21-year-old woman shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Rashidah Y. Sutton-Bryant, 21, of Newark was fatally shot at Bradley Court Complex on North Munn Avenue, according to a July 27 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The shooting occurred July 26 at approximately 10:22 p.m. Sutton-Bryant was rushed to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:58 […]

24-year-old man shot to death in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal shooting, according to a July 22 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Alex Jean, 24, was shot in the area of 61 Melrose Ave. He was pronounced dead at 11:38 p.m. on Monday, July […]

Former Orange acting business administrator indicted on corruption, fraud and tax charges

Former Orange acting business administrator indicted on corruption, fraud and tax charges

ORANGE, NJ — The former acting business administrator for the township of Orange has been charged in a 28-count indictment with conspiracy, bribe-taking, money and property fraud; federal tax fraud; and making false statements in connection with a mortgage, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a July 8 press release. Willis Edwards III, 49, formerly […]

22-year-old 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 a homicide, according to a July 13 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Sunday, July 12, Tyree R. Quinones, 22, of Newark, was fatally shot on the 100 block of Sunset Avenue […]

Criminal charges filed against Essex County detective

Criminal charges filed against Essex County detective

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced July 10 that criminal charges were filed against a suspended detective in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly lying to internal affairs investigators in an investigation concerning his installation of a GPS device on a suspect’s vehicle without obtaining the required warrant from a judge […]

Essex County man charged in large-scale car theft scheme

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man has been arrested and charged with running a large, multistate car theft and fraud ring, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced July 8. Warren Guerrier, 43, of Newark, was arrested by special agents of the FBI and is charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit wire […]

Gang leader charged with possession of semi-automatic weapon

NEWARK, NJ — A high-ranking member of a set of the Bloods street gang made his initial court appearance July 8 on charges he possessed a weapon as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Farod Baldwin, 37, of Newark, was arrested July 7 at the Betty Shabazz Village Housing Complex. He is charged […]