On September 16, 2023, at about 0614 hours, Newark Police responded to the 900-block of Pickett Lane for a reported disturbance.
Upon arrival, a resident advised that they had been threatened by a neighbor who pointed a handgun at them. An investigation determined that another area resident, later identified as Mark Tate, 40, of Newark, went to the victim’s residence accusing the victim’s acquaintance of trespassing on Tate’s property. Tate entered the victim’s property and demanded that the victim’s acquaintance come outside, while pointing a handgun at the victim. Tate left the scene before police arrival.
Shortly thereafter, Tate was contacted at his residence and taken into custody without incident. Two handguns were seized by police from his residence.
Tate was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with Aggravated Menacing and Criminal Trespass Third Degree. Tate appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released after posting $3,001 secured bail.