Area police looking for attack suspect

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:48

    SUSSEX COUNTY-Newton Police and other local law enforcement agencies are continuing their investigation of a serious assault that occurred on Lincoln Place in Newton on Saturday, April 30. At 9:42 p.m., a 57-year-old female resident of Lincoln Place was entering her vehicle when she was attacked by an unknown male. The suspect stabbed the victim repeatedly about the head and face with a knife, seriously injuring her, then fled on foot. The victim remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 13-20 years of age, slender build, medium height, bluish-colored eyes, light-colored hair worn short, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with lettering on the front. The Sussex County Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone with information concerning the incident. Residents are urged to increase their awareness of any persons acting suspiciously in the area, and to contact the Newton Police Department at (973) 383-2525 or at with any information regarding this incident.