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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Weapon Investigation Leads to Collision and Arrest


January 25, 2018 - On Wednesday January 24, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m., members of the Newark Police Department Street Crimes Unit were conducting surveillance in the area of Todd Estates, Newark. Officers assigned to that unit had obtained an arrest warrant for Shane Scott, charging him with one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.


While conducting surveillance, Scott was located in a Ford F150 pickup truck at the McDonald’s restaurant at the corner of Route 4 and Harmony Road. An officer in an unmarked police vehicle pulled up behind Scott with his emergency lights activated, as several other officers converged on foot toward the vehicle.


Scott immediately fled in the vehicle, driving over a grass embankment, a sidewalk and then a curb onto westbound Route 4 at a high rate of speed. As Scott approached Route 4 and Prides Crossing, he recklessly maneuvered the vehicle over another curb and a pedestrian island, losing control of the vehicle, where he then struck a 2002 Toyota Solara. The F150 flipped several times and came to rest on its roof in a grass median.


Scott was able to exit the vehicle and flee on foot towards the Allendale Apartments. Other responding Newark officers apprehended Scott on Rustic Drive in Brookbend. A search of the area of the F150 at the collision scene revealed a loaded 9mm handgun and a quantity of marijuana.


A 63-year-old female was driving the Toyota Solara. She was removed by ambulance to Christiana Hospital for possible minor injuries.


Defendant: (Photo Attached)

Shane W. Scott, 21-year-old

Newark, DE



Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)

Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Resisting Arrest

Disregarding a Police Officer Signal

Vehicular Assault 3rd Degree

Reckless Driving

Driving Without a License

No Insurance

Driving over a Curb (2Counts)

Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable Speed

Leaving the Scene of an Injury Collision

Failure to Report a Collision resulting in Injury

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Scott was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court #11, issued $43,500 cash bond and transported to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.


Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Cpl. Ken Odom at or 302-366-7100 ext. 3472.


You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or via the internet at where a reward may be available.


The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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