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Newark Police investigate residential burglaries on East Park Place, Chapel Street

Newark Police are investigating residential burglaries that occurred early this week on East Park Place and on South Chapel Street in Newark.

On the morning of Sunday, Jan. 1, Newark Police responded to a report of an overnight burglary at a house in the unit block of East Park Place. The resident told officers that they discovered property missing from their unlocked residence. There was no forced entry, and no one was home at the time the burglary occurred, which was determined to be between 4:30 and 5 a.m.

During the investigation, officers contacted the resident of another house on the block who said that personal property, including the resident’s vehicle and vehicle key, was stolen from the residence. The resident was home at the time but was not confronted by the suspect or suspects. There was no forced entry to the residence. The stolen vehicle, a 2011 silver Hyundai Sonata with Delaware tag 48930, has not been recovered.

Newark Police also received a call reporting a burglary from a residence in the 100 block of South Chapel Street. This burglary occurred sometime after 1 a.m., and personal property was removed from the residence. The resident was home at the time of the burglary but was not confronted. There were no signs of forced entry.

The investigation into these incidents and their possible connection, if any, has been turned over to the Newark Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

Newark Police remind everyone to lock the doors to their residence at all times and to call police to report suspicious activity.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Detective P. Klein at 302-7100, ext. 3480 or [email protected].


Members of the University community are reminded to be vigilant: If you see something, say something. Be aware of your surroundings and lock your doors. Call 911 to report suspicious activity.

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