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Car Crashes Into Boston Market, Student Arrested With Loaded Gun

Jun 10, 2015 06:52PM ● By Kevin
On June 2nd at approximately 3:40pm, a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Joelle Prettyman, 21 of Newark, crashed into the Boston Market located at 1050 South College Avenue.  Prettyman was driving eastbound on Welsh Tract Road when she lost control of the car, slid off the roadway and crashed into the south side of the building.  

No injuries were sustained by Prettyman, and one patron inside the restaurant sustained a minor injury due to debris but refused medical attention.

Prettyman was cited for careless driving.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Officer William Anderson
 at 302-366-7100 ext. 3469 or [email protected] 

Newark High School Student Arrested with Loaded Handgun

On May 28, 2015 at approximately 2:00 pm a 9th grade Newark (DE), High School student was found in the school while in possession of a loaded  semi-automatic handgun.

The 15 year old, male student was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Weapon in a Safe School Zone.  The defendant was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $20,000.00 cash bail.

The investigation into the origin of the gun is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Cpl Adam Mease at 302-366-7100 ext. 3404 or[email protected].

Newark Man Arrested for Alleged Offensive Touching

On Friday, May 29, 2015 the Newark Police arrested Carlos Morciego, 39 of Newark, and charged him with offensive touching for the May 19, 2015 incident in Rittenhouse Park.

Detectives received a tip that Morciego could possibly be the suspect in this incident.  The tipster is a coworker of Morciego at a business located on Marcus Court near where the incident occurred.  The tipster was able to provide information linking Morciego to the crime on the day of the incident.  On May 29, 2015 Newark Police Detectives conducted a search warrant at Morciegos’ home and took him into custody without incident.

He was arraigned at JP 11 released on $100 unsecured bail.

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

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