UPDATE: Newark Police say a teen stabbing victim has died of his injuries, and has now been identified.
17-year-old Zachary Dwello of Sodus died at String Hospital of multiple stab wounds. Authorities say they’re not sure why Dwello was in Newark at such a late hour. Dwello was stabbed near Perkins Park at around 10:30pm.
Newark police are investigating a stabbing and an armed robbery late Friday night.
They say a 17-year-old male from Sodus was found knifed several times near Perkins Park.
The victim was airlifted to Strong Hospital and remains in critical condition.
Less than an hour later, a white male robbed Crosby’s Convenience Store in North Main Street at gunpoint, before leaving the scene on foot.
Police Chief David Christler says the two incidents don’t appear to be related.
The Newark Police report that at approximately 10:28 PM, Friday night, they responded to a 911 call adjacent to Perkins Park to find a 17 year old male, unresponsive and lying next to his car. The victim appeared to be suffering from several stab wounds and had called 911 prior to the arrival of patrols. The Newark Arcadia Volunteer Ambulance responded and transported the subject to Newark Wayne Community Hospital where he was stabilized and air lifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. He remains in critical condition. New York State Police Investigator John Stubie is assisting as lead investigator. Police are only saying that the victim lived in Sodus and are not sure why this person was in the area of the park at such a late hour. The investigation is continuing.
At approximately 40 minutes later, The Wayne County 911 Center dispatched the Newark Police to an armed robbery at Crosby’s Convenience Store, on North Main Street. The Clerk at the store reported that a white male wearing a hoodie and a face mask entered the store at approximately 11:40 PM brandishing what appeared to be a hand gun and demanded money from the cash register. The subject left with an undetermined amount of money and was last seen running west on West Shore Boulevard. Wayne County Sheriff’s Investigator Rod Gifford is assisting the Newark Police Department as the lead Investigator.
“At this point in the investigations, it does not appear that the same perpetrator committed both crimes. However, the Newark Police Department, New York State Police and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are working jointly to solve these crimes,” stated Newark Police Chief Dave Christler.