Burglary and Vehicle Theft on Markus Court

On February 7, 2021, at about 0620 hours, Newark Police responded to a business in the 300 block of Markus Court, in the Sandy Brae Industrial Park, for a report of a burglary.  Arriving officers contacted an employee of the business.  The employee advised that when they arrived at the business that morning, they found that the business had been entered overnight and property from within had been removed.  In addition, the keys to a vehicle belonging to the business were taken and used to steal the vehicle.  There was no apparent force used to enter the business.

The stolen vehicle is a silver 2011 Ford F-250 crew cab pick-up truck with Delaware tag C30172.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. A. Whitt at (302) 366-7100 x. 3483 or awhitt@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

Shooting at South College Avenue Hotel

On February 6, 2021, at about 0003 hours, Newark Police responded to a hotel room at the Red Roof Inn, 1119 South College Avenue, for a report of a shooting.  Officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he is currently being treated.  There is no further status information available on the victim.

Arriving officers engaged in a short vehicle pursuit with a vehicle leaving the scene.  The vehicle was eventually stopped and persons from the vehicle were detained.  Their involvement in this incident is currently under investigation.

This is an active criminal investigation in its early stages.  Additional information will be released when it is available as the investigation progresses.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or wanderson@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.