Seventh Annual National Night Out – Tuesday August 2nd

Our seventh annual National Night Out will be held next week on Tuesday August 2, 2022 from 6 pm – 8 pm on Academy Street, between East Main Street and East Delaware Avenue.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Together, we are making that happen.

From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, neighbors throughout Newark and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.

The event provides a chance for the public to meet and interact with local first responders and to learn about what they do on a daily basis. Agencies will be showcasing some of their equipment and specialized units.

The following agencies have confirmed their attendance:

  • Newark Police Department
  • University of Delaware Police Department
  • Delaware Natural Resources Police – Parks
  • Delaware Natural Resources Police – Fish & Wildlife
  • Delaware Department of Correction Probation & Parole
  • Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company
  • University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit
  • Delaware Air National Guard

The following events are scheduled to take place:

  • 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Newark PD K9 Unit demonstration
  • 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm – Aetna HHL fire prevention and vehicle extrication demonstrations
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Newark PAL trailer with games and activities for kids

Snacks and drinks will be available free of charge courtesy of our local sponsors:












The UD Creamery truck will sell their legendary locally made ice cream.

Additional information can be found here.

Pennsylvania Burglary Suspect Arrested at Newark Hotel

On July 14, 2022, Newark Police were contacted by the Lancaster (PA) Police Department about a burglary suspect.  Lancaster Police were searching for Mitchell Felix-Morales, 27, of Lancaster, who was wanted on an active burglary warrant.  Felix-Morales was believed to be staying at the Red Roof Inn in the 1100-block of South College Avenue in Newark.

Members of the Newark Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted surveillance at the hotel and located Felix-Morales in a room at the hotel.  Felix-Morales was taken into custody without incident.  During a search of Felix-Morales, suspected heroin was located in his pocket.

Felix-Morales was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

  • Fugitive From Another State
  • Possession of Heroin

Felix-Morales appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video.  He waived extradition and was ordered to be held without bail pending extradition to Pennsylvania.  Felix-Morales was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Mitchell Felix-Morales