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Posted on: January 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: 1/9/18 Home Invasion Arrest

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January 19, 2018 – On 1/17/2018 Newark Police Department arrested Rasean Henry for his involvement in a home invasion on North Street on 1/9/2018.  Henry voluntarily responded to the police department and was arrested without incident.  Henry was identified as a suspect in this incident through various investigative measures. Henry was video arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $61,000 secured bond.


Newark Police Department also has an active arrest warrant for Curtis Bridges for Home Invasion and related charges for his involvement in this incident.  Bridges was identified through physical evidence as well as other investigative means.  Newark Police have been unable to locate Bridges as of the time of this release and the public is urged to immediately contact the police with any information on his whereabouts.



Henry, Rasean T. (photo attached)

23 years old

Bear, DE



Bridges, Curtis (photo attached)

19 years old

Newark, DE  19702



Home Invasion

Reckless Endanger First (2 counts)

Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Attempted Robbery


Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Skinner at or 302-366-7100 ext 3135.




Original Relase:

January 10, 2018 – Newark Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred on 1/9/2018 at 10:20p.m. at a residence in the unit block of North Street.  Officers responded to the residence after the victims, three male University of Delaware students ages 20, 20, and 22, reported a robbery in progress.  One of the responding officers observed three suspects jumping out of a lower level window of the house as he arrived and engaged in a foot pursuit as the suspects fled.  The officer was able take one of the suspects into custody while he was attempting to hide in a nearby dumpster.  The suspect, John Sarmousakis, was arrested without incident and was wearing a mask at the time.  After conducting a search of the area, officers were unable to locate the other suspects.


Detectives interviewed the victims, who stated that multiple suspects entered their residence, possibly through a window, and threatened them with a handgun.  The victims stated that they attempted to flee or hide as the suspects entered the house and one of the suspects fired a handgun in their direction.  No one was shot or injured and one of the victims was able to call the police while the suspects were still in the house.  The suspects were described as wearing dark clothes with masks and/or hoods covering their faces.  Crime scene investigators later discovered what is believed to be a bullet hole inside of the residence.  At this time, nothing has been determined to have been stolen.


Sarmousakis was arrested on the below listed charges and video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 11 and given $112,000 cash bail.  He was later committed to the New Castle County Detention Center.


This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Skinner at or 302-366-7100 extension 3135.



Sarmousakis, John K.

17 years old

Newark, DE  19711



Home Invasion

Reckless Endanger First Degree

Conspiracy Second Degree

Attempted First Degree Robbery

Reckless Endanger First Degree





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