Here's your roundup of reported law enforcement activity for the week of Oct. 21 through Oct. 27
Drug investigation results in two arrests, recovery of stolen handgun
Officers with the Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole have arrested two people following a drug investigation.
Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the case went down at about 1:34 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 as officers were preparing to serve a warrant at a home in the 400 block of East Water Street.
The two individuals in question, identified as Damir Hughes-Warren and Louella Cooper, were stopped as they were leaving the home and taken into custody.
Officers then searched the home, finding a stolen handgun, about 111.3 grams of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia.
As a result, Hughes-Warren is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of possession of a firearm/ammunition by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a stolen firearm and illegal gang participation.
He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute on a $71,500 cash bond.
Hoffman said Cooper fought against the officers as she was taken into custody and was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. She later was released from custody on a $1,000 unsecured bond.
Police investigate robbery at Manchester Square
Officers with the Dover Police Department are investigating a reported robbery in the Manchester Square neighborhood.
Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the incident took place at about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the first block of Stevenson Drive.
The victim, an 18-year-old man, said he was unloading a vehicle when two men came up to him and demanded he hand over his property. When the victim refused, one of the men pulled a handgun and repeated his demand, along with a ride.
The victim was told to drive east of White Oak Road near Acorn Lane, where they stole his phone, backpack, and money before running away.
The suspects were described as black men, both wearing dark clothing, one with a T-shirt wrapped around his face, Hoffman said.
Police are continuing their investigation; anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Tips may be left anonymously.
Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at tipsubmit.com.
Armed couple steal victim’s wallet
State police are investigating a robbery that took place late Tuesday evening.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said that at about 11:19 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 troopers were sent to the first block of Webbs Lane, where they contacted a 51-year-old man.
The man said he was outside his apartment when two armed people came up and pointed their weapons at him. The victim threw his wallet on the ground prompting the suspects to grab it and run away.
He was not injured, Jaffe said.
The first suspect is a black man about 6 feet tall weighing between 185 and 190 pounds and approximately 30 years of age.
The second was a woman standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall weighing 135 pounds and also in her 30.
Both were wearing all-dark clothing, Jaffe said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit, Det. S. Carbine, by calling 302-698-8444.
Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at delawarecrimstoppersweb.com, or by sending a text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting the message with the keyword “DSP.”
Jersey man facing charges for August police chase
A Mays Landing, N.J., resident has been arrested by Milford police in connection with a car chase that took place two months ago.
Milford Police Department spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten said the incident took place Aug. 30 when a department K-9 officer tried to stop a Hyundai Accent for a registration violation on Rehoboth Avenue. Instead, the driver, later identified as 19-year-old Amir M. McMorris, sped off and took the officer on a chase that ended on the east side of Lincoln when the trooper broke off the pursuit.
Troopers were able to identify McMorris as the driver, and he was taken into custody Oct. 25 by Delaware Capitol Police.
McMorris is charged with disregarding a police officer’s signal, terroristic threatening, hindering prosecution, the operation of an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign, and unsafe passing on the left.
He was ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $4,003 secured bond pending a Nov. 1 court appearance.