Essex County man charged with identity fraud, laundering money

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was charged Nov. 21 for his role in a multimillion-dollar money laundering conspiracy and for using a stolen identity in furtherance of the scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Edwin Deleon-Batista, 36, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to launder drug proceeds and […]

South Orange 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 the fatal shooting of Sabor A. Townes, 22, of South Orange, according to a Nov. 20 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Townes was shot at 80 Clinton Place in Newark. Two other […]

Essex County man charged with distributing and possessing child pornography

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was indicted Nov. 20 on a charge of distributing and possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Keith Voolgaris, 62, of Newark, is charged by indictment with one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Voolgaris was initially charged […]

Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s South Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and more than $3,300 in illegal narcotics were seized Nov. 19 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested two adult men and a male juvenile, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Newark Parking Authority employee charged with narcotics offenses

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark Parking Authority employee was charged Nov. 20 with selling heroin and crack cocaine, and with possessing a weapon as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a press release. Aughkay L. Green, aka “K-Boogie,” 48, of Newark, was charged by indictment with one count each of possession with […]

Essex County jury convicts man of sexually assaulting young girl

BELLEVILLE, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Jose Santana, 59, of Belleville, of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl, according to a Nov. 18 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The assaults occurred while the girl was visiting Santana and his wife at their Belleville residence. In addition to sexually assaulting the […]

Five hurt — one fatally — in Newark shooting

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a multiple shooting incident in which one person sustained fatal injuries, according to a Nov. 20 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Monday, Nov. 18, at approximately 6:39 p.m., Hassan Webb, 49, […]

Newark man shot to death in Orange during early morning

Newark man shot to death in Orange during early morning

ORANGE, NJ — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Orange that occurred in the early morning on Nov. 9, according to press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Orange Police Department.  At approximately 12:50 a.m., Orange police officers responded to the area of 67 Central Ave. on reports of […]

Man sentenced to 15 years for killing retired school teacher

NEWARK, NJ — Bruce Hay, 52, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 85-year-old Annie King, a retired Newark school teacher, according to a Nov. 8 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Assistant Prosecutor Jason Alterbaum, who tried the case, on July 19, 2017, […]

Man found guilty of shooting man caught with ex-girlfriend

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Rahiym Washington, 31, of Newark, of second-degree aggravated assault and weapons charges for shooting his friend and leaving him paralyzed after discovering the man in bed with his ex-girlfriend, according to a Nov. 7 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The jury rendered the […]

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