Man Leads Police on Vehicle Pursuit and Foot Chase

Posted on  02/15/2013 11:05 am


  • 1200 block of West 8th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Thursday, February 14, 2013 approximately 1:52 a.m.


  • Public/Society


  • Fidel Arreola, 27, 2000 block of North Jackson Avenue, Wilmington
    • Possession of Burglar Tools
    • Criminal Mischief
    • Disregard of a Police Signal
    • Aggressive Driving
    • Resisting Arrest
    • Driving While Suspended
    • Reckless Driving
    • Failure to Have Required Insurance
    • Failure to Stop At a Red Light (4 counts)
    • U-Turn Around on Roadway Interfering with Traffic
    • Unreasonable Speed
    • Unattended MV
    • Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign (5 counts)


Officers John Fleming and James Houck arrested Fidel Arreola after he led them on a vehicle pursuit and foot chase.

Early Thursday morning at approximately 1:52 a.m., Officers Fleming and Houck responded to the 1200 block of West 8th Street in reference a subject breaking into a vehicle. As the officers arrived they observed a male subject running west bound on West 8th Street. While conducting an investigation, officers were able to ascertain the description of the subject. Shortly thereafter, a maroon-colored Ford Expedition fled from the area at a high rate of speed. The officers activated their lights and sirens and pursued the vehicle. The vehicle led officers from the 1200 block of West 8th Street crossing over Franklin, Broom, Rodney, Clayton, DuPont, Scott, Lincoln, and Union Streets, and southbound on North Bancroft Parkway. The vehicle continued south crossing over 7, 6, and 5th Streets before turning west bound on West 4th. The vehicle continued westbound on West 4th Street until it reached the 3100 block. The vehicle made a U-turn, cutting off eastbound traffic, while continuing east on West 4th Street. The vehicle would come to a stop on Boxwood Road at which time Arreola exited the vehicle fleeing on foot. The officers would catch Arreola and take him into custody after a brief struggle. Arreola was found in possession of two large screwdrivers.

Arreola was committed to Howard R. Young in lieu of a $6,900.00 secured bond.