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 […]

Orange suffers ninth homicide of 2016 on Christmas Eve

ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s ninth and final homicide of 2016 occurred on Main Street on Christmas Eve. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced that the Orange Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office were investigating a fatal shooting in a press release Monday, Dec. 26. “At approximately […]

Additional charges filed against murder suspect

ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that murder charges have been filed against Khalil Wheeler-Weaver in connection with death of Joanne Brown, 33, of Newark. Brown’s body was discovered on Dec. 5 in a vacant house in the 300 block of Highland Avenue in Orange. The cause of death […]

Arrest made in Orange double murders and shooting

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced that Stevenson Valentin, 28, of Maplewood has been charged and arrested in connection with the murders of Marcus Milien, 1, and Morlens Milice, 21; and the shooting of two others which occurred Nov. 3 on Cleveland Avenue in […]

Orange residents: Killings have gotten out of hand

ORANGE, NJ — Orange residents have been taken aback by a recent increase in incidents of gun violence on their city streets, culminating in the quadruple shooting on Thursday, Nov. 3, that left two people dead, including a 21-month-old child. The recent spate of violence began when Orange police responded Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:57 […]

Quadruple shooting ends in double homicide

Quadruple shooting ends in double homicide

ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and the Crime Stoppers program are offering up to $10,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the quadruple shooting that resulted into two homicides at a residence on Cleveland Street in Orange on Thursday, Nov. 3. “Yesterday afternoon, shortly after […]

Attorney general urged to use Faison case as a template

NEWARK, NJ — During the People’s Organization for Progress’s 40th consecutive Justice Monday protest rally in Newark, Chairman Larry Hamm was quick to admit the shooting death of Earl Faison was more relevant than ever, thanks in part to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to launch her own independent civil rights investigation into the […]

Orange homicides being investigated

ORANGE, NJ — It was announced on Thursday, Nov. 3, that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Orange Police Department are in the preliminary stages of investigating the fatal shooting of two people. On the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 3, an adult male, believed to be in his 20s, and […]

Orange Council approves new grant to hire 6 new cops

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No. 327-2016 to accept grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice for the 216 COPS Officer Hiring Program at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18. East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley, a retired Orange police officer, praised the hiring of six new […]