Police reports for the week of Jan. 28:



Man allegedly rapes, kidnaps woman from motel


Dover police investigate burglaries


Thieves rob, stab man in parking lot


Dover teens face assault charges


Police search for man after employee fight


Dover police search for sex offender


Md. pair arrested after alleged gun threat

Man allegedly rapes, kidnaps woman from motel

    A Dover man wanted in connection with the alleged rape of a Maryland woman in a local motel has been captured.

    The woman was asleep Jan. 23 at the Super Lodge Motel on North DuPont Highway when the man, later identified as Deangelo Hoskins, allegedly climbed through an unlocked window and began assaulting her, said Lt. Steve Getek, spokesman for the Dover Police Department.

    The assaults continued through the night and into the morning when Hoskins forced the woman to drive him to a friend’s house in Maryland, Getek said.

    The woman went into the home to get money so Hoskins could flee to Virginia but she called 911 instead.

    Maryland State Police arrived and arrested Hoskins, who now is awaiting extradition back to Delaware where he will face charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree rape, Getek said.

Dover police investigate burglaries

    Dover Police are investigating a pair of recent residential burglaries.

    The first occurred during the morning of Jan. 18 in the 100 block of Shelldrake Circle when someone broke into the home and stole a wallet.

    The second took place between Jan. 22 and 23 in the Pine Grove Apartments on Webbs Lane when a burglar entered the apartment and took two pieces of electronic equipment.

    Anyone with information on either of these burglaries is asked to contact Dover Police at 736-7111.

Thieves rob, stab man in parking lot

    A 30-year-old Felton man was stabbed Jan. 24 in the Camden Wal-Mart parking lot after two men took his coat, hat and some cash.

    The man parked near the garden and automotive centers between 10 and 11 p.m. and when he exited his car, the two men approached him, said Capt. Gary R. Melvin, spokesman for the Camden Police Department.

    When the man refused to give them his hat and coat, Melvin said the men stabbed him and then demanded cash. They fled west on Thomas Harmon Drive and the victim drove himself to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital where he was treated and released.

    Police ask anyone with information to call 697-2881.

Dover teens face assault charges

    Four Dover teens face assault charges after two separate afternoon fights Jan. 20 at Simon Circle left the victims in need of medical attention.

    Both incidents were unprovoked and the victims unrelated as the four teens kicked and punched the victims, one using brass knuckles, said Lt. Steve Getek, spokesman for the Dover Police Department.

    Police arrested Quavaughn Williams, 15, and Tyron Williams, 14, both of Simon Circle; Roger Tucker, 14, of Grissom Street, and Sawndale Auguste, 14, of North Kirkwood Street. They were charged with second-degree assault, two counts second-degree conspiracy, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, reckless endangering, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    All were jailed in default of secured bond — Quavaughn on $73,000, Tyron on $26,000, Roger on $47,250 and Sawndale on $52,500.

Police search for man after employee fight

    Dover Police are searching for a 29-year-old man after he allegedly punched a co-worker in the face Jan. 14.

    The two engaged in a verbal argument at their restaurant workplace that became physical in the parking lot, said Lt. Steve Getek, spokesman for the Dover Police Department.

    After employees broke up the fight, one man returned inside to speak to the manager. The second, identified by Getek as Gilberto Santana, 29, allegedly walked up to him and punched him in the face causing severe injury.

    Santana, whose last known address was in Lincoln, escaped and is wanted on charges of first-degree assault, Getek said.

Dover police search for sex offender

    Dover Police are investigating the whereabouts of a convicted sex offender who has moved from his registered residence and failed to contact authorities.

    Clarence Smalls, 38, moved from his New Street address on Jan. 2 and quit his job Jan. 12, said Lt. Steve Getek, spokesman with the Dover Police Department.

    Smalls is a Tier II, or moderate risk offender, convicted in 2000 of third-degree rape where the victim was younger than age 11.

    Anyone with information on Smalls is asked to call 736-7111.

Md. pair arrested after alleged gun threat

    A couple from Denton, Md., was arrested by Camden Police last week after the man allegedly pointed a handgun at a Harrington man.

    The incident occurred at 8:35 p.m. Jan. 20 at the intersection of Route 13 and the entrance to the Camden Wal-Mart, said police spokesman Capt. Gary R. Melvin.

    The victim told police a Cadillac, whose driver was later identified as Shawn R. Lituski, 19, pulled up beside his car and that Lituski pointed a handgun at him and his two passengers. Lituski’s passenger, identified as Megan L. Burch, 19, started laughing at the men as Lituski drove into the Wal-Mart parking lot. The two got out of the car and went into the store, Melvin said.

    Officers located the Cadillac and arrested Lituski and Burch as they returned to their car, Melvin said. A black Ruger 9mm semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the car’s glove compartment, he said.

    Lituski and Burch were charged with three counts each of aggravated menacing, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. They also face a single count each of second-degree conspiracy.

    Both were jailed in default of a $20,000 secured bond each.

    Anyone with information about these or any unsolved crimes in Delaware can make an anonymous call to the Delaware Crime Stoppers. If the information leads to an arrest, the caller could receive a reward of up to $1,000. In Delaware, call 800-TIP-3333 (847-3333) or go to www.tipsubmit.com.

    To notify local police officials, contact the Delaware State Police, Troop 3, at 697-4454 or the Dover Police Department at 736-7111.