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POLICE ROUNDUP Sept. 15-17: Dover

Delaware News Desk

Teenager charged with attempted murder

The Dover Police Department charged a 17-year-old in a domestic shooting that happened Sept. 10. 

Officers responded to an apartment on Willis Road around 1:56 p.m, They discovered that Alexander Singletary, 17, was at the home during a domestic-related incident and pulled out a 9mm handgun. 

Police said Singletary put the gun to a female victim's head and as he pulled the trigger, another family member struck his arm, causing the shot to miss and hit a wall. He fired three more shots in the apartment, causing property damage, but no injuries. 

Singletary left the area and turned himself in at the Dover Police Department on the evening of Sept 15. 

Singletary was committed to a juvenile detention center on a $205,050 cash bond, charged with attempted murder first degree, possession of firearm during commission of felony, possession of firearm by person prohibited (juvenile), assault second degree, carrying concealed deadly weapon, four counts of reckless endangering 1st degree, two counts of aggravated menacing and criminal mischief.

Young suspects arrested in robbery of 11-year-old

The Dover Police Department arrested two juvenile suspects after they robbed an 11-year-old boy outside a convenience store the afternoon of Sept. 17. 

The victim was outside the One Stop Convenience Store, 1102 White Oak Road, at 3:49 p.m. when a 12-year-old male suspect approached him and attempted to sell him an iPhone, police said.

The 12-year-old suspect then got a black bag from a 14-year-old male suspect nearby before he ran at the victim, displayed a gun and demanded his belongings, police said. He took a bag from the victim that included an EBT card and a bag of chips. 

The suspects were then seen on surveillance footage running toward Manchester Square (Stevenson Drive), police said. Detectives arrived at Manchester Square, found the suspects and took them into custody without incident.

Both suspects were charged with robbery first degree, possession of deadly weapon during commission of felony, possession of firearm by person prohibited, carry concealed deadly weapon and conspiracy second degree

The 12-year-old suspect was turned over to his parents. The 14-year-old suspect was committed to Stevenson House on a $31,000 secured bond while awaiting another court appearance.

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Dover man charged in several burglaries

The Dover Police Department arrested a 34-year-old Dover man for two burglaries that happened early Sept. 16.

Police said Brian Bower used a brick to break a window and enter the Caribbean Market at 239 W. Loockerman St. around 12:39 a.m. Once inside, Bower removed approximately $1,500 in property and left, police said.

He then went to PNC Bank at 3 The Plaza, next to City Hall, and used a sledge hammer and crowbar to damage and enter an ATM. He was unable to steal money from the ATM, but caused about $20,000 in damage to the machine.  

After the burglary attempt at the PNC Bank, Bower returned to the Caribbean Market and once again took miscellaneous items from the business.

Detectives identified Bower as the suspect in both cases after reviewing video surveillance.  He was arrested in the downtown area the morning of Sept. 16 without incident.

He was released on an unsecured bond, charged with two counts of burglary second degree, two counts of criminal mischief, theft under $1,500, possession of burglary tools and attempted theft.

Bower will be committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a violation of probation as a result of these latest burglaries. Hours before his most recent arrest, he had been released after being charged in two burglaries Sept. 15. He broke into the EZ Check Food Mart on College Road where he stole an undisclosed amount of cash, cigarettes and a video monitor. Earlier that morning, he broke into Happy 13 Liquors on Route 13 and took cash, alcohol and cigarettes.

Police said Bower has been arrested and charged in several other burglaries in 2020.

Two arrested on drug, gun charges

The Dover Police Department arrested two men on drug and firearms charges in the Village of Westover neighborhood the afternoon of Sept. 15.  Officers were on patrol in the area when they stopped a Honda Accord and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.  

Police said Xavier Marion, 23, got out of the car with a black jacket in his hand and tried to walk away but officers took him into custody. Police found a 9mm handgun and 78 grams of marijuana inside the jacket. 

Police searched the car, occupied by Amir McMorris, and found 42.7 grams of marijuana and two digital scales.

McMorris was released on a $5,500 unsecured bond, charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Marion was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $18,000 cash bond, charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of firearm during commission of felony and three counts of possession of a firearm/ammo by person prohibited.

These are compiled from police press releases. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.