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Police Looking for Information in Apartment Burglary and Other Local Incidents

Apr 24, 2015 11:15AM ● Published by Kevin

The following crimes were reported by the Newark Police Department during the month of April thus far. Anyone with information regarding these incidents can see the contact information below each report.

Sexual Assault

Paul Defeo, 21 of Butler, N.J.

On April 18th, 2015 at approximately 6am, Newark Police responded to the unit block of East Cleveland Avenue in response to a sexual assault that occurred a few hours prior in the 100 block of East Cleveland Avenue.  The victim, a 21 year-old female University of Delaware student, reported that she met the suspect, later identified as Paul Defeo, 21 of Butler, N.J., the previous night at a restaurant.  After the restaurant closed, she and the suspect went back to her residence along with other friends.  While in a bedroom, the suspect assaulted her. 

Based on the investigation, Paul Defeo was arrested without incident on April 19th at the University Courtyards.

Defeo was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $250,000 cash bail. Charges included first degree rape and strangulation.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 orDaniel.Bystricky@cj.state.de.us . 

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.comwhere a reward may be available. 

Apartment Burglary

Newark Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on April 13th, 2015 at approximately 11:30am.  At that time, a resident of 28 Marvin Drive returned to his apartment to find a black male suspect standing in the hallway with the resident’s door wide open.  The suspect asked the victim for money, implied he had a weapon and then removed a cell phone from the victim’s pocket before fleeing the scene.  Various electronics were later discovered missing from the victim’s apartment.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 35 to 40 years old, 6’ to 6’02”, thin build with a thick mustache.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 orDaniel.Bystricky@cj.state.de.us . 

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.comwhere a reward may be available. 

Strong Armed Robbery on Lehigh Road

Mutaz Albeladi,
24 of San Antonio

 On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the victim met defendant Mutaz Albeladi, 24 of San Antonio, for a blind date at his friend’s apartment in the 600 block of Lehigh Road.  As she was leaving, at about 9:00 am, Albeladi walked with her to her car in the parking lot.  Once at the car they sat in the car for a period of time then Albeladi attempted to take the victims purse from the back seat.  A struggle ensued and the victim was dragged from the car while trying to keep her purse.  The victim was able to bite Albeladi’s arm prior to the purse strap breaking and he fled on foot from the area.  The victim was able to tell officers the apartment location and Albeladi was located there after he returned later in the day.  There purse was located in a dumpster in the parking lot a short distance away.

Neither the defendant nor victim are associated with the UofD.

Albeladi was taken into custody without further incident and charged with Robbery Second Degree Prevent Or Overcome Resistance To The Taking Of Property. Albeladi was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $2,000 secured bond.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Officer TARAS GERASIMOV  at 302-366-7100 ext. 3474 orTaras.Gerasimov@cj.state.de.us . 

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.comwhere a reward may be available. 

Assault at Kildare's

On April 4, 2015 at 12:50 am Newark Police officers responded to the report of an assault that occurred outside of Kildare’s Pub inside the Galleria, 45 East Main St.  As the victim was leaving the bar he was assaulted by an unknown male.  The male victim was treated and released from Christiana Emergency Room for a laceration.  The ensuing investigation revealed surveillance footage of the incident.  The Newark Police are attempting to identify the person pictured below for questioning regarding his involvement in this incident.






Two Arrested in Armed Robbery

On March 29th at 2:55am, NPD responded to 334 East Main Street for a report of a robbery. Two male University of Delaware students told officers they were just robbed at gun point by two suspects, described as a black male and black female. 
Orlando Smith, 19 of Newark

Orlando Smith, 19 of Newark, was taken into custody near the scene for unrelated charges and later charged for this offense based on the investigation. Anaya Hakes, 19 of Bear, was taken into custody without incident on April 1 at her residence after a search warrant was conducted. 

Smith was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $10,500 secured bail. Charges included first degree robbery and second degree conspiracy.

Hawkes was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $21,000 secured. Charges included first degree robbery and second degree conspiracy.



Anaya Hakes, 19 of Bear

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective James Skinner at 302-366-7100 ext. 3135 or james.skinner@cj.state.de.us. 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. 

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