Orange police’s ‘Operation Freckles’ yields arrest

Orange police’s ‘Operation Freckles’ yields arrest

ORANGE, NJ — On July 2, the Orange Police Department Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant operation dubbed “Operation Freckles” as a result of a long-term investigation into illegal narcotic distribution in the area of Cary Street. Nahshon Broadway, aka “Hollywood,” 36, was the target of this investigation. Detectives […]

Two charged with vandalizing police cars during protest

Two charged with vandalizing police cars during protest

NEWARK, NJ — Following an investigation by the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, two individuals have been charged with vandalizing police vehicles during an otherwise peaceful demonstration in the city of Newark, according to a June 23 press release from the prosecutor’s office. “Peaceful protesters have a constitutionally protected right to […]

Bloomfield police arrest man for two shootings

Bloomfield police arrest man for two shootings

BLOOMFIELD, NJ —  Bloomfield police arrested Tre Byrd, 19, of Newark, on June 23 for his alleged involvement in shootings that occurred on June 19, according to a press release from the Bloomfield Division of Public Safety. On Friday, June 19, at approximately 10 p.m., Bloomfield police officers were on patrol in the area of […]

Newark man charged with distributing heroin

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man made his initial court appearance June 16 after his arrest in North Carolina on drug charges, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Lester Hicks, aka “Mayhem,” 29, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute heroin. He made his initial […]

Newark brothers charged with drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark brothers were indicted in connection with their role in the distribution of heroin — some of which contained fentanyl — and cocaine base, aka crack, in an affordable housing complex and a nearby senior living community in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced June 15. Elijah Kane, aka “Bang” and […]

Four arrested in Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — Four people have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a June 2 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Al-Fatin Grant, 22, of Newark, a correctional police officer employed by the New Jersey Department of Corrections was charged May 5 […]

Ten charged in mortgage fraud scheme

Ten charged in mortgage fraud scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Ten defendants have been indicted and are being arraigned on charges that they allegedly engaged in a countywide mortgage fraud scheme that included racketeering, theft, tampering with records and money laundering, according to a May 29 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The scheme included the abuse of the New […]

Two charged with abusing 3-year-old girl

Two charged with abusing 3-year-old girl

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Tevin Molentiel, 28, and Tamika Dorsey, 36, both of East Orange, have been charged with multiple child abuse offenses following an investigation by the Special Victims Unit of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, according to a May 21 press release from the prosecutor’s office. The victim, a 3-year-old girl, who had […]

Two charged with East Orange murder

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Two men have been charged with the murder of Shawn Watford, 31, of East Orange, who was fatally shot Monday, April 13, in East Orange in the area of North Arlington Avenue and Williams Street, according to an April 24 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The shooting occurred […]

Three charged with drug trafficking in Newark housing complex

NEWARK, NJ — Three Newark residents have been charged in connection with their roles in the distribution of heroin — some of which contained fentanyl — and cocaine base, aka crack, in an affordable housing complex and a nearby senior living community in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced April 9. Charged by complaint with […]

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