Police Locate Stolen Gun During Traffic Stop-One Arrested

New Castle County Police have arrested 26 year-old Warren May for possession of a stolen gun and other offenses.

(New Castle, Del. 19720) Yesterday (August 15) The Mobile Enforcement Team were conducting proactive patrol along the Christiana Road corridor. Warren May, who was driving a gray Dodge, was observed committing a traffic violation. An officer from the Mobile Enforcement Team attempted to stop the vehicle. Warren May did not stop for officers and conducted several more traffic violations. Officers discontinued following the vehicle for the sake of public safety. With information provided to police from a citizen, officers were able to locate the gray Dodge unoccupied and still running, in the intersection of Second Ave and Valley Rd. Officers located a black hand-gun and magazine just outside of the vehicle. Warren May was then located by officers in the 100 block of S. Dupont Hwy. where he was taken into custody without further incident.

Officers learned that the handgun recovered near the vehicle was reported stolen.

Warren May was charged with 2 counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited(prior felony conviction), receiving stolen firearm, resisting arrest, disregarding a police officer signal, driving while suspended or revoked, reckless driving, failure to properly use turn signal, display of license plate, unreasonable speed, failure to stop at a red light, driving across a median. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to pay $20,910.00 cash only bail.

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