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Newark Man Wanted for Obstruction, Auto Thefts


Newark Public Safety officials report that an arrest warrant has been issued for Keith Tilghman, 37, of Newark for obstruction when he ran away from an officer who ordered him to stop on September 26. 

According to Newark officials, at approximately 3: 36 p.m., a Newark police officer was patrolling in the area of Poe and South Orange avenues when he saw Tilghman, a known offender for theft from auto incidents in the 6th Precinct.

When the officer told him to stop, Tilghman fled on foot through the backyard of a property on Poe Avenue and another property in the 400 block of Sanford Avenue.  

The officer pursued Tilghman, who ran away leaving behind a blue and black puffer vest, and tools in the backyard of the Sanford Avenue property. 

Tilghman frequently wears a ball cap, cargo pants, cargo shorts or gym shorts, and dark high-top sneakers with a white design on the bottom.

Described as 6’0” and 160 pounds, Tilghman has brown eyes, brown hair, an unshaven beard, and a “Straight G” tattoo written on his right arm.  

Known by several aliases – Kevin Hill, Luther Hill, Keith Tillman, and Rockfield Thorpe – Tilghman is also wanted for questioning in recent theft from auto incidents that occurred in the 100 block of Telford Street in June and in the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue in July.  

He also is a person of interest for an armed robbery in Maplewood. 

Director Fragé urges anyone with information about Tilghman's whereabouts to call the Police Division’s  24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695- 8477).