Dover Man Arrested On Drug and Firearm Charges

Incident Number: 50-23-37641

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 3:53 p.m.

Location: 500 Block of Forest Street Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email:

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested William Caldwell, 35, of Dover, on drug and firearm charges following a stop Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 3:53 p.m., the Dover Police Department’s Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit was conducting a firearms investigation on Caldwell when he was contacted in the 500 Block of Forest Street. Caldwell resisted arrest and struggled with officers, which resulted in an Officer sustaining a head injury. Caldwell was taken into custody without incident and found in possession of a .380 handgun concealed inside of his waistband and oxycodone. Caldwell was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned. The officer was treated and released from Bayhealth Kent Campus.

Caldwell was committed to SCI no $106,250 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Resisting Arrest With Force
-Assault Second of a Law Enforcement Officer
-Possession of a Controlled Substance

William Caldwell
Dover, DE

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