Prison sentences for three members of stolen car trafficking ring in Newark

Prison sentences for three members of stolen car trafficking ring in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 5, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced prison sentences for the last three defendants convicted in a Newark-based stolen auto trafficking ring that fenced stolen luxury vehicles worth more than $1 million. The trio, who all pleaded guilty to second-degree receiving stolen property in connection with the high-end auto […]

Law enforcement investigates shooting 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 Yasir Manley, 20, of Newark, according to an Aug. 8 press release from the ECPO. On Sunday, Aug. 7, at 11:37 p.m., Newark police discovered the victim, suffering from […]

34-year-old man fatally shot 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 Davion Sumler, 34, of Newark, according to an Aug. 2 press release from the ECPO.  On Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 1:40 a.m., Newark police discovered the victim on the […]

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 the fatal shooting of Gregory Scott, 27, of Irvington, according to an Aug. 4 press release from the ECPO. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11:17 p.m., Newark police discovered the victim on the […]

Arrest made in drug death of Newark fire captain

Arrest made in drug death of Newark fire captain

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced July 29 that Eliasel Baez, 42, of Kearny, was arrested for causing the drug-induced death of Newark Fire Capt. Carlos Rivera. Baez is charged with strict liability drug-induced death for distributing a controlled dangerous substance that caused the death of Rivera. He is […]

Two men shot, one fatally, 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 Tameel Grimes, 31, of Newark, according to a July 25 press release from the ECPO.  On Saturday, July 23, at approximately 12:22 a.m., Newark police discovered the victim on […]

41-year-old woman 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 the fatal stabbing of Ebony Johnson, 42, of Newark, according to a July 25 press release from the ECPO.  On Saturday, July 23, at approximately 12:35 a.m. Newark police discovered the victim on […]

Convicted felon admits drug offenses, and possessing three firearms with extended magazines

NEWARK, NJ — A Bloomfield man admitted to possessing quantities of heroin and cocaine that he intended to distribute, and to possessing several firearms, including an AM-15 rifle, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced July 28. Cedric Lewis, 31, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to a superseding […]

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