Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s South Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and more than $3,300 in illegal narcotics were seized Nov. 19 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested two adult men and a male juvenile, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Newark Parking Authority employee charged with narcotics offenses

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark Parking Authority employee was charged Nov. 20 with selling heroin and crack cocaine, and with possessing a weapon as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a press release. Aughkay L. Green, aka “K-Boogie,” 48, of Newark, was charged by indictment with one count each of possession with […]

Essex County jury convicts man of sexually assaulting young girl

BELLEVILLE, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Jose Santana, 59, of Belleville, of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl, according to a Nov. 18 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The assaults occurred while the girl was visiting Santana and his wife at their Belleville residence. In addition to sexually assaulting the […]

Five hurt — one fatally — in Newark shooting

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a multiple shooting incident in which one person sustained fatal injuries, according to a Nov. 20 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Monday, Nov. 18, at approximately 6:39 p.m., Hassan Webb, 49, […]

Newark man shot to death in Orange during early morning

Newark man shot to death in Orange during early morning

ORANGE, NJ — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Orange that occurred in the early morning on Nov. 9, according to press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Orange Police Department.  At approximately 12:50 a.m., Orange police officers responded to the area of 67 Central Ave. on reports of […]

Man sentenced to 15 years for killing retired school teacher

NEWARK, NJ — Bruce Hay, 52, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 85-year-old Annie King, a retired Newark school teacher, according to a Nov. 8 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Assistant Prosecutor Jason Alterbaum, who tried the case, on July 19, 2017, […]

Man found guilty of shooting man caught with ex-girlfriend

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Rahiym Washington, 31, of Newark, of second-degree aggravated assault and weapons charges for shooting his friend and leaving him paralyzed after discovering the man in bed with his ex-girlfriend, according to a Nov. 7 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The jury rendered the […]

19 alleged child predators arrested in ‘Operation Open Door’

19 alleged child predators arrested in ‘Operation Open Door’

SOMERVILLE, NJ — A West Orange man was among 19 alleged child predators arrested in “Operation Open Door,” according to an Oct. 31 press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.  Julio Cubia-Aviles, 27, of West Orange, who is a carpenter by trade, is charged with second-degree luring, second-degree attempted sexual assault and third-degree attempted […]

Man enters guilty plea to robbery and gun possession

NEWARK, NJ — Eric Gotay, 34, of Irvington, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30 to robbery and gun possession charges in exchange for a 12-year sentence in New Jersey State Prison, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Under the terms of the plea agreement, he must serve 85 percent of his […]