State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Division of State Police
Superintendent Robert M. Coupe
DSP News Release: State Police Probe Lincoln Area Stolen Vehicle/ Reckless Endangering Incident
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Lincoln-Delaware State Police Tuesday evening December 28, 2010 responded to the Meadows of Cubbage Pond for a stolen motor vehicle complaint.
Delaware State Police learned the incident began in the 9100 block of Benson Road Lincoln Delaware around 8:33 p.m. A 26-year old victim advised State Police that he was at a residence on Benson road picking up an acquaintance when his 2001 Mitsubishi Galant parked in the driveway was stolen. The victim was inside a residence at the time of the theft.
The victim next heard what sounded like his car being driven away and when he checked outside observed his Mitsubishi heading westbound on Benson Road. The victim then entered a second vehicle and began driving around looking for his car.
The victim contacted the other two victims to assist with the search. The victim was able to locate his Mitsubishi westbound on Fleatown Road which eventually turned into the Meadows on Cubbage Pond in the area of Fleatown Road and Cubbage Pond Road Lincoln Delaware. As the Mitsubishi entered the development the suspect lost control and crashed into a snow bank. The suspect then fled from vehicle running between houses.
The victims continued their search when the suspect suddenly emerged from behind a residence and the victims began to run toward him. As the victims ran toward the suspect they heard what appeared to be approximately 4 gun shots and also observed mussel flash believed to be coming from the suspect.
The victims advised the suspect then fled toward the front of Meadows on Cubbage Pond at which time they notified police.
Delaware State Police is searching for a black male 5’10”-6’00” in height, skinny build wearing a black puffy jacket with a fur lined hood, dark jeans and white tennis shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Delaware State Police at 302-644-5020 ext 0. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-333 3 or on line at www.tipsubmit.com.
Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to call investigators at 302-644-5020 ext. 0 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333
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