Man charged with vehicular homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Shaquan S. Wiley, 34, of Newark, has been charged with two counts of aggravated manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault by auto, according to an Aug. 5 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Jan. 25, Wiley was driving an Infiniti when he was involved in a one-car crash […]

Irvington 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 an Aug. 3 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Sunday, Aug. 2, at approximately 6:36 p.m., Lamar Rutherford, 31, of Irvington, was fatally shot in the area […]

36-year-old man stabbed 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 stabbing, according to an Aug. 3 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Sunday, Aug. 2, at approximately 2:41 a.m., Victorino Garcia, 36, of Newark, was stabbed at 26 Taylor St. […]

Sheriff’s detectives recover more than $3.5K in illegal narcotics in two days of drug arrests

NEWARK, NJ — As the result of two separate investigations, three suspects, including a mother and her daughter, were arrested on multiple drug charges July 29 and 30 by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives, according to a July 31 press release. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a pair […]

Police arrest suspect in July 27 slaying 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 stabbing at McCarter Highway and Market Street, near Penn Station, according to a July 28 press release from the prosecutor’s office. A suspect has already been arrested. On Monday, July 27, […]

Cedar Grove man admits role in $5.3M compounded prescription drug scheme

NEWARK, NJ — On July 29, an employee of a public university in New Jersey admitted his role in a scheme to defraud public and private health benefits programs of at least $5.3 million for the billing of medically unnecessary compounded prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. John Cuffari, 58, of Cedar Grove, pleaded guilty […]

Newark man dies in car crash with tanker truck

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal crash that resulted in the death of Durhon Fuller, 34, of Newark, according to a July 29 press release from the ECPO. On Tuesday, July 28, at approximately 11:50 a.m., the Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Fuller hit the […]

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