19 alleged child predators arrested in ‘Operation Open Door’

19 alleged child predators arrested in ‘Operation Open Door’

SOMERVILLE, NJ — A West Orange man was among 19 alleged child predators arrested in “Operation Open Door,” according to an Oct. 31 press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.  Julio Cubia-Aviles, 27, of West Orange, who is a carpenter by trade, is charged with second-degree luring, second-degree attempted sexual assault and third-degree attempted […]

Member of ‘Famous Boyz’ street gang admits drug-trafficking conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — One of 17 defendants arrested in connection with a Newark street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” admitted Oct. 2 that he distributed narcotics as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Ibn Saadiq, aka “Zero,” 22, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in […]

West Orange man arrested in Orange fatal stabbing

ORANGE, NJ — Christopher Dudley, 34, of West Orange, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Katrina Perry, 34, of Orange, according to a Sept. 28 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Orange Police Director Todd Warren.  Perry was fatally stabbed at her home in the 100 block […]

Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad captures wanted man

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man wanted by both Newark police and the New Jersey State Parole office was arrested Sept. 20 by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, and a loaded handgun was recovered during the arrest. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that detectives from his department’s Fugitive Squad attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Kevin […]

Dawn raid leads to two arrests for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — In an operation conducted at dawn by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield and Irvington police departments, two suspects were arrested and a high-powered assault rifle and narcotics were seized, according to a Sept. 13 press release from the Essex County […]

Sheriff’s officers search house, recover four weapons

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects were arrested on Sept. 10 and four weapons, including a Springfield model XP 40 semi-automatic handgun, were recovered by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, according to a release from the department. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said the detectives executed a search warrant at 40 Dassing Ave. in the city’s West Ward. “Upon […]

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Nyesha K. Allen, 28, of Newark, is currently in police custody for allegedly stabbing and shooting a woman on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood.  On Sept. 11 at approximately 7:35 a.m., the Maplewood Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls reporting gunshots in the area of 1701 Springfield Ave., according to a press release […]

Newark man charged in corrections officer’s death

NEWARK, NJ — Dashawn Walton, 24, of Newark, has been charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter for causing the death of Omar Martin, a veteran corrections officer at Northern State Prison, according to an Aug. 30 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. On Aug. 24, […]

Operation Short Storm nets $1M in marijuana, 7 guns, 31 arrested

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office executed search warrants in the Ironbound section of Newark, Harrison, Kearny, and locations in Monmouth and Ocean counties resulting in the confiscation of approximately 23,000 grams of marijuana and two kilos of cocaine with a combined estimated street value of $1.1 million, according to an Aug. 27 […]

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