Newark Police Weekly Police Blotter

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Incident #1

On Wednesday May 2, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Newark Police responded to the Penske Truck Rental, located on South Main Street, for a report that an unknown suspect damaged a fuel line to a rental van. The van was parked in the parking lot on Tuesday evening at approximately 5:00 p.m. When employees arrived at the business on Wednesday morning, they noticed a kitty litter bucket underneath the van. Upon further inspection the bucket was filled with gasoline because the fuel line leading into the bucket was cut. Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder arrived on scene in order to assess the area due to the fuel leaking, and deemed the area safe. It is believed that fuel may have been syphoned out of the vehicle. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500. There are currently no suspects or surveillance images for this case.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Officer Vari at AVari@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3486.

Incident #2

On Wednesday May 2, 2018 at approximately 11:15 p.m., the Newark Police were called to the unit block of Townsend Road for a report that two unknown suspects had removed street signs and left them on the lawn of a residence. Officers made contact with the 49-year-old homeowner, who stated that she woke up to a loud “clang” outside of her home. She looked out the window and observed two males in white t-shirts standing on the sidewalk and two street signs on her lawn. She shouted at the subjects, who immediately fled the area on foot. The two signs, a stop sign and a no parking sign, were determined to have been uprooted from the area of Sunset Road and Orchard Road. There are currently no suspect or surveillance images.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Officer Coughlin at MCoughlin@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3143.

Incident #3

On Tuesday May 8, 2018, the Newark Police responded to the 200 block of East Delaware Avenue for a report of a theft of items from a vehicle. Officers contacted the 22-year-old owner of the vehicle who stated that he parked his vehicle on Monday at 4:00 p.m. When he returned to the vehicle on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. he noticed that it had been broken into, although there was no damage. The seats to the car were moved and compartments left open. Stolen from the vehicle was a phone charger, a head phone cord and sunglasses valued at approximately $50. There are currently no suspects or surveillance images for this case.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Officer Maiura at AMaiura@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3495.

Incident #4

On Tuesday May 8, 2018 the Newark Police investigated a second theft of items from a vehicle, this one taking place on the 100 block of Thorn Lane. Officers contacted the 34-year-old vehicle owner who stated that she parked the vehicle on Monday May 7th at approximately 9:00 p.m. When she returned to the vehicle on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. it had been broken into. Again, there was no damage to the vehicle. The vehicle was rummaged through and papers removed and strewn about. Missing from the vehicle was a black North Face jacket valued at $150. There are currently no suspects or surveillance images available for this case.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Officer Golden at AGolden@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3484.

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