Police investigate armed carjacking in The Grove

The Newark Police Department is currently investigating an armed carjacking that reportedly occurred on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at approximately 12:32 PM. The victim reported that they had left a store in The Grove shopping center and were returning to their vehicle, when they were approached by the suspect. The suspect displayed a handgun to the victim and demanded the keys to the victim’s car. The victim complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect then drove away from the scene, in the victim’s car, towards Marrows Road. The victim was not injured during the carjacking.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’00” to 6’02” with a thin build and armed with a handgun. The suspect was possibly wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a mask.

The victim’s car has not been located. The car taken during this incident is a white Toyota Rav-4 with New Jersey license plate E93PCT. If you see the car, do not approach it, immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Paige Klein at (302) 366-7100 extension 3480 or pklein@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.



Presents with Police – December 16, 2022

The Newark Police Department, along with the City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department and Newark PAL are proudly hosting Presents with Police. Presents with Police is an opportunity for the community, the police and the City of Newark to come together and brighten the holidays for families who may be in need of a little extra help. In 2021, the Police Department, Parks and Recreation. and PAL started the event as a way to bring the community together, help each other as neighbors and friends and to bring smiles to the children in the community. As a result of the generous donations from residents, community members, officers, city employees, local businesses and Santa and his elves, Sgt. Santa was able to help deliver gifts to 70 (seventy) children and families, who may otherwise have had to do without.

If you are able to and would like to donate, the donations of new, unwrapped gifts, toys, etc. can be dropped off in a donation bin in the lobby of the City of Newark municipal building at 220 S. Main St. Newark, DE. Donations will be accepted until December 15, 2022. At that point Sgt. Santa and his elf helpers will be checking his lists and sorting the gifts for the families and children who have registered with the City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department.

On December 16, 2022, at 6:00 PM, Sgt. Santa, his elves and community helpers will be along East Main Street and Academy Street, at the City of Newark Christmas tree, to help celebrate the holidays and deliver the gifts to the registered families. Sgt. Santa, his elf helpers, members of the community and local service groups will be there to make the event a joyous occasion. Newark PAL will have its trailer with games and activities to enjoy, an inflatable movie screen will be set up to enjoy a holiday film and there will be holiday favorites of hot chocolate, candy canes and more treats to enjoy.

The Newark community was nothing short of amazing with its donations last year and showed everyone that one of the true hallmarks of community is the care that its members show for each other. We have helped each other through trying times over the past few years and we know that we will continue to do so, because that is the great community in which we live and work.

If you would like to register to receive gifts, please register here Presents with Police