November 30, 2017 - The Newark Police Department is once
again conducting an anti-shoplifting initiative to coincide with the holiday
season. Officers are partnering with local retail establishments to
combat shoplifting and to reduce crimes that occur in conjunction with retail
theft. Officers will be in plain clothes and will be employing other
strategies in stores throughout Newark with a focus on shoplifting prevention
and apprehension. Since January 1, 2017, the Newark Police Department has
responded to 171 shoplifting complaints in the City of Newark resulting in 60
charges being lodged against offenders. “Shoplifting affects all of us
and often times leads to more serious crimes being committed by the
perpetrators. The Newark Police Department takes retail theft extremely
seriously and we will continue to hold those responsible to the fullest extent
of the law,” said Newark Police Chief Paul Tiernan.
To assist our efforts, the police department is asking for
the public’s assistance in identifying the attached photographs of shoplifting
suspects from a number of separate incidents. Anyone with information
regarding the pictured suspects should contact Master Corporal Joseph Conover
at 302-366-7100 extension 3443 or JConover@newark.de.us.
You can send an anonymous tips by texting 302NPD and your message to
TIP411, through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or through the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are
presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.