Police investigation

Newark Police investigate fall from roof on West Main Street


Editor's note: 1:01 p.m., March 21, 2016--The Newark Police Department is continuing its investigation into this incident. Police identified the victim as Willem H. Golden of Cohasset, Massachusetts, and report that, at the time of the incident, a light rain had occured and the roof surface was wet. Detectives have determined that Mr. Golden was on the roof by himself and, according to witness accounts, appeared to have slipped and fallen. Police said no foul play is suspected.

10:07 p.m., March 19, 2016--Newark Police have announced that the victim has died as a result of the incident. The case remains an active investigation.

6:30 p.m., March 19, 2016--The Newark Police Department is investigating an incident in which a 20-year-old man fell from the third story roof of a building in the 100 block of West Main Street shortly before 4 p.m., Saturday, March 19.

The victim who is from Massachusetts is not a University of Delaware student. He was initially unresponsive and taken to Christiana Care Emergency Room. 

Newark Police said the investigation is in its preliminary stages, and there are no additional details available at this point.

UD Police were on the scene assisting Newark Police and providing information on support services offered by the University, including how to access counseling. 

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Michael Watson at 302-366-7100 ext. 3132 or Michael.Watson@cj.state.de.us. Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD with the message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com, where a reward may be available.

Student support

The Office of the Dean of Students and the Center for Counseling and Student Development are working with specific groups of affected students over the weekend as requested. 

This weekend, UD students who require immediate assistance should contact Student Health Services at 302-831-2226 to be put in contact with a counselor on call. 

On Monday, students in need of support and assistance should contact the Center for Counseling and Student Development at 302-831-2141, and the staff in the Office of the Dean of Students is available to meet with any student who wishes to talk. Call 302-831-8939 to schedule an appointment or stop by 101 Hullihen Hall.

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