Police Say Hit-And-Run Suspect Hid His Car After Crash

Just after 3:30 in the afternoon on January 31, 2019, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the parking lot of Evergreen Apartments in the unit block of Bonwood Road in Wilmington, for reports of a person who had been struck by a vehicle.

Upon their arrival, officers learned that the 23-year-old victim was walking towards the rental office, next to some parked vehicles, when he saw a black Dodge Challenger drive at him. Police said the victim attempted to jump out of the way of the vehicle but was hit and thrown to the ground.

Officials also learned that the vehicle had fled the scene before the officers’ arrival, according to police.

Witnesses in the area reported seeing a black Dodge Challenger with chrome rims and frontend damage leaving the area. Debris from the scene, including a left front side mirror, confirmed that the car was a 2014 Dodge Challenger.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries to his midsection.

Police said on February 1, 2019, the investigation led to 25-year-old Jahmere Irvin-Sills. Evidence revealed that Jahmere Irvin-Sills had fled the scene, hid the car and never reported the incident to police, officials said.

Police said later the next day, Irvin-Sills hid the damaged car parts and moved the vehicle again to north Wilmington.

On April 4, 2019, Jahmere Irvin-Sills was charged with one count felony Tampering with Physical Evidence, one count violation Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in an Injury, one count violation Driving While Suspended or Revoked, and one count of Failure to Report a Collision Resulting in an injury.

He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $3500 unsecured bail.

Original Story

Yesterday, Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 3:35 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the parking lot of Evergreen Apartments in the unit block of Bonwood Road, for a person who had been struck by a vehicle. The officers were also immediately notified that the vehicle had fled the scene.

When the officers arrived on the scene they found a 23-year-old victim who reported that he was walking towards the rental office next to some parked vehicles when a black Dodge Challenger drove at him, according to police. The victim told police that he attempted to jump out of the way of the vehicle but was hit and thrown. He was then taken to a local hospital for treatment for serious injuries to his mid-section.

Area witnesses reported seeing a black Dodge Challenger with chrome rims and left front damage. leaving the area on Alban Drive towards Maryland Avenue immediately after the incident.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit recovered debris from the scene and are investigating.

Detectives are listing the suspect vehicle as a late model Dodge Challenger, black in color, driven by a black male subject. The vehicle has tinted windows, chrome rims and is damaged on the left front bumper/fender area. The vehicle is also missing the left front side mirror.


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