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Troopers Arrest Juveniles for Firearm Related Charges Following a Pursuit – Claymont


Date Posted: Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Claymont – Delaware State Police arrested four juveniles for firearm related charges after a pursuit from Pennsylvania ended in a collision in the area of I-95 southbound and Naamans Road.

On July 27, 2021 at approximately 3:02 p.m., Troopers responded to the area of I-95 southbound and Naamans Road, Claymont, in reference to a collision following a pursuit. The investigation revealed the stolen motor vehicle was involved in a pursuit with Eddystone Police Department (Pennsylvania). While the vehicle was eluding the police, a computer inquiry determined the vehicle was stolen from Delaware. The vehicle struck an Eddystone PD vehicle during the pursuit. Eddystone Police Department disengaged from the pursuit once the vehicle entered Delaware on I-95 southbound. The vehicle then crashed into another vehicle traveling southbound on I-95 in the area Naamans Road.

Two male occupants fled from the stolen vehicle. The four remaining juvenile males were attempting to flee from the scene, but were taken into custody by arriving Troopers without incident. Two firearms in plain view were recovered from the vehicle. The four juveniles (14 year-old male, 15 year-old male, 16 year-old male, and 17 year-old male) were transported to Delaware State Police Troop 2, and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Juvenile (Felony)
  • Possession of a Weapon with Obliterated Serial Number (Felony)
  • Carrying a Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm (Felony)
  • Receiving Stolen Property (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest

The juvenile males were arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court #2, and committed to New Castle Detention Center on a $17,500 secured bond (each).

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal Amina Ali

Released: 072921 0854

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