WO woman arrested for DWI in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — A motor vehicle collision involving a car and a dump truck on Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove resulted in the arrest of a 70-year-old West Orange woman for driving while intoxicated on the morning of April 5, according to police. Both drivers were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries following the accident. […]

Arrest made in fatal shooting of teen

NEWARK, NJ — A 17-year-old Newark resident has been arrested on Tuesday, April 4, and charged with the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Malik Bullock, also of Newark. Bullock was fatally shot on Friday, March 31, in the 400 block of Hawthorne Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A second male juvenile was shot, […]

Man enters guilty plea to aggravated manslaughter

NEWARK, NJ — Jonathan Balaguer, 29, of Newark, pled guilty on Tuesday, April 4, to the Oct. 9, 2014, fatal shooting of Julio Martinez, 35, also of Newark, before Superior Court Judge Verna Leath. Assistant Prosecutor Margarita Rivera, who handled the case, said Martinez was sitting in a car in the vicinity of 70 South […]

Driver in Short Hills Mall carjacking murder convicted on all counts

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced March 31 that an Essex County jury has convicted Basim Henry, 36, of South Orange of murder and felony murder for the Dec. 15, 2013, murder of 30-year-old Hoboken lawyer Dustin Friedland, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin. Henry was […]

Two Essex County men arrested for robbing a club at gunpoint

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County men were indicted by a federal grand jury on March 24 for their alleged roles in a September 2015 armed robbery of a club in Passaic, according to a press release from acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick. Jimmy Cooper, aka “Flip,” 32, of Irvington, and Keontrae Lawrence, aka […]

Police arrest Newark man for possession of loaded weapon and CDS

NEWARK, NJ — Charles Smallwood, 27, of Newark, was arrested for possession of a loaded handgun and controlled dangerous substances distribution on Saturday, March 18. During an investigation in the South Ward, at Elizabeth Avenue and Alpine Street, detectives of the Newark Police Division’s Special Enforcement Bureau observed a gray 2013 Jeep Cherokee with a […]

Newark man sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault of 11-year-old EO girl

NEWARK, NJ — Craig Holifield, 33, of Newark, was sentenced on Thursday, March 16, to 15 years in New Jersey state prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic, after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Holifield admitted to sexually assaulting […]

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