Three Allentown, PA Men Charged In Package Theft

On December 1, 2021, at about 1542 hours, Newark Police responded to the area of Sypherd Drive and Old Oak Road for a report of a suspicious vehicle.  The caller reported that occupants of the vehicle threw away Amazon packaging in their trashcan and the vehicle was following behind an Amazon truck.

Responding officers located the suspicious vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  Subsequent investigation revealed new and unopened electronic devices in the vehicle.

Further investigation determined that a package containing electronics had been ordered using the specific name of a victim, and delivered to the victim’s address on Sunset Road, using a fraudulent account opened in the victim’s name.  The suspects were then able to remove the package, once delivered, from the victim’s residence prior to the victim being aware that the package had been delivered.

Newark Police arrested the three occupants of the vehicle without incident and transported them to Newark Police headquarters.  The occupants were identified as:

  • Deyvi Rodriguez-Reynoso, 27, of Allentown, PA – $5,000 unsecured bail
  • Joniel Toribio, 26, of Allentown, PA – $5,200 unsecured bail
  • Adolfo Garcia-Rivera, 19, of Allentown, PA – $5,100 unsecured bail

They were each charged with one count of Identity Theft and one count of Theft Over $1,500. All three suspects appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and were released on unsecured bail as indicated above.

The Newark Police Department provides various crime prevention tips on our website, including tips to help prevent identity theft and package theft.

Shooting in 300 Block of East Main Street

On November 30, 2021, at about 2106 hours, Newark Police responded to the parking lot of the Colonial Gardens Apartments in the 300 block of East Main Street for a report of a possible motor vehicle crash.  An additional caller to 911 reported that there may have been a gunshot fired.

Arriving officers did not locate any vehicle, however broken glass and blood was located at the scene.

A short time later, an area hospital notified Newark Police that a male suffering from a gunshot wound was brought to the hospital by private vehicle.  The male victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder.  The shooting reportedly occurred in the parking lot of the Colonial Gardens Apartments.  The male was treated for a non-life threatening injury and was later released.

Newark Police Detectives were notified and assumed the investigation.

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