Elsmere Cop’s Intuition Leads To Arrest Of Wanted Man, Foot Chase


William Sharp

Elsmere – On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, around 9:30 pm Elsmere Police, PFC Giles, patrolling the area of Vilone Village, to address several recent complaints of night time vehicle break-ins,  observed William Sharp, 37, of Bear,  carrying a book bag and acting suspiciously near a parked vehicle, according to police.

Officials said as the officer was approaching him Sharp began to walk away from that vehicle and pretend he was talking on the phone. The officer stopped Sharp on Casapulla Avenue near Junction Street and asked what he was doing in the area. When the officer attempted to identify Sharp he immediately fled on foot, according to police. Officer Giles chased Sharp through several yards and caught up to him in the unit block of Vilone Road where he continued to resist arrest, according to police.

As the officer was able to place Sharp in custody, several officers from the New Castle County Police responded to assist in checking the development for any apparent vehicle break-ins. The investigation determined Sharp was not in possession of any stolen property, but that he had $50,000.00 CASH capias issued for failing to appear for a drug and firearm trial. Sharp was additionally charged with Resisting Arrest and committed to Howard Young Correctional Center for failing to post bail.

Image Credits: Elsmere Police

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