Fugitive Apprehension Team nets carjacker and robbery suspect

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Team has arrested two suspects, one wanted for a carjacking and the second for a robbery in two separate incidents. Newark residents Al-Fuquan Wright and Sandra Fernandes, who were wanted by Criminal Investigation detectives, were both arrested on the morning of Monday, Nov. 28, by members […]

Irvington man admits to killing a Newark man

IRVINGTON, NJ — Rayquan Tubbs, 20, of Irvington entered a guilty plea on Monday, Nov. 28, to first-degree aggravated manslaughter and second-degree possession of a handgun before Superior Court Judge Martin G. Cronin. According Assistant Prosecutor Adam B. Wells, who handled the case with Assistant Prosecutor Amani Abdellah, Tubbs drew a handgun and fatally shot […]

Newark man convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Uvaldo Melgar, 45, of Newark, on Friday, Nov. 18, of sexually assaulting two young sisters at his home while babysitting the children. Following a three-week trial before Superior Court Judge John I. Gizzo, Melgar was convicted of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and two […]

Newark Fugitive Apprehension Team arrests shooting suspect

NEWARK, NJ — the Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested Anthony Joana, 42, of Kearny on Friday, Nov. 18, for a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 8. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Hawkins Street near Roanoke Avenue. A 48-year-old male victim […]

Newark man convicted of impersonating police officer in South Orange

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Nov. 17 that Davon Gordon, 35, of Newark was convicted by an Essex County jury of impersonating a police officer following a two-day trial before Superior Court Judge Alfonse Cifelli. According to Assistant Prosecutor Alaina Caliendo, who tried the case, on or about Feb. […]

Newark mounted police arrest three shooting suspects

NEWARK, NJ — Members of the mounted police arrested three men for a shooting incident that occurred on Monday, Nov. 14. At approximately 2:15 p.m., mounted officers were patrolling the area of Lyons Avenue and Clinton Place, when they observed Alex Cora, 39, of Newark, shooting a firearm at William A. Jones, 20, and Quamarly […]

Police arrest Newark juvenile for possession of a loaded handgun

NEWARK, NJ — A juvenile from Newark was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 13, for possession of a loaded handgun. At approximately 7:40 p.m., members of the Newark Police Special Enforcement Bureau were canvassing the area of Parker Street near Park Avenue, when they observed a male adjusting a handgun in the waistband of his pants. […]

Police arrest Newark man for two aggravated assault offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Ryeshon Peteet, 21, of Newark, was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 13, for two separate incidences of aggravated assault. At approximately 2:55 p.m., police responded to the area of Victoria Street near Frelinghuysen Avenue on a call of shots fired. While no one was injured, officers located a 2005 Ford F-150 that had […]

Woman in possible kidnapping-abduction found safe and unharmed

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the woman seen being pushed into a vehicle at Mulberry Street and Edison Place responded to police on Sunday, Nov. 13, following media coverage about the Newark Police Division’s search for her. At approximately 9 a.m., the 35-year-old female arrived at the 1st Precinct, […]