29-year-old Newark man shot to death

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a fatal shooting, according to an Aug. 7 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. On Aug. 6, at approximately 6 p.m., Newark police officers responded to a report of a […]

Randolph man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The fatal shooting of Jahahd O. Payne, 23, of Randolph, is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, according to an Aug. 5 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony […]

Authorities investigate shooting homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Newark early Saturday morning, Aug. 3.  Shortly after midnight, Newark police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of North Ninth […]

MS-13 member sentenced to 25 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — An MS-13 member previously named one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives was sentenced July 31 to 25 years in prison for killing a Plainfield man on behalf of the gang, and agreeing that a conspirator would commit multiple violent acts for the gang, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Walter Yovany-Gomez, […]

Law enforcement shuts down ‘major drug manufacturing facility’ in WO

Law enforcement shuts down ‘major drug manufacturing facility’ in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major drug manufacturing facility was shut down July 29 and nearly $1 million in methamphetamine was seized by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield, Irvington and West Orange police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said in a July 30 press […]

12 charged in long-running investigation of Newark G-Shine Bloods

NEWARK, NJ — Twelve members, associates and suppliers of a drug-trafficking organization based in Newark have been charged in connection with their roles in distributing heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine and using firearms to protect their illegal operation, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced July 31. The 12 defendants were charged in a complaint unsealed July […]

Man charged with fatal stabbing of Irvington man

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced July 26 that Basil Thomas, 22, of Newark, has been charged with the murder 18-year-old Asahiah Lawton, of Irvington. Lawton was fatally stabbed on July 25 in the 200 block of Court Street in Newark. He was […]

Elizabeth shooting by retired Newark cop determined justified

ELIZABETH, NJ — A grand jury has determined the shooting of a 23-year-old Newark man by a retired Newark police officer in 2017 was justified, refusing to file charges for the incident, according to a July 25 press release from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.  According to the prosecutor’s office, the incident, which occurred on […]

Sheriff’s, BPD officers arrest two for narcotics

NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark residents were arrested July 24 by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and narcotics charges were filed against them. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a task force comprised of sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police officers executed a search warrant for an apartment at a townhouse, located at 385 Roselle Ave. in […]