Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Two brothers sentenced for East Orange robbery

Two brothers sentenced for East Orange robbery

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Brothers Fuquan Knight, 28, and Shaquan Knight, 20, both of East Orange, have been sentenced after being convicted of first-degree robbery and second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, according to a Feb. 20 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare sentenced Shaquan Knight to 11 years. […]

Two men convicted of East Orange robbery

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Brothers Fuquan Knight, 28, and Shaquan Knight, 20, both of East Orange, have been convicted of first-degree robbery and second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, according to a Dec. 12 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Fuquan Knight was also convicted of third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and possession […]

East Orange police are promoted in ceremony

  EAST ORANGE, NJ — At a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 17, in East Orange City Hall’s Council Chambers, 12 police officers were promoted in the presence of their family, friends and peers. East Orange Police Department Lts. Alton Jackson, Ronson Johnson and Michael Williams Jr. and Sgts. Howard L. Adams Jr., Telina R. Hairston, […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

Alleged leader of violent EO street gang charged with drug and gun offenses

Alleged leader of violent EO street gang charged with drug and gun offenses

NEWARK, NJ — An East Orange man appeared in court Aug. 22 on charges of distribution of phencyclidine and marijuana, possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug distribution crime, and the use of a minor to distribute drugs, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Tyree Thomas, aka “Hellboy,” 26, is charged by complaint with seven […]

Task force shuts down narcotics mill, seizes $150K in drugs

Task force shuts down narcotics mill, seizes $150K in drugs

EAST ORANGE, NJ — An illegal narcotics manufacturing facility was shut down and $150,000 in drugs were seized Aug. 22 as a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Irvington and Bloomfield police departments filed multiple charges against a major narcotics trafficking suspect. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said […]

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