Grape Street Crips member convicted of murder of bystander

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the Grape Street Crips gang was found guilty April 4 by a federal jury of racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to distribute heroin, and other drug crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Khalil Stafford, aka “Stod” and “Homicide,” 34, of Newark, was convicted following a three-week […]

Newark man convicted of murdering cousin

Newark man convicted of murdering cousin

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced April 4 that an Essex County jury has convicted Tamodd Young, 24, of Newark, of murder for fatally shooting his cousin, Jerome Brown, 27, also of Newark. In addition to murder, Young was also convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession […]

Jersey City man killed in crash

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced April 4 that Jason Mullins, 36, of Jersey City, was killed in a motor vehicle collision on April 3 on Raymond Boulevard and Chapel Street in Newark. Mullins, who was driving a Chevy Trax, was traveling […]

Authorities seek help from public to identify man

Authorities seek help from public to identify man

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens announced March 29 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking help from the public in identifying the man in the accompanying photos. He is a person of interest in the connection with the March 17 murder of Deante Barr. Barr was fatally shot at approximately […]

Newark man convicted of possession of a handgun, tampering with physical evidence

Newark man convicted of possession of a handgun, tampering with physical evidence

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 29 that an Essex County jury has convicted Dashon Ross, 34, of Newark, of second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, third-degree tampering with physical evidence and second-degree possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, following a retrial before Superior Court Judge Nancy […]

Arrest made in vehicular homicide in Irvington

Arrest made in vehicular homicide in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 28 that Mark A. Burney Jr., 20, of Newark, was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide and assault by auto in connection with the March 17 crash in Irvington that resulted in the death of Eric Smith, 43, of Newark. A […]

Man shot to death on Eastern Parkway in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced March 25 that 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 Rasheed Barnes, 38, of Newark. At approximately 4:20 a.m., Barnes was […]

Irvington man shot to death on Park Place

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced March 25 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Zaveuxm Waynick, 20, of Irvington. On Sunday, March 24, Waynick was fatally shot in the 100 block of Park Place […]

Newark man convicted of being felon in possession of a firearm

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man has been convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced March 28. Shakey Hoover, 38, was convicted March 27 of one count of being a felon in possession of a weapon following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler […]