Two Juveniles Arrested After Fleeing in Stolen Vehicle

 The Dover Police Department has arrested a 16-year-old male and 17-year-old male, both of Felton, DE, following a stolen vehicle investigation. The investigation began early Friday when the victim, who resides in the unit block of Liberty Drive, reported her vehicle stolen. The vehicle was a 2017 Hyundai Elantra. At approximately 12:50 p.m. on Friday, the victim contacted Dover Police again and advised that her vehicle was in the area of Stevenson Drive. Officers responded to the area and located the vehicle on Fair Wind Place Dover, DE.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at which time it accelerated over a grassy area and fled. The vehicle continued to flee, striking a City of Dover fire hydrant and eventually caused an accident at the intersection of White Oak Road and Bay Tree Drive when it failed to yield the right of way to 2015 Honda Civic. Police were able to take the 16-year-old-male driver and 17-year-old-male passenger into custody. As a result of the collision, both defendants and three other individuals were taken to Bayhealth Medical Center for treatment. Once the juveniles were released from the hospital, they were transported to Dover Police where they were processed and arraigned through JP7.

The 16-year-old-male was released on OR bond to his guardian on the following charges:
-Theft $1500 or Greater
-Disregarding a Police Officer Signal
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Theft Under $1500
-Criminal Mischief Under $1000
-Driving without a Valid License
-Fail to Yield Right of Way when entering or crossing
-Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign
-Carless Driving

The 17-year-old male was released on OR bond to his guardian on the following charges:
-Theft $1500 or Greater
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Resisting Arrest

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