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

Advisory

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.

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Wilmington Police Department
300 North Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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