Law enforcement investigates Newark homicide

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a March 30 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Wyche was shot Friday, March 27, in the area of 72 Hayes St. […]

22-year-old man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a triple shooting that resulted in one death, according to a March 26 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On March 25 at approximately 4:41 p.m., Jumar T. Miranda, 22, of Newark, was […]

Essex County jury convicts man of conspiracy to commit 2004 murder

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted Marvin Argueta, 37, of El Salvador, of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the murder of Miguel Gamez, 31, of Newark, according to a March 19 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Following a trial before presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald Wigler, the jury […]

Irvington man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a homicide, according to a March 19 press release from the prosecutor’s office. At approximately 12:48 a.m. on March 19, Anthony M. Johnson, 32, of Irvington, was fatally shot in the area of […]

Irvington police, ECPO investigate homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide in Irvington, according to a March 16 press release. On Friday, March 13, James A. Braxton, 55, of Newark, was fatally injured in the areas of Nye Avenue and Nesbit Terrace in Irvington. He […]

Sheriff’s detectives recover nearly $2K in drug proceeds, handgun

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s South Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and close to $2,000 in illegal narcotics proceeds were seized March 12 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested an adult male. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a search […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Newark man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Union County carjacking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced March 9 to 20 years in prison for committing a gunpoint carjacking in Union County, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Hasson Thomas, 30, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to superseding information charging him with one count of carjacking, one count […]

Police respond to bank robbery in West Orange

Police respond to bank robbery in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earlier today, March 10, West Orange police received a call from a security company reporting several panic alarms generating from the TD Bank located at 425 Pleasant Valley Way. Responding units were immediately advised that a robbery had just occurred, which coincided with eyewitness accounts of a robbery inside the bank, […]

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