Two Juveniles and an Adult Arrested After Car Chase in Stolen Vehicle, Stolen Firearm Recovered

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested two juveniles and an adult on gun charges and recovered a stolen vehicle.

Athorties state that on June 22 at approximately 3:43 a.m., an officer on patrol attempted to conduct a vehicle stop in the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.  The vehicle fled but was located a short time later in the area of 2nd and King Streets.  The occupants, 18-year-old Trudell Powell and two 16-year-old males, fled from the vehicle but were all quickly taken into custody without incident.  The vehicle was found to be stolen, and officers recovered a loaded 9mm handgun that had been reported stolen.

The first 16-year-old male was charged with the following offenses, in addition to traffic violations

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
  • Receiving a Stolen Vehicle
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree)
  • Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $10,850 secured bail.

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Powell was charged with the following offenses:

  • Receiving a Stolen Vehicle
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree)
  • Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was released on $6,000 unsecured bail.

The second 16-year-old male was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
  • Receiving a Stolen Vehicle
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree)

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was released on $10,500 unsecured bail.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. 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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