Teen Charged With Auto Theft

Newark – New Castle County Police said that on Friday 11/4/2016 Patrol Squad C officers responded to the unit block of Brookedge Court (Iron Hill Apartments) for the theft of a car.  Officers contacted the victim and learned he left his 1998 Infiniti sedan unattended to warm up.  When he returned to his vehicle it was missing.

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The vehicle was recovered on Thursday 11/17/2016 in the community of Hampton Green in front of a home in the unit block of Baylis Street, according to police. The vehicle was processed for evidence which was collected by a responding officer. The next day, officers learned the evidence collected allegedly linked the teen to the vehicle.

On Sunday 11/20/2016 a search warrant was executed at the teen’s New Castle home in an attempt to locate items belonging to the victim.  The 16-year-old was taken into custody without incident and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief under $1,000, and theft under $1,500.

He was arraigned and released to his parents/guardians on a $3,000 unsecured bond.

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