Four In Custody, Two Get Away In Chase That Closed I-95 Tuesday

Delaware State Police arrested four juveniles for firearm-related charges after a pursuit from Pennsylvania ended in a collision in the area of I-95 southbound and Naamans Road, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal Amina Ali.

Ali said on July 27, 2021, at approximately 3:02 p.m., Troopers responded to the area of I-95 southbound and Naamans Road, Claymont, in reference to a collision following a pursuit. The investigation revealed the stolen motor vehicle was involved in a pursuit with Eddystone, Pennsylvania Police Department.

While the vehicle was eluding the police, a computer inquiry determined the vehicle was stolen out of Delaware. While still in Pennsylvania the vehicle struck an Eddystone Police vehicle. As the chase crossed into Delaware on I-95 SB the Eddystone Police Department disengaged from the pursuit, according to Ali. The vehicle then crashed into another vehicle traveling southbound on I-95 in the area of Naamans Road.

Initial reports from the scene indicat that a box truck overturned prompting first responders to shut down I-95 SB.

Ali said two male occupants fled from the stolen vehicle. The four remaining juvenile males were attempting to flee the scene, but were taken into custody by arriving Troopers without incident. Two firearms in plain view were recovered from the vehicle. The four male juveniles, ages ranging from 14 to 17, were transported to Delaware State Police Troop 2, and charged with the following crimes:

Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Juvenile (Felony)
Possession of a Weapon with Obliterated Serial Number (Felony)
Carrying a Deadly Weapon (Felony)
Receiving a Stolen Firearm (Felony)
Receiving Stolen Property (Felony)
Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
Resisting Arrest

All four were arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to New Castle Detention Center on a $17,500 secured bond.