Police apprehend Newark bank robbery suspect

NEWARK, NJ — A man who robbed the TD Bank located at 105 Mulberry St. was arrested at Penn Station some 14 minutes after the robbery was reported. On Friday, Nov. 11, at approximately 12:36 p.m., police responded to 105 Mulberry St. after receiving a hold-up alarm from the bank. Responding officers ascertained the suspect’s description […]

Police Fugitive Apprehension Team arrests shooting suspect

NEWARK, NJ — Sharif Mitchell, 39, of Newark, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 11, for a shooting that occurred on Sunday, Nov. 6. At approximately 1 a.m., a 45-year-old male victim was closing a business located at 7th and Roseville avenues, when two males approached and attempted to snatch the keys to the establishment from […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office investigates police-involved non-fatal shooting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating an incident in which an off-duty Essex County corrections officer discharged his weapon in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue in Irvington at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. During this incident, one individual was struck, sustaining non-life threatening injuries. The […]

Retired NYPD officer discharges weapon against robbery suspects

NEWARK, NJ — A retired New York City police detective discharged a weapon on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Commerce Street and McCarter Highway, after two robbery suspects accosted her. At approximately 9:33 p.m., the 43-year old female NYPD detective was getting into her vehicle when she was approached by two males who demanded her money using […]

Camden Middle School locked down on report of student with gun

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that students and school personnel at Camden Middle School, located at 321 Bergen Street, were under lockdown for several hours on Thursday, Nov. 10, due to a report of a student with a handgun at the school. Earlier this week, a group of students […]

Authorities offer reward to help solve homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of as much as $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of Eric “Uggie’’ Bowens, 44, of Newark. Bowens was found in the 200 block of Bergen Street in Newark on Monday, Nov. 7, suffering […]

Two men arrested for possession of loaded handgun

NEWARK, NJ — The Police Special Enforcement Bureau arrested Sherome Hubbard, 20, of Newark, and Malcolm Jones-Carter, 21, of East Orange, for possession of a loaded .45-caliber handgun on Wednesday, Nov. 9. At approximately 10:15 p.m., detectives patrolling the 200-block of Fairmount Avenue observed a man crouching and hiding behind a brick wall on a […]

Police Fugitive Apprehension Team arrests shooting suspect

NEWARK, NJ — Latesha Bittle, 27, of Newark, was arrested in connection with a shooting on Sunday, Oct. 30. At approximately 5 p.m., Newark police responded to the area of Johnson Avenue and Stratford Place on a call of shots fired. A 28-year old female victim had been shot at. As part of their investigation, […]

Authorities seek assistance in solving homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crimes Stoppers Program is offering as much as $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the death of Antonio Garcia, 68, of Newark. In October, the victim was involved in an argument with another individual in the parking lot to the Walgreen’s store […]

Two arrested in Irvington murder

IRVINGTON, NJ — Jahyde  Easterling, 26, of Irvington, and Shadeek Easterling, 34, of East Orange, were charged on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in connection with the murder of Lloyd Brummel, Jr., 38, of Irvington. Shadeek Easterling is charged with conspiracy, murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession for an unlawful purpose. Jahyde Easterling is charged […]