KENT, Del., — A man who robbed a car in a car dealership ended up crashing shortly after and had to be flown to a hospital, according to the police.
Troopers responded to Hertrich’s Auto Sales at 1355 Bay Road in Milford because of a report of burglary at around 11:45 in the evening, according to Delaware State Police.
Upon arrival at the crime scene, they found the point of entry of the suspect which a broken window to a garage bay door. Investigation further reveals a wrecked garage door which seemed to be the point of exit as the suspect drove the stolen vehicle, police say.
The vehicle that was stolen was confirmed by representatives of Hertrich to be a $ 15, 000 2005 Dodge Neon that was parked inside the garage. At about 10 minutes after the reported theft, a single vehicular crash on Bowman Road, just a short distance away from the dealership, was reported to the troopers. Upon arrival at the crash scene, troopers confirmed that the vehicle was the 2005 Dodge Neon that was reported stolen at the Hertrich’s Auto Sales dealership.
The suspect of the burglary was found out to be 21-year-old Walter B. Crouch of the 1600 block of S. Bay Road, Milford. He sustained injuries during the crash and had to be airlifted via state police helicopter to Christiana Hospital. Initial investigations reveal that alcohol may be a contributory factor in the car crash.
As soon as Crouch will be discharged from the hospital, he will be facing charges of theft of a motor vehicle, third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief and driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
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