Three Juveniles Arrested for Stealing Car After Crash During Pursuit

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DOVER, DE – Three teens have been arrested for the theft of a 2017 Hyundai Sonata and are suspected to be involved in other car thefts in the city.

According to the Dover Police Department, the teens were arrested after a brief pursuit of a stolen vehicle on Wednesday morning.

“At approximately 5:41 a.m., 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,” police reported. “An officer on patrol in the area of Route 8 and Dover High Drive observed the stolen vehicle traveling westbound.”

A police report detailed that officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the suspects fled, resulting in a brief vehicle pursuit that ended when the vehicle crashed into a parked car in the Cannon Mills neighborhood.

“Three suspects (one white male and two black males) fled the vehicle on foot and were all apprehended without incident. All three suspects are juveniles,” the department added.

The Dover Police Department issued an alert on July 3rd, 2022 to Hyundai Sonata and Elantra owners following a string of thefts in the area.

“At this time, it is unknown if the arrested suspects were involved in previous incidents. Those cases remain under investigation with additional charges pending if the suspects are linked to those prior incidents,” police said in a statement.