Police: Man Charged After Fleeing, Punching Officers

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 8:38 p.m., patrol officers from A-squad were dispatched to the 300 block of Forrest Avenue in Claymont in reference to a vehicle crash.

Officials said upon arrival, officers located a crashed white Chevrolet Malibu that was on fire and unoccupied. Officers learned that the same vehicle had just fled from the Wilmington Police Department. During the incident involving WPD, the pursuit was ended, however, the operator continued fleeing toward Governor Printz Boulevard. NCCPD Officers and a K9 team checked the surrounding area at which time they located the driver of the vehicle near 3700 Philadelphia Pike.

Upon seeing the officers, the suspect attempted to run. Officers chased after the suspect and utilized a taser which was ineffective. While fleeing, the suspect was observed reaching into his waistband and pockets. K9 Havok was deployed and attempted to detain the suspect but he continued to run and resist. Officers attempted to take the suspect into custody however, the suspect began resisting and punched two county officers according to police. With the assistance of the K9 team, officers were able to take the suspect into custody. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and later treated and released.

He was then transported to New Castle County Police headquarters. The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Zamir Dade. He was charged with two felony counts of resisting arrest with force or violence, two misdemeanor counts of offensive touching of law enforcement, five misdemeanor counts of menacing, one misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of a collision, one misdemeanor count of reckless driving, and one misdemeanor count of aggressive driving. Dade was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $18,500 cash bail.

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