Prosecutor’s Office seeks help in murder of Maplewood woman

Prosecutor’s Office seeks help in murder of Maplewood woman

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Aug. 17 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is seeking assistance from the public in identifying two persons of interest in connection with the […]

Attorney general announces multi-state settlement with Nationwide

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Aug. 9 that New Jersey, along with 31 other states and the District of Columbia, has entered into a settlement with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company that resolves allegations linked to a data breach that compromised the personal identifying information of more than one million consumers. The […]

Police arrest Maplewood woman wanted for carjacking

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reported on Aug. 6 that Newark police had arrested Oziona Okoro, 18, of Maplewood, who was wanted in connection to a carjacking that occurred on Dawson and Thomas streets in Newark on Friday, July 18. At approximately 3:40 p.m., at the corner of Dawson and […]

Gleaton sentenced to 18 months in prison for role in fraud conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — The sole proprietor of two companies that purportedly provided printing and digital marketing services to the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation was sentenced July 26 to 18 months in prison for defrauding the agency, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced in a press release. Kevin Gleaton, 53, of West Orange […]

Maplewood businessman sentenced to five years in prison

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Christopher S. Porrino announced that a man who stole approximately $298,000 from customers of his two debt relief businesses was sentenced to prison on July 19. Germaine Theodore promised customers of TGC Movement in Maplewood and Save My Future in Jersey City big reductions in their monthly bills, but he […]

Former Newark Watershed Conservation official sentenced to eight years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — A former high-ranking employee of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. was sentenced July 13 to 96 months in prison for accepting $956,948 in kickback payments for his and the former executive director’s assistance in awarding work to contractors, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Donald Bernard Sr., 69, of […]

Pedestrian killed in Newark motor vehicle collision

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 23 that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident. On June 22 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Tamara Campbell, 35, of Newark was […]

Man arrested for arson homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Harold Greene, Jr., 47, of Newark, was arrested on Thursday, June 15, and charged with the murder of Paul Hook, 56, also of Newark. On Tuesday, June 13, firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the basement at 756 Clinton Ave. in Newark at approximately 7:51 p.m. While putting the […]

Men plead not guilty in Maplewood triple homicide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two men who have been charged in the Jan. 29 triple homicide in Maplewood pleaded not guilty to the murder charges in Superior Court on June 12. Lavell Davis, 37, and Jimmy Mays Jr., 34, appeared separately before Judge Ronald Wigler in Newark on an 11-count indictment that charges each man […]

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