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Police Arrest Men Occupying Stolen Car near Newark High School


Police in Newark reports the arrests of Mr. Varlee Goolsby, 27 and Mr. Dwight Peebles, 21, (light complexion) both city residents, for receiving stolen property, an automobile that was reported stolen on January 30.

Authorities said, at approximately 1:45 p.m., an officer from the 5th Precinct in the area of Shabazz High School observed a vehicle in front of the school during a fire drill.

Police said the officer initiated a plate check of the vehicle which revealed that the vehicle reported stolen.

The officer arrested both the driver Peebles and the passenger Goolsby were charged with receiving stolen property.

These charges are merely accusations. The suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about this incident 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.