Five more defendants, including from Bloomfield and West Orange, charged in Edna Mahan investigation

Five more defendants, including from Bloomfield and West Orange, charged in Edna Mahan investigation

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 15, acting N.J. Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced criminal charges against Department of Corrections Associate Administrator Sean St. Paul and four correctional police officers — a major and three senior officers — related to an incident in which inmates were assaulted and seriously injured at the Edna Mahan Correctional […]

Nutley police arrest man for killing his mother-in-law

Nutley police arrest man for killing his mother-in-law

NUTLEY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo announced Dec. 15 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Nutley Police Department are investigating the murder of Barbara Ann Bezzone, 84, of Nutley. On Tuesday, Dec. 14, at approximately 8:21 p.m., […]

Eleven people charged in fentanyl and crack-cocaine conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Eleven people have been charged for their respective roles in a fentanyl and crack-cocaine distribution organization that sold large quantities of controlled substances in the area of Brookdale Avenue and Abinger Place in Newark, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Dec. 15. Leon Clark, aka “Dino,” 40; Abdul Price, aka “Ab” […]

Postal employee from East Orange arrested for mail theft

NEWARK, NJ — A U.S. Postal Service employee has been arrested for stealing mail, including stealing credit cards and stimulus checks from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Dec. 2. Parrish Brookins, 29, of East Orange, is charged by complaint with one count of mail theft by a […]

Two teens arrested in East Orange in connection with car theft

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 1 that 18-year-old Zion Jenkins and a 16-year-old female juvenile have been arrested in East Orange and charged with receiving stolen property. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the preliminary investigation indicates that on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at approximately 8:22 […]

Man charged with threatening to assault and kill federal judge

NEWARK, NJ — Jonathan D. Williams, 46, of Newark, was arrested Nov. 3 for threatening to injure a federal judge, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Williams is charged by criminal complaint with making a threat to assault and murder a United States judge.  According to documents filed in this case and statements made […]

North Arlington man charged with luring, sexually assaulting a minor in Essex County

North Arlington man charged with luring, sexually assaulting a minor in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced Oct. 13 that a North Arlington man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and luring a minor. Bradley O’Dell, 57, was taken into custody on Friday, Oct. 8, […]

39-year-old woman arrested in Newark homicide case

NEWARK, NJ — Stephanie Martinez, 39, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Raul Rios, 34, according to an Oct. 1 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Tuesday, Sept. 28, at approximately 8:58 a.m., Rios’ body was found in a parking lot on the 400 block of Springfield Avenue in […]

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