Police: Three teens steal vehicle, flee from officers

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DOVER, Del. – Three teens have been charged after police say they stole a vehicle early Wednesday morning.

At around 5:40 a.m., Dover Police officers responded to a home in the 100 block of Thames Drive for a report of a stolen 2017 Hyundai Sonata. The investigating officer announced details of the stolen vehicle over the police radio while at the scene.

An officer on patrol in the area of Route 8 and Dover High Drive observed the stolen vehicle traveling westbound, at which point officers tried to stop the vehicle, but the suspects fled. A brief pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed into a parked car in the Cannon Mills neighborhood. Three suspects then fled on foot, but were quickly taken into custody.

All three suspects are 15 years old and have been charged with several offenses, including receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, and reckless driving. We’re told bond information was not available at the time of release.


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