Patrol Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police have charged four teenagers following investigations into stolen vehicles.
Officials said on November 11, 2023 at 10:45 a.m., officers responded to the unit block of Constitution Boulevard in reference to a suspicious motor vehicle. Officers arrived and located a blue Kia Optima that was occupied by two males. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however, it continued to drive away at a slow rate of speed towards New Castle Avenue. The vehicle eventually stopped and two suspects were taken into custody without incident. The vehicle had damage to the steering column and was discovered to be stolen from New Castle City police said.
The suspects were identified as a 17-year-old male from New Castle and a 16-year-old male from New Castle. The 17-year-old male from New Castle was charged with one felony count of receiving stolen property, one felony count of disregarding a police officer’s signal, and multiple traffic violations. His arraignment is pending at this time. The 16-year-old male from New Castle was charged with one felony count of receiving stolen property. His arraignment is pending at this time.
On November 11, 2023, at 02:04 a.m., officers located a stolen black Hyundai near the area of Wellington Woods and Sparrow Run. Officers followed the vehicle and quickly located it unoccupied near the intersection of Three Rivers Drive and Auckland Drive – Newark. Officers set up a perimeter in the area and immediately located two teenagers hiding in a large bush. The vehicle was discovered to be stolen out of the town of Newark. The suspects were identified as a 15-year-old male from Newark and a 16-year-old male from Newark. Both suspects were charged with one felony count of receiving stolen property. Their arraignments are pending at this time.