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Dover Man Arrested After Fleeing in Stolen Vehicle/Crashing Into Bus 9-25-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-30533

Date/Time:  Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 9:14AM

Location:  See Narrative

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Levi Collins (26) on Tuesday morning after crashing a stolen vehicle into a DART bus.  Officers initially responded to the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  for a report of a stolen work truck in the area that was reported stolen to Delaware State Police Troop 3.  

Officers located the vehicle with four occupants and attempted to stop it in the area of Federal Street.  The vehicle continued onto Loockerman Street and proceeded eastbound, attempting to elude officers.  As the vehicle approached the intersection of Loockerman Street and S. DuPont Highway, two occupants exited and immediately surrendered to police.  The vehicle, being operated by Collins, continued to flee, and failed to negotiate a turn in the area of River Road, striking a stopped DART Bus.  At that time, a 3rd passenger surrendered to police and Collins fled on foot.  Following a brief foot chase, Collins was arrested without further incident.  

Three occupants from the DART Bus sustained minor injuries an were treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and later released.  It was learned that the three passengers in the stolen truck were unaware that it was stolen and repeatedly asked to be let out and Collins refused, continuing to flee.

Collins was later committed to SCI on a $6,507 secured bond on the following charges:
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Disregard Police Officer Signal
-Unlawful Imprisonment (3x)
-Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree (3x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Vehicular Assault 3rd Degree (3x)
-Aggressive Driving
-Several Traffic Violations

Levi Collins
Dover, DE
Age: 26