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Newark Police Arrests Newark South Ward Serial Burglar


Police in Newark announced the arrest of Joseph Council, 55, of Newark, who was wanted in connection with several commercial burglaries in the 3rd Precinct.

According to a statement released by police, detectives from the 3rd Precinct gathered sufficient evidence identifying Council as a suspect in seven burglaries.

On Saturday at around12:30 a.m., police arrested Council near West Bigelow Street and Seymour Avenue without incident.

Authorities charged Council with multiple counts of burglary and criminal mischief.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any crimes 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.