Weekly Crime Report – February 13, 2019

The following are cases of interest handled by the Newark Police Department between February 4th and February 10th, 2019:

Theft of a Motor Vehicle
February 10th – Orchard Avenue – At about 0715 hours, the victim was asleep in the back seat of his vehicle, a Ford Escape, while the engine was running.  Two occupants of a gray Chevrolet Suburban arrived and one of the suspects entered and stole the victim’s vehicle, while the victim was still asleep inside.  The vehicle crashed shortly thereafter on Woodlawn Avenue. The suspects fled the area after the collision.  Suspect one is a male wearing a two-tone jacket with a red hood and white pants.  Suspect two is wearing a gray hooded jacket and gray pants.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Cpl. R. Sharpe at (302) 366-71000 x. 3427 or rsharpe@newark.de.us.

February 8th – 160 South Main Street – At about 2111 hours, a male victim left his wallet on the bar when he left the establishment.  When he returned, USC was missing from the wallet.  Video surveillance captures another patron picking-up the wallet and removing USC from within.  A suspect was identified and the stolen USC was recovered.  The arrest of the suspect is pending the issuance of a warrant for his arrest.

February 10th – 268 East Main Street – Officers responded to the Super 8 motel for a possible overdose.  Officers found a 26 year-old male inside who was deceased from an apparent heroin overdose.  The male was turned over to the Division of Forensic Science and no foul play is suspected in the death.

To provide information on any of these incidents, please see our tips page, where a reward may also be available.