Police: Located Stolen Car Leads To 16-Year-Old Boy’s Arrest


On February 9, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Wilmington Police were patrolling in the 2900 block of North Claymont Street when they observed several juveniles standing near a parked Toyota Corolla.

As the officers circled the block, they learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen on January 6 after being left running and unattended. When the patrol car returned to the block, the vehicle was gone. The vehicle was located several minutes later parked in the 2400 block of Bowers Street.

As police attempted to make contact with a male sitting in the driver’s seat, the juvenile fled on foot, according to police. Officers engaged in a brief foot pursuit before taking the suspect into custody.

The 16-year-old male, who was already wanted on a capias for an unrelated incident, was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center after failing to post $4,000 cash bail.

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