Newark man convicted of impersonating police officer in South Orange

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Nov. 17 that Davon Gordon, 35, of Newark was convicted by an Essex County jury of impersonating a police officer following a two-day trial before Superior Court Judge Alfonse Cifelli. According to Assistant Prosecutor Alaina Caliendo, who tried the case, on or about Feb. […]

Newark mounted police arrest three shooting suspects

NEWARK, NJ — Members of the mounted police arrested three men for a shooting incident that occurred on Monday, Nov. 14. At approximately 2:15 p.m., mounted officers were patrolling the area of Lyons Avenue and Clinton Place, when they observed Alex Cora, 39, of Newark, shooting a firearm at William A. Jones, 20, and Quamarly […]

Police arrest Newark juvenile for possession of a loaded handgun

NEWARK, NJ — A juvenile from Newark was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 13, for possession of a loaded handgun. At approximately 7:40 p.m., members of the Newark Police Special Enforcement Bureau were canvassing the area of Parker Street near Park Avenue, when they observed a male adjusting a handgun in the waistband of his pants. […]

Police arrest Newark man for two aggravated assault offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Ryeshon Peteet, 21, of Newark, was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 13, for two separate incidences of aggravated assault. At approximately 2:55 p.m., police responded to the area of Victoria Street near Frelinghuysen Avenue on a call of shots fired. While no one was injured, officers located a 2005 Ford F-150 that had […]

Woman in possible kidnapping-abduction found safe and unharmed

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the woman seen being pushed into a vehicle at Mulberry Street and Edison Place responded to police on Sunday, Nov. 13, following media coverage about the Newark Police Division’s search for her. At approximately 9 a.m., the 35-year-old female arrived at the 1st Precinct, […]

Police arrest two shooting suspects

NEWARK, NJ — Kyree J. Miller, 23, and Kareem Barnes, 24, both of Newark, were arrested for a shooting that occurred on Monday, Oct. 17. At approximately 10:39 a.m., police responded to the area of Clinton Place and St. James Place on a call of shots fired. Officers discovered two vehicles that had been struck […]

Police apprehend Newark bank robbery suspect

NEWARK, NJ — A man who robbed the TD Bank located at 105 Mulberry St. was arrested at Penn Station some 14 minutes after the robbery was reported. On Friday, Nov. 11, at approximately 12:36 p.m., police responded to 105 Mulberry St. after receiving a hold-up alarm from the bank. Responding officers ascertained the suspect’s description […]

Police Fugitive Apprehension Team arrests shooting suspect

NEWARK, NJ — Sharif Mitchell, 39, of Newark, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 11, for a shooting that occurred on Sunday, Nov. 6. At approximately 1 a.m., a 45-year-old male victim was closing a business located at 7th and Roseville avenues, when two males approached and attempted to snatch the keys to the establishment from […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office investigates police-involved non-fatal shooting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating an incident in which an off-duty Essex County corrections officer discharged his weapon in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue in Irvington at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. During this incident, one individual was struck, sustaining non-life threatening injuries. The […]