Seen HIM? Newark Police Seek Man Accused Of Stealing 4 Laptops, iPad, TV

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 58-year-old Newark man wanted in three burglaries that occurred last month.

<p>Joseph Council</p>

Joseph Council

Photo Credit: Newark PD

Joseph Council carried out all three incidents on April 24, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said.

The first incident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m., when Council entered a store at 972 Broad St. and removed two laptops, O'Hara said. 

The second incident occurred between 2 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. at 877 Broad St., when Council removed two laptops and an iPad, police said.

The third incident occurred between 11:40 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., when Council entered 4 Bradford Place and removed a TV, authorities said.

While police actively search for Council, we request the public’s help as part of this investigation. He is described as 5’9” tall and 160 lbs. He has a dark complexion, bald head and brown eyes.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about Council’s whereabouts to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: or through our Smartphone App available at iTunes and Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.

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