Newark man sentenced to 25 years for sexually assaulting 8-year-old

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced April 14 that Diego Ayala, 35, of Newark, has been sentenced to 25 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl and filming the crime. The sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Christopher S. Romanyshyn. Under the terms […]

Lawrenceville 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 Anthony M. McGriff, 34, of Lawrenceville, according to an April 14 press release. On Monday, April 12, at approximately 4:23 p.m., McGriff, was shot on the 100 block of […]

Sheriff’s Office offers $5,000 reward for info regarding homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of Nazim Cheek, 19, of Newark, according to an April 12 press release. On Oct. 9, 2020, Cheek […]

Newark, Irvington men arrested for fraudulent debit card scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County men were arrested April 9 for their roles in a fraudulent debit card scheme, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Alateef Perry, 43, of Newark, and Rajohn Dawkins, 25, of Irvington, are charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit access device fraud. According to documents filed in this […]

Man charged with fatally stabbing his father in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Noah Jennings, 22, of Jersey City, has been arrested and charged with the fatal stabbing of his father, Phillip Jennings, 60, of Newark, according to an April 6 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. It is alleged that Phillips Jennings was stabbed in his second-floor apartment on Oration Street in […]

45-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 a fatal shooting, according to an April 6 press release from the ECPO.  On Monday, April 5, Malik Fogler, 45, was fatally shot on the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue. He was […]

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