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Delaware State Police Arrest Two Juveniles for Theft of a Motor Vehicle- Wilmington

Date Posted: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Wilmington- Delaware State Police arrested a 13-year-old male and 14-year-old male of Wilmington for theft of a motor vehicle.

On October 20, 2020, at approximately 1:05 a.m., Delaware State Police responded to Wawa, located at 694 Naamans Road, for a reported theft of a motor vehicle. The investigation revealed the vehicle was left unlocked and running when it was stolen. At approximately 1:30 a.m., troopers responded to BP Gas Station located at 201 South Heald Street, Wilmington, for the recovery of the stolen vehicle. Through investigative measures, the two juveniles were developed as suspects involved in the incident and were arrested on the following crimes:

  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)

The 13-year-old male was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and issued a $20,000.00 cash bond.

The 14-year-old male was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on a $2,000.00 unsecured bond.

The Delaware State Police would like to remind the public to avoid becoming a victim, turn off your car, remove the keys, and lock your vehicle when it is unoccupied.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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