Burglary Arrest on North Chapel Street

On October 13, 2021, at about 1152 hours, Newark Police responded to a residence in the unit block of North Chapel Street for a report of a burglary that just occurred.  Arriving officers found that residents of the house were following the suspect.  Officers located the suspect hiding behind a residence on the block and engaged in a foot pursuit with the suspect.  After a short chase, officers stopped the suspect and took the suspect into custody following a brief struggle.

The suspect was identified as Rhiannon Trent, 37, of Newark.

The investigation at the residence determined that Trent entered the residence through an unsecured entrance and removed property belonging to the residents.  One of the residents confronted Trent and Trent began to flee, followed by the resident.

Trent was transported to Newark Police headquarters where she was charged with:

  • Burglary First Degree
  • Resisting Arrest with Force
  • Theft Under $1500

Trent appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $6500 secured bail.  Trent was turned over to the custody of the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle.

Rhiannon Trent


Robbery on Benny Street

On October 14, 2021, at about 0016 hours, Newark Police responded to a robbery in the unit block of Benny Street.  The male victim reported that he was walking southbound on Benny Street when three male suspects approached the victim.  One of the suspects held the victim by the arm and removed his cell phone from his possession.  The suspects then fled southbound on Benny Street.

The suspects were described as white males between 18-22 years of age.  One suspect was about 5’11”, 175 lbs and wearing all black clothing with a hood over his head and a neck gator over his face.  The other two males were also wearing all black clothing and face masks.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or wanderson@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.