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Warrant Issued for Newark Burglary Suspect


Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose is seeking the public’s help in locating Cleveland Payton, 53, of Newark, who is wanted for a burglary that occurred on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018.

Police said at approximately 8 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 100-block of South 7th Street on a burglary call.

Units arriving at the scene found the victim’s front door broken into and cash, electronics, and other items removed from the residence.

Newark detectives developed sufficient evidence to identify Mr. Payton as a suspect in this incident and secured a warrant for his arrest on a burglary charge police officials said.

While police are actively searching for this suspect, they seek the public’s assistance in quickly locating and removing him from city streets.

This investigation is active and ongoing.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Cleveland Payton 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.