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ALERT: Newark Woman Wanted for Slashing, Baseball Bat Attack

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark requests the public’s help with locating Ms. Laura Harrell, 26, of Newark, who is wanted for aggravated assault after cutting a woman with a knife and damaged a car with a baseball bat on Saturday, March 27th. 

Officials said Newark Police responded to a call about a stabbing in progress around 7:05 p.m. on Brookdale Avenue.  

When officers arrived, the victim told police that she was in a car with another woman when Harrell, whom they know, began hitting the vehicle with a baseball bat.  

Police said the two women got out of the car and tried to stop Harrell, who cut one of them with a knife.  

According to police, Harrell is described as 5’4” and 140 pounds with brown eyes, black and red hair, and a dark complexion.


While detectives investigating this incident are seeking the public’s help with locating this suspect, Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the individual to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).  All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.