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Stolen Vehicle Suspect Arrested After Pursuit

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Incident Number: 50-22-5420

Date/Time:  Saturday, February 19th, 2022 at 10:58 p.m.

Location: Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department arrested a 27-year-old man after he stole a vehicle on Saturday night.  Officers took a report of stolen white Honda Accord from the unit block of South Governors Avenue.  Once the officer took the report, they observed the stolen vehicle being operated by Nafis Shakir in the area of Loockerman Street and South New Street.  Officers attempted to stop the car but Shakir fled from officers, traveling south on POW-MIA Parkway.  A police officer with the Camden Police Department successfully used Stop Sticks (tire deflation device), causing Shakir to stop the vehicle in the area of Old North Road in Camden.  Shakir exited the vehicle and fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by officers.  

Shakir was committed to SCI on a $6,325 bond on the following charges:
-Theft of Motor Vehicle
-Resisting Arrest
-Disregard Police Officer Signal
-Criminal Mischief (2x)
-Multiple Traffic Offenses


Nafis Shakir
Smyrna, DE

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