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8:25 am
Mon November 17, 2014

New Street Crimes Unit in Dover

Dover Police Chief Paul Bernat
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Dover police have a new Street Crimes Unit after three people were shot during the first weekend of this month.

It will be staffed by four officers and a sergeant and is part of zero-tolerance approach to law enforcement.

But, Lt. Jason Pires told the Wilmington News Journal that it’s clear that the department needs more police officers.

Sgt. Chad Bernat, who heads the unit, says it will focus on getting drugs and illegal weapons off the streets.

But it will also make arrests for minor violations like public consumption of alcohol.

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Local News
8:52 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Rallying Against Violence in Dover

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Dover residents as well as city and state officials gathered in the parking lot behind Father’s Kingdom Church to call for an end to the recent violence that has struck the city.

Last night’s vigil took place within a hundred yards of two of three shootings that have occurred in the state capital since Sunday.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that two people were killed and two others injured in three separate incidents that took place within a mile of each other.

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Local News
8:16 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Two Shooting Deaths in Dover on Sunday

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police in Dover are investigating after a man was fatally shot on South Kirkwood Street.

Police say it happened around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. Police say they're looking for a red Jeep with Pennsylvania tags in connection with the crime. Police say the suspect vehicle was fleeing the scene. They're asking anyone who sees the vehicle to call them.

Police did not release any additional information about the crime.

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Local News
8:43 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Change Considered in Wilmington Police Leadership After Record Shootings

Mayor Dennis Williams
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Mayor Dennis Williams says he’s ready to make major changes in the leadership of Wilmington’s police department as the city faces a record number of shootings.

His comments came just as the city saw two more murders in recent days.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that some City Council members said they believed he might just dismiss his handpicked chief Christine Dunning.

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