Police arrest Newark man For possession of loaded gun, CDS distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Earl T. Williams, 32, of Newark, was arrested for weapon possession and drug distribution on Monday, Nov. 7. At approximately 10:24 p.m., detectives patrolling the area of Morris and Westfield avenues observed Williams removing glassine envelopes from a fanny pack worn around his waist and accepting cash from individuals who approached him. […]

Authorities investigate shooting homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are investigating an incident in which a male was fatally shot in Newark on Monday, Nov. 7. At approximately 10:40 p.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Bergen Street on a report of an injured person. Arriving officers discovered a male in front of a residence at […]

Newark police arrest 6, close after-hours establishment

NEWARK, NJ — Six suspects were arrested and an after-hours establishment was closed on Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Newark’s North Ward. In response to citizen complaints, Newark police initiated an investigation into allegations that an after-hours establishment was operating from 283 Mount Pleasant Ave. Earlier on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 6, detectives from […]

Victims in fatal stabbing incident identified

NEWARK, NJ — Three individuals who were fatally wounded in Newark on Saturday, Nov. 5, have been identified as Aerial Little Whitehurst, 8, of Newark; Al-Jahon Whitehurst, 11, of Newark; And Syasia McBurroughs, 23, of Cedar Knolls. The two children were pronounced dead at University Hospital at 4:40 p.m. and Syasia McBurroughs was pronounced dead […]

Two men arrested for aggravated assault of police personnel

NEWARK, NJ — Marc A. Peralta, 21, of West New York, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 4, for an aggravated assault stabbing of a police officer. At approximately 3:05 a.m., a 35-year old male police sergeant and a 31-year old female detective, both of the Newark Police Division’s Major Crimes Shooting Team, were returning from […]

Orange homicides being investigated

ORANGE, NJ — It was announced on Thursday, Nov. 3, that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Orange Police Department are in the preliminary stages of investigating the fatal shooting of two people. On the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 3, an adult male, believed to be in his 20s, and […]

Irvington shooting suspect arrested by Newark police

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced the arrest of Lamar Jenkins, 33, of Irvington, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in connection with an aggravated assault shooting on Tuesday, Oct. 25. At approximately 2:15 p.m., a 36-year-old male victim was shot in the 600 block of South 20th Street. A silver vehicle […]

Maplewood man arrested for theft, DWI and Drugs

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced on Oct. 23 that police have arrested Hakeem O. Gayle, 22, of Maplewood for crashing his vehicle through the door of a Newark business while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 22. According to the press release from the Newark Department […]

Young teen arrested twice in two days for carjackings

UPDATE: This story was updated approximately 10 minutes after posting to reflect additional data provided by the Maplewood Police Department, in addition to the information already provided by the Newark Public Safety Department. MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A 13-year-old Newark resident, whom Newark police had arrested on Friday, Oct. 14, and was ordered to be released […]

Possible attempted robbery in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Oct. 13, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Maplewood police officers responded to Warren Road on a report of a female in distress, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. Upon their arrival, officers located and spoke with the female, who reported that she had exited her home and entered […]