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Search Underway For Escaped Newark Prisoner UPDATE: Captured


Ad By: Richard L. Smith 

Newark police are urgently seeking the public's assistance in locating 28-year-old Makena Farrell, who escaped from custody on Friday, September 15, 2023.

Farrell had been arrested a day earlier, on September 14, in the 900 block of Frelinghuysen Avenue on narcotics-related charges.

She escaped at approximately 2:23 p.m. from 480 Clinton Avenue, where she was being detained.

Authorities have provided a description of Farrell: She stands at 5'4" tall, weighs about 160 pounds, and has a medium brown complexion, black hair, and brown eyes.

At the time of her escape, she was dressed in blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and a black and gray sweater.

Director Fragé is appealing to anyone with information about Farrell's location to immediately contact the Police Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).