Newport Police Department

  • Agency: Newport Police Department
  • Address: 226 N James St, Newport, 19804 DE
  • Chief:
Phone: 302-995-1411
Fax: (302) 996-0214
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Newport Police Department is located at 226 N James St, Newport, 19804 DE. The Newport Police Department phone number is 302-995-1411.

Newport Police Department News

Heroin and Crack Cocaine Arrest On November 2nd, 2018 at approximately 06:03 A.M., with the assistance of the Wilmington Department of Police crisis management tactical team, officers from the Newport Police Department executed a Justice of the Peace Court Search Warrant in the 200 block of E 13th Street. This search warrant was executed at the culmination of an investigation. The subject of this investigation was identified as Isaiah Cleveland, 32 of the 200 block of E 13th Street in Wilmington, Delaware 19801. Officers located approximately 2.3 grams of marijuana, 73.3 grams of crack cocaine, and approximately 1,690 bags of heroin in the residence. Mr. Cleveland’s vehicle was also located in the 200 block of E 13th Street and a search warrant was later executed on that vehicle after a narcotics certified canine gave a positive indication for controlled substances in the vehicle. The search of the vehicle yielded an additional 299 bags of heroin and approximately 7.6 grams of crack cocaine. The heroin and crack cocaine located inside of the vehicle was secreted in a natural void in the vehicles dash. The total amount of recovered heroin was approximately 1,989 bags which weighed approximately 13.923 grams. The total amount of recovered crack cocaine weighed approximately 80.9 grams. There were two small children in the residence at the time the search warrant was executed. Mr. Cleveland was located inside of the residence at the time of the search warrant and he was later charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, civil possession of marijuana, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, possession of heroin in a tier 5 quantity, possession with the intent to deliver heroin in a tier 4 quantity, possession of crack cocaine in a tier 5 quantity, and possession with the intent to deliver crack cocaine in a tier 4 quantity. Mr. Cleveland was arraigned via videophone at the Justice of the Peace Court 2 where he was issued a $242,401.00 cash bail. Mr. Cleveland was remanded to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution after failing to post bail.

Moving Violation Results in the Apprehension of a Wanted Person and Drug Arrest On Saturday October 20th, 2018 at approximately 8:00 P.M. a Newport Police Officer was on patrol on State Route 141 northbound, within the town limits of Newport, when the officer observed the vehicle commit several moving violations. A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle stopped at the top of the off ramp from State Route 141 northbound to Boxwood Road. The officer contacted the operator of the vehicle and the operator was unable to produce identification. The operator of the vehicle provided the officer with fraudulent identification information and the operator of the vehicle was subsequently detained until his identification could be verified. While the officer was escorting the male to the rear of the patrol vehicle, the male began to make a valiant effort to flee from the officer while handcuffed. The officer and the male engaged in a brief struggle in the roadway and the officer was assisted by a nearby citizen who rendered assistance subduing the male. The male was eventually identified as Andrew Harris, 20 of Newark, DE. Mr. Harris was also found to be in possession of 14 Vyvanse pills and 3.1 grams of crack cocaine. It was determined that Mr. Harris was on probation at the time of his arrest and also had various outstanding warrants for his arrest. Mr. Harris was wanted for two violations of probation by the New Castle County Superior Court and for an additional capias issued for Mr. Harris by the Newark Alderman Court. Mr. Harris was charged with two moving violations, driving while suspended, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with an aggravating factor, criminal impersonation, and resisting arrest. Mr. Harris was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 11 via videophone and he was issued a $21,100.00 cash bail for all court related matters. Mr. Harris was remanded to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution after failing to post bail.

Equipment Violations Lead to Marijuana Arrest On 10/26/18 at approximately 10:15 P.M. a Newport Police Officer was on patrol in the area of E Justis Street and Augustine Street when the officer observed a vehicle that failed to have an operable registration plate light. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted the operator of the vehicle, Tavares Cooper, 20 of Chester, Pennsylvania. While speaking with the operator of the vehicle, the officer detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, prompting a search of the vehicle. The officer located packaging materials indicative of marijuana distribution along with 173.9 grams of packaged marijuana. Mr. Cooper was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana with an aggravating factor, inadequate brakes, and failure to have a registration plate light. Mr. Cooper was arraigned and released on $5,200.00 unsecured bail. Mr. Cooper was issued a no contact order with the State of Delaware as a condition of his bail.

