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Dover Man Accussed of Burning his Car in Newark to Collect Insurance

By rlsmetro on

Newark Police arrested Mr. Julio Marcano Jr, 28, of Dover, in connection with a car fire that occurred on Saturday, March 31st.

Police say on that day, at approximately 10:45 p.m., members of the Newark Fire Division responded to a fire at near 571 South 17th Street.

Police arrived to find a 2015 Dodge Dart fully engulfed in flames but no one was injured after a search of the vehicle.

During an extensive investigation, arson detectives developed sufficient evidence that the car was burned for insurance purposes and identified Marcano as the suspect according to police.

Police say they later obtained video evidence.

Police charged Marcano with Arson for Hire, Aggravated Arson and Arson by Conspiring with Another.

Police arrested Marcano on October 17th.

These charges are merely accusations.

This suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about crime in the city to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.