38-year-old shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting, according to a Sept. 22 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Saturday, Sept. 19, Larry Oliver, 38, of Newark, was shot on the 100 block of Avon Avenue in […]

43-year-old Irvington man shot to death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Alsherman T. Counts, 43, of Irvington, according to a Sept. 18 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Thursday, Sept. 17, at approximately 1:35 p.m., Irvington police officers responded to the 200 […]

Newark man charged with owning firearm as a felon, drug possession

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man made his initial appearance in court on Sept. 17 on charges of illegally possessing a handgun and possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Antoine Hawkins, 31, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition […]

Newark woman sentenced for using falsified prescriptions to obtain oxycodone

LINDEN, NJ — Christine Powell, of Newark, has been sentenced to jail after admitting to trying to use falsified prescriptions to obtain large quantities of high-dose oxycodone pills at a Linden pharmacy late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Sept. 14. Powell, 60, was ordered […]

Irvington felon admits to possession of firearm and ammunition

IRVINGTON, NJ — An Irvington man previously convicted of multiple felonies admitted Sept. 14 to possessing a firearm and ammunition, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Sharif Clarke, 38, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti to a superseding indictment charging him with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by […]

Newark man sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man and associate of the street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” was sentenced Sept. 15 to eight years and two months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jonathan Garcia, aka “Bebo,” […]

Irvington man shot to death at a 39th Street home

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Maurice Stevens Jr., 37, of Irvington, according to a Sept. 15 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Stevens was shot Saturday, Sept. 12, at approximately 11:46 p.m. at a residence on 39th […]

50-year-old man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting, according to a Sept. 15 press release from the ECPO. On Monday, Sept. 14, at approximately 1:24 p.m., Jerry Wayne Works Jr., 50, of Newark, was shot at 36 Brenner […]

Five EC men charged with drug distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Five Essex County men were arrested Sept. 17 and charged with distribution of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in and around the Reservoir Site Townhouses in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Arrested and charged by complaint are: Dayvon Rogers, 29, of Newark, with two counts of distribution of cocaine in August and […]

Four charged in scheme to steal mail and commit bank fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Four people were arrested Sept. 17 for their roles in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, including soliciting U.S. Postal Service employees to steal checkbooks and credit cards from the mail; depositing fraudulent checks, including pandemic relief checks; and using credit cards without authorization, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeffrey Bennett, 26, […]