Four Vehicles Stolen From Dover Dealership Monday Morning, Arrest Made

On Monday morning four vehicles were stolen from Intellicar (115 N. DuPont Highway) after suspects broke into the business, according to Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said officers on patrol initially observed a black SUV driving at a high rate of speed in the area of DuPont Highway at Division Street. The vehicle fled the area at that time. Officers then observed two additional vehicles at Edgemont Avenue and Maple Parkway with no headlights on that also fled at a high rate of speed. Officers then began checking area car dealerships, suspecting that the vehicles may have been stolen. During this check, officers discovered that the suspects had shattered a glass garage door at Intellicar with large rocks and removed the vehicle keys from inside, said Hoffman.

A short time later, officers stopped a black Lincoln MKX with an Intellicar tag on the rear and arrested Dakota Stecher (18) without incident.

Officers also arrested a 16-year-old female in connection with the incident after she approached the scene and advised she left her phone in the back of the car, according to Hoffman.

Further investigation led to the recovery of a second car in the area of Persimmon Lane and Persimmon Circle.

It was later learned that two additional vehicles were stolen by other suspects, including a black 2017 Honda Accord and a gray 2016 Ford Explorer.

Both Dakota Stecher and the 16-year-old juvenile were charged with the following offenses:
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Criminal Mischief
-Theft over $1,500
-Theft of a Motor Vehicle (3x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Traffic Offenses

Stecher was released on an O.R. bond and the 16-yer-old juvenile was turned over to a guardian after being charged.

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