Newark – Newark Police is investigating a criminal mischief/criminal trespass incident that occurred on Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m., according to Newark Police Spokesman Lieutenant Fred Nelson.
Nelson said that a nearby witness contacted police after hearing the front door of a residence in the unit block of Chambers Street being kicked in. The witness then observed the suspect entering the residence through the front door, according to Nelson.
After noticing all of the lights were out at the residence, the witness approached the house and rang the doorbell. The witness then observed the garage door open and the suspect ran from the garage towards S. Chapel Street, where he was last observed, said Nelson.
The suspect was described as a white male, 45 – 50 years old, 5’10’’ – 5’11’’, 180 – 200 lbs, clean shaven, wearing a tan leather like jacket, dark pants, and bright red and white high top sneakers with no laces.
Officers checked the area with the assistance of a University of Delaware Police K9 officer, however, they were unable to locate the suspect. Officers spoke with the residents of the house that was entered, female University of Delaware students, who stated that nothing appeared damaged or missing inside of the house. The damage to the door was estimated at $500.
Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective William Anderson at 302-366-7100 x3469 or [email protected]
You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411.
Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or via the internet at
www.tipsubmit.com where a reward may be available