Dover man with pellet gun accused of chasing kids

DOVER — Children ran to their homes after allegedly being chased by a pellet gun-wielding 36-year-old Dover man Wednesday night, authorities said. Dover Police said it was “not clear at this time” what prompted Russell Ewell Jr. to allegedly threaten five kids ages 6 to 14 in the 900 block of Whatcoat Drive at 9 […]

K9 fundraiser: Casualty course trains officers to aid dogs

OCEAN VIEW — Dogs get hurt too, just like people. Especially in sometimes rough law enforcement work, where wound care may be critical to survival. That’s why the Ocean View Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 16 are so committed to properly training officers on how to care for their K9 partners in […]

Dover police probe weekend shooting death of Smyrna man

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DOVER — On Monday, city police continued to investigate the shooting death of a 20-year-old Smyrna man from the day before. Jameir Vann-Robinson was pronounced dead at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover early Sunday morning after being shot in the back in the unit block of Mitscher Road, Dover Police said. He was transported to […]

Arrest made after knife incident at Dover bus station

DOVER — A 63-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly chasing a woman with a knife and threatening to stab her at a bus station, Dover Police said. The alleged incident unfolded at the DART Transfer Station at 520 S. Queen St. at approximately 8:15 p.m., authorities said. Police said a 45-year-old female and […]

Dover Police to target distracted drivers, seat belt violators

DOVER — Throughout April, Dover Police will crack down on distracted driving and seat belt violations within the city, authorities announced this week. Since January 2011, it has been illegal to use cellphones while driving unless a hands-free device is being used. Despite numerous campaigns, advertisements, and enforcement efforts, police said in a news release, […]

Report shows crime drop in Dover

  DOVER — Councilman David Anderson responded succinctly. “Our neighborhoods are safer,” he said when asked about a Dover Police presentation on crime trends Monday night. Speaking before elected officials at the public meeting held at City Hall, Police Chief Marvin Mailey highlighted his department’s aggressive approach to law enforcement in Delaware’s capital city. Statistically […]

Body found in Silver Lake identified

DOVER — A death investigation continued the day after the body of a previously missing man was found in the east side of Silver Lake, authorities said. The late Stefphone Powell was positively identified after Dover Police and Fire Department personnel were called to the Lakeview Drive area at approximately 1:09 p.m. Tuesday. A Gold […]

Gunman robs McDonalds restaurant in Dover

DOVER — An armed robber held up the McDonalds restaurant at 1704 E. Lebanon Road early Monday night, Delaware State Police said. Authorities said the crime occurred at 5:07 p.m. when a black man entered the business and approached the cash register. The man displayed a handgun and demanded money from an employee. The employee […]

The final buzzer: Hester set to retire from Dover PD, PAL

  DOVER — The fledgling Police Athletic League of Dover has been spearheaded by Master Cpl. Keith Hester since its inception in March 2016. While working to keep kids on the straight and narrow path has always been a labor of love for Master Cpl. Hester, the PAL has had to find another officer to […]

‘Sometimes good things happen’: Dover police officer plays catch with Manchester Square kids

DOVER — The photos drew positive attention and spotlighted the mostly unreported friendly stops made on a typical shift. While rolling through the Manchester Square neighborhood on routine patrol Thursday afternoon, Dover Police Officer Thomas Rivera pulled over, got out and approached two women on the street. A mother with kids playing nearby immediately reacted […]