County celebrates Pride Month with awards for activism

County celebrates Pride Month with awards for activism

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Tuesday, June 20. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Czezre Tyrell Adams, an officer with the Newark Police Department; Reginald […]

Pedestrian killed in Newark motor vehicle collision

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 23 that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident. On June 22 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Tamara Campbell, 35, of Newark was […]

Honoring safety partners in Newark

Honoring safety partners in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — At Police Week ceremonies at St. Lucy’s Church on May 25, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, seventh from left, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, fifth from right, presented the Law Enforcement Partnership Award to Sheriff Armando Fontoura, sixth from left. Working independently within the city of Newark during 2016, the Essex […]

High school student struck and killed on way home from prom

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 2 that 17-year-old Christopher Gibbs, a senior at Barringer High School in Newark, was struck by a tractor trailer crossing McCarter Highway near 4th Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 1. Gibbs was returning home […]

Warrants issued for two suspects in separate shooting incidents

NEWARK, NJ — Hassan Hutson, 32, of Newark, and Marquise Robinson, 22, of East Orange, are being sought by Newark police for separate shooting incidents. On Friday, May 5, at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to the 700-block of South 19th Street on a call of a man shot. Police located the 36-year old victim, […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]

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 […]

Newark homicide being investigated

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Newark Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of Raheem Jenkins, 36, of Newark. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Jenkins was fatally shot in the vicinity of 30 Coeyman St., Newark. He was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

Maplewood police investigate aggravated assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is currently investigating a reported aggravated assault with a knife that occurred on Jan. 25 and was reported to Maplewood police at approximately 10 p.m. The incident reportedly took place in the area of Coolidge Road and Irvington Avenue at approximately 7:45 p.m. The incident was initially reported […]

Pedestrian struck and killed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Jan. 26 that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a pedestrian fatality. On Jan. 25 at approximately 2:35 p.m., in the vicinity of Warwick and Adams streets, […]

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