West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Barry Eagel, 62, of West Orange, has been charged with second- and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child for distributing and possessing items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to a Feb. 21 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and West Orange Police Department. Members […]

Newark gang members sentenced to prison

NEWARK, NJ — Five Newark men, who were members of a street gang known as the “Famous Boyz,” have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a Feb. 13 press release. Robert Dorrah, 21, aka “Cash Out”; Ibn Saadiq, 22, aka […]

Man sentenced for illegally dumping waste in Newark

Man sentenced for illegally dumping waste in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced Feb. 10 for illegally dumping huge quantities of solid waste from his rubbish removal business at unauthorized sites underneath highways in Newark, according to a press release from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. Abdullah S. Bryant, 41, of Newark, who did business under various names, including International Rubbish […]

Joint investigation seizes 15 pounds of drugs, dismantled Newark opioid mill

Joint investigation seizes 15 pounds of drugs, dismantled Newark opioid mill

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Col. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced in a Feb. 11 press release that a cooperative investigation by the State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of three suspects, the seizure of […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for bribing mail carriers to deliver drugs

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced Feb. 10 to two years in prison for bribing mail carriers from the U.S. Postal Service to deliver to him parcels containing marijuana, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Glenn Blackstone, 50, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an information charging him […]

Man fatally shot in Newark, woman injured

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a double shooting that resulted in one fatality, according to a Feb. 11 press release from the ECPO. On  Feb. 10 at approximately 6:53 p.m., Detrick Mitchell, 21, of Newark, was shot on […]

Orange man sentenced to 3 years for bank fraud, ID theft

NEWARK, NJ — An Orange resident was sentenced Feb. 11 to three years in prison for his role in a scheme to use credit cards stolen by mail carriers from the mail, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Elhadj Fofana, 23, of Orange, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kathryn Hayden to an information charging […]

Former correctional police officer from Irvington sentenced to prison

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Feb. 7 that a former senior correctional police officer at Northern State Prison in Newark was sentenced to prison for smuggling fentanyl and marijuana to an inmate in the prison in exchange for money. Roberto Reyes-Jackson, 31, of Irvington, was sentenced to four years in state prison […]

Alleged members of Jersey City gang charged with shooting five people

NEWARK, NJ — Two alleged members of a Jersey City gang have been charged with the June 30, 2018, shooting of five people, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Feb. 5. Jalil Holmes, aka “Broadday,” 20, of East Orange, and Jidon Rogers, 37, of Jersey City, made their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor […]

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of photographer

NEWARK, NJ — Christopher Poole, 26, of Newark, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering Rasheed “O.J.” Olabode, 27, also of Newark, according to a Feb. 5 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. “There is nothing we can do to bring back Rasheed, but we hope that, with this sentencing, his family […]

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