Former Newark police officer convicted of weapons charges

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Aug. 13 that an Essex County jury has convicted former Newark Police Officer Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark, of illegally possession two weapons, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Nancy Sivilli. On March 12, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, the […]

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

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 […]

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