Dover Teen Arrested By Patrol Officers Following Attempted Burglary

Incident Number:  50-24-11379

Date/Time: Thursday, April 4th, 2023 at 2:07 a.m.

Location: First State Vape, 470 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested a 15-year-old black male of Dover following a glass break alarm at First State Vape early Thursday morning. The investigation began at 2:07 a.m., when Dover Police Department was notified of an alarm at First State Vape. Patrol Officers quickly responded and observed two black males running from the business on foot. Officers chased the suspects and were able to take the 15-year-old male into custody. Officers checked the area for the second suspect and could not locate them. The ensuing investigation revealed that the suspects shattered the front glass of the business in an attempt to enter to store and steal items. The suspects were unsuccessful in making entry and did not take anything from the store. The 15-year-old was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed.

The 15-year-old was turned over to his guardian after being charged with the following offenses:
-Attempted Burglary Third Degree
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Criminal Mischief Over $1,000
-Resisting Arrest
-Attempted Theft Under $1,500

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