Camera Found in Bathroom on South College Avenue

On November 11, 2019, at 1515 hours, Newark Police were called to the Patterson Schwartz Office at 680 South College Avenue after the caller found a hidden camera in the bathroom.  The caller, who was an employee, advised that a camera was located concealed in a stall in the women’s bathroom.  The bathroom was in an area of the facility where the public has access during classes offered at the facility.  The device has been seized by Newark Police and does not appear to have been connected to any network or the internet.  Detectives are examining the device to determine what video may have been captured by the device.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Lt. F. Nelson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3119 or fnelson@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.

Early Morning Residential Trespass Investigation

On November 10, 2019, at about 0210 hours, a resident in the unit block of Chambers Street reported a trespasser in the residence.  The victim, a female, was asleep in her bedroom.  She awoke to find a white male standing in her bedroom.  She asked him a question and he fled from the residence.  The suspect ran out of a rear door towards South Chapel Street.  There was no damage caused to the residence and no property was missing.  The suspect was not known to the victim or any of her roommates.

The suspect is described as a white male, 18-22 years of age, 6′ tall and wearing a black hat, black jacket and dark pants.

The Newark Police are aware that there have been rumors on social media of other similar incidents from the same evening.  However, no other incidents from that evening have been reported to Newark Police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. D. Bystricky at (302) 366-7100 x. 3136 or dbystricky@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.