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Dover Woman Arrested On Firearm Charges Following Complaint At Dover Middle School

Incident Number:  50-24-16014

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Location: Dover Middle School, 1 Patrick Lynn Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Angel Lake, 50, of Dover, on firearm charges, following a complaint Wednesday afternoon. The investigation began at approximately 3:00 p.m., when the School Resource Officer assigned to the school was notified that Lake was inside the school with a firearm. The officer contacted Lake and located an unloaded 9mm handgun inside of a holster on her hip along with a magazine. The ensuing investigation revealed that Lake was at the school attending a prescheduled meeting with staff. It was determined that Lake was prohibited from possessing firearms.

The Dover Police Department is still evaluating the facts of this case to determine how Lake was able to attend the meeting while in possession of the unloaded 9mm firearm. 

Lake was taken into custody without incident and transported to Dover Police Department to be processed and arraigned.

Lake was released on $11,000 unsecured bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Deadly Weapon in a School Zone
-Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2x)

Lake is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Angel Lake
Dover, DE
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