Suspect, Officers Injured During Police Chase in Delaware: Officials

A Delaware man was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase that injured two officers.

On Friday around 6:40 p.m. officers were patrolling in Edgemoor, Delaware when they spotted a black Lincoln Navigator traveling on Salisbury Drive near the intersection of N. Stuyvesant Drive. The officers checked the vehicle’s registration and determined it had been stolen out of Wilmington.

Officers stopped the vehicle in the unit block of Stuyvestant Drive. As they approached, the driver inside the Navigator, later identified as 24-year-old Calvin Warren of Smyrna, allegedly backed up and struck a patrol vehicle.

Warren then allegedly drove forward across two lawns and continued eastbound on S. Stuyvesant Drive. Another officer spotted the vehicle as it crossed over Salisbury Drive and a pursuit ensued.

After driving near the Chemours-Edgemoor Plant, Warren allegedly made a U-Turn and struck a civilian vehicle. He then drove back towards approaching officers at a high speed and struck another police vehicle head-on, causing major damage, investigators said. Warren then crashed into another police vehicle and the chase ended, according to officials.

Warren was taken into custody and transported to Wilmington Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Two officers also suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the chase and crashes. They were both treated at the hospital and later released.

Warren is charged with assault, reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, vehicle assault and other related offenses. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $28,900 cash bail.

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