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Fight at party leads to the recovery of a stolen gun and arrest

Mar 12, 2015 01:55PM ● By Steven Hoffman

On March 8 at 12:22 a.m., Newark police officers responded to the report of a fight in the 300 Block of Delaware Circle in Newark. When police arrived they located the defendant, Michael Chamberlin, banging on the front door of a residence. Chamberlin was contacted without incident and the subsequent investigation revealed that he had been the aggressor in a fight earlier in the evening inside the house. The resident of the house had asked him to leave, but he returned shortly after threatening to “shoot the house up” while banging on the door. During the course of the investigation, Chamberlin was found in possession a loaded Berretta 9mm handgun that was concealed in his in his waist band. Also located was a backpack containing a laptop computer and other miscellaneous property. The handgun, backpack, and other items had all been reported stolen from a vehicle that was parked at the Newark Shopping Center earlier in the day.

Chamberlin was taken into custody without further incident and charged with receiving a stolen firearm, receiving stolen property valued at more than $1,500, offensive touching, making terroristic threats, criminal mischief, possession of a firearm by a person with prior violent crime, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a weapon in a Safe School Zone (Newark High School), and possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited to do so.

Chamberlin was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $18,000 secured bond.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Cpl Darryl Saunders at 302-366-7100 ext. 3454 or [email protected] .

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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