Newark Police arrest Wilmington man on home improvement fraud, drug charges

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The Newark Police have arrested Lawrence Lindell, of Wilmington, for Home Improvement Fraud following an investigation into his failure to provide services he contracted to perform, and after having taken a deposit for the work.

On June 28, a Newark resident reported a contractor had been hired in April to perform do home improvement work. The contractor claimed to be licensed and insured. The resident paid a deposit to the contractor and no work was ever performed.

The man was identified as Lawrence Lindell of Wilmington and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.

On July 5, 2018, Newark Officers contacted Lindell via telephone and set up an appointment to obtain an estimate. Lindell arrived for the appointment, met with an undercover Newark Police Officer, and was taken into custody without incident.

At the time of his arrest, Lindell was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Lindell appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 and was taken to Howard R Young Correctional Institution in default of $1,540 bail.

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