Update #1 – Suspect Identified – Bank Robbery on South College Avenue

The suspect in the bank robbery at 622 South College Avenue on December 21, 2018, has been identified as Antwine Banks, 36, whose last known address was in Perryville, MD.

Following the original press release, Newark Police received multiple tips as to the identity of the suspect.  On December 23, 2018, Detectives obtained a warrant charging Banks with Robbery in the First Degree.

Banks is believed to be traveling in a blue Nissan Altima, MD 7CV6457.  He is known to have contacts in Perryville, MD, Bensalem, PA and Camden, NJ.

Anyone with information as to the location of Banks is asked to contact Newark Police at (302) 366-7111 or to call 911 to report his location.  Additional methods to provide information to the police can be found on our tips page, where reward information is also available.

Original release: Bank Robbery on South College Avenue

Antwine Banks

Vehicle Crashes Into Building on East Main Street; Driver Charged With DUI

On Sunday, December 23, 2018, at about 0133 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the McDonald’s Restaurant at 374 East Main Street for a report of a vehicle in the drive thru whose operator was possibly intoxicated.  Arriving officers found Adam Adair, 27, in his vehicle in the drive thru.  As officers began to speak with him, he was displaying signs and behavior consistent with intoxication.  Before officers could get him out of his vehicle, he fled down East Main Street at a high rate of speed.

Minutes later, Adair’s vehicle struck the building at 190 East Main Street.  Officers arrived at that location and took Adair into custody.  Adair, of Elkton, MD, was subsequently charged with DUI, Possession of Marijuana and additional traffic offenses.  He was released to appear in Newark Alderman’s Court at a later date.

The City of Newark Building Department responded to the scene to assess the damage to the building.  The structure of the building was deemed to be safe.