Soldiers Arrest Claymont Teen for Motor Vehicle Theft – Wilmington – Delaware State Police


Date posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Wilmington- Delaware State Police have arrested a 15-year-old man from Claymont, DE, for theft of a motor vehicle after an incident on Monday evening.

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 7:59 p.m., soldiers responded to the Eagle Tobacco store located at 3505 Miller Road, Wilmington, for a motor vehicle theft. Soldiers learned that a 47-year-old man parked his silver 2015 Chevrolet Malibu outside the store and walked inside to make a purchase while leaving the vehicle unsecured and running. Inside the store, a silver vehicle pulled up beside the Malibu when a suspect exited, entered the Malibu, and drove off.

Using investigative means, soldiers located the unoccupied suspect vehicle in the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington. The soldiers monitored the stolen vehicle and observed the suspect’s return soon after. After a foot chase, the soldiers managed to apprehend the suspect.

The 15-year-old suspect was returned to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Theft of a motor vehicle (crime)
  • Resist arrest by force (crime)

The 15-year-old suspect was brought to justice before Justice of the Peace # 11 and released on $ 2,000 unsecured bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Zickgraf of the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigation 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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and need help, the Police Victim Services Unit of the The State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide support and resources to you 24 hours a day through a toll-free 1-800-VICTIME-1 hotline. (1800 842-8461). You can also email the Unit Manager at [email protected]

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