Another large gathering in Newark prompts 12 violations of Governors stay at home orders

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Some of the party goers fled the scene when police arrived and those who stayed behind were issued summons to appear in court at a later date.

Newark (DE): Newark Police say they have charged twelve people with Governor John Carney’s stay at home orders Thursday night.

“Newark Police were dispatched to a residence in the unit block of Benny Street for a report of a large gathering. Arriving officers found a group of approximately 15-20 people, some of whom fled upon police arrival.”, said police spokesman Andrew Rubin.

Officers detained the twelve persons who remained at the scene and charged each with violating Newark’s ordinance prohibiting gatherings of more than ten people during the state of emergency. Each of the subjects, all of whom were males, was issued a summons and released at the scene for a court appearance at a later date., Rubin said.

Rubin wants to remind the public that during the state of emergency, “gatherings are discouraged and must be maintained at less than 10 people per the Governor’s state of emergency order and the City of Newark emergency ordinance.”

This isn’t the first time Newark Police have been called to a large gathering. On April 2, 2020, police say they were dispatched to the 300 block of East Main Street around 11:00 pm. for a loud music complaint. Arriving officers found the apartment with loud music and made contact with tenants inside.

According to police spokesman, Andrew Rubin, more than 18 people were found inside the apartment. Rubin said, “The investigation revealed that the tenants were holding a birthday party inside the apartment.”

The two tenants in the apartment were issued summonses for violating the City of Newark noise ordinance and the City’s emergency gathering ordinance. They were released pending their appearance in court at a later date., Rubin said.

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