Attempted Traffic Stop Ends With Crash Near Smyrna, One Arrested - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Attempted Traffic Stop Ends With Crash Near Smyrna, One Arrested

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SMYRNA, Del. - Local police say an attempted traffic stop lead to the arrest of a wanted juvenile, and the recovery of a stolen car.

Smyrna Police say on Friday, around 11:55 AM, Officers saw a silver Volvo with equipment violations, and no license plate driving South on Route 13, and attempted to pull it over. According to the report, the Volvo didn't stop, but instead drove faster, recklessly weaving in and out of traffic, in an apparent attempt to elude Officers. Police say around Garrisons Lake, South of Smyrna, the suspect lost control of the vehicle, crossing over the median, driving into oncoming traffic, then through a fence and into Portable Buildings Inc.. The crash reportedly caused $9,000 in damages to the business.

After crashing, the suspect apparently fled from the scene on foot, leaving two female juvenile passengers inside the Volvo, who reportedly gave Officers a description of the suspect. The two passengers were then taken to Kent General Hospital for minor injuries. Smyrna Police and Delaware State Police reportedly found the 16-year-old suspect on Route 1, not far from the scene of the crash, apparently trying to flag down drivers for a ride, and took him into custody.

Police say the suspect is a runaway from Wilmington, since April 11th, 2014, and also wanted out of New Castle County Family Court. Police say a registration check on the Volvo, showed that it had been stolen from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The teen has been charged with receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, disregarding a police officers signal, reckless driving, driving without a valid license, failure to have two head lamps, unsafe passing on the left, failure to have required insurance, and overtaking/passing on the right. He is now reportedly being held at Stevenson Juvenile Detention Facility in Milford on $6,703 bond.

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