Best of luck to all of our applicants testing for the position of police officer today !

We are currently selling challenge coins for $10.00 a coin. The below picture is how the front and back appear. Challenge coins can be purchased at the Newport Police Department located at 226 N James Street in Newport, DE 19804. Please contact Lieutenant Mark Wohner via email at Mark.Wohner@cj.state.de.us or by telephone (302)995-1411 if you have any questions.

**Mail & Online Fraudulent Activity Report** It has been brought to our attention that there has been quite an increase in mail / fraudulently activity reports, particularly regarding an address on Copper Drive in Newport. If you have been a victim of mail fraud and the address receiving the item is located here in Newport, please complete the following form to make a report: https://goo.gl/forms/xL5hvd5S8CFR7qTm1 You will also need to contact your local police agency if you live outside of Newport.

Traffic Violations Lead to Cocaine Arrest On 9/23/18 shortly after 6:00 P.M. a Newport Police officer observed an occupant safety violation while a vehicle was traveling westbound on State Route 4 within the town limits of Newport. The officer also observed additional traffic violations and subsequently initiated a traffic stop on State Route 7 in Stanton. The officer made contact with the operator of the vehicle, Chas Boyd, 30 of the 100 block of Colfax Road in Newark, DE. While interacting with the occupants of the vehicle, the officer determined that there was drug paraphernalia within the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed $629.00 of U.S. currency and approximately 13 grams of cocaine. The officers investigation lead officers to Mr. Boyd’s residence in the 100 block of Colfax Road. Officers located $5,000.00 of U.S. currency and an additional 246.3 grams of cocaine at the residence. Mr. Boyd was subsequently charged with possession of cocaine in a tier 5 quantity, possession with the intent to deliver cocaine in a tier 4 quantity, possession of drug paraphernalia, an occupant safety violation, a turn signal violation, failure to have license in possession, and unreasonable speed. Mr. Boyd was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and issued a $71,400.00 cash bail. Mr. Boyd was remanded to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution after failing to post bail. The Newport Police Department was also assisted by the New Castle County Police Department and a canine team from the New Castle City Police Department. K-9 “Cooper” was able to provide a positive indication for controlled substances on the currency that was seized.

Newport Police Department is Hiring ! Want to make a difference in the community? Want a great career in law enforcement? Apply today ! The prerequisites are listed on the flyer below. Any and all questions can be referred to Lieutenant Mark Wohner, contact information is listed below.

Bicycle Violation Leads to Criminal Arrest On 09/17/18 at approximately 11:45 P.M. a Newport Police Officer on patrol observed a white male operating a bicycle traveling northbound on State Route 141 without a light or lamp on the bicycle. The officer made contact with Alexander Verucci IV, 19 of the 100 block of Lea Road in New Castle, DE 19720. While speaking with Mr. Verucci, the officer detected the odor of alcohol emanating from his breath and the officer subsequently placed Mr. Verucci in handcuffs. While escorting Mr. Verucci to the officers patrol vehicle, Mr. Verucci began to physically resist the officer and make several attempts to flee. As a result of this struggle, the officer sustained a minor injury to his hand. Mr. Verucci sustained a minor injury as a result of the struggle as well and was transported to the Christiana Medical Center where he was treated and released. Mr. Verucci was charged with resisting with force that injures a peace officer, underage consumption of alcohol, drunk on a highway, and failure to have a lamp on a bicycle at night. Mr. Verucci was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 11 where he received a $1,500.00 secured bail on the aforementioned charges. Mr. Verucci also had two outstanding capiases issued for violation of probation. Mr. Verucci was issued a $5,500.00 cash only bail for the capiases and was remanded to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution after failing to post bail.

Bids are being accepted until September 21st!

