Two Maplewood men arrested for graffiti

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Spencer Pontius, 22, of Maplewood and and Marcus Baker, 21, of Maplewood were arrested following a Maplewood Police Department Detective Bureau investigation and a police stop conducted by Officer A. Dolan on Friday, April 6, at approximately 3:57 a.m. The two men have been charged in connection with recent graffiti incidents that […]

Hackensack man sentenced to 7 years for social media threats

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced April 13 that John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Mark J. Nelson after Coulouris pleaded guilty to making social media threats against Livingston High School and others in 2016. Coulouris admitted […]

Livingston man shot to death in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and acting Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul announced March 25 that the Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal shooting at a restaurant on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood. Altariq A. Brown, 30, of Livingston was […]

Two Essex County men charged in phony debt elimination scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Five individuals were arrested March 20 and charged with using phony money orders, cashier’s checks, receipts and other fabricated documents to fraudulently discharge mortgages, student loans and other financial obligations, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Melissa Reynolds, 42, of Elizabeth, is charged by complaint with three counts of conspiracy to commit bank […]

Tevlin’s murderer pleads guilty in court

Ali Muhammad Brown faces life in prison under terrorism statute for killing Livingston teenager

Tevlin’s murderer pleads guilty in court

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino announced March 6 that Ali Muhammad Brown pleaded guilty to the 2014 murder of Livingston teenager Brendan Tevlin. Brown, now age 34, fatally shot Tevlin, 19, while he was waiting at a stop light in West Orange on his way home to Livingston. In his court […]

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