Here's your roundup of reported police activity through Sunday

Body found near Port Mahon

A man’s body was recovered early the morning of Sunday, Oct. 29 from the waters of the Delaware Bay near Port Mahon.

Little Creek Fire Department Fire Chief Michael Scott Bundek said the Kent County Emergency Communications Center received a call at about 4:56 a.m. about a man in the water. Witnesses told Bundek the 30-year-old last had been seen near the fishing pier.

A marine rescue boat from Little Creek began a search around the pier and the Delaware pipeline and storage dock, with the assistance of a boat from the Leipsic fire company probing the shoreline.

About 54 minutes after the 911 call, a family member walking along the shoreline found the body; the man was pulled from the water and pronounced dead by Kent County emergency personnel.

The remains were turned over the Delaware Division of Forensic Science, and Delaware State Police are investigating the incident.

A marine unit from the Bowers fire company also assisted in the search, Bundek said.

Camden man facing DUI charges in Maryland

Maryland State Police are reporting the arrest of a Camden-Wyoming man after a collision with a state patrol car.

According to a police press release, the incident took place at about 1:44 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 as a state trooper was in the middle of a traffic stop south of Goldsboro, Md., when a black Nissan drove up and hit the police vehicle.

The driver continued on, but Maryland officers caught up and stopped the vehicle. The driver was identified as Ronnie Neal Smith, 56.

Smith was arrested for driving under the influence and cited for possession of fewer than 10 grams of marijuana; he also was issued a number of traffic violations including driving on a suspended license.

He is being held in a Caroline County jail on a $10,000 bond.

There were no injuries and the police vehicle sustained minor damage. 

Gun stolen following vehicle crash

Dover police are working to recover a handgun stolen during a minor vehicle crash.

Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the incident took place at about 1:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 in the parking lot of the Allure Night Club at 865 N. Dupont Highway.

A man and woman involved in a fender bender were trading insurance information when two men came up to the passenger side of the man’s car. One of the men punched the victim in the face while the other took the weapon, which has been on the passenger seat. The two then fled in an SUV.

The victim was the legal owner of the handgun, Hoffman said.

The first suspect is a black man between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall weighing between 230 and 240 pounds, with short hair and gold teeth.

The second man is about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, skinny, wearing dreadlocks.

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 or through the Dover Police Department MyPD app.

Police arrest suspect in Dollar Tree assault attempted robbery case

Dover police have arrested a man thought to be the knife-wielding robber who tried to hold up a local store clerk.

Jahmair Melville, 18, was arrested without incident Wednesday, Oct. 25, department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said in a press release.

Police determined Melville was the suspect after following up on several leads, Hoffman said.

The incident took place at about 8:57 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at the Dollar Tree store at 261 N. Dupont Highway.

The clerk said a man came in and she told him the store would be closing at 9 p.m. Two other men came in, talked with the first man and then left.

At about 9:04, the clerk found the man in an aisle and told him the business was closed. The man pulled the knife and demanded money as he walked toward her while she went to the cash registers. The suspect grabbed the clerk by the shirt after she refused to hand over any cash, Hoffman said.

The woman lost her cell phone as she fell to the floor, but the would-be robber picked it up and demanded to be let out. He then ran away.

The clerk suffered some minor scrapes around her neck when the suspect grabbed her shirt, but she declined treatment.

Melville is held on a $47,500 secured bond at the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on charges of first-degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, second-degree assault and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony.