Newark felon convicted on firearms, drug-trafficking charges

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was convicted June 15 on weapons and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Teriek Edwards, 44, was convicted on two counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon; one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and oxycodone; and one count of […]

Authorities investigate apparent murder/suicide in Irvington

Authorities investigate apparent murder/suicide in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating an apparent murder/suicide that occurred in Irvington, according to a June 9 press release from the ECPO. Irvington police made a welfare check at a home on Adams Street during the predawn hours of Thursday, June 9, and discovered Daquasha Jackson, […]

Essex County man convicted of knifepoint robbery

NEWARK, NJ — A federal jury convicted Alfuquan Turner, 46, of Newark, for his role in the knifepoint robbery of a Harrison taxi company, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced June 9. Turner was convicted on June 7 of Hobbs Act robbery following a four-day trial before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark […]

17-year-old girl shots 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 the fatal shooting of Nyasia Peppers, 17, of Newark, according to a June 9 press release from the ECPO. On Wednesday, June 8, at approximately 11:15 p.m., police were dispatched to the 100 […]

East Orange man shot to death on Main Street

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the East Orange Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of Melja T. Oliver, 37, of East Orange, according to a June 3 press release from the ECPO. On Friday, June 3, at 12:51 a.m., East Orange police were dispatched to […]

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