Following a nearly two month long investigation, Newark Police have arrested two men for their involvement in multiple burglaries, thefts of property and motor vehicles and subsequent unlawful use of payment cards. In late October, 2019, warrants were approved charging each with multiple offenses as listed below. Stolen property was sold to a retailer and stolen credit cards were used to buy merchandise. The suspects were identified based on surveillance video and other investigative means.
On October, 25, 2019, they were taken into custody after they were stopped on an unrelated incident at the Christiana Mall.
They were each charged with the following offenses for the stated incidents:
Dahmir Lewis, 21, of Newark, was charged with 17 offenses as follows:
Lewis appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $34,000 cash bail. Lewis was turned over to the custody of the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.
Stephan Lloyd Jr., 23, of Middletown, was charged with 25 offenses as follows:
Lloyd appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $45,000 secured bail. Lloyd was turned over to the custody of the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.
These arrests clear some of the cases as released in these prior releases:
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Det. D. Bystricky at (302) 366-7100 x. 3136 or email@example.com. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.
On Saturday, October 26th, 2019, Newark Police will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative. Between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, members of the public may surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. The event will occur in the Newark Police Department lobby located at 220 South Main Street, Newark.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.
According to the DEA:
The program is anonymous and members of the public surrendering substances will not be asked for their name. During the event, controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications will be collected. In addition, liquid products and creams in their containers will also be accepted. Sharps and syringes will NOT be accepted due to the potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.
For further information, visit DEATakeBack.com.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the week of October 20th is “Shine the Light” on Domestic Violence week. To raise awareness around domestic violence, we can “Shine the Light” on the issue, and bring it out of the darkness. Buildings around the state will be lit-up purple all week as part of the campaign.
All this week, the City of Newark Municipal Building and Police Department will be covered with purple light to help bring awareness to this important cause.
Purple is the color chosen to represent the fight against domestic violence. The goal of the lights is to get everyone talking about “purple” as a way to discuss domestic violence, and to let victims know they’re not alone and that resources are available to them.
This Thursday, October 24th, is “wear purple” day to connect individuals across the country and to raise awareness about domestic violence.
In Delaware, domestic violence victims can contact the 24-hour domestic violence hotline at (302) 762-6110 or go to www.childinc.com.
The National domestic violence hotline, with a chat option, can be reached at 1-800-799-7233 or www.Thehotline.org.
The Newark Police Department Victim Services Coordinator, Ms. Melissa Pennachi, can be reached at (302) 366-7100 x. 3137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Delaware students who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault can reach the University of Delaware Sexual Offense Support advocate line at (302) 831-1001 option 1.