Aug 09, 2016


Rehoboth Beach Police have positively identified the suspects from the Carjacking originally reported on August 6th, 2016 as John W. Poore, 34, of Elkton, Md and Ashley K. Ford, 25, of Perryville, Md. 

Monday night (08/08/16) Ford and Poore were located operating the stolen charcoal 2002 Chevrolet Suburban on I-95 northbound by Maryland Transportation Authority Police.  When officers attempted to stop the vehicle a vehicle pursuit ensued that ended when the suspect vehicle struck two other vehicles at the intersection of Route 40 and Whitehall Road in Elkton, Maryland. 

As a result of the collision, Ford and Poore sustained serious, life threatening injuries.  Ford was flown from the scene of the collision to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. where she was later pronounced deceased. Poore was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma where he remains in serious condition. 

An occupant of one of the other vehicles struck sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision.  The occupant remains in stable condition.



On Saturday morning (08/06/16) at around 10:15 am, officers from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department responded to the Royal Farms located in the 400 block of Rehoboth Avenue for a report of a vehicle theft involving an 80 year old victim. 

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, an 80 year old male from Hagerstown, Maryland.  The victim told police that a white man and woman had stolen his vehicle.  He stated that he was contacted by them at the Wawa on Veterans Way and agreed to give them a ride to the Royal Farms in Rehoboth Beach where the male suspect was going to meet a friend. 

The victim told police that when they arrived at the Royal Farms the male suspect exited the vehicle and the female suspect asked if she could drive.  According to the victim, at this point he became suspicious and attempted to take the keys from the ignition and exit the car.  The female grabbed at the victim scratching his hand.  The victim was able to exit the vehicle at which time the male suspect jumped into the driver’s seat and the suspects were last seen driving east bound on Columbia Avenue. 

The vehicle that was stolen was a dark gray or charcoal 2002 Chevrolet Suburban with Maryland registration 3CK6851.  The Suburban had 3 fishing poles on the roof, a rear lift gate, chrome bumpers, and small dents on the rear driver side door and front bumper.

Anyone seeing the vehicle is asked to immediately call 911.  We ask that they please do not attempt to contact the occupants, but call the police and report the location.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects, pictured above, is asked to call Rehoboth Beach Police at (302) 227-2577 or message the Rehoboth Beach Police Department via our Facebook page at

Those with information can also submit a tip through Delaware Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-847-3333 or online at

Presented by PIO Lt. Jaime B. Riddle.

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