Newark Woman Charged With Residential Burglary

On April 25, 2021, at about 1328 hours, Newark Police responded to a residence on West Park Place for a report of a burglary in progress.  The homeowner called 911 after arriving home and finding an unknown female in the residence.  Newark Police entered the residence and immediately took the suspect into custody without incident.

The suspect was identified as April Summers (aka April Edwards), 57, of Newark.

An investigation at the scene revealed that the suspect entered the residence while the residents were not home.  She proceeded to go through various rooms in the residence and caused damage and removed property in the process.

Summers had previously been charged with unlawfully entering this same residence in 2020 and was court-ordered not to return to the residence.

Summers was transported to Newark Police headquarters where she was charged with:

  • Burglary Second Degree
  • Theft Under $1500
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Breach of Release

Summers appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $7500 secured bail.  Summers was turned over to the custody of the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle.

April Summers