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Posted on: April 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 12 year old arrested for residential burglary and vehicle break-ins

April 22, 2017 – On Saturday, 4/22/2017, Newark Police arrested a 12 year old male for the 4/7/2017 residential burglary on Monro Rd.  The juvenile was located by police after a concerned citizen reported seeing a young male with a backpack looking through cars in the area of Monro Rd on 4/22/2017 at 1:14am.  The juvenile initially fled when officers attempted to contact him, however, he was quickly located on Connell Cir. and arrested without incident.  The juvenile was identified as being responsible for the burglary through surveillance footage, physical evidence, and interviews that were conducted by detectives.  He was also identified and arrested for entering into several vehicles on Monro Rd and Christina Mill Drive between 4/6/17 and 4/14/17.  The juvenile was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $9500 secured bond with a 24 hour curfew, excluding school and court.



12 year old male

Newark, DE



Burglary 2nd Degree

Criminal Mischief (3 counts)

Criminal Trespass (2 counts)

Theft over $1500

Theft under $1500

Tampering with a Motor Vehicle (5 counts)

Resisting Arrest


Anyone with additional information regarding these incidents should contact Detective William Anderson at 302-366-7100 extension 3469 or


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




***Previously Released***

April 7, 2017 – Newark Police is investigating an occupied residential burglary that occurred on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:44a.m. in the unit block of Munro Road.  A resident, who is 55 years old, reported that he was asleep in a second floor bedroom when he heard noises coming from the first floor.  The homeowner reported that he exited his bedroom and noticed some property damage on the first floor.  He then returned to his bedroom and called police.


Arriving officers located an open rear sliding door at the residence, however, they found the suspect(s) had already fled the residence.  A New Castle County Police K9 Officer conducted a track for the suspect(s) with his K9 partner without success.  It was later determined that nothing had been stolen from the residence.


There is no surveillance video available for release at this time.


Residents are reminded to immediately report any suspicious persons or activity to Newark Police and to ensure that their windows and doors to their residences are locked.


Anyone with additional information on this incident or any residents on Monro Drive with exterior surveillance camera footage are encouraged to contact Detective William Anderson, 302-366-7100 x 3469, or


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 where a reward may be available.






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