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Dover Post
  • BREAKING: Woodcrest burglary suspect arrested

  • Dover Police have arrested a suspect in the Feb. 2 break-in and assault in the Woodcrest development.
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  • UPDATE: 
    The suspect in this case has been identified as Jameson Hoxter, 24, of the 100 block of Kirkwood Street, Dover.
    Hoxter is being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in default of a $47,500 cash bond.
    More information will be posted as it becomes available.
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    UPDATE:
    Dover Police have arrested a suspect in the Feb. 2 break-in and assault in the Woodcrest development.
    The man was arrested before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4; additional information will be released the morning of Feb. 5, said police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.
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    UPDATE:
    After their initial press release, Dover Police reported the burglary suspect apparently took a credit card from his victim, which he later used at the CVS pharmacy store at the corner of Route 8 and Salisbury Road.
    Dover Police have posted a video of the suspect entering the store, available for viewing at www.doverpolice.org.
    Anyone who can identify this suspect or may have information on this crime is asked to call Dover Police at 736-7111.
    Anonymous tips may be submitted via Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333, or online at http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
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    Original press report:
    Dover Police are looking for a man who brandished a gun while accosting an elderly woman in her Woodcrest home Sunday afternoon.
    The incident began at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2, at a home in the 800 block of Woodcrest Drive, said police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.
    The victim said she was in her garage when the armed man confronted her and forced her into her home, where she struggled with him. The woman refused the man's demand she turn over her vehicle keys, and was locked in the basement while he rummaged through her personal belongings.
    The man fled the house shortly afterward without taking anything, Hoffman said.
    The woman sustained minor injuries and is expected to recover, he added.
    The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s or 30s, of average to tall height, with a dark complexion and wearing dark clothing. He was carrying an unknown type of black handgun.
    Police believe he may have been seen walking through the Woodcrest development between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. on the day of the incident.

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