Arrests Made in College Party Gone Wild: Cops

Some of the mob that took over a street on the University of Delaware campus vandalizing cars and more face charges

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    Newark Delaware Police
    (Top row left to right) Nicholas Graham, Michael Perry, Kevin Davis, Jose Tunas, Clare Murphy, Jeffrey Cook
    (Bottom row left to right) Heather DeSavino, Kevin Green, Michael Williams, Aaron Yancy, Alexa Birtwistle, Jonah Green.

    Some of the dozens of people shown in video during a party gone wild at the University of Delaware now face charges stemming from the incident.

    Last month, police in Delaware released photos of more than four dozen suspects they'd like to identify for allegedly taking part in a wild and destructive party on the University of Delaware campus.

    The surveillance photos showing 44 individuals were taken during a Sept. 9 incident along South College Avenue in Newark, Del. On Monday, Newark Police announced the arrest of 12 University of Delaware students believed to be in the photos. They all face disorderly conduct and walking in a roadway charges.

    Nicholas Graham, 18, of Bear, Del. was arrested in his dorm room on Oct. 24, according to police.

    The following 11 students turned themselves in since Oct. 23:

    Alexa Birtwistle, 18, of St. Davids, Pa.; Jeffrey Cook, 22, of Chappaqua, N.Y.; Kevin Davis, 20, of Newark; Heather DeSavino, 22, of River Edge, N.J.; Jonah Green, 18, of Newark; Keith Green, 19, of Newark; Clare Murphy, 19, of North Smithfield, R.I.; Michael Perry, 19, of Fayetville, N.Y.; Jose Tunas, 18, of Carmel, N.Y.; Michael Williams, 19, of Hockessin, Del.; and Aaron Yancy, 21, of Newark.

    DeSavino also faces a lewdness charge.

    More than 1,000 people were attending a house party along the block when police went to break it up around 11:30 p.m., according to Newark Police.

    Officials say the partiers then left the party and streamed down South College Avenue -- blocking traffic, urinating in public and walking on the hoods of parked cars.

    The commotion caused the crowd to grow to several thousand people and it took more than 75 officers to disperse everyone, according to officials.

    In all, police say several cars and signs were damaged.

    At least three people were arrested after the incident, but officials are asking for the public's help in finding others they say were part of the disorderly crowd.

    Police are also asking anyone who may have recorded video of the mob to provide it to them.

    Those with tips are asked to email Newark Police Det. Greg Micolucci here.

     


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