Troopers Recover Stolen Motorcycle after Crash


Delaware State Police

The Delaware State Police have arrested a Frederica man after he crashed a motorcycle that was stolen.

The incident occurred around midnight last night as a trooper on routine patrol in the area of Coastal Highway (SR1) and Johnson Road was running stationary radar. The trooper observed a motorcycle traveling southbound on Rt. 1 above the posted speed limit and pulled out and began to follow the motorcycle with his emergency equipment activated. The motorcycle pulled to the shoulder of the roadway and appeared to be stopping, however, the operator then accelerated away from the trooper. The trooper then turned off his emergency equipment and was able to maintain visual contact with the motorcycle, watching it weave in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed. As the trooper attempted to catch up to the motorcycle, he witnessed the operator lose control and crash in the center median. The suspect, later identified as Jonathan S. Hood, began to flee on foot across a field where he was eventually taken into custody. He was not injured in the crash. A computer check into the registration of the motorcycle revealed it was stolen from a North Little Creek address in Dover back on April 6, 2012.

Hood was then transported back to Troop 7 in Lewes where he was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property, Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal, Resisting Arrest, Speeding in Excess of 55 MPH on a 4 Lane or Divided Roadway, Reckless Driving, Aggressive Driving, and numerous other traffic charges. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,500.00 secured bail.