Delaware

Suspect sought in connection to vehicle theft in Millsboro

MILLSBORO, Del. - A vehicle theft in Millsboro remains under investigation, after police say the initial suspect could not be linked to the theft.

Delaware State Police on Saturday, just before 2:20 AM, a trooper was patrolling the area of John J. Williams Highway and Banks Road in reference to attempting to locate a stolen vehicle out of the Millsboro Police Department. According to the report, the stolen 1998 Toyota Avalon was found by the trooper traveling on eastbound John J. Williams Highway which prompted a brief pursuit. Authorities say the vehicle eventually stopped at the entrance to Holly Lake Campground, where the driver jumped out and fled on foot into the campground area.

According to law enforcement, the fleeing suspect was identified as 32-year-old Daniel Berquist, of Fredericksburg, VA. After further investigation, DSP found that Berquist was not the suspect responsible for the vehicle theft and was not involved with the theft. Berquist is apparently being charged with disregarding a police officer signal, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid license. Investigators say Berquist is wanted on other unrelated warrants out of Justice of the Peace Court 4.

The vehicle theft remains under investigation. Authorities continue to search for the suspect responsible for the vehicle theft, in Millsboro. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call Corporal K. Haley at 302-644-5020 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.


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