Nutley man killed in motorcycle crash

NUTLEY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo announced March 1 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Nutley Police Department are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident. Timothy Keller, 35, of Nutley, was killed Feb. 28 when his Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with […]

Triple murderer sentenced to 190 Years

Triple murderer sentenced to 190 Years

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 27 that Jeffrey Holland, 30, of East Orange, was sentenced to 190 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murders of Tiniquah Rouse, 21, Ashley Jones, 23, and Jarrell Marshall, 28. The victims, all residents of Newark, were killed over the […]

Handyman sentenced to 50 years for bludgeoning man to death

Handyman sentenced to 50 years for bludgeoning man to death

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced March 1 that Nestor Francisco Canela Lopez, 40, of the Bronx, was sentenced to 50 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of 64-year-old Charles Jeffrey of Newark. Judge James W. Donohue, who described the attack on Jeffrey as “overkill,’’ imposed […]

Police involved shooting referred to Grand Jury

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 26 that the police-involved shooting that occurred on Jan. 28, in which a Newark police officer shot and killed one individual and injured another, will be presented to a Grand Jury in accordance with New Jersey Attorney General directives governing these incidents. […]

2 Irvington men sentenced to prison for phony check scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County men have been sentenced to prison for their respective roles in a phony check scheme that stole more than $2 million in merchandise from multiple home-improvement stores throughout the country, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Feb. 26. Shadeed Phillips, 33, of Irvington, was sentenced to 12 months and […]

Law enforcement arrests five on weapons, narcotics charges

EAST ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — In two separate arrests, a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Newark and Bloomfield police departments took five suspects into custody on weapons and narcotics charges, according to a Feb. 26 release from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff […]

Newark man admits Social Security fraud

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man today admitted on Feb. 25 to defrauding the Social Security Administration of more than $200,000, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Fernando Solaris, 63, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court to a superseding information charging him with Social Security disability fraud and theft […]

Woman dies from injuries suffered in Newark hit and run

Woman dies from injuries suffered in Newark hit and run

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 24 that one of the two women who were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Newark on Jan. 6 has died. Yesenia Afflitto, 33, of Elizabeth, was pronounced dead Feb. 24. Afflitto and her […]

Authorities investigate fatal fire in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 23 that authorities are investigating a fire at the Saint Mary’s Villa senior housing building on Sanford Avenue in Newark. Early in the afternoon on Feb. 23, units from the Newark Fire Department responded […]

Authorities investigate shooting homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 23 that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Newark. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, Newark police officers responded to a report of a shooting in progress in […]