of: Chief Paul Tiernan
March 1, 2017 – The Newark Police
Department is attempting to locate Donald W. Maxwell, Jr. for exposing himself and
committing a lewd act during two separate incidents that occurred in the early
morning hours of March 1, 2017. On this date at approximately 12:01 a.m.,
a 20 year old female University of Delaware student was walking on Haines
Street, north of Continental Avenue, when she observed a completely naked male
standing near the sidewalk committing a lewd act. The victim ran from the
area and was not followed by the suspect. She contacted Newark Police a
short time later by phone and reported the incident.
Officers responded to a
second incident that occurred outside of a residence located in the 100 block
of Haines Street at approximately 12:27 a.m.. Two 21 year old female
University of Delaware students reported observing a male wearing only a
sweatshirt covering his face, exposing his genitals and committing a lewd
act. The females stated they walked away from the area and then contacted
the police a short time later. Officers later contacted a resident, a 21
year old female University of Delaware student, of the house where the suspect
was observed outside and she stated that she was unaware the suspect had been
on her property.
surveillance cameras in the area and located the suspect and his vehicle, a
2011 silver Dodge Charger with distinctive markings on the sides of the
vehicle. Officers were able to obtain the vehicle’s registration plate
and determined that the vehicle is registered to Donald Maxwell. Based on
the surveillance footage and the descriptions provided by the victims, an
arrest warrant was obtained for Donald Maxwell. Law enforcement officers
are actively attempting to locate Maxwell.
Surveillance video of this
incident is not currently available. Maxwell’s photograph is included with this release.
Maxwell, Donald W. Jr.
62 year old male
Lewdness (3 counts)
Indecent Exposure 2nd
Degree (3 counts)
Criminal Trespass 3rd
Anyone with information
regarding Maxwell’s whereabouts should contact the Newark Police Department at
302-366-7111. Anyone with additional information about this incident
should contact Officer Carter McKennon at 302-366-7100 ext. 3491 or Carter.Mckennon@cj.state.de.us
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reward may be available.
Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until
proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.