Sheriff’s office, police charge Bloomfield man on weapons, drug charges

Sheriff’s office, police charge Bloomfield man on weapons, drug charges

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A military-style assault rifle, two semi-automatic handguns, a cache of narcotics and cash were seized during two related investigations into narcotics trafficking in Essex and Union counties by a law enforcement task force, comprised of detectives from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and the Bloomfield and Elizabeth police departments, according to a […]

East Orange man charged with assault by auto

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Charles D. Sloan Jr., 33, of East Orange, has been arrested and charged with three counts in connection with a serious motor vehicle crash, according to a Sept. 25 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Sloan is charged with second-degree assault by auto causing serious bodily injury while intoxicated […]

Elizabeth man arrested in Newark hit-and-run death

NEWARK, NJ — Francisco Salazar, 35, of Elizabeth, was arrested and charged with second-degree leaving the scene of the accident that resulted in the death of Devere L. Rogers, 42, of Newark, according to a Sept. 25 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Aug. 15 at approximately 11:43 p.m., Newark police responded […]

Belleville man charged with distribution and possession of child porn

BELLEVILLE, NJ — A Belleville man was arrested Sept. 24 for possessing images of child sexual abuse and distributing them on the internet, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Mauricio Calderon, 49, of Belleville, is charged by complaint with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.  According to […]

Sheriff’s officers recover handgun, hollow-point ammunition

NEWARK, NJ — A drug suspect, armed with a handgun and rounds of hollow-point bullets, was arrested the afternoon of Sept. 23 by Essex County sheriff’s officers, according to a Sept. 24 press release. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that uniformed officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a narcotics investigation in the area […]

ECPO investigates motor vehicle crash

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a motor vehicle incident that left a civilian and two police officers injured, according to a Sept. 23 press release from the prosecutor’s office. The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, a Montclair police officer stopped a vehicle for […]

Belleville man sentenced to six years in prison on child porn charges

Belleville man sentenced to six years in prison on child porn charges

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced in a Sept. 22 press release that an Essex County man was sentenced to state prison for distributing videos and images of children being sexually abused —including child rape videos —– using a file-sharing network. He was arrested in “Operation Safety Net,” a multi-agency child protection operation […]

38-year-old 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 fatal shooting, according to a Sept. 22 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Saturday, Sept. 19, Larry Oliver, 38, of Newark, was shot on the 100 block of Avon Avenue in […]

43-year-old Irvington man shot to death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Alsherman T. Counts, 43, of Irvington, according to a Sept. 18 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Thursday, Sept. 17, at approximately 1:35 p.m., Irvington police officers responded to the 200 […]

Newark man charged with owning firearm as a felon, drug possession

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man made his initial appearance in court on Sept. 17 on charges of illegally possessing a handgun and possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Antoine Hawkins, 31, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition […]

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