Man arrested for stolen vehicle after pursuit near Sunset Park

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is behind bars after an officer on patrol noticed a stolen vehicle.

According to Linda Rawley Thompson with Wilmington Police, the officer noticed that a Volkswagen in the 400 block of Rutledge Drive may have been stolen.

He called dispatch and the vehicle was confirmed stolen. The officer then began following the car.

The driver in the Volkswagen drove around the Sunset Park area and crashed into a curb at Sunset Ave. and Washington Street.

Lorenzo Rochelle, 33, was then taken into custody and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, felony to alluding arrest and driving with license revoked. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution. No serious injuries were reported.

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