12-Year-Old Boy Charged With Newark Residential Burglary

Newark – On Saturday, April 22, 2017 , Newark Police arrested a 12-year-old male for the April 4, 2017 residential burglary on Monro Road. The juvenile was located by police after a concerned citizen reported seeing a young male with a backpack looking through cars in the area of Monro Road on April 4, 2017 at 1:14 am, according to  Newark Police Spokesman Fred Nelson.

Nelson said the juvenile initially fled when officers attempted to contact him, however, he was quickly located on Connell Circle and arrested without incident.

The juvenile was identified as being responsible for the burglary through surveillance footage, physical evidence, and interviews that were conducted by detectives, according to Nelson. He was also identified and arrested for entering into several vehicles on Monro Road and Christina Mill Drive between April 6, 2017 and April 14, 2017.

The juvenile was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $9500 secured bond with a 24 hour curfew, excluding school and court.

The boy was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, three counts of Criminal Mischief, two counts of Criminal Trespass, Theft over $1500, Theft under $1500, five counts of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Resisting Arrest