Irvington man convicted of multiple drug offenses

Irvington man convicted of multiple drug offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced May 17 that an Essex County jury convicted Keshawn Tucker, 44, of Irvington, of six drug-related offenses, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Arthur J. Batista. Tucker was convicted of possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin and […]

Former employee of Rutgers Medical School sentenced to 5 years

Former employee of Rutgers Medical School sentenced to 5 years

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced May 15 that Sondra Bell, 55, of Newark, was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing more than $87,000 from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she was employed for 24 years as an administrative assistant. Assistant Prosecutor Walter Dirkin, […]

Newark man admits role in $2 million fraudulent check scheme

NEWARK, NJ — On May 14, a Newark man admitted his role in a phony check scheme that resulted in the theft of more than $2 million in merchandise from multiple home-improvement stores throughout the country, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Lessie Dickerson III, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in […]

Child critically injured by vehicle in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced May 12 that authorities are investigating an incident in which a 2-year-old child was critically injured when she was struck by a pickup truck in Newark earlier that day. The child was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet […]

Authorities investigate fatal shooting in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced May 10 that authorities are investigating a shooting homicide in Newark. At approximately 1:45 a.m. on May 10, Newark police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of 160 Mt. Prospect Ave. Arriving units […]

East Orange man shot and killed

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced May 9 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from East Orange, is investigating the fatal shooting of Timothy Tyreek Melendez, 31, of East Orange. On Wednesday, May 8, […]

Randolph man sentenced to 10 years for exposing himself to schoolchildren

Randolph man sentenced to 10 years for exposing himself to schoolchildren

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced May 7 that Kenneth Palmer, a former paraprofessional at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood, has been sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for masturbating in the hallways of the school and taking an inappropriate photograph of a student. Palmer, 22, of […]

25-year-old man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced May 7 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting. On Sunday, May 5, Tyshawn Christian, 25, of Newark, was shot in […]

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