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Wilmington Police Department
Tuesday June 11th, 2019 :: 03:03 p.m. EDT


Wilmington Police arrest juvenile found driving stolen vehicle

Wilmington Police have arrested a 17-year-old female in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation.
On May 31 at approximately 4:29 p.m., police were called to the 600 block of West 39th Street in reference to a report of a vehicle that had been stolen. Officers learned that a man had left his vehicle running while unattended, at which point someone got into the vehicle and drove off.
On June 1 at approximately 5 p.m., police on patrol in the area of Vandever Avenue and Lamotte Street observed the vehicle that had been reported stolen. Officers were able to take the 17-year-old female driving the vehicle into custody without incident.
The juvenile has been charged with receiving stolen property. She was arraigned in New Castle County Family Court and released to a parent pending further proceedings.
Police continue to remind motorists to be mindful not to leave vehicles running while unattended, or with keys left in the vehicle.

Wilmington Police Department
300 North Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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