Newark Police Detectives are actively searching for Stephen Evans, 26, of Newark, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin.
Rubin said arrest warrants have been issued charging Evans with two counts of Burglary, eight counts of Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Mischief. The charges stem from three different incidents on December 8, 2020.
On December 8, 2020, at about 5:14 a.m., Newark Police officers were dispatched to the area of Chambers Street for a suspicious person checking vehicle door handles. When officers arrived in the area, they observed a black pickup truck pull out of a parking lot.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled the area. It was later determined that the suspect successfully entered one vehicle and took items from within, said Rubin.
Later that morning, Newark Police officers responded to Choate Street for a report of a residential burglary that occurred at about 4:00 a.m. that morning. A resident stated that he was awakened by a subject entering his bedroom. The subject said something to the resident and quickly fled the home. It was later discovered that the subject had stolen a number of electronics and personal items from the residence, according to Rubin.
At about 9:30 p.m. that same day, a resident of North Chapel Street contacted Newark Police and reported her bicycle had been stolen from her garage. The resident also discovered damage to a vehicle that occurred during the theft.
Rubin sad through investigation, it was discovered that the same black pickup truck that had evaded Newark Police officers earlier in the morning on Chambers Street had also been involved in both the Choate Street and North Chapel Street burglaries. Investigators determined, through surveillance video and familiarity with Stephen Evans, that he was the driver of the vehicle.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Det. A. Whitt at (302) 366-7100 x. 3483 or [email protected]. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.