Photos: Six Charged After Pursuit, Felony Car Stop, All But One Released

Delaware State Police have arrested one adult and five juveniles following a felony shoplifting investigation that began yesterday afternoon and ended with a vehicle pursuit, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on October 10, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., troopers were alerted to a shoplifting that had just occurred at the Under Armour outlet in Rehoboth Beach, located at 36698 Bayside Outlet Drive. Dispatchers advised troopers that the suspects had fled from the area in a blue 2013 Chevrolet Equinox that had been seen traveling northbound on Coastal Highway. Troopers located the Equinox on Coastal Highway in the area of Broadkill Road and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The operator of the Equinox failed to stop and  Troopers pursued the vehicle. During the pursuit, troopers successfully deployed a tire deflation device near the intersection of Coastal Highway and Bakersfield Road. The Equinox subsequently became disabled and came to a stop in the 10000 block of Coastal Highway. All six occupants then fled from the vehicle on foot. With the assistance of the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit, troopers were able to locate and take all six individuals into custody.

The Chevrolet Equinox was found to have been reported as stolen on October 7, 2022, by Delaware State Police Troop 9. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of over $2,000 worth of merchandise shoplifted from Under Armour and approximately .019 grams of marijuana. No injuries were reported in this incident, and the stolen vehicle was successfully recovered by the Delaware State Police.

All six suspects were transported to Troop 7 and charged with the following offenses:

1. 16-year-old male juvenile:

Organized Retail Crime Over $1,500 (Felony)
Shoplifting Over $1,500 (Felony)
Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
Possession of Marijuana
Resisting Arrest
Numerous traffic charges
The 16-year-old male juvenile was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on $2,516 secured bond.

2. 17-year-old male juvenile:

Organized Retail Crime Over $1,500 (Felony)
Shoplifting Over $1,500 (Felony)
Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
Possession of Marijuana
Resisting Arrest
The 17-year-old male juvenile was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and released on his own recognizance.

Terrance Selby
Terrance Selby
3. Terrance Selby, 20, of Dover, Delaware:

 

Organized Retail Crime Over $1,500 (Felony)
Shoplifting Over $1,500 (Felony)
Attempted Theft Under $1,500 Where Victim is 62 Years of Age or Older (Felony)
Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
Possession of Marijuana
Resisting Arrest
Selby was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and released on $10,200 unsecured bond.

4. 17-year-old male juvenile:

Organized Retail Crime Over $1,500 (Felony)
Shoplifting Over $1,500 (Felony)
Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
Resisting Arrest
The 17-year-old male juvenile was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and released on his own recognizance.

5. 17-year-old male juvenile:

Organized Retail Crime Over $1,500 (Felony)
Shoplifting Over $1,500 (Felony)
Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
Possession of Marijuana
Resisting Arrest
The 17-year-old juvenile was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and released on $2,101 unsecured bond.

6. 17-year-old male juvenile:

Organized Retail Crime Over $1,500 (Felony)
Shoplifting Over $1,500 (Felony)
Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
Possession of Marijuana
Resisting Arrest
Criminal Trespass Second Degree
The 17-year-old male juvenile was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and released on his own recognizance.

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