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City of Newark Police Division
Tuesday January 21st, 2020 :: 06:00 p.m. EST


Warrant issued for Newark man wanted for aggravated assault

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Otis Johnson, 29, of Newark, in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., a man was assaulted following a quarrel in the 100 block of Tremont Avenue. The victim arrived at an area hospital for treatment and was released.

Detectives investigating this incident have identified Otis Johnson as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. He is described as 5’11” tall and 220 lbs. He has a dark brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes.

While police are actively searching for Johnson, we seek the public’s help in quickly locating him as part of this investigation.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Otis Johnson to call the Department'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.

City of Newark Police Division
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Newark, NJ 07108

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