Pennsylvania police captain chosen as new Dover chief

DOVER — Late Monday night, Dover city officials finalized the selection of Upper Darby (Pa.) Police Department Capt. Thomas A. Johnson Jr. as its next police chief. After discussing the city’s comprehensive plan and other matters for just over an hour, mayor and council went into closed door executive session at 8:36 p.m. Members began […]

‘Take guns and drugs off the streets’

Update: An earlier version of this story included a photograph of a man being taken into custody. Ultimately he was not charged. DOVER — About 50 police officers stormed two blocks of South New Street late Friday afternoon, seizing firearms and drugs and taking at least 20 people in for questioning. Officers lobbed three flash […]

15-year-old fatally shot in Dover

DOVER — A 15-year-old Milford male died from gunshot wounds after initially calling 911 from an alley Monday to report his wounds, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Kainami Grant was quickly transported by medical personnel to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds. He had been shot multiple times, authorities […]

Unnamed Dover police chief selected pending council vote

DOVER — An undisclosed candidate was offered and accepted the opportunity to become the City of Dover’s next police chief on Tuesday afternoon. Now it’s up to a majority of city council members (five votes needed) to approve the proposed hire at next Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting at city hall. The candidate won’t be […]

Latest Dover shooting leaves 15-year-old dead

DOVER – A 15-year-old Milford male died from gunshot wounds after initially calling 911 from an alley Monday night to report his wounds, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Kainami Grant was quickly transported by medical personnel to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds. He had been shot multiple times, […]

Arrest made in Dover business suite burglary

DOVER — A 22-year-old man was arrested following an alleged Sunday afternoon burglary at Loockerman Square Apartments, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Wesley Batson was arrested without incident at approximately 1:28 p.m. when found inside a business suite at 32 W. Loockerman St. authorities said. According to authorities, an officer working an […]

Dover mayor: Police chief job offer may be made today

DOVER — A job offer to become Dover’s next police chief may be extended as early as this afternoon, Mayor Robin R. Christiansen said Monday. If a candidate accepts, he or she will be publicly presented for consideration at the City of Dover’s regularly scheduled council meeting on Jan. 13. Council must then approve the […]

Fingerprint ID analysis yielded 40-year fugitive arrest

DOVER — It began as a routine police investigation. The Delaware Identification Card handed to an officer last week initially passed muster. The card, however, was later deemed fake — held by an out-of-state fugitive of just over 40 years, authorities said. A man claimed to be 61-year-old Arnaldo Figueroa during a loitering complaint on […]

Dover rape suspect located in South Carolina

DOVER — A 34-year-old man sought since October 2018 after being accused of raping a minor has been apprehended in South Carolina, authorities said Friday. Juan Carlos Hernandez was wanted following claims made by a female to a school therapist, Dover Police said. The female was 6-years-old at the time of the alleged incident in […]

Two injured in Dover shooting

DOVER — An early morning shooting injured two Wednesday, authorities said. According to the Dover Police Department, a 19-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were standing in front of a home in the 400 Block of Collins Drive around 1:20 a.m. when they heard gunshots. The woman was shot in the thigh, while the man’s […]