Police: Man threatened Dover day care employees, cops

Christopher Dornblaser
  • A Dover man is accused of threatening police and day care employees, according to police.
  • Chad Smith, 34, said "no one would stop him" from seeing his kids, police said.
  • Smith remains free on $20,000 bail.

A Dover man is accused of threatening day care employees and a police officer earlier this month, according to charging documents.

Chad Allen Smith, 34, of 3370 Partridge Drive, allegedly told employees at a Dover day care that he would "f— everyone up at the day care center," and that "no one was going to stop him from seeing his children," according to police.

Smith is charged with felony charges of terroristic threats causing serious public inconvenience along with misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats causing serious public inconvenience and harassment, charging documents state.

Allegations: Northern York County Regional Police were sent to Creative Kids Daycare, 3150 Grenway Road, about noon on March 6 for a report of a custody dispute, police said.

When the officer arrived, the day care director told the officer that there was a new custody agreement between Smith and the mother of Smith's children and that Smith is no longer allowed on the day care property to see the children, documents state.

Chad Smith

Police say that Smith has anger issues and that the new agreement angered him.

The director told authorities that Smith was yelling and cursing at her and another employee and that he made repeated statements that he would "f— everyone up at the day care center," charging documents allege.

Smith allegedly told employees that when police find the mother's body, and that they would read it in the newspaper, they would have "no one to blame but themselves," police said.

Smith was originally given a trespass warning, documents state.

"C. Smith acknowledged with informing me that what I say doesn't mean s— and he would f— myself up along with any other officers that showed up," the officer wrote in charging documents.

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Smith continued to call the day care and interrupt their business, prompting the director to call police again, police said. Smith told the director he would be back at 3 p.m. to pick up the kids and that no one would stop him, documents state.

The director said she was worried about what Smith might do, saying she feared for the safety of the kids who would be getting off the school bus at the time, according to police.

Smith called the responding officer and told him that no one would keep him from his kids, documents state. He told the officer that if the mother of his children values her life, "she better stop trying to keep him from his children," police said.

Smith was found in the area of Market Street and Highland Avenue in West York, where he was arrested and taken to central booking for arraignment, charging documents allege.

Smith was sent to York County Prison on March 6, but he was able to post his $20,000 bail on March 7, according to online court records.

He was released with the condition that he has no contact with the day care staff or the mother of his children, and he cannot enter the victims' homes or places of employment, according to District Judge David C. Eshbach's office.

A phone number for Smith could not be found, and it is unclear if he has an attorney.

Smith's preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. April 18 at Eshbach's office.

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