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Police Want to Question Man for Several Water Heater Thefts in Newark


Police in Newark seeks the public’s help in locating Mr. Leroy Murphy, 52, of Newark who they say is wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary that occurred on Monday, September 10th.

According to a statement released by Newark Police officials, at approximately 9:06 a.m., police responded to a residence in the 500 block of 18th Avenue, on a burglary call.

Police say the victim reported that five Rheem water heaters and multiple tools was stolen from that location.

Detectives investigating wants to speak to Mr. Murphy about the incident and described him as 5’9” tall, 158 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Murphy 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 a