Marijuana And Currency Seizure On Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at approximately 4:30 P.M. a Newport Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the vehicle commit an equipment violation on the on ramp to State Route 141 southbound from State Route 4. The officer made contact with the operator of the vehicle, Tanner Arroyo, 24 of the unit block of Prangs Lane in New Castle, Delaware. Upon contacting Mr. Arroyo, the officer detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 14 ounces of tetrahydrocannabinol oil/wax, a marijuana brownie, and $1,040.00 of U.S. currency. During the course of the investigation, officers responded to Mr. Arroyo’s residence in the unit block of Prangs Lane within the Rambleton Acres Community. A search of the residence was conducted and officers recovered approximately 25 ounces of marijuana, 1.0 gram of cocaine, and $12,421.00 of U.S. currency. Mr. Arroyo was charged with possession of marijuana in a tier 1 quantity, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, possession of a cocaine, and a loud music violation. Mr. Arroyo was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 11 via videophone and issued an unsecured bail.

Joint Investigation Leads To A Marijuana And Significant Currency Seizure Through a collaborative effort between the Safe Streets Task Force and the Newport Police Department, officers were able to arrest a marijuana distributor. Please follow the link to the New Castle County Police Department website for details !

A great collaborative effort between the Newport Police, the New Castle County Police, and the Delaware State Police led to the apprehension of those responsible for the violent crimes mentioned in this release. The 7-11 convenience store located at 201 W Market Street in Newport was robbed at gun point on August 5th, 2018. Investigators from all three agency’s were able to determine that the individuals from the Newport robbery were also matching the descriptions of other robbery suspects from throughout New Castle County.

Surplus Property Sale - 2012 Dodge Charger 2012 Dodge Charger Police Pursuit Package V8 Hemi approximately 96,000 miles. Closed bids only with a reserve of $4,500.00. All bids should be presented to the Newport Administrative Building located at 226 N James Street in Newport, DE 19804 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00A.M. And 4:00 P.M. Bids will be accepted until September 21st, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. Any questions can be directed to Lieutenant Mark Wohner. Lieutenant Wohner can be reached by phone at (302) 995-1411 or email mark.wohner@cj.state.de.us.

Congratulations Patrolman First Class Mills on accepting a position with the New Castle City Police Department ! You will certainly be missed and thank you for your service to the citizens of Newport !

Probationer arrested with heroin and currency On August 1st, 2018 at approximately 8:00 P.M. a Newport Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling on East Justis Street in Newport playing loud music, in violation of the Delaware Traffic Code. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the operator of the vehicle, Marion Woodard Jr , 28 of the 1100 block of E 15th Street in Wilmington, Delaware. Based upon events that occurred during the interaction with Mr. Woodard, the officer summoned a New Castle County Police Narcotics Canine Team to respond to the traffic stop. Upon the arrival of the Canine Team, Canine “Prezzi” provided a positive indication for controlled substances on the vehicle that Mr. Woodard was occupying. Mr. Woodard was found to have 22 bundles of heroin (approximately 286 bags) secreted in his groin area. Mr. Woodard was also found to be in possession of $280.00 of Unites States Currency, which was seized as a result of this investigation. The Newport Police Officer was also assisted by an Agent of the Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement and Delaware Probation And Parole Officers during this investigation. Mr. Woodard was charged with loud music or noise which is audible from a distance of 50 feet or greater from a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with the intent to deliver heroin in a tier 2 quantity, and tempering with physical evidence. Mr. Woodard was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 11 where he received a $13,100.00 secured bail. Mr. Woodard was also subsequently charged with a violation of probation. Mr. Woodard was remanded to the Howard R. Correctional Institution after failing to post bail.

Armed Robbery Investigation The Newport Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place on 07/09/2018 at 0423hrs at the 7-11 convenience store located at 201 West Market Street Newport, Delaware. The suspects were three unknown black males, one of which was armed with a black and silver handgun. Two of the suspects had hooded jackets over their heads and one was partially concealing the bottom of his face. The third suspects face and head were fully visible. Anyone with information on the suspects or this robbery is asked to contact Corporal John L. Mitchell III at (302)995-1411 or John.Mitchell@cj.state.de.us.

