Milton, Ellendale men arrested in Harrington

HARRINGTON – Two subjects were arrested by the Harrington Police Department who continues to search for a third after subjects attempted to flee from officers during a traffic stop.

On Sunday, Jan. 17 at 10:47 p.m., two officers on patrol stopped a vehicle on Liberty St. in the area of Thomas St. after they determined the registration was suspended for no insurance.

When the vehicle stopped, the three occupants fled on foot. The two Harrington Officers and the Harrington Police Department K-9 pursued the suspects.

The K-9 officer ordered one of the suspects to stop fleeing or the K-9 would be released and the suspect stopped running and laid on the ground at which time he was taken into custody.

Police identified the suspects who were arrested as Evelio J. Alvarez 21, of the 13000 Block of Beaver Dam Rd. in Ellendale, who was identified at the driver and Jorden Luff 22, of the 12000 Block of Union St. in Milton, who was identified as the passenger.

After being taken into custody both were transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing and questioning. While being questioned, both Alvarez and Luff refused to give officers the identity of the third occupant of the vehicle that fled and was not caught.

Police then issued Luff criminal summons for hindering prosecution and resisting arrest. He was released pending a future court appearance.

Alvarez was also issued summons for hindering prosecution, resisting arrest and several traffic summons. He also had eight active capias out of several different courts. Alvarez was arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $36,167 cash only bond.

The third occupant of the vehicle still has not been identified. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harrington Police Department at (302) 398-4493 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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