Newark Police Investigate Community Complaints of Unlicensed Massage Parlor

In early September, 2020, the Newark Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit initiated an investigation into an unlicensed massage parlor at 220 West Park Place based on numerous complaints of possible prostitution occurring at this location.

This location differs from a licensed massage studio located at 226 West Park Place which is NOT the subject of this investigation.

On September 24, 2020, Newark Police Detectives, assisted by the University of Delaware Police Department, executed a search warrant in furtherance of the investigation.  The City of Newark Code Enforcement Division assisted with the investigation and the location was condemned due to code and licensing violations.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.