On September 18, 2020, Newark Police were notified by the Ocean City (Maryland) Police Department of a robbery investigation they were conducting. Ocean City Police reported that the suspect in the May, 2020, robbery was residing at a residence in Newark. An arrest warrant for robbery, assault and other offenses had been issued by the Worcester County (Maryland) District Court.
On September 18th, Newark Police went to the suspect’s residence on Lynley Lane and arrested the suspect without incident and transported him to Newark Police headquarters.
The suspect, John Sarmousakis, 20, appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held without bail pending extradition to Maryland. He was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.
Questions about the facts and circumstances of the underlying robbery and other charges should be addressed to the Ocean City (Maryland) Police Department.
On September 11, 2020, at about 0300 hours, a female was walking southbound on Haines Street south of Continental Avenue. The victim reported that a black sedan stopped near her and the male driver exited the vehicle. The male asked the victim if she needed a ride and the victim declined his offer. The victim attempted to walk away. The suspect then placed his hands on her shoulder and attempted to steer her towards his car. The victim started to run away, but fell to the ground.
Once on the ground, the suspect grabbed her ankle and began to pull her towards his car. While being pulled toward the suspect’s car, the victim broke free from the suspect and ran away from the area. The suspect fled in the vehicle in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a black male, 18-22 years of age, 5’8″, thin build, short hair and facial hair.
The victim suffered minor injury during the incident, but did not require medical attention.
This incident was first reported to the police this evening.
The Newark Police remind members of the public that it is safest to walk at night in groups and in well-lit areas.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. P. Keld at (302) 366-7100 x. 3106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.