Sculptor aims to repair Law Enforcement Memorial

DOVER — There’s plenty of repair needed for the Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial vandalized on June 12, its creator says. When completed, however, the bronze statue in the Legislative Mall area should look good as new. That’s according to Minnesota-based sculptor Nick Christensen, who describes the task ahead as immense. Mr. Christensen says he’ll likely […]

City manager makes room for additional police training

DOVER — Dover City Manager Donna Mitchell said she knew that she had to do her part to add new tools and additional training for Dover Police Department officers, especially amid the outcry for police reform following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis on May 25. That’s why […]

Dover police to start wearing new uniforms

DOVER — In the coming weeks, Dover police officers will transition to a new style of uniforms that include outer-worn ballistic vests, spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said in a news release Monday. The uniforms are not designed to be SWAT-style, authorities said, and the change was needed after the police department’s supplier closed its […]

Police identify woman found dead in Dover shed

DOVER – On Monday, authorities publicly identified Kathy Noble, 59, as the woman found dead in a shed on June 7. The late Ms. Noble was located in the structure at 511 Maple Parkway near the Delaware Probation and Parole office, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Her next of kin was notified […]

Letter to the Editor: Kudos for quick police response in Dover

I want to commend the actions of Dover’s mayor and police department, as well as other agencies, for their quick action Sunday night in keeping the city safe and secure. It is good to know that we in this city have a mayor who is not afraid to move in this type of situation to […]

Dover area violence continues with two more shooting incidents

DOVER – A two-week surge in city area shootings continued with two more incidents overnight, including one that left a teenager shot in the chest and arm. During a violent stretch that began on May 21, police have reported 10 shooting incidents, including a one on Monday that left two males charged with first-degree murder. […]

Dover woman claims assault by police during traffic stop

DOVER – A 23-year-old woman said she’s seeking justice after suffering broken bones during a traffic stop near her home on May 13. ShaRon A. Caldwell claimed a Dover Police officer assaulted her during the incident, which law enforcement said followed an alleged traffic violation in the area of Mary Street approaching North New Street […]

FOP ‘disappointed’ in city council discussion regarding Dover police

DOVER — Dover City Councilman Ralph Taylor Jr. spent 20 years working on the force with the Dover Police Department. That’s why Jordan Miller, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 15 in Dover, was so taken aback by comments and suggestions that he heard Councilman Taylor make at a virtual meeting of Dover […]

Delaware police officers take precautions against coronavirus

DOVER – One Delaware State Police trooper who tested positive for COVID-19 has since fully recovered and returned to full duty, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Monday. “The trooper experienced very mild flu-like symptoms and immediately self-isolated and sought medical treatment as a precautionary measure,” she said. “The trooper was subsequently tested for COVID-19, […]

Car damaged in Dover shooting incident

DOVER — A vehicle was damaged and three suspects sought following a Saturday night shooting incident in the Capitol Park neighborhood, authorities said. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said investigation determined that three black male suspects wearing masks shot at a vehicle in the area of Presidents Drive and N. Governors Boulevard […]

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