(Wilmington, DE 19805) Last Thursday, (November 30) Patrol Officers from the New Castle County Police Department were dispatched to the unit block of North Rodney Drive reference a theft report. When they arrived they learned that the 10-year-old victim suffered from Cerebral Palsy and is confined to a wheelchair or a walker. The victim’s mother reported that she wheeled the victim out to the car in her walker, placed the victim in the car and then drove away leaving the walker in the front yard. When she realized her mistake approximately 20 minutes had lapsed. The victim’s mother contacted her husband who was still at the house and when he looked outside the walker was gone.
The walker is described as a 3-foot tall custom royal blue walker with a fold-down seat.
If you have any information, please contact Officer First Class Mihalyi at JDMihalyi@nccde.org or The New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800.Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.