A man and a woman were arrested and an officer injured after a wild police chase that damaged three state police vehicles.
The ordeal began Friday around 11:30 p.m. while detectives were conducting surveillance in the Kimberton development in Newark, Delaware. Investigators were looking for Andrew long, 26, of Middletown and Ashley Jones, 26, of Wilmington. Police say Long and Jones were wanted for committing three burglaries in Townsend and Middletown in January and February.
Shortly before midnight, detectives spotted the two suspects entering a 1996 Honda Civic parked on Greenbridge Drive, according to investigators. Police say detectives parked in front of and behind the Honda in an attempt to prevent the vehicle from driving off. Long allegedly backed into one of the police vehicles in back of him and then drove forward into a police vehicle in front. Police say the Honda then fled from the development while State Troopers pursued.
The Honda drove into Pennsylvania where Pennsylvania State Troopers pursued the vehicle, according to investigators. The Honda then allegedly returned to Delaware and continued southbound on Lancaster Pike. Police say the Honda then struck a fully marked State Police vehicle that was not involved in the chase but was driving on Lancaster Pike. Police say Troopers then captured and arrested Long and Jones without any further incident.
The two detectives involved in the collisions on Greenbridge Drive were not hurt, according to investigators. Police say the Trooper involved in the collision on Lancaster Pike injured his leg and was treated at Christiana Hospital and then later released.
Long was charged with burglary, disregarding a police officer’s signal, reckless endangerment and other related offenses. He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $28,000 secured bail.
Jones was charged with burglary, falsifying records, criminal mischief and other related offenses. She was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute after failing to post $17,250 secured bail.