Photo courtesy of Newark Police Department

Assistance needed

Newark Police seek public's help in identifying vehicle owners, operators


7:15 p.m., Aug. 14, 2014--Newark Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two vehicles believed to have been involved in a sexual assault on Thursday, July 24, in the Newark area.

A 23-year-old woman reported a sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours on that date at an unknown location in Newark.

FYI Stories

First class

UD Police marked the completion of its inaugural Community Police Academy with a special ceremony for the graduates.

In memoriam

UD professors and students remember Alexis DeFrancesco as a diligent student who liked to sit in the front row and as an outgoing and caring friend.

The vehicles were parked in front of Grotto's restaurant on East Main Street from 12:38 to 1:18 a.m., July 24, then left westbound on East Main Street. 

One vehicle appears to be a dark-colored BMW, and the other vehicle is a dark-colored sports utility vehicle. Newark Police have released a surveillance photo of the two vehicles.

The victim, who is not a University of Delaware student, was not physically injured.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Fred Nelson at 302-366-7110, ext. 136 or Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information also can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or, where a reward may be available.

Visit this website to receive a UD Crime Alert email whenever an article about a police investigation is posted on UDaily. 

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Communications and Public Affairs

UDaily is produced by
Communications and Public Affairs

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices