Middletown Man Charged in West Main Street Home Invasion

On January 29, 2021, at about 0030 hours, Newark Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Main Street for a report of a home invasion robbery.  Arriving officers contacted three male victims.  The victims reported that the suspects knocked on the door of the residence.  When one of the victims opened the door, three suspects forced their way into the residence.  At least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.  One of the victims was struck over the head multiple times causing lacerations to the head and face.

The suspects demanded personal property from the victims.  They held a gun to the head of one of the victims as they demanded property.  All three victims complied with the demands and the suspects then fled the residence.

Based upon statements made by the suspects to the victims, this robbery appeared to target this specific residence and the residence was not randomly chosen.

One victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries which were non life-threatening.

The suspects were described as three black males, wearing dark clothing and face masks.  One of the males was approximately 5’7″, while the other males were taller.

Based upon witness interviews and review of surveillance video, Newark Police Detectives located video identifying the suspect vehicle and possible suspects.  Detectives were able to identify one of the suspects as Cameron Wade, 19, of Middletown.  A warrant was issued for Wade’s arrest.

This afternoon, Newark Police Detectives, aided by the Newark Police Department’s SWAT Team, executed a search warrant at Wade’s residence in Middletown.  Wade was taken into custody without incident.

Wade was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

  • Robbery First Degree (3 counts)
  • Burglary First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

Wade appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $107,000 secured bail.  Wade was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Newark Police Detectives are still investigating the identity of additional suspects in this incident.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or wanderson@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.

Cameron Wade