Former Jefferson employee faces charges for lewd acts

Former Jefferson employee faces charges for lewd acts

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional, who worked at the school from February to September 2017, is currently facing criminal charges in Essex and Morris counties for alleged lewd acts. Kenneth Palmer, 21, of Randolph, is accused of masturbating in front of children and videotaping it, as well as taking inappropriate photos of […]

Reward for information on murder increased

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced recently that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program has increased the reward from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Deborah Burton, a 62-year-old […]

Bookkeeper pleads guilty to money laundering and insurance fraud

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced in a June 11 release that a West Orange man has pleaded guilty to money laundering and insurance fraud for stealing approximately $700,000 when he was a bookkeeper for a South Plainfield company. Robert Keith, 47, of West Orange, pleaded guilty during a hearing […]

Leader of Newark Bloods sentences to 45 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — The leader of one of Newark’s most violent street gangs was sentenced June 12 to 540 months, or 45 years, in prison for his admitted role in five murders, an armed carjacking, an armed robbery of a drug dealer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and drug conspiracy as part […]

Biodiesel fuel co. admits to releasing wastewater into Arthur Kill

NEWARK, NJ — An Elizabeth biodiesel fuel company admitted June 5 to discharging more than 45,000 gallons of wastewater from its commercial biodiesel fuel production facility into the Arthur Kill, a narrow waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island, U.S Attorney Craig Carpenito and acting Assistant Attorney Gen. Jeffrey H. Wood announced in a […]

Essex County assistant register of deeds and mortgages enters guilty plea

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced June 4 that Sharon A. Doers, Essex County assistant register of deeds and mortgages, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare to practicing law without a license. Doers, 68, of Montclair, admitted to charging members of the public $295 to prepare legal documents […]

Girls basketball coach charged with sexually assaulting girl

Girls basketball coach charged with sexually assaulting girl

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 31 that Kevin Jimenez, 29, of Belleville, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual contact and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. It is alleged that Jimenez, a girls’ basketball coach […]