Newport Youth Arrested for Burglary and Theft From a Vehicle; Additional Suspects Sought

On January 29, 2019, at about 0244 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Lynley Lane for a report of subjects pulling on door handles of vehicles.  Upon arrival, a responding Newark Officer encountered three subjects leaving the area.  Two of the suspects fled on foot and one was captured at the scene.  The suspects who fled were only described as two males.

The suspect caught at the scene was identified as 17 year-old Savion Whyte-Douglas of Newport, Delaware.  Whyte-Douglas was found in possession of property that had been taken from two different vehicles in the nearby Woods at Louviers neighborhood.  Neither of the vehicles entered had been damaged.

Newark Police were assisted at the scene by the University of Delaware Police Department and a K-9 Unit from the New Castle County Police Department.

Whyte-Douglas was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Conspiracy Second Degree – both felonies.  Additionally, he was charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft.  Whyte-Douglas appeared before New Castle County Family Court and was ordered held in default of $3,000 secured bail.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Cpl. P. Craig at (302) 366-7100 x.3416 or

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Savion Whyte-Douglas

Suspect In Custody For Vehicle Break-ins; Victims Sought

On January 29, 2019, at about 0300 hours, Newark Police took one suspect into custody after he had been caught entering a vehicle on Lynley Lane in the Jennys Run neighborhood in Newark.  Based upon the property found in his possession, there are believed to be additional victims of vehicle break-ins in the Jennys Run, Hunt at Louviers and Woods at Louviers neighborhoods in Newark.

Anyone who believes that their vehicle may have been entered overnight in the Newark area, regardless of whether there was forced entry or there was property taken, is asked to call Cpl. Craig of Newark Police at (302) 366-7111.

Additional information, including the details of this incident, will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.