Newark Man Charged In Home Invasion Robbery

On October 4, 2021, at about 0929 hours, Newark Police responded to a residence in the 300-block of Lynley Lane for a report of a home invasion. Responding officers contacted a female victim who advised that a male suspect, who was known to the victim, entered the residence through an unlocked door.  Once inside, the suspect pulled the victim from a chair and held her by her neck, interfering with her breathing.  The suspect then removed property from within the residence and fled to a vehicle.

The victim followed the suspect and attempted to take her property back.  The suspect started to drive away and drug the victim a short distance before she let go of the vehicle.  The victim was not injured.

The victim identified the suspect as Peter Schiavo, 45, of Newark.  Newark Police Officers located Schiavo at a Newark residence and took him into custody without incident.

Schiavo was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with the following offenses:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Burglary First Degree
  • Strangulation
  • Reckless Endangering Second Degree
  • Offensive Touching
  • Criminal Mischief

Schiavo appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $43,100 cash bail.  Schiavo was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Peter Schiavo