Welfare Check Leads To Mans Arrest in Newark



Newark – On October 28, 2017 at 12:54 p.m. an officer from the Newark Police Department responded to the College Square Shopping Center for a report of a subject that may be disoriented. Upon arrival the officer contacted Garry Montgomery, 21, of New Castle who was not disoriented to the point where he needed additional assistance, according to Lt. Fred Nelson.

Nelson said the officer subsequently learned that Montgomery had two outstanding capiases from the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and placed him under arrest. A search of Montgomery’s person revealed that he had three brand new smartphones and two other pieces of electronics in his possession, according to Nelson.

Additional investigation by the officer revealed that Montgomery had shoplifted the items, valued at $449.95 from K-Mart, 301 College Square, just prior to being stopped by the officer, said Nelson. The officer subsequently issued Montgomery a summons for shoplifting and took him to Justice of the Peace Court 11 for arraignment on the two capiases. Montgomery was then released on $90.00 unsecured bond.


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