Charges announced in Belleville stabbing incident

Charges announced in Belleville stabbing incident

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced Dec. 17 that authorities have charged a suspect in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 20, on Van Rensselaer Street in Belleville.  Termaine Pines, 48, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, […]

Newark women charged in sham-marriage immigration scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark sisters were indicted Dec. 17 in connection with a scheme to arrange sham marriages between U.S. citizens and noncitizens seeking to stay in the United States unlawfully, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Dec. 17. Andrea Torres, 55, and Regina Johnson, 57, were both charged by indictment with one count […]

Five more defendants, including from Bloomfield and West Orange, charged in Edna Mahan investigation

Five more defendants, including from Bloomfield and West Orange, charged in Edna Mahan investigation

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 15, acting N.J. Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced criminal charges against Department of Corrections Associate Administrator Sean St. Paul and four correctional police officers — a major and three senior officers — related to an incident in which inmates were assaulted and seriously injured at the Edna Mahan Correctional […]

Nutley police arrest man for killing his mother-in-law

Nutley police arrest man for killing his mother-in-law

NUTLEY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo announced Dec. 15 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Nutley Police Department are investigating the murder of Barbara Ann Bezzone, 84, of Nutley. On Tuesday, Dec. 14, at approximately 8:21 p.m., […]

Eleven people charged in fentanyl and crack-cocaine conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Eleven people have been charged for their respective roles in a fentanyl and crack-cocaine distribution organization that sold large quantities of controlled substances in the area of Brookdale Avenue and Abinger Place in Newark, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Dec. 15. Leon Clark, aka “Dino,” 40; Abdul Price, aka “Ab” […]

44-year-old 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 the fatal shooting of Cornell Daniels, 44, of Irvington, according to a Dec. 13 press release from the ECPO. On Sunday, Dec. 12, there were reports of gunshots fired on Stuyvesant Avenue in […]

Two Newark men admit roles in drug-trafficking organization

NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark men have admitted their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy based in Newark, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Dec. 10. Rahim Jackson pleaded guilty by videoconference on Dec. 10 before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Arthur Hardy pleaded […]

Charges filed in homicide at Essex County Correctional Facility

NEWARK, NJ — Ashton D. Barthelus, 26, of Carteret, has been charged with the murder of Dan G. Milford Gelin, 27, of Elizabeth, according to a Dec. 9 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. It is alleged that Barthelus fatally stabbed Gelin at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark. Gelin was transported […]

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