Three men charged with armed robbery spree

NEWARK, NJ — Three Union County men have been charged with robbing liquor stores in Middlesex, Union and Essex counties at gunpoint in November 2018, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a Feb. 21 press release. Paul Jimenez, 29; Jaime Fontanez, 41; and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 28, all of Elizabeth, are charged by complaint with one […]

Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department and Rutgers Police Department, along with members of Newark Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, executed search […]

Newark teacher’s aide charged with sexual assault

Newark teacher’s aide charged with sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Feb. 8 that Liz Perez, 31, of Newark, was arrested by detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering […]

NJ Transit superintendent and 5 others charged with stealing $2.1 million

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and NJ Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo announced Feb. 7 that a NJ Transit Facilities Superintendent and five others have been charged in connection with a scheme to steal $2.1 million from NJ Transit by submitting fraudulent bills for services. NJ Transit Facilities Superintendent […]

Sheriff’s Dept. removes 4 guns from county drug trade

NEWARK, NJ — For the fourth time in 10 days, on Jan. 23, the Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics took a gun used in the drug trade off the streets of the city. Detectives took two handguns off suspected drug dealers, a third gun used as a “community gun” by gang members, and a […]

Newark man charged with murder

Newark man charged with murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Jan. 11 that Hassan Fisher, 24, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Troy Branch, 29, of Newark. Branch was shot and killed on Christmas Eve 2018 on Peshine Street in […]

Corrections officer charged with sexual assault of inmate

Corrections officer charged with sexual assault of inmate

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 14 that Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an inmate at Northern State Prison in Newark, where she was employed as a senior correctional police officer. Richardson was arrested […]

Six charged with brutally beating 3-year-old

Six charged with brutally beating 3-year-old

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Dec. 12 that six adults have been charged with severely beating a 3-year-old boy in Newark. The following individuals were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a 3-year-old child: Patricia […]

NJ men charged with bank fraud conspiracy, aggravated identity theft

NEWARK, NJ — Two North Jersey men were charged Dec. 11 for their respective roles in an alleged conspiracy that used stolen credit cards removed from the mail by U.S. Postal Service employees to defraud banks that issued the cards, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Olagoke Araromi, 22, of Union, and Elhadj Fofana, of Orange, […]

East Orange couple charged with animal cruelty

East Orange couple charged with animal cruelty

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 12 that an East Orange couple has been charged with animal cruelty for leaving a mixed-breed dog and a black cat in deplorable conditions in their Park Avenue apartment. Betty L. Freeman, 24, and Andrell M. Brown, 25, both of East […]

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