Bank Robbery on South College Avenue

On December 21, 2018, at about 1223 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 622 South College Avenue, for a report of a robbery.

During the robbery, the suspect entered the bank and presented a note to a female teller implying that he had a weapon. The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of United States currency and the suspect fled the bank to a vehicle parked outside.

The suspect is described as a black male with a beard. He was dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt and black pants. The suspect was also wearing a gray baseball hat and white and black sneakers.

The suspect vehicle is a dark 4-door sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima. The vehicle was last seen fleeing southbound on South College Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Keld at (302) 366-7100 x. 3106 or

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Newark Police Investigate Occupied Residential Burglary; Same Apartment Entered One Day Prior

Newark Police Detectives are investigating two burglaries at the same residence occurring over the weekend.

On Saturday December 15th, at about 2025 hours, a resident of an apartment in the unit block of Choate Street heard the front door to his apartment open.  The resident went towards the sound and observed the suspect in his residence.  The suspect made a statement to the victim and fled when the victim went to call the police.

The suspect, pictured below, was observed bicycling on Choate Street prior to the burglary and was observed fleeing after the burglary.  He is described as a white male, 40-49 years of age, 5’7″ – 5’9″, 140 – 180 pounds, thin mustache and wearing a black jacket and gray hat.

The same apartment had been burglarized the day before between 0620 hours and 2200 hours.  During that incident, unknown suspect(s) entered the apartment through a door and removed various property belonging to the residents of the apartment.

Anyone with information about either of  these burglaries is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or

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UPDATE – Witnesses Sought for Christina Parkway Crash

The Newark Police are seeking witnesses to a rollover crash on Christina Parkway on Friday December 14, 2018 at 1740 hours.

During the crash, a 2010 Subaru Forester was traveling eastbound on Christina Parkway approaching Science Boulevard.  For reasons still under investigation, the Forester struck the rear of a 2011 Nissan Versa, which in turn struck the rear of a 2016 Dodge Ram.  The Forester overturned, trapping the driver in the vehicle.

The driver of the Forester was extricated from the vehicle by Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company of Newark.  The driver of the Forester and the driver of the Versa were each transported to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for about one hour for investigation and clean-up.

The investigation into the circumstances of this crash is still ongoing.  Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Cpl. P. Craig at (302) 366-7100 x. 3416 or

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Prior Releases:

Traffic Alert – Christina Parkway Closed
Traffic Alert – Christina Parkway Now Open