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Man Wanted for Allegedly Strangling Then Kidnapping Woman in Newark's East Ward


Police in Newark are on the search for Mr. Josue Rosario, 27, of Newark, who is wanted on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, kidnapping and theft in a domestic violence incident that occurred Thursday.

According to Newark Police, following a quarrel with a woman he knows, a man struck the victim inside an East Ward residence.

Police say, the victim ran from the residence then was chased by the suspect using her vehicle.

According to police, the suspect attempted to strike her with the vehicle where he then lost control and crashed into a road sign and mailbox.

Police say the suspect forced the woman into the vehicle then drove away at a high rate of speed.

According to police, the suspect stifled the victim’s screams by strangling her -twice- while also operating the vehicle.

Police say the victim managed to escape from the car after it slowed down and was transported to an area hospital for treatment then released.

Detectives of the Special Victims Unit have identified Mr. Josue Rosario as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

While police are actively searching for Rosario, they seek the public’s assistance in quickly locating him so that he can be removed from the streets.

Rosario is described as 5’7” tall and 140 lbs. with a fair complexion, black hair and brown eyes.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Josue Rosario 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.