DSP Traffic Stop in Dover Leads to Felony Gun Charges

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A speeding Jetta was pulled over for a traffic stop by Delaware State Police on West Lebanon Road near South State Street on Saturday just before 6pm. A computer check of the registration showed it was expired and when police contacted the driver, 22 year old Robert Coombes of Dover, two black handgun magazines could…

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Dover Man Charged with Drug Offenses after Pursuit in Dover

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A Dover man has been arrested after a pursuit in Dover Friday night. A Delaware State trooper spotted a Jeep Grand Cherokee with no lights on around 10:30pm on President Drive in the Capitol Park area. The trooper attempted a traffic stop but the Jeep sped up and drove in a reckless manner on North…

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Dover Woman Arrested for Aggravated Menacing

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A conflict between neighbors ended with a Dover woman charged with aggravated menacing and terroristic threatening. Delaware State Police were called to Diemidio Drive in Dover just after 1 Saturday morning and learned from the victim that 43 year old Jennifer Neil unplugged a power cord he was using and began taking the cord into…

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Two Dover Teens Charged with Attempted Vehicle Theft

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Delaware State Police were called to a home on Nobles Pond Crossing in Dover for a report of two suspicious males dressed in black attempting to break into vehicles. Police searched the neighborhood and spotted a Kia with a shattered window parked in a driveway. Troopers found the rear window was shattered and the ignition…

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DSP Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Dover

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Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion robbery Sunday night in Dover around 11 on Vanessa Drive. Investigation revealed that two suspects forced entry into the home, which was occupied by three adults and four children, and demanded money. One of the suspects showed a firearm. The victims complied and the suspects left with…

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Office of Vital Statistics in Dover to Close for Renovations

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The Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) in Dover will be closed to the public for renovations beginning February 12th through April 5th, according to The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). Alternative options to access vital records will be available. During the closure period, Kent County residents will be able to request vital records in…

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Chase in Kent County Leads to DUI Arrest

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A Hartly man was arrested after a chase that occurred in Dover Thursday afternoon. Delaware State Police on patrol Thursday just before 4pm saw an Expedition drive through a red light while southbound on Bay Road at President Drive. After turning onto Lafferty Lane the trooper initiated a traffic stop, but the driver of the…

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UPDATED: Second Arrest in 2022 Thanksgiving Day Murder in Dover

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UPDATED – 12-01-23: Dover Police with help from the US Marshal’s Service First State Fugitive Task Force have arrested a second man in connection with the shooting death of 29 year old Walter Pereira of Dover on Thanksgiving morning of 2022. The investigation led police to identify 23 year old Khalil Peden of Bear as…

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Man

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The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for 59-year-old John Holland of Dover. Holland suffers from a condition that may pose a risk to his health and safety if not properly monitored and treated. Holland is described as a white man, 5’11” and 235 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Holland was…

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Camden Women Arrested after Traffic Stop in Dover

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A Camden woman was arrested early Sunday after a traffic stop by Delaware State Police around 4am. A trooper on patrol spotted a Range Rover with no license plate and no right rear wheel northbound on South DuPont Highway in Dover. The trooper saw the vehicle leave the left edge of the roadway and drive…

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Clayton Man Charged in Three Dover Burglaries

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Dover Police have arrested a Clayton man for three burglaries after an incident on Friday evening. Police were called to Cinnabon on North DuPont Highway after a report of a break in. When police arrived, they arrested 53 year old Scott Ottinger of Clayton. Employees told police that the business was broken into on September…

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Dover Police Investigating Burglary at County Eatery

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Dover Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at the County Eatery on North State Street early Wednesday morning. Officers were called just before 4 a.m. for an alarm. They noticed someone had damaged the front door to get inside. Officers entered the business but did not find anyone. The ensuing investigation revealed that whoever…

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One Teen, One Young Adult Shot; Injured in Dover

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Two people have been injured following a shooting yesterday afternoon in Dover. A 20-year-old man left the scene and headed to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment of a gunshot wound to his lower body. He left prior to police arriving at the scene. Officers found shell casings on Reese Street, and they learned of a…

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Two People Arrested on Drug & Gun Charges in Dover

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Delaware State Police were called to the Royal Farms on West Lebanon Road in Dover to check on the driver of a Caravan who was slumped over the wheel with a needle in her arm. Police found the Caravan which was parked and running and contacted the driver, 35 year old Jenny Fagan of Felton.…

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Two Arrested in Dover on Weapons Charges Following Firearm Investigation

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A 55-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy–both of Dover have been arrested on weapons charges after an investigation Tuesday evening. A firearms investigation led authorities to a vehicle driven by Crystal Chatman on North Dupont Highway. Officers found two firearms inside the vehicle. Both Chatman and the 16-year-old were transported to Dover Police Department where…

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UPDATED: 6th Arrest in July 2nd Shooting Incident in Dover

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UPDATED – 07/28/23 – A Dover teen has been arrested on gun charges. On July 2nd Delaware State Police were called to a shooting at a large party at the soccer field on Lewis Drive in Dover. Troopers found a 30 year old woman with a gunshot wound and two vehicles that also were struck…

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DSP Investigating Early Morning Stabbing in Dover

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A Dover man was injured in a stabbing just after 1:30 Tuesday morning in the Capitol Park neighborhood. Delaware State Police were called to North Governors Boulevard after an argument was heard during 9-1-1 call. They found a 34 year old man with a stab wound to the hand. Police say the suspect was not…

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