Dover Police are looking information regarding two men they said failed to re-register as sex offenders.


Dover Police are looking for information regarding two men they said failed to re-register as sex offenders.

Officers from the Dover Police Department Sex Offender Unit were conducting sex offender verifications July 29 when they discovered that Ronald Austin, 51, had moved from his registered address of the 1000 block of Peach Tree Run, Magnolia, and was no longer working at his registered workplace on Forest Avenue in Dover, said Lt. Daniel McKeown.

Austin failed to register a new address and place of business with the State Bureau of Identification. He is a Tier 2 sex offender. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Also on July 29, officers discovered Craig Ortman, 49, had moved from his registered address in the unit block of North New Street, Dover, McKeown said.

Ortman failed to register a new address with the State Bureau of Identification. He is a Tier 2 sex offender. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and gray eyes.

Warrants have been obtained for both Austin and Ortman’s arrests.

If anyone knows of their whereabouts, they are asked to call Dover Police at 736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or at www.tipsubmit.com.