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Police: Target arson was diversion to steal merchandise

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been charged with arson in a Target store fire that police say he started "as a diversion to steal a cart full of merchandise." Dover police say the 26-year-old man started the fire in the linen section of the store on July 10 and the store was quickly evacuated. No injuries were reported, but police say $3 million to $4 million in […]

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Police identify bound found by kayakers in Delaware river

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dover police have identified a body found by kayakers on the Saint Jones River as that of a 27-year-old local man. Authorities on Thursday identified the man as Jorge Valladares of Dover. Police said the cause of death is still under investigation, but that it does not appear to involve foul play. A group of kayakers located the decomposed body on the shoreline of the river […]

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Kayakers spot body on shoreline of Saint Jones River

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a group of kayakers found a body on the shoreline of the Saint Jones River. The News Journal reports that Dover police said the kayakers spotted the body on Saturday and called them to report it. Police responded to the area behind the Capital Green neighborhood. The Dover Fire Department helped remove the body from the water. Police identified the victim as […]

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Laurel man arrested for illegal gun purchases

Sussex County, DE - During the month of March 2021, the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Task Force (ATF), Delaware State Police, Wilmington Police Department, Dover Police Department, and Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) began an investigation into a possible firearms straw purchasing suspect. Straw purchasing is the illegal purchase of a firearm by one person for another. Between August 2020 and March 2021, Task Force Officers identified Keyon Dontae […]

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Dover police probe photos of officers who appear asleep

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dover police are investigating after photos of two officers who appear to be sleeping in their patrol vehicles were posted on social media. In a Facebook post Tuesday police said the department was looking into the matter and that such "behavior is unacceptable to our agency, unfair to our citizens, and certainly outside of department policy." The News Journal reports one photo shows an officer leaned […]

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Police: Suspect fired into Delaware home, striking boy, 13

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware's capital city are investigating a shooting that injured a 13-year-old boy. Dover police said in a news release that the incident took place around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when an unknown suspect rang a home's doorbell. The boy's father answered the door to see the suspect walking away, then turning to fire multiple rounds before fleeing. One of the rounds entered the home through […]

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