On July 8, 2022, a resident in the 200-block of Woodlawn Avenue reported the theft of a package that had been delivered to their front porch. The resident provided police with surveillance video which depicted a male suspect pull up to the house in a vehicle and steal the package. Using additional surveillance cameras, officers were able to determine the license plate of the vehicle.
Through investigation, Newark Police determined that the vehicle had been driven by Ethan Price, 19, of Newark.
On July 13, 2022, Newark Police conducted a search of Price’s residence. Officers located the package stolen from Woodlawn Avenue along with additional stolen packages and merchandise.
During the investigation, Jacob Fleming, 19, of Newark, was found to have also been involved in the thefts with Price.
On August 5, 2022, both Price and Fleming turned themselves in to Newark Police and were charged with the following:
- Theft Under $1,500
- Receiving Stolen Property (2 counts)
Both Price and Fleming were released on their own recognizance.