Here is your roundup of reported law enforcement activity in Kent County.

Barn intruder shot, surrenders to state troopers

Delaware State Police have made an arrest after the suspect in a Camden burglary surrendered to police.

Adelio A. Guzman, 45, of Camden, was taken into custody Oct. 12, division spokeswoman Melissa Jaffe said.

The shooting took place at about 9:37 .m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at a home on Pony Track Road, Camden, Jaffe said. The investigation showed Guzman went onto the property without permission and went inside a barn. The homeowners were made aware of the intrusion when an alarm went off.

The homeowners, a 73-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife, went out to the barn, discovered Guzman there and the man fired at least one shot at him.

Responding troopers found Guzman suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body; Guzman was taken to a local hospital for treatment and discharged Oct. 11. He surrendered to state police the next day at Troop 3.

He is charged with attempting to commit/or engaging in any sexual act involving an animal, two counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree criminal trespass. attempting to commit cruelty to animals by killing or injuring another person’s animals without consent, cruelty to animals by killing or injuring another person’s animal without consent, and criminal mischief.

Guzman was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and later released from custody on an $11,750 unsecured bone.

This case continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigative Unit, Jaffe said.

Mugging, burglary, and shooting mark Oct. 14 in Dover

A mugging, burglary, and shooting made Oct. 14 a busy Sunday for Dover police.

Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the mugging took place at about 12:48 a.m. Oct. 14 in the area of South New and West Reed streets.

The victim said four men came up to him after which one hit him in the face. The others went through his pockets and personal belongings, taking several items before running away toward Queen Street.

Hoffman said the victim was treated at Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus for knee, neck, and back pain as a result of the robbery.

Suspect 1-Black man, wearing black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans with design/bleach spots, and white shoes.

Suspect 2-Black man, black jacket with a gray hood, dark pants, and black shoes with white soles.

Suspect 3-Black man with a hooded jacket with a design on the back, white stripes on sleeves, and dark pants.

Suspect 4-Black man with a blue and black jacket with a red hood and jeans with a pattern on them.

Detectives then investigated a burglary that took place sometime between 5:30 and 5:51 a.m. Oct. 14 at Spence’s Bazaar at 550 S. New Street.

Hoffman said someone forced their way in through a door and took multiple items of jewelry from a number of vendor booths inside.

Finally, Hoffman said the shooting took place at 7:36 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Dover Inn, located at 428 N. Dupont Highway.

Hoffman said a number of people forced their way into the room occupied by a 23-year-old man. They shot the man several times and stole some undisclosed items before leaving.

The victim was taken to the hospital by private vehicle where he underwent surgery and was admitted in serious condition.

It is believed that this was not a random act, Hoffman said but provided no additional details.

Police are continuing their investigations into all three events; anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Tips may be left anonymously.

Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at

Dover police, state troopers wrap up drug, shooting investigation with an arrest

The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit with the assistance of the Delaware State Police Special Operations Team and the Dover Police Department concluded a two-month drug investigation which led to multiple charges.

The arrest of 23-year-old Antonio Bynum also led to a break in a Dover shooting case.

Bynum was taken into custody Tuesday, Oct. 16 as police served a warrant at a residence on Lambert Drive in the Meadowbrook subdivision of Magnolia, DSP spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

A search turned up approximately 2.5 grams of cocaine, about 0.32 grams of crack cocaine, approximately eight 30mg Oxycodone hydrochloride pills. .40 caliber handgun ammunition and more than $900 in suspected drug money.

A woman and two small children also were on the scene during the arrest, Jaffe said.

Bynum also was the subject of an arrest warrant for an Oct. 15 incident where several people burst into a room at the Dover Inn and shot the resident several times.

State police have charged Bynum with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person a prohibited, three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dover police are charging Bynum with three counts each of attempted first-degree robbery, aggravated menacing and reckless endangering, plus single counts of first-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, home invasion, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and second-degree conspiracy.

Bynum was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed the Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on a $423,000 cash only bond.

Dover police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said his department is continuing their investigation into the Dover Inn shooting as other individuals are thought to be involved.

Armed robbery investigated at Dover hotel

Detectives with the Dover Police Department are investigating an early morning armed robbery.

The incident took place at about 4:26 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Red Roof Inn, located at 652 N. Dupont Highway, department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

The hotel clerk said two black men came into the lobby and said they wanted to rent a room. Instead one pointed a handgun at the clerk while the other jumped over the counter and took cash from the register. They both then ran away.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Tips may be left anonymously.

Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at

Girls report inappropriate touching at football game; one arrest made

The Delaware State Police have arrested a Magnolia man after he allegedly touched two girls while at a Caesar Rodney High School Homecoming football game.

Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at Friday, Oct. 12 at about 8:45 p.m. during the homecoming game. The school resource officer at the game said a parent had told him her 16-year-old daughter had been touched in an inappropriate manner while standing in line at the snack bar.

Shortly afterward, a second parent also told the SRO about an incident involving the same person and her 14-year-old daughter.

Troopers were able to identify the suspect as 58-year-old Ricky D. Hardy, Jaffe said.

Hardy turned himself in to state police at Troop 3 Oct. 18 and is charged with second-degree unlawful sexual contact.

Hardy has no affiliation with the school, Jaffe added.

He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. In addition, Hardy was issued a no-contact order with anyone under the age of 18 as well as no contact within 100 yards of any elementary, intermediate or high school.

If anyone has further information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Troop 3, Detective McKay at 302-698-8521 or Detective Minear at 302-698-8522 Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at, or by sending a text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting the message with the keyword “DSP.”

Troopers arrest Dover man following armed threats

Troopers with the Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man after he allegedly threatened two people with a gun.

Division spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident took place at about 8:44 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in the 200 block of North Governors Boulevard, Capital Green.

Arriving on the scene, troopers learned 30-year-old Lamar J. Dozier had entered his home and began arguing with a 20-year-old New Castle woman, accusing her of stealing his property. Dozier allegedly went to the back yard and re-entered the home with a bag containing ammunition and a rifle; he then threatened the woman and her 23-year-old boyfriend, who lives with Dozier, by pointing the rifle at them.

Troopers took Dozier into custody as he was leaving through the back door, recovering a .22-caliber rifle and a box of 9 mm ammunition from the home.

Dozier is charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited and two counts each of aggravated menacing and terroristic threatening.

He was ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $22,000 secured bond.

Motorcyclist killed in collision with DART bus

Officers with the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a crash that took the life of a Kent County motorcyclist.

Division spokeswomen Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the crash took place at about 12:13 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 as a DART First State bus was traveling west on Irish Hill Road.

The motorcyclist was headed east on Irish Hill Road approaching the intersection with Lexington Mill Road, Jaffe said. The bus began to turn left onto Lexington Mill Road, directly into the path of the motorcycle, causing the cycle to crash into the front of the bus.

The operator of the motorcycle, 62-year-old Paul J. Schiller of Felton, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet, Jaffe added.

The bus driver, a 55-year-old man from Smyrna, was taken to Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus for treatment of minor injuries. There were no passengers on the bus and the driver was wearing a seat belt.

Irish Hill Road at the intersection of Lexington Mill Road was closed for about four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.