Dover Police have arrested two local men and are looking for a third following a chase involving a stolen car.
Copies of arrest warrants provided by Justice of the Peace Court 7, Dover, indicated the car’s driver sometimes reached speeds of 75 mph driving on Dover city streets.
The case began at approximately 1:06 a.m. Feb. 9 when a patrol officer spotted a stolen car being driven in the area of Legislative Avenue and East Loockerman Street. The driver took off after the officer switched on his lights and siren, driving through several stop signs and into an alleyway on Maryland Avenue, where the car hit a wooden fence. The vehicle continued on through several other streets until it turned onto Walker Road and hit another fence.
This impact disabled the car, and the three men inside jumped out and ran away, but officers were able to apprehend two of them following a foot chase.
The driver, identified as Dante Durham, 25, of the 100 block of Harmony Road, Dover, was charged with motor vehicle theft, conspiracy, hindering prosecution, resisting arrest, disregarding a police officer’s signal and numerous traffic offenses.
He was ordered jailed in default of a $10,750 secured bail.
The second man, identified as Julian Freeman, 24, of the 100 block of North New Street, was charged with motor vehicle theft, conspiracy, hindering prosecution and resisting arrest. He was released from custody on a $7,000 unsecured bond.
Both Freeman and Durham declined to identify the third man in the car, who remains at large.