Body found in Silver Lake identified

DOVER — A death investigation continued the day after the body of a previously missing man was found in the east side of Silver Lake, authorities said. The late Stefphone Powell was positively identified after Dover Police and Fire Department personnel were called to the Lakeview Drive area at approximately 1:09 p.m. Tuesday. A Gold […]

Body found in Silver Lake

DOVER — Investigation was ongoing after a body was found in the east side of Silver Lake early Tuesday afternoon, Dover Police said. According to spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman, officers were called to the Lakeview Drive area just after 1 p.m. Dover Fire Department also responded and a body was retrieved from the water. […]

Man sought after Harrington shots fired complaint

HARRINGTON — A 19-year-old Harrington man was being sought after a shot fired complaint Monday night, Harrington Police said. Officers were called to the area of Dorman and Commerce streets at approximately 9 p.m., authorities said. They were told that several people had arrived to meet when an argument ensued. One person pulled a handgun […]

Weekend rash of gun incidents occurs in Dover

DOVER — Five handguns and a knife were involved in six separate incidents throughout the city from Friday to Monday, police said. One injury was reported, according to Dover Police, suspects were sought in three cases and three arrests made in incidents that included: • On Friday at 7:15 p.m, a 42-year-old man was robbed […]

Response to 2017 prison riot cost state police more than $184,000 in overtime

  DOVER — In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Division of State Police reported that they’ve spent $184,694 in overtime pay in connection with the emergency response and ensuing investigation spurred by the Feb. 1, 2017, inmate uprising at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. Although a full accounting of the emergency […]

Menacing charge after alleged domestic incident

MILFORD — A 31-year-old Milford man turned himself in Wednesday and was charged with menacing after an alleged domestic incident on Feb. 2, police said. Juan Gonzales-Juarez was sought after investigation into an alleged altercation at a residence in the 700 block of SE Front Street, Milford Police said. Officers were called to the scene […]

Dover man indicted in high-speed chase, crash

  DOVER — A Dover man was indicted on 14 counts Monday in connection with an alleged high speed chase that ended with his vehicle crashing last year and causing injury, according to court documents. Devon G. Walker was 21 years old when arrested on Nov. 14, 2017. A passenger in his vehicle suffered a […]

6 female work crew inmates hospitalized in suspected overdose in Sussex

  GEORGETOWN — Six female inmates were administered Narcan and transported to the hospital after suspected drug overdoses while on a work crew Thursday afternoon. The incident began at 2:45 p.m. when the Sussex Community Corrections Center inmates were discovered suffering from potential overdoses while doing community service, according to the Delaware Department of Correction. […]

Police: Smyrna High student arrested for bringing BB gun to school: Accused of using it to threaten another student in school cafeteria

SMYRNA — A 15-year-old Smyrna High student was arrested at his home hours after allegedly threatening another student with a BB gun in the school cafeteria earlier Tuesday, police said. The male student, whose name and other information was not released by Smyrna Police in a Wednesday news release due to his age, was taken […]

Four accused in Wal-Mart shoplifting incidents

MILFORD — Two suspects were arrested and two others sought after alleged shoplifting incidents at Wal-Mart on Feb. 19, Milford Police said Wednesday. On March 1, authorities said, Erika Coleman, 23, of Harrington and Johnathan Nason, 32, of Bridgeville, turned themselves and were charged with theft by false pretense under $1,500 and third-degree conspiracy. A […]