News Flash

Police Press Releases

Posted on: March 16, 2018

Six Arrested In Prostitution Sting

Prostitution Operation


March 16, 2018 – On Thursday March 15, 2018 the Newark Police Street Crimes Unit and Special Operations Unit conducted a reverse prostitution sting utilizing a local hotel. Undercover officers placed a fictitious profile of a female on an internet web page in the escort section to determine if any "johns" would solicit the female for prostitution. During the course of the investigation over 150 different telephone numbers called or texted the phone number placed in the add. The calls and texts were answered by undercover officers. Six male subjects responded to the hotel after requesting sexual favors in exchange for money or drugs.

 

Arrested were the following persons:

 

Saleh Ahmed (41) of Newark DE - Patronizing a Prostitute

Jeffrey Osborne (47) of Kemblesville PA. - Patronizing a Prostitute, Marijuana Possession

Shrey Upadhyay (25) of W. Deptford NJ - Patronizing a Prostitute

Mario Colon (24) of New Castle DE - Patronizing a Prostitute

Jason Wilson (34) of Newark DE - Patronizing a Prostitute

Robert North (49) of Smyrna, DE – Patronizing a Prostitute

All six were issued summonses to appear in Newark Alderman Court #40 at a later date and released from custody.

Chief of Police Paul Tiernan stated, “Although we understand that prostitution can be seen as a victimless crime, many people are engaged in this activity as a result of human trafficking, and often results in drug activity and violent crimes being committed.”

While conducting this operation, on March 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., the Newark Police received a 911 call reporting an assault and robbery of a female victim at a local hotel. The female, a 19-year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada, reported that she was strangled by someone she had just recently met and had undisclosed items stolen. This investigation is ongoing and a link to prostitution is being considered as an element in this crime.

Anyone with additional information about this incident should contact Detective Anderson at WAnderson@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3469.

You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com where a reward may be available.

 

The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police Press Releases

Brennan

Newark Police Seek Battery Thieves

Posted on: October 9, 2018
Kates

Newark Police Seek Assault Suspect

Posted on: October 3, 2018
James F Hall Trail 2

Newark Police Investigate Lewd Act

Posted on: September 5, 2018
Lane

Newark Police Make Steroid Arrest

Posted on: August 15, 2018
Package Theft

Newark Police Arrest Package Thieves

Posted on: July 27, 2018
Beers Miranda

Arrests Made In Baseball Bat Assault

Posted on: June 20, 2018
Sunoco

Newark Police Investigate Robbery

Posted on: May 15, 2018
Robbery Thorn

Robbery Investigation

Posted on: April 23, 2018
Dunagan

Argument Leads To Weapon Charge

Posted on: April 20, 2018

Assault Investigation

Posted on: April 17, 2018
Canty

Robbery Arrest

Posted on: April 10, 2018
Shot Fired

Newark Police Investigate Shot Fired

Posted on: March 17, 2018
bridges city web

UPDATE: 1/9/18 Home Invasion Arrest

Posted on: January 19, 2018
D. Warren

Gunshot Fired Arrest

Posted on: January 19, 2018
Theft suspect

Theft Investigation

Posted on: January 17, 2018
J. Sarmousakis

Home Invasion Investigation

Posted on: January 10, 2018
maness combined

CANCELLED Gold Alert - Missing Juvenile

Posted on: January 8, 2018
May - Thompson

Bank Robbery Arrests

Posted on: December 12, 2017

Robbery Investigation

Posted on: December 11, 2017
Gold Alert 121017

CANCELLED Gold Alert: Missing Newark Man

Posted on: December 10, 2017
Bricker photo

Missing Adult Located

Posted on: December 6, 2017
K. Mace

Robbery Investigation

Posted on: November 13, 2017
Robbery 1

Robbery Arrests

Posted on: November 13, 2017

UPDATE: Collision Investigation

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Strong Arm Robbery Investigation

Posted on: October 27, 2017
Bricker photo

Missing Adult Located

Posted on: October 26, 2017
S. Nichols

UPDATE: Robbery Arrest

Posted on: October 18, 2017
C. Pemberton

Assault Arrest

Posted on: October 16, 2017
D. Tymitz

Located Missing Person

Posted on: October 7, 2017
C. Conner

UPDATE: Arrest made in Bank Robbery

Posted on: October 5, 2017

Robbery Investigation

Posted on: October 3, 2017
Bricker photo

Missing Adult Located

Posted on: October 2, 2017

Robbery Investigation

Posted on: September 25, 2017
veal

UPDATE: Newark Police Investigate Homicide

Posted on: September 24, 2017
Westfield Drive

Newark Police Investigate Homicide

Posted on: September 23, 2017

Armed Robbery

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Traffic Collision

Posted on: September 15, 2017
Snapshot

Strong Arm Robbery

Posted on: September 12, 2017
PMA

Purse Snatching Investigation

Posted on: August 31, 2017

NPD Announces Trespassing Arrests

Posted on: August 28, 2017
Bricker photo

UPDATE: Located Missing Person

Posted on: August 27, 2017
B. Bryant

Assault Arrest

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Armed Robbery Investigation

Posted on: August 15, 2017
Shooting Investigation 2

Shooting Investigation

Posted on: July 29, 2017
S. Meyer

Missing Person

Posted on: July 25, 2017
Robbery

Armed Robbery Investigation

Posted on: July 15, 2017
E. Miller

Updated: Missing Person Located

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Crash Investigation

Posted on: July 7, 2017

Vehicle Tire Slashings

Posted on: July 5, 2017
S College

Purse Snatching

Posted on: May 3, 2017
WF2.jpg

Bank Robbery - South College Avenue

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Vehicle Collision Into Residence

Posted on: February 23, 2017