Dover Police Beat: Suspect Wanted in Northface Jacket Heist ID’d From Weekly Shoplifting Post, Police Seek Others Involved

Dover Police Chief Paul M. Bernat

Dover Police Chief Paul M. Bernat

Incident #: 50-14-28111  Date/Time:  October 17, 2014 at 2:31PM

Location: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dover Mall, 1365 North DuPont Highway

Narrative:
Dover Police have obtained warrants for Stephon Rivera (19) in connection with a shoplifting case where nearly $4,000 worth of Northface brand jackets were stolen.  According to store employees Rivera entered Dick’s Sporting Goods with an unknown suspect.

As the suspect’s roamed the store, the employee identified Rivera as being on the Dover Police Weekly Shoplifting Post for the week of October 9th-October 16th.  The employee had printed the post and checked to be certain it was Rivera.

When an employee offered to assist the suspects, Rivera quickly declined the offer and continued to roam the store with the other suspect.  A short time later, the suspects removed a total of 30 Northface brand jackets valued at $131.90 each for a total of $3957.00 and fled into a silver color Honda, then fleeing the parking lot.

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Stephon Rivera is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or  call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

Stephon Rivera Age: 19

 

 

Apartment Burglarized, Firearms and Electronics Stolen 10-20-14

Location: 150 Building of Clearfield Apts, Haman Drive, Dover, DE 19901

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred in the 150 building of Clearfield Apartments over the weekend.  The victim left Friday, October 17th and upon his return on Sunday, October 19th, observed that the rear door of his residence was open and was forcibly opened, causing damage to the door jamb and surrounding frame.  A rear window and screen were also damaged.  Once inside, the unknown suspect(s) removed the following items:
-55″ television
-Toshiba laptop computer
-Gateway laptop computer
-Dell laptop computer
-XBOX and Wii Game Consoles with games/accessories
-2 black powder revolvers
-1 double barrel shotgun
-clarinet

The Dover Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit is currently investigating this case and is asking for anyone with information to come forward.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or  call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

Dover Police Investigate Shooting at American Legion 10-20-14

Incident #: 50-14-28269  Date/Time:  October 19, 2014, 12:58AM

Location: American Legion, 835 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

Narrative:
The Dover Police Department is investigating a late night shooting that took place at the American Legion on Bay Road.  On Sunday, October 19th at approximately 12:58AM, officers responded to the American Legion for a report of several shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers observed several spent 9mm shell casings on  the north-east side of the parking lot, near a picnic area, as well as 9mm and .380 shell casings on the north-west side, indicating that gunfire was exchanged between at least two parties.  During the exchange of gunfire, a 26-year-old male was shot in the left hip.

The victim is currently listed in serious but stable condition.  While officers were attempting to clear the parking lot of remaining persons, an officer was standing next to an occupied vehicle when a gunshot was fired from within the vehicle.  The officer, who was unharmed, immediately took the occupants of the vehicle into custody with aid from other Dover officers.  Officers then located a black Jennings 9mm handgun in the rear of the vehicle.  Further investigation revealed that Darnell Waples (30) was in possession of the gun and fired it accidentally as he was trying to conceal it in the vehicle.  This incident is still under investigation with further charges pending the outcome of ballistics analysis.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or  call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

Darnell Waples Age: 30 Charges:  Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2x) Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon Reckless Endangering 1st Degree Bond: $32,500 Secured Currently held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

 

 

 

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