Update #2 – Arrest Made – Armed Robbery on East Delaware Avenue

After surveillance photos of the suspect in this incident were released to the public on 11/11/19, the Newark Police received multiple tips identifying the suspect as Joshua Nicholson, 18, of Newark.

On 11/12/19, an arrest warrant was issued.  Nicholson was taken into custody that evening at a Newark residence without incident.

Nicholson was transported to Newark Police Headquarters where he was charged with Robbery First Degree and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.  Nicholson appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $40,000 secured bail.  Nicholson was turned over to the custody of the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

The Newark Police thank the public for their willingness to come forward and quickly assist the Newark Police in closing this case.

Prior Press Releases:
Update #1
Original Release

Joshua Nicholson

 

Camera Found in Bathroom on South College Avenue

On November 11, 2019, at 1515 hours, Newark Police were called to the Patterson Schwartz Office at 680 South College Avenue after the caller found a hidden camera in the bathroom.  The caller, who was an employee, advised that a camera was located concealed in a stall in the women’s bathroom.  The bathroom was in an area of the facility where the public has access during classes offered at the facility.  The device has been seized by Newark Police and does not appear to have been connected to any network or the internet.  Detectives are examining the device to determine what video may have been captured by the device.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Lt. F. Nelson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3119 or fnelson@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

Early Morning Residential Trespass Investigation

On November 10, 2019, at about 0210 hours, a resident in the unit block of Chambers Street reported a trespasser in the residence.  The victim, a female, was asleep in her bedroom.  She awoke to find a white male standing in her bedroom.  She asked him a question and he fled from the residence.  The suspect ran out of a rear door towards South Chapel Street.  There was no damage caused to the residence and no property was missing.  The suspect was not known to the victim or any of her roommates.

The suspect is described as a white male, 18-22 years of age, 6′ tall and wearing a black hat, black jacket and dark pants.

The Newark Police are aware that there have been rumors on social media of other similar incidents from the same evening.  However, no other incidents from that evening have been reported to Newark Police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. D. Bystricky at (302) 366-7100 x. 3136 or dbystricky@newark.de.us. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.