Police arrest juveniles for late night theft from motor vehicles

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Police have arrested four juveniles who traveled between New Castle neighborhoods breaking into vehicles and stealing items before fleeing to the next neighborhood.

NEW CASTLE (DE): You would think that at 4:00 a.m. your kids would be indoors asleep, but for one group of kids, they had other things on their minds – like breaking into cars and stealing items from them before traveling to the next neighborhood to target their next victim.

Hopefully, you didn’t become a victim, but if you live in the neighborhoods of Wilmington Manor Gardens, Minquadale Trailer Park, East Minquadale, Chelsea Estates and Hampton Walk Apartments you might not of been so lucky.

According to police spokesman, Michel Eckerd, Last Friday September 8th, New Castle County patrol Officers were dispatched to the neighborhoods of Wilmington Manor Gardens, Minquadale Trailer Park, East Minquadale, Chelsea Estates and Hampton Walk Apartments, for reports of Thefts from Motor Vehicles.

Eckerd said, over five vehicles were entered, all via unlocked doors. Four juvenile suspects, ranging in age from 12-14 years old were identified and of which two have been arrested. The juveniles were able to travel between neighborhoods on bicycles and only entered unsecured vehicles. The arrested juveniles were arraigned and Released on Their Own Recognizance.

Residents are reminded to “PARK SMART” by locking car doors, removing valuables and keys.

If you have any additional information, please contact Officer Emily Lange, eelange@nccde.org or the New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800.

Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submits. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

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