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.

Armed Residential Burglary on North Chapel Street

Update – 02/02/19 – An arrest has been made in this case.  The press release can be found here.

Newark Police are investigating an occupied residential burglary in the unit block of North Chapel Street that occurred during the daytime yesterday.  The suspect was armed with a handgun.

On Saturday December 22nd, at about 1616 hours, a 21 year-old male victim called to report that his residence had just been entered by a male armed with a handgun.  The victim reported that he was in his bedroom on the second floor of his residence.  He heard voices on the first floor of the residence.  He looked down the stairway of his residence and observed a male suspect with a handgun in his hand.

Upon seeing the victim, the male ran from the residence in an unknown direction.  After police arrival, the residence was checked and property was found to have been taken.  There was no damage found to the residence.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, 20-25 years of age, braided hair and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.  The suspect displayed a handgun in his hand, however it was not pointed at the victim.  A second unknown suspect may have also been involved.

A Newark Police K-9 unit responded to the scene and checked the area with negative results.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer K. MacDowell at (302) 366-7100 x. 3497 or

Additional methods for providing information to the police can be found on our tips page, where reward information can also be found.

Shoplifter Saturday – Weekly Shoplifting Arrests

As part of the Newark Police Holiday Shoplifting Initiative, the following subjects were arrested, or are wanted, for shoplifting and related crimes during the past week:

The following subjects are WANTED by Newark Police for the listed crimes(s).  Visit our tips page for methods of providing the police information about wanted subjects:

Markim MurphyWANTED for Shoplifting at Home Depot
John Poore – WANTED for Shoplifting & Conspiracy at Home Depot
Brian Dougherty – WANTED for Shoplifting and Conspiracy at Home Depot
Simmie Cromer – WANTED for Shoplifting at Home Depot
Quiletta Wilson – WANTED for Shoplifting and Conspiracy at ACME


The following subject was ARRESTED for the listed crime:

John Brophy – Shoplifting at Home Depot

The Newark Police Department affirms that all suspects and defendants listed on this site are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.