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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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