Nutley fatal hit-and-run under investigation

Nutley fatal hit-and-run under investigation

NUTLEY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Nutley Police Department are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident that resulted in the death of 75-year-old Roseann Ratz, of Lyndhurst, according to an Oct. 16 ECPO press release. On Thursday, Oct. 15, the victim and a female friend were crossing the street in the […]

Three Newark men charged in connection with Hillside fatal shooting

HILLSIDE, NJ — Three men are in custody and now criminally charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Hillside earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo announced Oct. 16. Ameer J. Holcomb, 22; Maleak S. Williams, 22; and Ismael Merrill, 28, all of Newark, are each charged with first-degree […]

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 14, a federal grand jury indicted an Essex County man for his role in three armed robberies of pharmacies in West Orange, Belleville and East Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Malik Conley, 27, of Newark, is charged with three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of brandishing firearms […]

Rahway man admits making corrupt payments to Orange public official

ORANGE, NJ — A Union County man admitted Oct. 14 to making corrupt payments to a public official of the city of Orange Township as a reward for that public official’s favorable treatment in connection with an Orange municipal project, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, pleaded guilty by videoconference before […]

Pennsylvania teenager 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 an 18-year-old from Pennsylvania, according to an Oct. 9 press release from the ECPO. On Thursday, Oct. 8, Lester Ingram, 18, of Kingston, Pa., was fatally shot in the […]

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 8, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced criminal charges against the owners of an East Orange–based school bus company for allegedly providing false information to school districts to cover up the fact that the company hired unqualified drivers; failed to conduct mandatory drug testing and criminal background checks for drivers […]

Orange man charged in connection with robbery at auto dealership

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Essex County resident Kareem O. Spann and Middlesex County resident Christopher B. Phillips have been arrested and charged in connection with a coordinated robbery of $20,000 in cash from a Springfield car dealership earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced Oct. 6.  […]

EOCHS student shot to death in East Orange

EOCHS student shot to death in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the homicide of an East Orange teenager, according to an Oct. 7 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Tuesday, Oct. 6 Antoine Sanga-Niangara, 16, of East Orange, was fatally shot in the area […]

Increased police presence after shooting yields arrest on gun charges

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Police Director Todd Warren and Chief Law Enforcement Officer Vincent Vitiello have confirmed that there was a targeted shooting incident in the area of 200 Oakwood Place on Sept. 30.  The matter is under investigation, in collaboration with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The Orange Police Department will have increased patrols […]

60-year-old woman struck, killed by car in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Orange Police Department are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident that resulted in the death of Dilonna Mauricio, 60, of Orange, according to an Oct. 2 press release from the ECPO. On Thursday, Oct. 1, at approximately 5:46 a.m., Mauricio was crossing […]

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