UPDATE – Arrest Made – Police Investigate Multiple Thefts of Mopeds

Newark Police have charged Jack Gallagher, 28, of Wilmington, with four counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle and one count of Conspiracy Second Degree.

Through investigation and witness statements, Newark Police Detectives were able to identify a vehicle used during the thefts.  Gallagher was identified as the owner of the vehicle and one of the suspects in this incident.  Newark Police also learned that the New Castle County Police were investigating similar thefts.  A warrant for Gallagher’s arrest was issued by Justice of the Peace Court #2 on August 14, 2020.

On August 16, 2020, Gallagher was located in the suspect vehicle by New Castle County Police.  He was taken into custody at that time.

Gallagher appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 and was ordered to be held in default of $10,000 secured bail. Gallagher was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Gallagher was also charged with additional theft and related crimes by New Castle County Police.

Anyone with additional information about these incidents is asked to contact Det. A. Whitt at (302) 366-7100 x. 3483 or awhitt@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.

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Jack Gallagher