Newark Teen Arrested Following Stolen Vehicle Investigation

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NEWARK, DE — Delaware State Police have arrested a 19-year-old Newark resident, Aaron Rambert, in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation. The arrest occurred following an incident at a local Wawa store on February 19, 2024.

According to the police report, a trooper responded to a complaint at the Wawa located at 970 Christiana Road in Newark around 7:30 a.m. The complainant reported that their Toyota RAV4, which had been left running in the parking lot while they entered the store, was missing upon their return. Surveillance footage revealed an unidentified man dressed in black clothing taking the vehicle.

Following investigative procedures, the trooper located the stolen Toyota near the 800 block of Village Circle in Newark. The man in the driver’s seat matched the description of the suspect captured on the surveillance video, and there was a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

The suspect, later identified as Rambert, initially refused to comply with instructions to exit the vehicle. When the trooper attempted to arrest him, Rambert resisted, leading to a brief struggle before he was taken into custody.

A search of Rambert and the vehicle uncovered drug paraphernalia and approximately 1.85 grams of marijuana. Rambert was transported to Troop 2, where he was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, a felony, resisting arrest, consuming marijuana in public areas, loitering, and possession of personal use quantity of marijuana under 21.

Rambert was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on his own recognizance.

As we continue to follow this story, it is important to remember these charges are allegations at this point. Like all individuals facing criminal proceedings, Rambert is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As the case unfolds, we will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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