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Posted on: July 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Vehicle Tire Slashings

For Immediate Release

By Authority of: Deputy Chief Kevin Feeney

Contact: Lieutenant Fred Nelson



July 5, 2017 – The Newark Police Department is investigating a series of criminal mischief incidents involving vehicle tires being damaged.  On 7/3/17 officers responded to nine different addresses where victims reported a total of ten vehicles had their tires punctured. Victims reported that their vehicles were parked on the following roadways when the damage occurred; Pickett Lane, Kenilworth Avenue, and Sue Lane.  The damage is believed to have occurred between 7/2/17 at 11:00p.m. and 7/3/17 at 3:00a.m. based on the timelines victims provided.


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


Residents are reminded to immediately report any suspicious persons or activity to the Newark Police Department.


Anyone with additional information regarding these incidents or any residents with exterior surveillance camera footage that could have captured the suspect in the area should contact Officer Brian Whitehead at 302-366-7100 extension 3437 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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