East Orange teenager shot to death on Hoffman Boulevard

East Orange teenager shot to death on Hoffman Boulevard

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the East Orange Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of Ahlayah Bowens, 18, of East Orange, according to a June 21 press release from the ECPO. On Sunday, June 20, Bowens was shot on Hoffman Boulevard at approximately 9:10 p.m. […]

31-year-old Somerville man killed 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 the fatal shooting of Christopher Williams, 31, of Somerville, according to a June 18 press release from the ECPO. On Friday, June 18, Williams was fatally shot on the 200 block of Washington […]

40-year-old 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 the fatal shooting of Rasheen Scott, 40, according to a June 21 press release.  On Monday, June 21, Scott was shot on the 500 block of S. 17th Street at approximately 12:40 a.m. […]

Prosecutor’s officer offers reward for information in Maplewood homicide

Prosecutor’s officer offers reward for information in Maplewood homicide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced June 17 that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Moussa Fofana, 18, of Maplewood. At approximately 9:38 p.m. […]

Five individuals from Newark, East Orange charged in trafficking stolen cars

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on June 16 that five defendants were indicted on charges that they conspired to operate a Newark-based stolen-automobile–trafficking ring that fenced stolen luxury vehicles. They were charged in an investigation by the New Jersey State Police Motor Vehicle Crimes North Unit and the New Jersey […]

Newark police arrest woman for fatal stabbing

NEWARK, NJ — Latysha Simmons, 29, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of Darien Wharton, also 29 and of Newark, according to a June 14 press release from the Essex County Prosucutor’s Office. It is alleged that Simmons fatally stabbed Wharton during an altercation at his home on […]

Gang members charged in connection with murder and attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips appeared in court June 16 on charges that include attempted murder and murder as part of a RICO conspiracy, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced the day of the court appearance. Elijah Williams, aka “Lil Smith,” 21; Jason Franklin, aka “Freak” and “OG […]

Newark man admits to conspiring to steal mail, commit bank fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Jahaad Flip, 20, of Newark, admitted to conspiracy to commit bank fraud by soliciting U.S. Postal Service employees to steal checkbooks and credit cards from the mail; depositing fraudulent checks, including pandemic relief checks; and using stolen credit cards without authorization, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced June 16. Flip pleaded […]

16-year-old shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of a teenager in Newark on June 10, according to a June 11 press release from the ECPO. At approximately noon on Thursday, June 10, Newark police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Seymour Avenue on […]

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