Striking Vehicle Leaves the Scene of a Serious Crash Involving a Pedestrian

On November 26, 2018, at 2119 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Library Avenue (SR 72) and Ogletown Road (SR 273).  Officers arrived to find a male pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle.  The pedestrian was treated at the scene by Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company of Newark and New Castle County paramedics.  The victim, a male in his 40’s from Newark, was transported to an area hospital where he was later admitted in serious condition.

During the investigation, officers learned that the pedestrian was struck while crossing the southbound lanes of Library Avenue.  The pedestrian was crossing just south of the intersection and whether he was in a marked crosswalk is being investigated at this time.

After striking the pedestrian, the striking vehicle fled southbound on Library Avenue.  The vehicle was described as a red pick-up truck, possibly a Ford.  The vehicle may have damage on the front right side of the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer A. Maiura at (302) 366-7100 x. 3495 or

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Library Ave

Newark Man Arrested for Drug Possession; Officer Injured During Arrest

On November 21, 2018, Newark Police Officers arrested Alexander Aguilar, of Newark,  and charged him with a number of offenses after he was observed preparing to use heroin in his vehicle.

At about 1648 hours, a plainclothes officer, who is assigned to the Street Crimes Unit, observed a vehicle pull into the Park ‘n Shop Shopping Center located at 245 South Main Street.  The officer observed the subject preparing to ingest heroin.

The officer identified himself to Aguilar and Aguilar began to reverse the vehicle from its parking spot.  Aguilar was unable to back-up and began to drive forward, at which time the officer opened the driver’s side door of the vehicle.  The officer continued to identify himself as a police officer to Aguilar.  Aguilar continued to ignore the officer and drove away, causing a laceration to the officer’s hand as the vehicle pulled away.

The officer radioed for assistance and Aguilar was stopped by uniformed Newark officers a short distance away.  Aguilar, 21, was taken into custody without further incident.

During a search of the vehicle following his arrest, officers located a fixed blade knife and a bundle of heroin.

Aguilar was charged with the following offenses:
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Resisting Arrest
Vehicular Assault – Third Degree
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Disregarding a Traffic Control Device
Driving Without Headlights

Aguilar appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #02 and was released on $4,002 unsecured bond to appear in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas at a later date.

The officer did not require medical attention for his laceration.

Alexander Aguilar