some experience

DOVER — Rather than putting a handful of rookies fresh out of training onto the streets of Dover, when the Dover Police Department unveils its new Community Policing Unit next year, it hopes to also be manned by the face of experience if manpower need and coronavirus conditions allow. Matt Harline, assistant city manager, spoke […]

Dover PD emergency response exercise set for Wednesday morning

DOVER – The Dover Police Department said it plans to hold an emergency response exercise at Dover City Hall on Wednesday. The exercise from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the area of 15 Loockerman Plaza is not expected to affect traffic flow. According to a department Facebook post, the exercise is designed to test […]