Patient accused in Christiana Hospital carjacking

(File/NewsWorks)

(File/NewsWorks)

A patient at Christiana Hospital in Newark is the suspect in a carjacking that took place Tuesday morning in the hospital’s parking lot.

Delaware State Police say Jeffery C. Blauvelt, 56, of Wilmington, left the hospital on Ogletown-Stanton Road before 7 a.m. prior to being discharged.

Police say he then approached a car parked in front of the hospital and entered the driver’s seat as a 26-year-old woman was exiting. A 25-year-old man who also exited the car attempted to stop Blauvelt, but police say Blauvelt pushed the man and drove off. Police say there were no injuries.

Blauvelt is charged with Carjacking 2nd Degree and Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

Police are asking the public to help them find the alleged carjacker. Blauvelt is described as a white male who is 5”11 and 220 lbs, and has hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing pants and a fur coat. Police say he may be operating a silver 2004 Nissan Maxima with Delaware tags.

If anyone has information about this incident they are asked to contact Troop 6 at 302-633-5000. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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