Tires Slashed On Three Vehicles In Newark Thursday Night


On May 23, 2019, at about 11:25 pm, Newark Police began to receive reports of damaged tires on vehicles parked in the unit block of Madison Drive. Witnesses reported that a white male was observed walking along Madison Drive puncturing tires of vehicles with a knife.

Responding officers located three different vehicles with tire damage consistent with having been punctured with a knife. Officers obtained a suspect description of a white male, 5’5″ – 5’10” with facial hair and wearing a green button-down shirt. Responding officers did not locate the suspect in the area.

A short time later, officers received a report of a similarly described white male acting disorderly about a half mile away on South Main Street. Officers located this subject and obtained his identity. His involvement in this incident remains under investigation.

Anyone who may be a victim of tire slashing on Madison Drive is asked to call Newark Police at (302) 366-7111.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call PO A. Maiura at (302) 366-7100 x. 3495 or

Additional methods for contacting Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

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