Orange’s ‘Operation Valley Fresh’ yields four arrests

Orange’s ‘Operation Valley Fresh’ yields four arrests

ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 6, Orange Chief Law Enforcement Office Vincent L. Vitiello stated that detectives of his department’s narcotics unit had completed a successful investigation in the Valley section of Orange. Members of the Orange Police Department Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant operation, dubbed “Operation Valley Fresh,” […]

Alleged gang members charged for roles in drug conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Three alleged members and associates of a violent street gang operating in Newark made their initial court appearances on Aug. 6 on charges of conspiring to distribute narcotics, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Zaire Dickerson, aka “Tarzan,” 23; Shaquejah Wilson-Jones, aka “Kiwi,” 23; and Nassir Grimsley, aka “Chop,” 19, all of Newark, […]

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, […]

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