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 […]

West Orange man found guilty of bias intimidation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced March 13 that Exampliar Exantus, 47, of West Orange has been found guilty of four counts of fourth-degree bias intimidation following a trial before Superior Court Judge Marysol Rosero. Assistant Prosecutor Tony Gutierrez, who tried the case, said on numerous occasions Exantus hurled racial […]

Newark police arrest two men for weapon possession

NEWARK, NJ — Devonte Hayes, 24, and Naim Jones, 25, both of Newark, were arrested for possession of .38-caliber handgun on Tuesday, March 7. At approximately 7 p.m., Newark police patrolling the area of Murray Street and Sherman Avenue conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a gray 2006 Pontiac Grand Am with motor vehicle […]

Police re-arrest Newark man for CDS possession and distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Furad Fleming, 18, of Newark, was re-arrested within 11 days for possession and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance on Thursday, Feb. 23. Newark police responded to New Community Corporation Complex to investigate citizen complaints of a man selling drugs near in the area. Near the intersection of Hayes Street and 15th […]

Man indicted for killing three women

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Feb. 27 that Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 20, of Orange has been indicted on three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of three women between Sept. 1, 2016, and Nov. 22, 2016. He has also been charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and attempted […]

Newark police seize 45 roosters, arrest two men for illegal gambling

NEWARK, NJ — Two men were arrested on Saturday, Feb. 25, and 45 roosters were seized during an illegal cock fighting event in the Newark’s North Ward. On Saturday, Feb. 25, at around 10 p.m., officers patrolling in the North Ward received an anonymous tip that there were individuals fighting roosters at the El Cacique […]

Authorities investigate car crash, shooting in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced today, Feb. 16, that the Belleville Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a crash and shooting. Earlier today, in the pre-dawn hours, there was a single-car crash in the area of Franklin Avenue and […]

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