Over the past two nights, Newark Police have received two separate reports of a black Nissan Rogue, with a temporary New Jersey tag, driving on East Cleveland Avenue and stopping and asking females to get into the vehicle. The driver was a thin male, possibly in his 40’s, with black hair.
In one case, the vehicle followed the women and continually asked them to get into the vehicle and then drove forward and again waited for the women to walk in his direction.
Newark Police have no evidence that any crimes were committed in these cases.
The Newark Police remind members of the public to be aware of their surroundings, do not walk alone and to call 911 immediately to report suspicious or criminal activity.
The following are cases of interest handled by the Newark Police Department between February 18th and February 24th, 2019:
Thefts from Vehicles:
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On February 19, 2019, the Newark Police held a ceremony to promote two officers and present awards to more than 30 officers and civilian employees, along with officers from other agencies and members of the public who made a difference over the past year.
The ceremony included remarks from City of Newark Mayor Polly Sierer, Newark Acting City Manager Thomas Coleman and Newark Police Chief Paul Tiernan. The Honorable Kathy Jennings, Delaware Attorney General, was the keynote speaker.
The promoted officers were:
The Awards consisted of:
For line-of-duty injuries
For meritorious service
For a lifesaving act
Citation for Merit
For meritorious service less than a Nowinski Award
For exemplary teamwork
DUI Enforcement Ribbon
Top three officers with the most DUI arrests
Letter of Commendation
For formal display of recognition or appreciation