Two suspects arraigned for weapons and drug charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects arrested in separate incidents by Essex County sheriff’s detectives were arraigned on the morning of Monday, June 27, on multiple weapons and drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted plainclothes surveillance operations in Bloomfield on Saturday, June 25, and in Newark on […]

Reward offered in murder

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crimestoppers Program is offering a reward of as much as $10,000  for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of Lateshia Townes, 31, of Newark. On May 31, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., Townes was traveling southbound on South 20th Street as a passenger in […]

Newark police crack down on street racers

NEWARK, NJ — According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, during the nights of friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, police have responded to citizen complaints by targeting individuals who engage in or watch street races on some of the industrial streets located in the city’s Ironbound section. Approximately 100 traffic summonses were issued, […]

Performance is culmination of season’s Johnny Mercer Foundation/ NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program

Performance is culmination of season’s Johnny Mercer Foundation/ NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program

NEWARK, NJ — More than a hundred New Jersey middle-school students, with little or no knowledge of musical theater, became collaborative composers, lyricists, dancers, singers and scriptwriters as part of a program that lets kids put on a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For the fourth year, The Johnny Mercer Foundation/NJPAC Musical […]

Helicopter aids in arrests, confiscation of two illegal off-road vehicles

NEWARK, NJ — According to Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, on Sunday, June 19, the department’s helicopter helped members of the Special Enforcement Bureau arrest three suspects, confiscate two illegal motorcycles and issue 22 traffic tickets. In an effort to target individuals’ ridings illegal two- and four-wheeled off-road motorcycles and those engaged in other illegal […]

Newark police officer struck by a motor vehicle

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are investigating an incident in which a Newark police officer was struck by a vehicle on Sunday, June 12, at approximately 3:40 a.m., at the intersection of Foundry and Roanoke streets, while attempting to issue a motor vehicle summons to that very vehicle, which then fled from the area. The officer, […]

Essex County to honor baseball legends Yogi Berra, Larry Doby and Monte Irvin with plaque dedication on June 6

NEWARK – On Monday, June 6, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will pay tribute to the legacies of Yogi Berra, Larry Doby and Monte Irvin by dedicating three bronze plaques in honor of the Baseball Hall of Famers at the Essex County Government Complex. The plaques are located along Legends Way, the promenade […]

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