Two teens arrested by sheriff’s department following car crash

NEWARK, NJ — Two 17-year-old males from Montclair and East Orange were arrested Aug. 10 by Essex County sheriff’s and Newark police officers after their reportedly stolen vehicle crashed into a parked truck. The suspect vehicle was also wanted in a Newark shooting incident that occurred earlier on Friday, Aug. 10. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated […]

Former sheriff’s security guard sentenced to prison for illegal gun

Former sheriff’s security guard sentenced to prison for illegal gun

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced on July 24 that Ignacio Pimentel, 43, of East Orange, a former Essex County Sheriff’s Office security guard, was sentenced to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Alfonse J. Cifelli for second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun. Pimentel must serve one year before […]

Police pursuit ends in crash

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is in the early stages of investigating a police pursuit that has resulted in two juveniles sustaining serious injuries. The preliminary investigation indicates that the Union Township Police Department was involved in a pursuit that began on Monday, July 16, around 2:18 a.m., and ended in a […]

Newark homicide being investigated

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigation a homicide. On Saturday, July 14, the body of 55-year-old Nellie Marquez was discovered in her apartment in the 100 block of Dayton Street in Newark. She was pronounced dead at the scene […]

Gang leader and two members convicted of racketeering conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Three members of the New Jersey set of the violent street gang “Grape Street Crips” — including its long-time leader — were convicted by a federal jury on July 13 of racketeering conspiracy and a host of murders, shootings and drug trafficking crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, FBI Special Agent in Charge […]

Montclair man sentenced to 6 years in prison for fraud

NEWARK, NJ — The owner and manager of a New Jersey hedge fund was sentenced July 12 to six years in prison for defrauding two investors of $4 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Nicholas Lattanzio, 62, of Montclair, was previously convicted on all counts of an indictment charging him with two counts of wire […]