NJT police locate missing teen girl

NJT police locate missing teen girl

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department successfully reunited a teenage girl, missing for more than a month, with her family in early November. Brooklynn Hays, 16, of Maryland had been missing since she left home after an argument on Sept. 30. On Nov. 6, New Jersey Transit Police Officer Colleen Hilton recognized […]

Newark police officer arrested and charged with drug distribution

Newark police officer arrested and charged with drug distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Nov. 5 that 25-year veteran Newark Police Officer Anthony L. Gibson, 50, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, theft and passing bad checks totaling $19,000. “The arrest today […]

Essex County jury convicts three gang members in conspiracy

Essex County jury convicts three gang members in conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Nov. 5 that an Essex County jury has convicted three men in connection with the murder of William Porter IV, 23, of Newark. Assistant Prosecutor Adam B. Wells, who tried the case, said, “I want to thank Detectives Stabile, Marcelli and the rest […]

Montclair man charged with murder captured in Cuba

Montclair man charged with murder captured in Cuba

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Nov. 7 that James R. Ray III, 55, of Montclair, has been captured in Cuba and returned to New Jersey to face murder charges for fatally shooting Angela M. Bledsoe, 44, also of Montclair. “Today we have […]

Alleged drug dealer arrested

IRVINGTON, NJ — An alleged drug dealer was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 8, by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and nearly $20,000 in “crack” cocaine was recovered. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that plainclothes officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged a surveillance operation on Thursday, Nov. 8, near the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Fuller […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office, law enforcement partners seize 352 guns in FY18

U.S. Attorney’s Office, law enforcement partners seize 352 guns in FY18

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Nov. 2 that the District of New Jersey seized 352 firearms as part of criminal prosecutions in fiscal year 2018. The District of New Jersey worked jointly with its law enforcement partners, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the FBI; Homeland Security Investigations; […]

Gang member sentenced to 30 years for murder and attempted murder

Gang member sentenced to 30 years for murder and attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — A high-ranking member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips was sentenced Oct. 23 to 30 years in federal prison for his role in orchestrating a murder, participating in a separate attempted murder, and conspiring to distribute copious amounts of crack cocaine, all as part of a racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig […]

Sheriff’s officer hit by car in West Orange

Sheriff’s officer hit by car in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A uniformed Essex County sheriff’s officer was injured when he was struck by an automobile while directing traffic on Eagle Rock Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 9:20 p.m. The officer, who suffered three broken ribs, was hit by a late model Subaru, which was being operated by a 64-year-old woman. […]

Arrest made in Maplewood sexual assault

Arrest made in Maplewood sexual assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul announced Oct. 21 that authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16. After an extensive investigation, detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and […]

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