Police: Newark Rape Suspect Captured In New York City

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Through a comprehensive investigation, which involved the New York City Police Department, detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigations Unit were able to sign arrest warrants for Leonard Lambey, in connection with the sexual assault which occurred in Hunter’s Crossing Apartments on September 2nd, according to New Castle County Police.

Officials said by maintaining communication with multiple out of state law enforcement agencies, detectives from the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigation Unit were able to locate the victims stolen 2013 Honda CRV. The vehicle was located in Brooklyn, New York City. Officers from the New York City Police Department set up surveillance and when the subject returned to the vehicle he was taken into custody, said authorities. That subject was identified as 25-year-old Leonard Lambey.

“Random attacks of this nature are of the utmost concern to the New Castle County Police,” said Colonel Vaughn Bond, Jr., Chief of Police. “From the onset of this investigation, we utilized every resource available as well as our partnerships with other law enforcement agencies to track and eventually arrest the suspect in New York City. Our thoughts and support are with the victim who has been nothing short of amazing throughout this unfortunate incident.”

Leonard Lambey was charged with 1 count Felony Rape 1st degree, 1 count Felony Kidnapping 1st degree, 1 count Felony Robbery 1st Degree, 1 count Felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, 1 count Felony Home Invasion, 1 count Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and 1 count Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief.

Leonard Lambey is currently being held in New York City and will be facing extradition to Delaware in the near future.

Orginal Story

Newark – Yesterday, September 2, 2018, just after 6:00 a.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of building 34 Fairway Road, in the Hunters Crossing Apartments, for an assault report that occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m, according to police.

Officials said when the officers arrived at the scene they learned that the 33-year-old victim reported that when she returned home from work she was assaulted by an unknown male.

During the investigation, Detectives learned that the suspect forced his way into the victim’s apartment shortly after 5:30 hours. The suspect, armed with a weapon, then sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing the scene, according to police.

Officials said that the suspect took the victims car keys and fled in her vehicle after the assault. Police are actively searching for the woman’s silver 2013 Honda CRV bearing a Pennsylvania license place #KPP0923.

The victim described the suspect as being a dark-skinned black male, 5’10” to 6’00” tall; he had a heavy set build.

Police did not release any information regarding the type of weapon used in this incident.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigations Unit continue to investigate this incident and additional information will be disseminated when available.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Det. Dinardo at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at DPDiNardo@nccde.org or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Citizens with information are also encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

Breaking Report

Newark – Today, Sept 2, 2018, just after 6:00 a.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of building 34 Fairway Road in, the Hunters Crossing Apartments, for an assault report that occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. When the officers arrived at the scene they learned that the 33-year-old victim reported that when she returned home from work she was assaulted by an unknown male.

Officials have not released any further details regarding the incident.

The victim described the suspect as being A dark-skinned black male, 5’10.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Det. Dinardo at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at DPDiNardo@nccde.org or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Citizens with information are also encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

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