Dover sees cluster of violent crime over last ten days, police ask for community’s help

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police are asking for the community’s help after they’ve seen a cluster of violent crimes pop up within the last week or so.

In the last ten days, police say there have been six shootings in the city. One person died, two others were shot and injured while three homes and three cars were shot up. Police tell 47 ABC, this is unfortunately a common trend year after year. They’ll see clusters pop up every now and then but then they might go several weeks or more without a single incident. They’ve also had two victims in the last ten days who have been uncooperative with detectives, which they say only allows this cycle to continue.

“If you’ve seen something or heard something, if there’s rumors floating out there in your neighborhood that can help us solve a crime. You never know how much just a little bit of information can be beneficial to our investigations so we encourage the community to support their police department and come together and say enough is enough and help us help them,” says Sgt. Mark Hoffman with the Dover Police Department.

Sgt. Mark Hoffman says many of the recent incidents have occurred in the downtown area. They’re encouraging citizens to reach out to police even with smaller issues because those often result in more violent crimes down the road.

The community is encouraged to call the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7130 if they have any information that may help solve a crime. Callers may remain anonymous.

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