Sheriff’s officers recover handgun, hollow-point ammunition

NEWARK, NJ — A drug suspect, armed with a handgun and rounds of hollow-point bullets, was arrested the afternoon of Sept. 23 by Essex County sheriff’s officers, according to a Sept. 24 press release. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that uniformed officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a narcotics investigation in the area […]

Newark man charged with owning firearm as a felon, drug possession

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man made his initial appearance in court on Sept. 17 on charges of illegally possessing a handgun and possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Antoine Hawkins, 31, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition […]

Newark man sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man and associate of the street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” was sentenced Sept. 15 to eight years and two months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jonathan Garcia, aka “Bebo,” […]

Five EC men charged with drug distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Five Essex County men were arrested Sept. 17 and charged with distribution of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in and around the Reservoir Site Townhouses in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Arrested and charged by complaint are: Dayvon Rogers, 29, of Newark, with two counts of distribution of cocaine in August and […]

Four charged in scheme to steal mail and commit bank fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Four people were arrested Sept. 17 for their roles in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, including soliciting U.S. Postal Service employees to steal checkbooks and credit cards from the mail; depositing fraudulent checks, including pandemic relief checks; and using credit cards without authorization, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeffrey Bennett, 26, […]

OSHA officer charged with conspiring to extort contractor

OSHA officer charged with conspiring to extort contractor

BLOOMFIELD / NUTLEY, NJ — Two Essex County men — a compliance safety and health officer with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and his brother — were scheduled to appear on Thursday, Sept. 10, on charges that they conspired to extort $6,000 in cash from a general contractor, U.S. Attorney […]

Sheriff’s officers arrest man and woman for narcotics violations

NEWARK, NJ — A female driver and her male passenger were arrested the afternoon of Sept. 9 and multiple narcotics charges were filed against them by Essex County sheriff’s officers, according to a Sept. 10 press release. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Patrol Division officers were conducting a pedestrian safety operation in Branch Brook Park […]

Authorities arrest Newark man for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Joshua Wise, 28, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Johnnie Lattner, 55, also of Newark, according to a Sept. 3 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Monday, Aug. 17, the victim was discovered unresponsive at his home on Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Newark. The […]

AG arrests 21 alleged sex offenders in ‘Operation Screen Capture’

AG arrests 21 alleged sex offenders in ‘Operation Screen Capture’

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 26, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the arrests of 21 individuals who are charged with sexually exploiting children online. The 19 men, one woman and one juvenile male were arrested in “Operation Screen Capture,” a collaborative operation launched in response to a dramatic increase in reports of potential threats to […]

Bloomfield police arrest four in ATM bank fraud case

Bloomfield police arrest four in ATM bank fraud case

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Monday, Aug. 17, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Bloomfield police officers observed unusual activity at Santander Bank ATMs located at 667 Bloomfield Ave. and 1027 Broad St. in town. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, between the hours of 3 and 4:30 a.m., officers conducted multiple motor vehicle stops on vehicles whose occupants were […]

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