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Troopers Arrest Two Juveniles for Receiving Stolen Property After Being Located in a Stolen Vehicle- Wilmington


Date Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Wilmington- Delaware State Police have arrested a 15-year-old male and a 13-year-old male both of Wilmington, DE for receiving stolen property and related charges following a car stop in a stolen vehicle.

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at approximately 6:14 p.m., troopers were on proactive patrol in the area of North Wilmington due to recent carjacking’s and located a stolen 2010 Toyota Corolla in the parking of Wawa located at 2621 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Troopers followed the vehicle out of the parking lot and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Washington Street Extension and Lea Boulevard, Wilmington. The 15-year-old operator and 13-year-old passenger were taken into custody without incident.

The recovered Toyota Corolla was reported stolen by the Trenton Police Department in New Jersey on October 10, 2021.

The 15-year-old juvenile was transported back to Troop 2 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Receiving Stolen Property (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)

The 15-year-old suspect was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center on $2,000 secured bond.

The 13-year-old juvenile was transported back to Troop 2 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Receiving Stolen Property (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)

The 13-year-old suspect was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center on $2,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Zickgraf with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8406.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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