Police: Nude And Lewd At University, Arrest Warrant Issued


Newark – The Newark Police Department is attempting to locate Donald W. Maxwell, Jr. for allegedly exposing himself and allegedly committing a lewd act during two separate incidents that occurred in the early morning hours of March 1, 2017, according to Lieutenant Fred Nelson.


Nelson said that on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 approximately 12:01 a.m., a 20-year-old female University of Delaware student was walking on Haines Street, north of Continental Avenue, when she observed a completely naked male standing near the sidewalk committing a lewd act.  The victim ran from the area and was not followed by the suspect.  She contacted Newark Police a short time later by phone and reported the incident, said Nelson.

Officers responded to a second incident that occurred outside of a residence located in the 100 block of Haines Street at approximately 12:27 a.m..  Two 21-year-old female University of Delaware students reported observing a male wearing only a sweatshirt covering his face, allegedly exposing his genitals and allegedly committing a lewd act.

The females stated they walked away from the area and then contacted the police a short time later.  Officers later contacted a resident, a 21-year-old female University of Delaware student, of the house where the suspect was observed outside and she stated that she was unaware the suspect had been on her property.


Maxwell vehicleOfficers reviewed surveillance cameras in the area and located the suspect and his vehicle, a 2011 silver Dodge Charger with distinctive markings on the sides of the vehicle.  Officers were able to obtain the vehicle’s registration plate and determined that the vehicle is registered to Donald Maxwell, according to Nelson.

Nelson said that based on the surveillance footage and the descriptions provided by the victims, an arrest warrant was obtained for Donald Maxwell.  Law enforcement officers are actively attempting to locate Maxwell.


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