On March 24, 2020, Newark Police were dispatched to a car dealership in the 200 block of East Cleveland Avenue after the dealership found that all four rims and tires had been stolen overnight from a new car parked in their parking lot.
Four days later, on March 28, 2020, Newark Police were dispatched to the same car dealership after the dealership found that all four rims and tires had been stolen overnight from a car parked in their parking lot. During this theft, damage was also caused to the vehicle when it dropped to the ground after the theft.
Through video surveillance, officers were able to identify a possible suspect vehicle involved in the thefts. Further investigation revealed that the tires and rims were being sold on Facebook. Officers were able to link the suspect vehicle to the person selling the tires on Facebook.
On April 2, 2020, the suspect vehicle was located, occupied, in an industrial park in Delaware State Police jurisdiction just south of Newark. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident by DSP and turned over to Newark PD.
The suspects were identified as Jeremy Johnson, 34, and Jaime Marshall, 36. Both suspects are from Elkton, MD.
Marshall was found to be prohibited from having contact with Johnson from a prior and unrelated incident.
The suspects were transported to Newark Police headquarters where they were charged with the following offenses:
They appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video. They were each released on $4,100 unsecured bond.