Here is your roundup of law enforcement actions reported to the media over the past week
Dover man charged with dealing marijuana, heroin
Officers from the Dover Police Drug Unit with the assistance of the Dover Police Special Operation Response Team and Delaware Probation and Parole concluded a major drug investigation Tuesday with the arrest of a local man.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said officers executed a search warrant April 11 at a home in the 400 block of Barrister Place.
A resident of the home, identified as Felipe Goicuria, 36, was taken into custody without resistance.
Hoffman said police seized 209.4 grams of marijuana, 850 bags (5.95 grams) of heroin, 30 grams of cocaine, items used for the packaging of heroin, .44 Magnum ammunition, and a Glock .45 caliber model 21 semi-automatic handgun.
Goicuria is charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited who also possesses a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, aggravated possession of marijuana in a Ter 1 quantity, possession with the intent to deliver cocaine in a Tier 4 quantity, possession of cocaine in a Tier 5 quantity, possession with intent to deliver heroin in a Tier 4 quantity, possession of heroin in a Tier 5 quantity, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child and being a local fugitive.
He was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center on a $912,600 cash bail.
Police probe Maple Parkway home burglary
Detectives with the Dover Police Department are investigating a residential burglary.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the break-in took place between 6 a.m. and 6:26 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at a home in the 600 block of Maple Parkway.
The burglar forced open a rear door and once inside took jewelry, electronics and gift cards.
Hoffman said anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD app.
Woman injured in hit and run
Dover police are looking for the driver who sideswiped a woman, causing her vehicle to run off the road and strike a tree.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the driver, described as a heavyset white man with a goatee, drove off without stopping to investigate or help.
The incident took place at about 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, April 11 on Kenton Road, just north of College Road.
The woman said she was being tailgated while driving northbound on Kenton Road when the other driver tried to pass her while crossing the double-yellow line. The man hit the woman’s vehicle, causing her to drive off the road and into the tree.
The woman sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD app.
Toddler in serious condition after being hit by truck
Delaware State Police troopers have arrested a woman after she allegedly struck a small child in a west Magnolia neighborhood.
Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said the incident took place around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 near Magnolia.
Kenyanna S. Suarez, 30, of Magnolia was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche northbound on Nascar Lane off Irish Hill Road when she struck a 2-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle in the roadway, Fournier said.
Suarez was able to stop the truck right after the incident, he said.
The child, who lives in the area, was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation to A.I. DuPont Hospital where he was admitted in serious condition.
Witness accounts revealed Suarez was driving at a high rate of speed when she entered into the neighborhood and was talking on her cell phone, Fournier said. This occurred at a time when children were being dropped off by area school buses and parents were standing outside awaiting their arrival.
Suarez is charged with second-degree vehicular assault, driving on a suspended or revoked license, failure to have insurance in her possession, failure to have a license in her possession, driving at an unreasonable speed and driving while using an electronic device, i.e., a cell phone.
She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court No. 2 and later released on a $2,150 unsecured bond.
Drive-by shooting reported near Simon Circle
The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting in the area of Simon Circle.
The shooting took place at about 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the 900 block of West North Street, Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.
According to the 24-year-old victim, he was in the area of the Simon Circle Community Building when a vehicle drove by with the front passenger holding a shotgun. The man told investigators he took cover and watched the vehicle travel toward the entrance of Simon Circle when the passenger shot at him.
The victim returned fire with a handgun he was legally and openly carrying, and the suspect vehicle drove away. The victim suffered minor injuries to his hands and face and was treated at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD app.
Gun, drugs, cash seized during traffic stop
Dover police have arrested a local man after a handgun and drugs were found in his vehicle.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said Michael J. Palmer Jr., 29, was taken into custody at around 1:50 p.m. Monday, April 10.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on Palmer in the area of Dupont Highway and Division Street, and noticed a bag of marijuana on the center console, Hoffman said.
A search turned up a .25-caliber handgun, 12.4 grams of marijuana and $3,792 in suspected drug money.
Palmer is charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
He later was released on a $113,500 unsecured bond.