Increased Police Presence at Newark Schools

There is currently an increased Newark Police presence at schools in the City of Newark due to an anonymous threat received by the Newark Police Department.  Similar threats have been received statewide.  We have increased security at the schools as we investigate the validity of the threat and have been in contact with the Christina School District.

Shoplifting From Cellular Phone Store

On February 21, 2023, at about 1831 hours, Newark Police responded to the T-Mobile store in the Newark Shopping Center, 230 East Main Street, for a report of a shoplifting that just occurred.  Arriving officers determined that two male suspects entered the store, which was open for business, and damaged a theft deterrent system.  The suspects then removed multiple phones from the business and fled on foot southbound through the shopping center.

The suspects were described as:

Suspect 1: Black male, 20-25 years of age, thin build, full beard and wearing a black and white Adidas knit hat, white puffy winter coat, black pants, black and white sneakers and a white face mask with a black X.

Suspect 2: Black male, 20-25 years of age, thin build, full beard and wearing a black knit hat, green puffy winter coat, khaki colored pants, gold chain necklace, yellow and gold sneakers and a white face mask.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Martin at (302) 366-7100 x. 3470 or Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.