Dover K9 Officer Apprehends Burglary Suspect


The Dover Police K9 Unit apprehended a fleeing burglary suspect on Wednesday evening, February 1, 2017, after he fled from arriving officers, M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

K9 Gerome
K9 Gerome

Hoffman said that at approximately 7:01 p.m., officers responded to an occupied residence in the Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue for a burglary in progress. When patrol units arrived, they attempted to contact suspect Henry Fordham, 38, when Fordham fled on foot, according to Hoffman.

An arriving K9 officer located Fordham and deployed K9 Gerome to assist with the apprehension, said Hoffman. K9 Gerome successfully apprehended Fordham in the 300 Block of West Division Street.

Hoffman said that while officers were attempting to handcuff Fordham, he bit an officers finger, causing minor injury. Fordham was charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree, Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer, and Resisting Arrest.

Image Credits: Dover Police

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