Suspended Newark lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from clients

NEWARK, NJ — On July 23, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced that a suspended lawyer who formerly operated a Newark law firm pleaded guilty to stealing $20,000 from clients of the firm. Richard M. Roberts, 81, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty July 23 to third-degree charges of perjury and theft by failure to make required […]

Newark mailman convicted of conspiring to defraud country

NEWARK, NJ — A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was convicted July 16 of conspiring to defraud the United States by getting paid to assist a drug dealer in receiving packages of marijuana through the mails, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Fred Rivers, 47, of Newark, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud […]

Attorney general’s office investigates fatal police-involved shooting in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey attorney general’s Shooting Response Task Force is conducting an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday, July 13, in Orange. A man, Jamahl Smith, 46, was fatally wounded. According to the preliminary investigation, shortly after 3 p.m., the Orange Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting an altercation […]

Maplewood police raid business on tips regarding prostitution

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On July 10, the Maplewood Police Department conducted an undercover investigation at TWC Health Club, located at 2168 Millburn Ave., Suite 206, in Maplewood, according to a press release from the department. This investigation stemmed from numerous complaints from the public about possible prostutution and human trafficking at the business. At approximately […]

Montclair son charged with murdering father

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced that on the evening of July 10 the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office arrested and charged a son with the fatal stabbing of his father, Jose Correa, 51, of Woodland Park. The son, Josiah Correa, 24, of Montclair, […]

Major fentanyl and heroin mill in irvington taken down

IRVINGTON, NJ — On July 9, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of four persons in the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin mill in Irvington that distributed its narcotics in wax folds stamped with the same brand names that have been linked to 93 overdoses, including 33 deaths. Approximately 70,000 […]

Previously convicted felon sentenced to 10 years for having gun

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man who negotiated the sale of 17 firearms over a five-month period was sentenced July 10 to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Reginald Moultrie, 50, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Claire C. Cecchi to an information […]

Former mail carrier admits stealing credit cards from mail

NEWARK, NJ — A former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier admitted Feb. 21 that she accepted cash bribes in return for removing envelopes containing credit cards from the mail and providing these stolen credit cards to the individual who gave her the cash bribes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Kyanne Costley, 24, of Newark, pleaded […]

Fatal hit and run in Newark under investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 21 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigation a fatal hit and run that resulted in the death of Jesus Acevedo, […]

Newark police arrest man wanted for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 19 that Joe T. Carr, 23, of Newark, was arrested by Newark police for the murder of Keith Downey, 28, of Newark. On Feb. 12, Downey was fatally shot in the 200 block of […]