Prohibited Felon Arrested with Handgun

Posted on  11/25/2013 11:21 am


  • 200 block South Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Sunday, November 24, 2013 approximately 12:41 a.m.


  • Marvin Dejesus-Santiago, 23, 700 block Robinson Lane, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited
    • Possession of a Firearm within 10 Years of a Prior Conviction
    • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
    • Forgery 2nd Degree
    • Resisting Arrest
    • Bicycle at Night Shall be Equipped with a Headlight


Photo of Marvin Dejesus-SantiagoA convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm was arrested with a handgun after officers stopped him for riding a bicycle at night without a headlight.

Officers Andrew Shaub and Jose Vasquez were on patrol in the 200 block of South Broom Street when they observed Marvin Dejesus-Santiago riding a bicycle without a headlight. When the officers attempted to stop him, Dejesus-Santiago fled on the bicycle for several blocks before dropping the bicycle and continuing to flee on foot. Dejesus-Santiago then discarded a loaded .380 caliber handgun before he was taken into custody by the pursuing officers.

While in custody Dejesus-Santiago provided a false name to officers. At Wilmington Police Headquarters he falsified a court document by providing additional false information. An investigation revealed Dejeus-Santiago’s true identity and that he has prior violent felony convictions that prohibit him from possessing a firearm.

Marvin Dejesus-Santiago was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $44,010 cash bail.