13-year-old Arrested On Weapon and Drug Charges

Staff WriterDover Police, Police & Fire, RSS

Incident/Complaint#:  50-23-23818

Date:  Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 1:41 p.m.

Location: Unit Block of South New Street

Contact:  Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: [email protected]


The Dover Police Department has arrested a 13-year-old black male of Dover on weapon and drug charges following a firearm investigation Wednesday afternoon. The Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit, in collaboration with the Street Crimes Unit, was conducting a firearm investigation involving the 13-year-old. Officers attempted to contact the 13-year-old at 1:41 p.m. in the unit block of South New Street at which time he ran away from Officers. Officers were able to take him into custody after the foot pursuit and located a 9mm handgun, along with clothing items belonging to him, in the path he ran from Officers. He was also in possession of 1.2 grams of crack cocaine.

The 13-year-old was committed to Stevenson House on $26,000 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Crack Cocaine

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