Dawn raid leads to two arrests for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — In an operation conducted at dawn by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield and Irvington police departments, two suspects were arrested and a high-powered assault rifle and narcotics were seized, according to a Sept. 13 press release from the Essex County […]

Sheriff’s officers search house, recover four weapons

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects were arrested on Sept. 10 and four weapons, including a Springfield model XP 40 semi-automatic handgun, were recovered by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, according to a release from the department. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said the detectives executed a search warrant at 40 Dassing Ave. in the city’s West Ward. “Upon […]

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Nyesha K. Allen, 28, of Newark, is currently in police custody for allegedly stabbing and shooting a woman on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood.  On Sept. 11 at approximately 7:35 a.m., the Maplewood Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls reporting gunshots in the area of 1701 Springfield Ave., according to a press release […]

Pedestrian killed when struck by vehicle in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are investigating an incident in which a woman was fatally injured when struck by a motor vehicle in Newark on Sept. 3, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. The incident occurred shortly before noon in the area […]

Newark man charged in corrections officer’s death

NEWARK, NJ — Dashawn Walton, 24, of Newark, has been charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter for causing the death of Omar Martin, a veteran corrections officer at Northern State Prison, according to an Aug. 30 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. On Aug. 24, […]

Northern State corrections officer sentenced to three years probation

NEWARK, NJ — Former Northern State Prison corrections officer Avril D. Richardson, 46, of Elizabeth, has been sentenced to three years probation by Superior Court Judge Mark S. Ali, according to an Aug. 30 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II.  In addition to probation, Richardson was forced to forfeit her job […]

Operation Short Storm nets $1M in marijuana, 7 guns, 31 arrested

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office executed search warrants in the Ironbound section of Newark, Harrison, Kearny, and locations in Monmouth and Ocean counties resulting in the confiscation of approximately 23,000 grams of marijuana and two kilos of cocaine with a combined estimated street value of $1.1 million, according to an Aug. 27 […]

AG task force investigates fatal crash following police pursuit

NEWARK, NJ — The N.J. Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force is conducting an investigation of a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred early in the morning on Aug. 24 in Newark when police pursued a vehicle that subsequently crashed into the car driven by the victim, fatally injuring him. According to the preliminary investigation, […]

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