Police: Newark Teen Leads Police On Chase After Stealing Bike

Newark – Newark Police have arrested a 17-year-old teen for the theft of a bicycle form a garage, according to Lt Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said on October 3, 2018, a bicycle was reported stolen from within the attached garage of a residence on Woodshaw Road. During their investigation officers developed a 17-year-old Newark juvenile male as a suspect in the theft from the open garage, according to Rubin.

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, officers observed the juvenile riding on a bicycle in the area of Church Road in Newark. Officers attempted to stop him near the intersection of Casho Mill and Barksdale road but he fled from officers on the bicycle, according to Rubin. Officers were able to get the juvenile stopped and took him into custody after he fled across Handloff Park into the Cherry Hill Manor development.

The bicycle he was riding was stolen the day before from a driveway on Chrysler Avenue in Newark, according to Rubin. When the juvenile was taken into custody, he was found to have marijuana in his possession, added Rubin.

The juvenile was transported to Newark Police Headquarters and appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 in New Castle and was ordered held in default of $5,100 secured bail. He was turned over to the New Castle County Detention Center.

He has been charged with Burglary Second Degree (Felony), Possession of Marijuana, Theft Under $1500, Receiving Stolen Property Under $1500 and Resisting Arrest.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Officer C. McKennon at (302) 366-7100 x. 3491 or cmckennon@newark.de.us.

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