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Dover Man Wanted After Fleeing in Stolen Vehicle During Traffic Stop 4-24-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-12221

Date/Time:  Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 11:22PM

Location:  Loockerman Street and S. New Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is seeking Christopher Sudler (24) after he fled in a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday night.  At approximately 11:22PM, a Dover police officer stopped a gold GMC Yukon in the area of Loockerman Street and South New Street for a registration violation.  The driver, Christopher Sudler, provided the officer with a name, as he claimed to not have identification on him.  When the officer conducted a computer check, it was discovered that the name provided belonged to an incarcerated inmate.  After learning the true identity of the driver, the officer approached the vehicle again, when Sudler fled the area.  Due to public safety concerns, a pursuit was not initiated.  At approximately 11:45PM, the owner of the GMC Yukon reported it stolen to the Dover Police Department.  The vehicle was later recovered on Silver Lake Blvd. after it struck a curb.

Sudler is currently wanted on the following charges:
-Theft of a Motor Vehicle
-Disregarding Police Officer Signal
-Criminal Impersonation
-Several Traffic Offenses

Christopher Sudler