Police reports for the week of Feb 25:

Police seek fugitive sex offender

Charges dropped in attempted robbery case

Dover man arrested following slashing incident

Harrington Police nab man wanted in Wilmington

Smyrna man arrested after auto chase

Dover Police investigate break-ins

Suspect sought in two burglaries

Dover Police make drug arrests


Police seek fugitive sex offender

    Dover Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Tier II sex offender who apparently changed residences without notifying authorities.

    Richard L. Fisher, aka Ricky L. Fisher, 52, was convicted in March 2006 of fourth-degree rape involving a person younger than the age of 18, according to the Delaware Sex Offender Registry.

    Officers from the Dover Police Department’s Sex Offender Enforcement Unit were conducting address checks Feb. 18, when they discovered Fisher had moved, said police spokesman Lt. Steve Getek.

    His last address was in the unit block of Lincoln Road, according to the registry.

    Fisher is a black man, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds.

Charges dropped in attempted robbery case

    Criminal charges have been dropped against a Felton man accused in September of attempted robbery.

    Both criminal counts, brought against Tyrone W. Walker, 37, were dropped Feb. 18 by Kent County Superior Court Judge James T. Vaughn Jr., after Walker’s accusers failed to show up for trial.

    The charges were levied by the Dover Police Department Sept. 12. According to police reports, a man walked up to two people on Court Street, said, “Give me your money,” and lifted his shirt to display a black handgun. The man ran off, however, when one of the victims raised his walking cane in defense.

    According to the warrant of probable cause, the victims positively identified Walker as the man who tried to rob them. Walker was charged with two counts of attempted robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, although there is no information in the warrant to indicate police ever found a weapon.

Dover man arrested following slashing incident

    Dover Police arrested a New Street resident over the weekend after he allegedly slashed another man with a razor knife.

    The incident took place at 2 p.m. Feb. 21, in the 100 block of South New Street, said department spokesman Lt. Steve Getek. It began with an altercation between two men, one of whom pulled the knife and began threatening the other. A third man stepped into the fray to try to help his friend and was cut several times on the head and face, Getek said.

    Darryl Dunn, 44, was charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, assault, aggravated menacing, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, criminal mischief and other criminal counts, Getek said.

    Dunn was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, near Smyrna, in default of $42,500 secured bond.

    No information was released on the condition of the slashing victim.

Harrington Police nab man wanted in Wilmington

    Harrington Police, acting on information from the Wilmington Police Department, last week arrested a man wanted there in connection with a robbery.

    Hobert R. Meekins, 39, of Harrington, was apprehended Feb. 19, as he drove through town, said Police Chief Mark B. Anderson.

    Meekins also was sought by Wilmington, Police on weapons and conspiracy charges, by the Kent County Family Court for failing to appear, by the Kent County Court of Common Pleas for failure to appear on a shoplifting charge, New Castle Court of Common Pleas for failure to pay for driving on a suspended license and by the Kent County Superior Court for a probation violation.

    Meekins was committed to the Sussex County Correctional Institution in default of $91,315 cash bond.

Smyrna man arrested after auto chase

    A Smyrna man was arrested last week by Dover Police following an automobile and foot chase.

    The incident took place at 1:40 a.m. Feb. 18, in the 900 block of Whatcoat Drive, said police spokesman Lt. Steve Getek. A man, identified as Michael S. Henry, 34, allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and stole her car, Getek said.

    Police chased the car, which was brought to a halt with stop sticks, but Henry allegedly jumped from the car and led police on a short foot chase before being apprehended, Getek said.

    Henry was charged with motor vehicle theft, offensive touching, resisting arrest, failure to stop on command, DUI and numerous traffic violations.

    He was committed to prison in default of $3,600 bond, Getek said.

Dover Police investigate break-ins

    Officers with the Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit are looking into several recent burglaries and an attempted burglary.

    The first occurred between Feb. 13 and Feb. 16, at a home in the unit block of Maggie’s Way, where a flat-screen monitor was taken.

    The second took place between 6 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Feb. 17, at an apartment in the unit block of West Loockerman Street, where the burglar got inside through the apartment ceiling. Various undisclosed items were taken.

    The third was an attempted burglary the morning of Feb. 15 at the McDonald’s restaurant at 915 S. DuPont Highway. The burglar entered the restaurant by breaking a glass door and then cut open a door leading to the rear and tried to cut open a safe, but was unsuccessful.

    A fourth took place Feb. 20, in the 100 block of North Halsey Road, when someone climbed over a fence and broke into a home. Various items were taken, along with a large amount of change.

Suspect sought in two burglaries

    Dover Police are searching for a man seen in the vicinity of two recent home burglaries.

    Both took place between 10 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. Feb. 16, the first on Nimitz Road and the second on Hancock Avenue, said police spokesman Sgt. Tim Stump.

    The suspect is described as a black man, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build, Stump said.

    Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 730-7130.

Dover Police make drug arrests

    Dover Police arrested five persons on various drug-related charged in two separate incidents Feb. 19.

    In the first, officers apprehended Edward Waters, 67, of Camden, in a local motel and seized an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine and marijuana, said department spokesman Lt. Tim Stump.

    Waters was charged with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling, Stump said. He was jailed in lieu of posting an unspecified bond.

    In the second incident, Drug Unit and Operation Safe Streets officers served a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of Worchester Drive, Stump said. Police seized crack cocaine, Xanax pills, Vicodin and marijuana, he said.

    Those arrested were Mary Zachery, 40, and Justin Russ, 19, of the Worchester Drive address, Thomas Deputy, 27, of the 1400 block of South Little Creek Road, and Gemaile Russ, of Stevenson Drive, Stump said.

    All were charged with possession of crack cocaine, Xanax, Vicodin and marijuana, maintaining a dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Bond information for the four was not available.