Public is key to closing many missing person alerts

DOVER — Not every missing person warrants a Gold Alert. There’s clearly concern for anyone with whereabouts unknown, but some cases need extra attention. If so, law enforcement follows Delaware law allowing wide distribution of public information as a search commences. Fortunately, most persons are quickly found. Of 15 Gold Alerts issued by DSP since […]

4 wounded, 6 suspects sought in spree of Dover shootings

DOVER — A violent stretch continued Thursday with the fourth and fifth shootings in six days, leaving four people wounded and at least six unknown suspects sought. Late Thursday night, Dover Police said, a man and woman were injured after multiple gunshots were fired their way in the unit block of Stevenson Drive in the […]

Traffic stop concludes drug investigation

DOVER — A 42-year-old Dover man was charged with drug offenses following a Wednesday traffic stop that concluded a three month investigation. Ronald O. Freeman was charged with dealing cocaine and marijuana sale, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. He was stopped at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the intersection of Del. 10 […]

Shots fired at Manchester Square entrance

DOVER — Several rounds were fired at a vehicle as it was leaving the Manchester Square neighborhood and turning onto White Oak Road, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Tim Stump said. A 36-year-old man was driving at approximately 11:47 p.m. when a black SUV pulled in front of him and a black male passenger fired […]

Dover police chief Mailey officially announces retirement

DOVER — Mayor Robin R. Christiansen said whimsically there’s no crying in his office. On Tuesday morning, departing Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey came close. With tears welling in his eyes, 52-year-old Chief Mailey explained that it’s time to retire after 25 years of public service. “They always (say) you know when it’s time to […]

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 […]