WILMINGTON — Sherron Elam-Coursey, 18, of Wilmington, as well as a 13-year-old Magnolia female and a 15-year-old Milford female, have been arrested in connection with a Thursday vehicle theft, authorities said.
Delaware State Police Senior Cpl. Jason Hatchell said that, at approximately 1:44 a.m., troopers responded to a Wawa at 4651 Ogletown Stanton Road after a report of a stolen car.
Troopers learned that a 21-year-old female parked her black 2017 Chevrolet Malibu in front of the store and went inside to make a purchase, leaving the car unsecured and running. Upon return, it was missing from the parking lot, Cpl. Hatchell said.
An investigation determined that the two juvenile suspects stole the Malibu and fled, he added.
Troopers located the vehicle unoccupied near Interstate 95 and Daniel S. Frawley Stadium and found the three suspects hiding in the marsh nearby, police said. They were taken into custody without further incident.
The juveniles were charged with motor vehicle theft and second-degree conspiracy. They were each arraigned in New Castle County Family Court and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center, Wilmington, on $5,000 secured bonds.
Mr. Elam-Coursey was charged with receiving stolen property. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on his own recognizance.