Wilmington Juvenile Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit and Foot Chase

Posted on  01/21/2013 5:11 pm


  • 2500 block of North West Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Friday, January 18, 2013, approximately 4:17 p.m.


  • Public/Society


  • 16 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware


  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Conspiracy 3rd
  • Reckless Driving
  • Failure to Obey a Traffic Device


Officers arrested a Wilmington juvenile after he led them on a vehicle pursuit and foot chase.

Late Friday afternoon, at 4:17 p.m., Officer Matthew Rosaio observed three juveniles occupying a Chevrolet Impala traveling southbound on the 2500 block of North West Street. Officer Rosiao attempted to stop the vehicle when it disregarded a stop sign at 25th and North West Streets. When the officer activated the lights and siren, the vehicle accelerated attempting to elude the officer. The vehicle was perused for several blocks before the juveniles fled on foot allowing the vehicle to roll into the intersection of 28th and Madison Streets. Officer Rosiao stopped the vehicle while informing assisting units the description of the driver. Assisting officers, Officer Antonio Tiberi and Corporal Lorne Peterson, located and took the defendant into custody without further incident.

Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen and its rightful owner was notified of the recovery.