MPD arrest man for Golf Island area burglaries

MPD arrest man for Golf Island area burglaries

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Police Department has arrested a Trenton man for a number of overnight burglaries that occurred over the past weeks in the Golf Island area of town near Maplewood Middle School. At one of the burglaries, at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Aug. 11, the homeowner confronted the suspect in his dining room. […]

Nine charged in $100,000 drug sweep

Nine charged in $100,000 drug sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Aug. 13 that nine people were charged and more than $100,000 in cash and drugs were seized after warrants were executed in East Orange, Newark and Irvington. A total of $114,497 was seized. Approximately 33 grams of cocaine with an approximate street value of […]

Former Newark police officer convicted of weapons charges

Former Newark police officer convicted of weapons charges

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Aug. 13 that an Essex County jury has convicted former Newark Police Officer Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark, of illegally possession two weapons, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Nancy Sivilli. On March 12, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, the […]

Two teens arrested by sheriff’s department following car crash

NEWARK, NJ — Two 17-year-old males from Montclair and East Orange were arrested Aug. 10 by Essex County sheriff’s and Newark police officers after their reportedly stolen vehicle crashed into a parked truck. The suspect vehicle was also wanted in a Newark shooting incident that occurred earlier on Friday, Aug. 10. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated […]

Former sheriff’s security guard sentenced to prison for illegal gun

Former sheriff’s security guard sentenced to prison for illegal gun

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced on July 24 that Ignacio Pimentel, 43, of East Orange, a former Essex County Sheriff’s Office security guard, was sentenced to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Alfonse J. Cifelli for second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun. Pimentel must serve one year before […]

Police pursuit ends in crash

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is in the early stages of investigating a police pursuit that has resulted in two juveniles sustaining serious injuries. The preliminary investigation indicates that the Union Township Police Department was involved in a pursuit that began on Monday, July 16, around 2:18 a.m., and ended in a […]