NEWARK DE, – According to Delaware Governor Carney, COVID-19 spreads faster when more than 10 people assemble in a home and in Newark, when 36 people gathered for a party, it was time for the SWAT team to intervene. Not quite, but everyone in the home was charged and sent home.
On December 28, 2020, at about 2348 hours, Newark Police were called to an apartment in the unit block of Center Street for a report of loud music. Arriving officers could hear loud music from an apartment, which violated the City of Newark noise ordinance. Officers made contact with persons in the apartment and determined that there were over thirty people in the apartment.
Officers charged three residents of the apartment with allowing loud music to be played in violation of city ordinance. In addition, thirty-six people present at the apartment were charged with violating a city ordinance that prohibits more than ten people, who do not reside together, from gathering indoors at a private residence during the COVID-19 pandemic. All persons were issued summonses and released at the scene without incident.