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*Update*- Five Suspects in Custody After Located in Pennsylvania Congresswoman’s Stolen Vehicle- Newark

Date Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

Newark- Delaware State Police have arrested five individuals from Wilmington for receiving stolen property and related charges after they were located in Pennsylvania Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon’s stolen vehicle Wednesday night.

On December 22, 2021, at approximately 8:18 p.m., troopers responded to the area of 2800 Fashion Center Boulevard, Newark, for a stolen vehicle that was reported to be in the parking lot.  The investigation determined Philadelphia Police Department investigated the armed carjacking of Pennsylvania Mary Gay Scanlon earlier during the day where her 2017 Acura MDX was stolen.

Troopers, with the assistance of Federal Agencies, located the unoccupied stolen Acura and began conducting active surveillance. During that time, five suspects were observed entering Congresswoman Scanlon’s stolen vehicle. As Law Enforcement attempted to contact the occupants, they all attempted to flee but were ultimately apprehended. The suspects were identified as Josiah Brown, 19, of Wilmington, DE, a 14-year-old female juvenile, and 3 male juveniles ages 13, 15, and 16, all from Wilmington.

All five suspects were transported to Troop 2 where they were each charged with the following crimes:

13, 14, and 16-year-old juveniles

  • Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)

All three juveniles were arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released to their respective guardian on $1,500 unsecured bond.

15-year-old juvenile

  • Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Mischief (2 counts)

The 15-yearold juvenile male was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on a $3,500 secured bond.

The investigation determined Josiah Brown was involved in the armed carjacking in Philadelphia. He was turned over to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for formal charging.

The stolen vehicle was towed to Delaware State Police Troop 2 and will be recovered by the Philadelphia Police Department.

5 Suspects in Custody After Congresswoman’s Stolen Vehicle Located- Newark

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