Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Suspect with Loaded Firearm

Angel Velazquez-BedollaAngel Velazquez-Bedolla /Submitted Image

WILMINGTON, DE — Delaware State Police announced the arrest of 20-year-old Angel Velazquez-Bedolla of Wilmington, Delaware, on multiple gun offenses following a traffic stop that occurred early Monday morning in Wilmington.

The criminal complaint alleges that on September 25, 2023, at approximately 2:06 a.m., a trooper on patrol observed a blue Toyota Corolla commit multiple traffic violations as it was traveling northbound on South Market Street in the area of Rogers Road in Wilmington. A traffic stop was initiated, and the trooper made contact with the driver and sole occupant, identified as Angel Velazquez-Bedolla.  A computer inquiry of Velazquez-Bedolla revealed he was wanted for an active capias, and he was taken into custody without incident. A consensual search of the Toyota led to the recovery of a loaded firearm from the glovebox. Velazquez-Bedolla is a person prohibited from owning a firearm or ammunition due to his age.

Velazquez-Bedolla was taken to Troop 2, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of an Unfinished Firearm with no Serial Number (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Under 18 (Felony)
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Under 18 (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Traffic Offenses

Velazquez-Bedolla was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $60,000 cash bond.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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