Woman Charged With False Report, Police Say Kidnapping Didn’t Happen

Newark – March 14, 2017 – The Newark Police Department has arrested Brenda Aydin, 23-years-old of Newark, for falsely reporting an incident to the police, according to Newark Police Spokesman Gerald J. Bryda.


Bryda said that Aydin was taken into custody at approximately 9:30 a.m., Tuesday March 14, 2017, after an extensive overnight investigation into this incident.

After the incident occurred, numerous officers and investigators from the Newark Police Department, New Castle County Police Department, Delaware State Police and the University of Delaware Police converged on Christina Mill Drive to investigate this case, according to Bryda.

Bryda said that Newark Detectives noticed that there were inconsistencies in the series of events reported. Detectives were able to determine that the incident did not occur and was falsely reported, according to Bryda.

Aydin was arrested and charge with Falsely Reporting and Incident. She was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on $500 unsecured bond.

Original Story

Last night, Monday March 13, 2017  at approximately 8:13 p.m., the Newark Police responded to the 300 block of Christina Mill Drive for a report of a robbery, according to Newark Police Sergeant Gerald J. Bryda.

Bryda said that officers made contact with the 24-year-old female victim who stated that she was approached from behind while in the parking lot of the Christina Mill apartment complex, and forced into her apartment with a weapon to her back.

Once inside the apartment, the suspect stole jewelry from the victim and then fled the area, according to Bryda. The victim described the suspect as an unknown race male, between 5’4” and 6’00” tall, wearing a mask and gloves. The suspect had an undetermined accent when he talked.

Just over an hour after the incident, at 9:20, the University of Delaware sent a UD Alert to students and staff.

UD Alert: Newark Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping which occurred at Christina Mill Apartments. The suspect is described as a male wearing dark clothing and gloves, and the suspect spoke with an unknown accent.

The suspect implied that he had a weapon. Members of our community are reminded to be vigilant. If you see something, say something. Be aware of your surroundings and use well-lit paths. Travel in groups when possible and call 911 to report suspicious activity. Go to http://www1.udel.edu/police/services/safety-tips.html for more safety tips.

Although Newark Police have not publicly associated last nights incident with the serial kidnapping cases, being investigated by New Castle County and Pennsylvania State Police, the New Castle County Police Department was on scene at Christina Mill Apartments during last nights investigation.

State Troopers from the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit circled over the area for over an hour while Newark and New Castle County Police officers searched the area.


1st Incident – Top Of The Hill

2nd Incident – Arundel Apartments

3rd Incident – Bluffs Apartments

4th Incident  – Madison Apartment Homes

Purple – Not Publicly Associated By Law Enforcement
Red – Publicly Associated By Law Enforcement

Image Credits: Newark Police

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