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UPDATE 08/08/2023 – The Dover Police Department has arrested Jose Dominguez-Morales, 41, of Dover, on burglary charges, following a pedestrian stop Tuesday morning. The investigation began when Detectives learned of a Burglary at El Nopal that occurred over the weekend. Detectives released images of the suspect responsible for the crime to the public and to officers at Dover Police Department.

On 08/08/2023 at 10:00 a.m., a patrol officer observed Dominguez-Morales walking in the 100 block of South New Street and noticed that he matched the description of the suspect. Dominguez-Morales was taken into custody without incident at which time it was confirmed that he was the person responsible for committing the burglary. He was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Dominguez-Morales was released on OR bond on the following charges:
-Burglary Third Degree
-Theft Under $1500 

Jose Dominguez-Morales
Dover, DE


Incident Number:

Date/Time: Saturday August 5, 2023 at 10:57 p.m.

Location: El Nopal, 627 W Division Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at El Nopal Saturday night. The investigation began when officers were called to the business at 11:00 p.m. for an alarm. Officers responded and noticed that a window was open. Officers entered the business and checked for suspects with negative results.  The ensuing investigation revealed that an unknown suspect entered the business through an unsecured window, and once inside, stole an undisclosed amount on money and left. The suspect is described as a male, with a light colored t-shirt, and a backpack.(See Photos Below)

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com ; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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