On September 30, 2021, at about 2204 hours, Newark Police responded to an apartment in the 200 block of East Main Street for a report of an attempted burglary. The resident reported that they were outside of their apartment and noticed someone on the second floor landing of stairs leading to the apartment. The landing does not provide access to any other apartments and the resident immediately called 911.
Responding officers found a window screen had been removed and there were handprints and marks on the apartment window consistent with someone attempting to open the window. A hat, believed to have been worn by the suspect, was found at the scene. The suspect was no longer at the scene.
During the investigation, officers found that earlier in the evening, Jesse Kincaid, 38, of Newark, had been contacted by Newark Police nearby when he was reported to have been acting disorderly. Kincaid had been wearing the hat found at the scene when he was contacted by Newark Police.
On October 1st, an arrest warrant was issued for Kincaid by Justice of the Peace Court #11 charging him with one count of Attempted Burglary First Degree. Later that day, Kincaid was contacted by Wilmington Police on an unrelated incident and was taken into custody.
Kincaid appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $2,000 cash bail. Kincaid was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.