UPDATE – Arrest – Newark Man Sought for Burglary and Related Offenses

On January 6, 2021, plainclothes Newark Police Officers located Stephen Evans, 26, of Newark, at a business on Kirkwood Highway in Newark.  When confronted, Evans fled from officers on foot.  He was taken into custody after a brief foot chase.

Evans was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with offenses for which warrants had previously been issued:

  • Burglary Second Degree
  • Burglary Third Degree
  • Theft Under $1500 (7 counts)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Mischief

Evans was also charged with Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest as a result of his attempt to avoid arrest on January 6, 2021.  No one was injured during the arrest.

Evans appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $16,000 cash bail plus $1,600 secured bail .  Evans was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Additional information can be found in the original press release.

Stephen Evans

Update – Arrest – Woman Sought In Burglary Case

On January 5, 2021, at about 0109 hours, a Newark Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Elkton Road.  The passenger in the vehicle, Kristy Barbato (aka Kristy Jones), 40, of Elkton, MD, initially gave a false name to the officer.  Upon further investigation, she was properly identified and found to be wanted by Newark Police.

Barbato was taken into custody without incident and transported to Newark Police headquarters where she was charged with Burglary Third Degree, Conspiracy Second Degree, Theft Under $1,500, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Impersonation.  Barbato was also found to be wanted on warrants from the Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police and multiple capiases from Delaware courts.  Barbato appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $5,600 secured bail on the Newark charges.  Barbato was turned over to the custody of the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle.

Original Release

Kristy Jones