Victims identified in Maplewood triple homicide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced Jan. 30 that Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating an incident in which three people were found dead in a Maplewood apartment on Sunday, Jan. 28. The victims have […]

Authorities investigate 3 homicides in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which three people were found dead in a Maplewood apartment on Jan. 29. At approximately 11:45 a.m., the Maplewood Fire Department responded to an apartment on Van Ness Court to check […]

Maplewood police investigate aggravated assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is currently investigating a reported aggravated assault with a knife that occurred on Jan. 25 and was reported to Maplewood police at approximately 10 p.m. The incident reportedly took place in the area of Coolidge Road and Irvington Avenue at approximately 7:45 p.m. The incident was initially reported […]

Pedestrian struck and killed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Jan. 26 that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a pedestrian fatality. On Jan. 25 at approximately 2:35 p.m., in the vicinity of Warwick and Adams streets, […]

Victim in fatal Newark fire identified

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Jan. 26 that the person who died in a fire on Friday, Jan. 20, in the 200 block of Eastern Parkway in Newark has been identified as Lateisha E. Blair, 26, of Newark. She was identified by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office using dental […]

NJ Transit police charge two in separate assault incidents

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department has arrested two people in separate cases of aggravated assault on NJ Transit employees while they were performing their workplace duties, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. Sakinah Brydie, 40, of Newark has been charged with aggravated assault on a bus operator, possession of a controlled […]

Couple indicted in death of 8-year-old son

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Jan. 25 that an Essex County grand jury had indicted Khadejrah Rawls, 28, and Christopher Spearman, 29, both of Newark, on first-degree aggravated manslaughter and other charges in connection with the death of Rawls’ 8-year-old son, Michael Moore Jr. Assistant Prosecutor Amber Loughran, who […]

Maplewood police arrest two teens for assaulting classmate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is currently investigating the reported assault of a 16-year-old female student of Columbia High School; the assault reportedly happened on Jan. 18. According to police, the investigation indicates that the female victim was assaulted by two other juveniles on the sidewalk near the intersection of Valley Street and […]

Detectives at scene of Tremont Lounge shooting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Two individuals were shot on Saturday, Jan. 14, shortly after 2 a.m., while outside of the Tremont Lounge, at the intersection of Tremont Avenue and Halsey Street. The two victims, a male and a female, were both transported to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to be treated […]

Guns and marijuana seized in raid

NEWARK, NJ — Detectives seized three handguns and more than four pounds of marijuana during a raid in Newark on Friday, Jan. 13.  Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office  Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, have been conducting an investigation into reports of narcotics distribution in the 400 block […]

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