Here is your roundup of reported police activity for the week
Handgun, 13,000 bags of heroin seized in Dover
Dover residents Cameron Norwood and Natasha Morris were arrested Thursday, allowing law enforcement officers to seize 13,000 bags of heroin and a loaded 9mm handgun.
Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said the pair were taken into custody Sept. 21 at the Best Western Motel located at 1700 East Lebanon Road.
Fournier said officers from the United States Marshals Task Force, Dover Police Department, and Delaware State Police were looking for Norwood for violating his probation. A computer check also showed Morris was wanted on a bench warrant out of the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.
A warrant to search the hotel room was obtained as well as a 2000 Saturn Aura Norwood is known to operate, allowing officers to seize the gun and drugs.
Norwood and Morris both are charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin), two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, second-degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A judge at Justice of the Peace Court 2 ordered them held on a $170,000 cash bond.
Police investigate burglaries at Wesley Chapel, Dover residence
Dover police are conducting investigations into two recent burglaries.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the first took place sometime between 6 and 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at an unoccupied home in the 100 block of Upland Avenue.
Upon returning, the owner noticed a rear window screen had been cut, Hoffman said; the burglar took money from a bedroom and fled.
The second occurred at 1:21 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Wesley College Chapel at 3 N. Bradford St.
Hoffman said a 23-year-old woman was in the basement when someone forced in a piece of plywood that had covered a window in the room. The woman ran into a nearby hallway to call police, but the burglar fled after stealing a laptop.
Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call Dover police at 736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD app.
Burglar runs away after knocking down home resident
Dover detectives are looking for the man who knocked down a 78-year-old woman during an afternoon burglary.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the break-in took place around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at a home in the 1500 block of North Little Creek Road.
The woman arrived home to find a black man inside her house, Hoffman said. When she confronted the intruder, he took her purse from her shoulder, knocked her down and ran away.
The woman received very minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD app.
Heroin, loaded handgun seized in Dover
Three people have been arrested by Dover police on drug and firearms charges.
Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman identified the trio as Anthony Clark, 18, Brentney Birkett, 23, and Michael Taylor, 19.
The three were contacted during a Sept. 19 traffic stop in the area of South Saulsbury Road and West North Street after they were seen leaving an apartment on Par Haven Drive. During the stop, officers discovered Birkett was carrying 1.5 grams of marijuana; Clark was found in possession of 124 bags of heroin, Hoffman said. Nothing was found on Taylor, however a later search of the apartment turned up a loaded .380 handgun belonging to him.
All three subjects were arrested without incident.
Clark, of Frederica, is charged with possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Gang Participation. He was jailed at the Vaughn Correctional Center on a $13,200 secured bond.
Birkett is charged with possession of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; bond information was not revealed.
Taylor, of Dover, is charged with illegal gang participation and possession of a firearm/ammunition by a person prohibited. He later was released on a $23,000 unsecured bond.
Delaware Probation and Parole officers took part in the investigation and arrests, Hoffman said.