Middletown police arrested a man Thursday afternoon after he allegedly stole a car with children inside from Atrium Medical Center. As the children tried to jump out of the car, he reportedly grabbed one of their sweatshirts and attempted to pull the child back in.

Case of Middletown man accused of stealing car with kids inside, dragging grandmother going to grand jury

Dalvir Singh, 24, was charged after he allegedly took a running car with two children aged 10 or under inside at Atrium Medical Center last week. The car’s driver, who was the children’s grandmother, got out to help another woman into the hospital.

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He is being held in the Middletown City Jail under a $200,000 bond. The case was bound over to Warren County because that’s where the alleged incident occurred.

Dalvir Singh

The incident received wide attention because the grandmother was dragged by the car as she tried to save the children, and the 8-year-old boy helped his 10-year-old sister escape the car.

Police asked Singh how he acquired the car in which he was found, and he said, “I take it,” according to the police report.

Singh also acknowledged that he knew there were two children in the car and that he resisted the grandmother’s attempts to open the car door before taking off at a high rate of speed out of the parking area near the Atrium Medical Center parking lot, according to the report.

Singh has been charged with two counts of kidnapping, a second-degree felony; grand theft, a fourth-degree felony; assault, a first-degree misdemeanor; and a misdemeanor charge for no operator’s license.

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