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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Arrest Dover Man for Multiple Vehicle Thefts

Date Posted: Saturday, January 20th, 2018


Frederica- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man in connection with three motor vehicle thefts in the High Point Mobile Home Park area.

On Friday, January 19, 2018 at approximately 6:40 a.m., Troopers were dispatched to the 300 block of Michael Street in the High Point Mobile Home Park in reference to a motor vehicle theft in which the victim left her vehicle in her driveway, running and unsecured.  As units were responding to the call, they were informed that a second vehicle was taken from the same development that was also left running and unsecured.  While Troopers were patrolling the Mobile Home Park, they located both vehicles and returned them to their owners. Prior to this date, on Thursday, January 18, 2018, Troopers also handled a theft of a motor vehicle in the same mobile home park in which a suspect was identified as 24-year-old Carrington J. Hall of Dover.  Troopers observed Hall walking in the area and as they approached him, he took off on foot and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  The victims also reported items stolen from the their vehicles including wallets, purses, credit cards and cash.  When Hall was apprehend, some of these items along with 3.46 grams of marijuana were found on his person.

Hall was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with 3 counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, 2 counts of Theft, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Impersonation, Criminal Trespass 3rd, Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Use of a Credit Card.  Hall was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $11002.00 secured bond.

As we proceed through the cold winter months the Delaware State Police would like to remind drivers NOT to leave their cars running with keys in the ignition and un­attended. Not only is it illegal, but this practice has contributed to a recent increase in auto thefts. There are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of losing your car to an opportunistic thief:

  • STAY WITH THE CAR. It’s better to be cold for a few minutes in your car while it warms up than to be left in the cold while the thief drives it away.
  • LOCK THE DOORS. At all times when unoccupied.
  • GET A REMOTE STARTER. Remote starters are the safest way to keep your car running while unattended. With the keys out of the ignition, a thief can’t even put the car in gear.
  • And finally, NEVER leave children unattended in a vehicle, running or not.

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