Two boys, ages 17 and 15, are in trouble with the law after allegedly stealing Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams’ SUV.
Wilmington police were called to the 3400 block of N. Madison Street at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday night, where the car was reported stolen. The 2004 Chevrolet Blazer belonging to Mayor Williams was parked and unoccupied outside of his home at the time it was lifted.
Minutes later, police noticed the SUV driving through the intersection of 11th and N. Spruce Streets, and stopped the vehicle in the 1000 block of N. Pine Street.
The 17-year-old driver tried to run, police said, but failed to put the stolen truck in park. The Blazer crashed into a parked car before coming to a stop. The suspect was apprehended immediately.
The 15-year-old passenger was arrested without incident.
Both teens were booked with stealing a car and receiving stolen property over $1,500; the older one was also charged with resisting arrest and driving without a license.
The 17-year-old was committed to the New Castle County Detention center in lieu of $5,500 secured bail. The 15-year-old was released to his parents on $4,000.00 Unsecured bail.