Car stop leads to pursuit, foot chase in Wilmington

March 4, 2013 11:01:51 AM PST
Police in Wilmington, Delaware say a traffic violation led to a vehicle pursuit and foot chase Saturday evening, but ended in the capture of a wanted man.

It was 9:21 p.m. when officers observed a gray Dodge Caravan blow through a stop sign at the intersection of W 25th and N Monroe Streets. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but the van took off.

Officers pursued the Dodge through the Wilmington's north side. Then in the 100 block of W 37th Street the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

The man was apprehended by officers in the 3600 block of N West Street.

One gram of marijuana and a bag of heroin were found in the Dodge Caravan.

Officers also discovered that the man, identified as 18-year-old Willie Brothers, had an existing warrant for his arrest.

Brothers was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Heroin, Aggressive Driving, Resisting Arrest, Driving the Wrong Way on a One Way Road, Failure to Have License in Possession, Failure to Stop At a Red Light, and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign (8 Counts).

He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of a $3,000 secured bond and $5,500 unsecured bond. An additional $6,000 cash bail and $500 unsecured bond were added for his preexisting charges.