Teen fugitive arrested on new charges in Dover

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DOVER — The Dover Police Department arrested a 16-year-old male fugitive and charged him with additional drug and weapons offenses Wednesday.

Spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said officers responded to a home in Dover East Mobile Home Park after confirming that the suspect — wanted on escape charges from Camden police and in connection with several warrants — was in a residence there.

When officers arrived, the teen allegedly attempted to flee out of a window and dropped a fanny pack. When the suspect encountered officers outside, he retreated back into the home. Sgt. Hoffman said the bag contained a handgun, 13 grams of cocaine and 28.4 grams of marijuana.

Officers from the Dover Special Operations Response and Crisis Negotiation teams responded to the residence. The suspect surrendered to police after approximately one hour.

The teen, whose name was not released by Dover police, was arrested on the existing warrants and also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal gang participation.

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 Delaware Crime Stoppers via 800-TIP-3333 or here. A cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.