On January 5, 2021, at about 0109 hours, a Newark Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Elkton Road. The passenger in the vehicle, Kristy Barbato (aka Kristy Jones), 40, of Elkton, MD, initially gave a false name to the officer. Upon further investigation, she was properly identified and found to be wanted by Newark Police.
Barbato was taken into custody without incident and transported to Newark Police headquarters where she was charged with Burglary Third Degree, Conspiracy Second Degree, Theft Under $1,500, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Impersonation. Barbato was also found to be wanted on warrants from the Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police and multiple capiases from Delaware courts. Barbato appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $5,600 secured bail on the Newark charges. Barbato was turned over to the custody of the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle.