Troopers: Patrol Vehicle Damaged, Suspects Flee Before Crashing, Both Released On Unsecured Bond

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Wilmington – The Delaware State Police have arrested two individuals in connection with a criminal mischief incident that occurred on Naamans Road north of Wilmington, De. on Friday, June 26, 2020, according to Public Information Officer, Sergeant Darren Lester.

Lester said the incident began at approximately 10:12 p.m. involving a Trooper who was parked on the shoulder of Naamans Road. The Trooper was monitoring vehicles leaving the area after multiple reports of vehicles drag racing in the area. As the Trooper was seated inside his patrol vehicle, the Trooper heard a hard loud object strike the left side of his vehicle. Simultaneously, a black sedan with Pennsylvania Registration passed the Trooper at a high rate of speed. The Trooper activated the vehicle’s emergency equipment in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on this black sedan. The black sedan failed to stop and sped off at a high rate of speed in an attempt to elude the Trooper, said Lester. As the black sedan sped away in an attempt to flee, the driver committed multiple traffic violations, almost causing several traffic accidents, according to Lester. The driver then attempted to cross over a grassy median, but instead struck a DelDOT sign, causing the vehicle to become disabled.

Operating the black sedan was 21-year old Maliq A. Rollins of Wilmington. He was charged with one traffic-related felony (Disregard a Police Officer Signal) and fifteen (15) other traffic violations.

A second passenger in the vehicle was a 20-year-old male who was charged with Criminal Mischief (misdemeanor), littering, and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, police did not release his name.

The patrol vehicle sustained approximately $2,000.00 damage to the left side of the vehicle, causing dents requiring bodywork and new paint. It was determined the hard object that struck the patrol vehicle appeared to be a large glass bottle containing an unknown type of liquid. Neither the Trooper nor the two individuals arrested for this incident were injured.

Defendant Maliq A. Rollins (pictured) was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and was released on unsecured bond. The passenger and second individual arrested for Criminal Mischief (misdemeanor), Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, and Littering was also arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and was also released on unsecured bond.

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