Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington (19801)- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Bear juvenile in connection with the theft of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.
The incident occurred on June 7, 2019 at approximately 12:56 a.m., when a Trooper observed a dark in color Honda Accord stopped in the middle of the roadway on Garasches Lane with no head lights on. As the Trooper approached the driver, identified as 15-year-old Nicholas Bell, he noticed that he appeared very young. When the Trooper asked Bell if he had a driver’s license, Bell indicated that he did not.
As the Trooper asked Bell to exit the vehicle, Bell proceeded to take off on foot and a foot pursuit ensued. Bell was subsequently apprehended shorty thereafter. Further investigation revealed that Bell had stolen the vehicle from a residence on Garasches Lane and the owner was unaware at this time that his vehicle was missing.
Bell was transported back to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following:
Bell was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released to a guardian on $2500.00 unsecured bond.
The vehicle was returned back to it’s owner undamaged.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 060819 0958