On October 3, 2018, a bicycle was reported stolen from within the attached garage of a residence on Woodshaw Road. The garage door had been left open. Officers developed a 17-year-old Newark juvenile male as a suspect in the theft.
On October 4, 2018, officers observed the juvenile riding on a bicycle in the area of Church Road in Newark. Officers attempted to stop the juvenile and he fled from officers on the bicycle. Officers were able to get the juvenile stopped and took him into custody. The bicycle he was riding was found to have been stolen the day before from the driveway of a residence on Chrysler Avenue in Newark. When the juvenile was taken into custody, he was found to have marijuana in his possession.
The juvenile was transported to Newark Police Headquarters and appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 in New Castle and was ordered held in default of $5,100 secured bail. He was turned over to the New Castle County Detention Center.
The juvenile was charged with the following offenses:
Burglary Second Degree (Felony)
Possession of Marijuana
Theft Under $1500
Receiving Stolen Property Under $1500
Both bicycles involved in this case were recovered. This juvenile is NOT the suspect in a separate press release issued on October 3, 2018 in reference to a bicycle theft from the 200 block of East Delaware Avenue. The press release on that incident can be found here:
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Officer C. McKennon at (302) 366-7100 x. 3491 or email@example.com. Anonymous text message tips can be submitted by texting 302NPD and a message to TIP411.
The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.