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Arrest Warrant Issued for Newark Man Wanted for Falsifying Police Report


An arrest warrant has been issued for Mr. Gary Hilton, 51, of Newark, who is wanted for falsifying a police report on May 27.  

Police responded to reports about a vehicle that was supposed to have been stolen around 11:25 a.m. in the 200 block of Lyons Avenue.

In a report to police, Hilton double-parked the car, leaving the key fob inside, to go into a supermarket on Lyons Avenue.

Police said when he returned, the vehicle was gone.   

Officers discovered that Hilton, whose license had been suspended, was driving someone else’s vehicle without that person’s permission.

During the investigation, officers also learned that before Hilton reported the car stolen, he was captured on surveillance video, leaving the scene of a hit and run accident in the same vehicle in the 100 block of Goldsmith Avenue. 

Hilton, a Black male, is 5’9,’’ and 130 pounds with brown eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion.  

He is known to frequent the area of Lyons Avenue and Bergen Street. 

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information on Hilton to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip.