Suspicious Vehicle on East Cleveland Avenue

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.

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Weekly Crime Report – February 27, 2019

The following are cases of interest handled by the Newark Police Department between February 18th and February 24th, 2019:


  • Between December 19 and December 20, 2018, a person entered an office at a construction site located in the 100 block of South Main Street and removed various construction materials.  Detectives obtained surveillance video identifying a suspect vehicle that was linked to Duwon Miller, 36, of New Castle, Delaware.  On February 22, 2019, Miller was taken into custody and charged with Burglary Third Degree, Theft over $1500 and Conspiracy Second Degree.  He appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #02 in Rehoboth Beach and was released on $7000 unsecured bail.  No photo is available.

Thefts from Vehicles:

  • February 22, 2019 during the overnight hours in the 200 block of Dallas Avenue – Victim stated that an unknown suspect stole multiple items  from her vehicle during the overnight hours.  The vehicle was possibly left unsecured and there was no damage to the vehicle.
  • February 24, 2019 between 2000 hours and 2010 hours in the 200 block of Beverly Road – Victim stated that an unknown suspect entered his vehicle and removed property.  The victim found that his trunk was open, the driver side door was ajar, and the right rear passenger side window was broken.  It appeared the suspect attempted to break the front passenger side window and failed.  The vehicle had been parked on the street in front of the apartment building.

To provide information on any of these incidents, please see our tips page, where a reward may also be available.

Newark Police Announce the Promotion of Two Officers and Presentation of Awards

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:

  • Corporal Darryl L. Saunders Jr. was promoted to the rank of Master Corporal
  • Master Corporal Joseph W. Conover Jr. was promoted to the rank of Sergeant

The Awards consisted of:

Purple Heart
For line-of-duty injuries

Nowinski Award
For meritorious service

Lifesaving Award
For a lifesaving act

Citation for Merit
For meritorious service less than a Nowinski Award

Unit Citation
For exemplary teamwork

DUI Enforcement Ribbon
Top three officers with the most DUI arrests

Letter of Commendation
For formal display of recognition or appreciation