Orange resident accused of stealing, selling, then re-stealing car

An Orange resident was one of four people charged for their roles in a conspiracy to receive, retitle, and “re-VIN” stolen vehicles, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced last week. Johnathan Tanksley, 30, was charged with one count of conspiracy to receive stolen vehicles along with Nathaniel Bell, aka “David Jones,” 26, of Linden; L’Hubermane […]

New license requirement for police

New license requirement for police

New Jersey now requires all police officers to have a license from the Police Training Commission in order to serve as law enforcement officers. A new state law went into effect last month requiring New Jersey’s approximately 40,500 police officers to hold valid, active licenses issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC). Any individual seeking […]

Man found guilty of stabbing roomate who was in a wheelchair

Man found guilty of stabbing roomate who was in a wheelchair

A former Belleville resident is facing life in prison when he is sentenced in April for fatally stabbing his wheelchair using roommate. An Essex County jury convicted Edwin Andujar, 59, of murder for fatally stabbing Thomas Parent, 59, of Belleville, in the apartment the men shared, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens […]

Police investigate fatal shooting of Irvington man

An Irvington resident was fatally shot on the street in Newark. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Ty’Shad Campbell, 27, of Irvington, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé. On Jan. 14, at 4:25 a.m., police […]

East Orange police make history

East Orange police make history

EAST ORANGE — Two East Orange police captains made history by scoring first and second on the state deputy chief exam and by becoming the first Hispanic deputy chief in the city and the youngest to hold that rank. Capt. Raymond Garcia, a 21-year veteran, and Capt. Kasim Gilyard, a 19-year veteran, were promoted to […]

Diversion program coming to East Orange Municipal Court

The Opt for Help and Hope initiative will be implemented in East Orange Municipal Court, according to a press release from Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin. Opt for Help and Hope is a prosecutor-led diversion program that offers people who commit low-level, non-violent crimes the opportunity to overcome substance use disorder. The Opt for Help […]

Guns, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine seized in raid

Heroin, marijuana, ecstasy and pill making equipment were seized and two people arrested when police executed three search warrants in Irvington and Newark. Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura announced that the department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted the raids, making arrests and seizing weapons, ammunition, narcotics, drug paraphernalia and cash. Sheriff’s detectives seized seven weapons […]

Irvington man is accused of dragging police officer behind car

An Irvington resident is facing criminal charges after he allegedly dragged a police officer behind his car while fleeing a traffic stop, police said. On Oct. 3, at 1 p.m., Mountainside Police Officer Nicholas Hussey saw a Hyundai Sonata being operated without a front New Jersey license plate and an inoperative rear brake light. Hussey […]

Investigation underway into shooting on Evelyn Court

MAPLEWOOD — Maplewood police officers responded to Evelyn Court on Monday after getting a report of a gunshot victim lying in the street at 2:11 p.m. Officers arrived on scene, found the individual and began rendering aid until South Essex Fire Department/ Emergency Medical Services and Robert Wood Johnson paramedics arrived on scene and transported […]

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