Traffic Stop Leads to Firearm Charge for Dover Man

Incident Number:  50-23-40684

Date/Time: Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 12:34 a.m.

Location: North DuPont Highway and Maple Parkway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Jose Barcita, 22, of Dover, for firearm charges following a traffic stop early Sunday morning. The investigation began at 12:34 a.m. when Officers stopped Barcita for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. During the stop, it was revealed that Barcita was currently wanted for an unrelated traffic charge. Barcita was taken into custody without incident and a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search officers located a handgun concealed under the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Barcita was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Barcita was released on $5,230 unsecured bail on the following charges:
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Various Traffic Charges

Jose Barcita
Dover, DE

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