Two teens arrested by sheriff’s department following car crash

NEWARK, NJ — Two 17-year-old males from Montclair and East Orange were arrested Aug. 10 by Essex County sheriff’s and Newark police officers after their reportedly stolen vehicle crashed into a parked truck. The suspect vehicle was also wanted in a Newark shooting incident that occurred earlier on Friday, Aug. 10. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated […]

Former sheriff’s security guard sentenced to prison for illegal gun

Former sheriff’s security guard sentenced to prison for illegal gun

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced on July 24 that Ignacio Pimentel, 43, of East Orange, a former Essex County Sheriff’s Office security guard, was sentenced to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Alfonse J. Cifelli for second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun. Pimentel must serve one year before […]

Police pursuit ends in crash

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is in the early stages of investigating a police pursuit that has resulted in two juveniles sustaining serious injuries. The preliminary investigation indicates that the Union Township Police Department was involved in a pursuit that began on Monday, July 16, around 2:18 a.m., and ended in a […]

Newark homicide being investigated

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigation a homicide. On Saturday, July 14, the body of 55-year-old Nellie Marquez was discovered in her apartment in the 100 block of Dayton Street in Newark. She was pronounced dead at the scene […]

Gang leader and two members convicted of racketeering conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Three members of the New Jersey set of the violent street gang “Grape Street Crips” — including its long-time leader — were convicted by a federal jury on July 13 of racketeering conspiracy and a host of murders, shootings and drug trafficking crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, FBI Special Agent in Charge […]

Montclair man sentenced to 6 years in prison for fraud

NEWARK, NJ — The owner and manager of a New Jersey hedge fund was sentenced July 12 to six years in prison for defrauding two investors of $4 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Nicholas Lattanzio, 62, of Montclair, was previously convicted on all counts of an indictment charging him with two counts of wire […]

Summer curfew enforced for minors in Newark

Summer curfew enforced for minors in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced that from Friday, July 6, through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, the city of Newark will enforce its Summer Juvenile Curfew Initiative. The initiative has been established to safeguard juveniles by ensuring that they remain under the supervision of a […]

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