UPDATE #1- Arrest – Investigation of Sunday Morning Robberies and Assault

On May 21, 2021, Newark Police charged Jasiah Brooks, 18, of Bear, with multiple offenses related to these incidents after a search warrant was executed at his residence. Brooks was taken into custody at his residence without incident. Brooks was identified as a suspect following witness interviews and review of various surveillance video. Throughout the investigation, Detectives identified 11 different victims involved in these incidents.  Detectives are continuing the investigation to identify additional suspects.

Brooks was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with 30 total offenses, including:

  • Attempted Robbery First Degree (2 counts)
  • Robbery First Degree
  • Robbery Second Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (3 counts)
  • Reckless Endangering Second Degree (7 counts)
  • Conspiracy Third Degree (3 counts)
  • Assault Third Degree (7 counts)
  • Menacing (4 counts)

Brooks appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $60,000 secured bail.  Brooks was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Det. P. Keld at (302) 366-7100 x. 3106 or pkeld@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.

No photo of Brooks is available for release.

Original Release