Robbery on Thorn Lane

On May 21, 2022, at about 0124 hours, Newark Police responded to a parking lot in the 100-block of Thorn Lane for a report of a robbery.  The male victim advised that he was standing next to his car in the parking lot when he was approached by four male suspects who arrived in a black Nissan Altima.  The suspects began to strike the victim as they demanded his personal property.  After taking the property, the suspects fled in the vehicle.  The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.  No weapon was observed.

The suspects were described as four black males, about 16-22 years of age.

The Nissan Altima the suspects arrived in was found to have been reported stolen in Pennsylvania.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. P. Keld at (302) 366-7100 x. 3106 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

Child Brings Toy Gun to School

On May 20, 2022, at about 0852 hours, Newark Police were notified by the staff at John R. Downes Elementary School, 220 Casho Mill Road, that they received a report that a student brought a BB gun to school.  A Newark Police School Resource Officer (SRO) responded to the school and found the staff already had the student in the office.

An investigation determined that an 11 year-old student brought a plastic gun, which was an obvious toy and not a BB gun, to school and was showing it to other students.  Another student alerted school staff and staff immediately contacted the student with the toy.  The student turned over the toy gun to staff.

The SRO took custody of the toy gun and the student’s parent was notified.

There were no threats involved and no crime has been established to have occurred.

For questions about the status of the student, or any action by the school district, contact the Christina School District.