Firearm Arrest On Wednesday May 9th, 2018 at approximately 8:30 P.M. Newport Police Officers initiated a traffic stop after observing an equipment violation in the area of the Exxon on route four, on two motorcyclists. During the course of the traffic stop one of the operators, Julius Matthews, 33 of the 2700 block of W 6th Street in Wilmington, DE was found to be in possession of a loaded concealed firearm inside of his waistband. Mr. Matthews was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Matthews was charged with an equipment violation and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Mr. Matthews was arraigned via videophone at the Justice of the Peace Court 2 where he received a $2,500.00 unsecured bail. Mr. Matthews was released pending a future court appearance.

Crack Cocaine Arrest On Sunday April 29th, 2018 at approximately 11:45 A.M. a Newport Police Department Officer on patrol initiated a traffic stop after observing a traffic violation committed within the town limits of Newport. The vehicle which the officer observed commit the violation pulled over onto Glenmore Drive, just west of Newport. While the officer was approaching the vehicle, a passenger fled on foot from the vehicle leading the officer on a brief foot pursuit. During the course of the foot pursuit, the officer observed the passenger discard an item, which was later recovered after the passenger was taken into custody. The item that the passenger threw was later determined to be approximately 4.6 grams of crack cocaine. The passenger was identified as Stalin Gomez, a 27 year old male who has no listed address on file. Mr. Gomez was charged with resisting arrest, possession with the intent to deliver crack cocaine, criminal impersonation, disorderly conduct, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of a controlled substance. Bail information is not available.

On Wednesday April 25th, 2018, a Newport Police Officer, who was also assisted by an Agent with the Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after the officer observed the vehicle commit several traffic violations while traveling through Newport on State Route 141. The vehicle was stopped on Centerville Road just prior to the Boxwood Road intersection. Law Enforcement Officers made contact with the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle, Charly Carrillo-Torres, 31 of the 600 block of N Jefferson Street in Wilmington, Delaware. While contacting Mr. Carrillo-Torres, officers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle which Mr. Carrillo-Torres was operating, prompting officers to have him exit the vehicle. Upon Mr. Carrillo-Torres exiting the vehicle, officers observed him attempting to swallow what appeared to be contraband, at which point a brief struggle ensued. Mr. Carrillo-Torres was secured in handcuffs and a search of the vehicle he was operating was conducted. During a course of the vehicle search, officers located approximately 1.0 gram of marijuana, 0.8 grams of cocaine, and 4.1 grams of heroin packaged for sale. Officers also located $290.00 of U.S Currency which was also seized during the course of this ongoing investigation. Mr. Carrillo-Torres was charged with driving without a valid license, failure to signal within 300 feet, following a vehicle too close, driving over a dividing line, resisting arrest, possession with the intent to deliver heroin in a tier 4 quantity, possession of cocaine, and civil possession of marijuana. Mr. Carrillo-Torres was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and issued a $61,505.00 cash bail. Mr. Carrillo-Torres was out of jail on a separate violent felonious matter and the bail in that case was also revoked. After failing to post bail, Mr. Carrillo-Torres was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.

Please remember to slow down and move over for stopped emergency vehicles, especially during inclement weather !

On February 21, 2018 shortly after midnight, Newport Police Officers were traveling on State Route 141 northbound when officers observed a vehicle commit several moving violations in the area of Highland Avenue. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Centerville Road and Boxwood Road and made contact with the operator of the vehicle, Desean Carney, 46 of the 400 block of W 8th Street in Wilmington, Delaware. Officers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and subsequently initiated a search of the vehicle Mr. Carney was operating. Officers located 6.2 grams of marijuana inside of the vehicle and approximately 5 grams of crack cocaine on Mr. Carney’s person. Mr. Carney was subsequently charged with several moving violations, driving while suspended, possession of crack cocaine in a tier 1 quantity with an aggravating factor, civil possession of marijuana, and failing to have insurance for an out of state vehicle. Mr. Carney was found to be in possession of $145.00 of United States Currency, which was seized during this investigation. Mr. Carney was arraigned via videophone at the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and he received an unsecured bail.