Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle results in a Pursuit and Arrest

Dover Police Department Complaint #:

50-13-34223

Date/Time:

12/14/2013 @ 1:20 pm

Location of Incident:

North Queen St at Cecil St, Dover, De

Victim: Male

Victim Age: 39

Narrative:

On Saturday October 14, 2013 the victim of this incident reported that his vehicle was removed from his residence by a known acquaintance, James T. Young Jr., without his permission.  On the same day at approximately 1:20 pm the victim notified the Dover Police Department that he saw Young driving his vehicle in the area of the west of Silver Lake and attempted to stop him resulting in Young striking him with the car and fleeing.  Officers from the Dover Police Department responded to the area and immediately found Young in the victim’s vehicle on North Queen St at Cecil St and attempted to stop him.  Young refused to stop and fled from officers resulting in a brief car pursuit that ended when Young failed to yield at the intersection of Lakewood Place and Walker Rd and struck a car traveling through that intersection.  Both vehicles involved in the collision rolled over resulting in injuries to both Young and the two occupants (Male 63, Female 57) of the other vehicle.

After the collision Young was taken into custody by officers of the Dover Police Department without further incident.  When taken into custody Young was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and was under the influence of drugs/alcohol.  The other victim’s involved in the accident and Young were transported to Kent General Hospital and were treated and released.

Crime/Nature:

Vehicular Assault 2nd (3 counts)

Criminal Mischief over $5000

Criminal Mischief over $1000

Reckless Endangering 2nd

Disregard a Police Officers Signal

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

DUI Alcohol/Drugs

16 Various Traffic Offenses

Defendant Information/Arrest Disposition:

Def 1: James T. Young Jr.

Dob: 02/05/76

Age: 37

Address: 100 Block Trafalgar Drive, Dover, De

Bond: $8,650.00 secured

Disposition: Committed to James T. Vaughn Corrections

Charges:

Vehicular Assault 2nd (3 counts)

Criminal Mischief over $5000

Criminal Mischief over $1000

Reckless Endangering 2nd

Disregard a Police Officers Signal

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

DUI Alcohol/Drugs

16 Various Traffic Offenses

Officer releasing this information:

Lt. Jason Pires

(302) 736-7145

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