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Harassment investigation

Newark Police investigate harassment complaint on Wyoming Road

The Newark Police Department is investigating a harassment complaint that occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 12.

An 18-year-old University of Delaware student reported that she was walking on Wyoming Road in the area of South Chapel Street when she noticed a vehicle, described as a small maroon sports utility vehicle, that appeared to be following her. She said the vehicle parked on the side of Wyoming Road, and the driver began to yell vulgarities at her. As she walked to the front of her residence hall, she noticed the suspect was following her on foot. She was able to enter her residence hall without further incident.  

Officers from University of Delaware Police and Newark Police searched the area for the suspect and suspect vehicle without success.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, wearing a baseball hat, gray pants and a white shirt.  

Anyone with information on this incident should contact Officer Vari at 302-366-7100 x3486 or Andrew.Vari@cj.state.de.us.  Anonymous tips may be texted to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information also can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or www.tipsubmit.com, where a reward may be available.

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Members of the UD community may download a free smartphone app, LiveSafe, that lets users submit tips to police, receive important broadcast notifications and contact the University of Delaware Police Department directly. To learn more, visit this UD Police website.

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For members of the UD community who experience sexual assault, sexual harrassment, intimate partner violence or stalking, the University’s Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.) program provides crisis support and victim advocacy and is available 24/7 by calling 302-831-1001 and pressing one or online at www.udel.edu/sos. Learn more about survivor options and resources at www.udel.edu/sexualmisconduct.



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