Dive team assists in Silver Lake investigation

DOVER – A Delaware State Police Dive team assisted city law enforcement in an investigation at Silver Lake Wednesday morning, authorities confirmed. Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the water search for evidence was related to an undisclosed shooting case and there was no threat to public safety. The probe was not connected […]

Speak Out: Counselors in Dover police cars

Dover City Councilman Tanner Polce recently suggested to Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey that the police department have embedded counselors ride along with officers on patrol to help assist with incidents involving drug use and mental-health disorders. For now, Chief Mailey said he is a no-go on having embedded counselors ride along with patrol officers […]

Dover police chief not ready for counselors in patrol cars

DOVER — There are a wide variety of tools available that officers from the Dover Police Department routinely use to address crime within the city and interact with the public every day. However, there is one tool that Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey said he isn’t exactly comfortable with using just yet — embedded drug/mental […]

Man wounded in Dover apartments shooting

DOVER — A 25-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries early Wednesday morning when shot at Country Village Apartments, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. The incident occurred at approximately 1:46 a.m. in the 400 block of Country Drive when the victim were walking to an apartment when he and another witness heard a […]

Dover police chief Mailey breaking barriers

DOVER — When Marvin Mailey comes into the Dover Police Department in the morning he does so with a focused sense of pride. He walks with a purpose — and history walks along with him. That feeling of fulfillment doesn’t just come from Mr. Mailey being the first African-American police chief in the city of […]

Search ongoing for missing Wesley College student

DOVER – On Friday, a Gold Alert was issued for a mssing 21-year-old Wesley College student last seen early Tuesday night. Erick Acavedo-Palencia left the Malmberg Hall dormitory at approximately 6:12 p.m., wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black athletic-type pants with a white stripe and white sneakers, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. […]

Police trying to identify burglary suspect

DOVER — The Dover Police Department is asking for help in finding the culprit behind an early morning burglary that occurred at Wesley United Methodist Church/Preschool Friday. Police said a man entered the building, located at 209 S. State St., through an unsecured door betwee 4:10 and 5:01 a.m. When inside, he damaged a cabinet […]

Two arrested on drug charges

DOVER — Two individuals were arrested Thursday on drug charges. Authorities said 21-year-old Kevin Wilkerson and 22-year-old Teaira Steward were taken into custody after Dover police officers executed a search warrant. Police arrived at the First State Inn, located at 1760 N. Dupont Highway, and stopped the two individuals in a car as they left […]

Dover PD: Two gang members arrested

DOVER — Two men with alleged gang connections were arrested on drug and weapons charges following an early morning traffic stop Monday, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Authorities said Arthur Darden Jr., 24, of Laurel, was driving a vehicle that ran a red light on West Division Street at the South New […]

Arrest made after alleged residential burglaries

DOVER — A 25-year-old man was arrested after a series of alleged residential burglaries in the Dover East Estates Mobile Home Park, Dover Police said Tuesday. Jason Sammons was developed as a suspect after detectives pursued leads indicating he was allegedly involved in a series of burglaries between April and July, authorities said. Mr. Sammons […]