July 9, 2010 > Newark Crime Report
Newark Crime Report
Submitted By Courtesy of City of Newark
Suspicious objects found
On Sunday, July 4 at approximately 11:23 p.m. Officers responded on an Outside Assist for ALCO Fire after Fire officials reported that a suspicious duct-taped object was located in the western-most parking lot of Sports Field Park. Park patrons were evacuated without incident and the ACSO Bomb Squad was summoned. The makeshift firework, which was about the size of a soda can, was described as an unsophisticated device. The device was ultimately blown up by the Bomb Squad without incident.
On Monday, July 5 at approximately 0117 hours a suspicious object was found in the middle of Thornton Ave on the railroad tracks. ALCO Fire was called for the possible Hazmat, but based on the suspicious nature of call they determined it was not safe for them to approach. ACSO Bomb Squad decided to respond with their robot and subsequently blew up the object at approximately 0400 hours. As a result of this object being placed on the train tracks, Union Pacific Railroad traffic was stopped and Thornton Avenue between Sycamore Street and Ash Street had to be closed. The case is under investigation.