Teenager shot to death in East Orange, second teenager wounded

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced Jan. 2 that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Ibn Downey, 18, of Newark. Downey was fatally shot on Jan. 1 in the […]

Two convicted of carjacking and robbery

Two convicted of carjacking and robbery

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 18 that two men were convicted by an Essex County jury of an armed carjacking. One of those men was also convicted of an armed robbery that occurred on the following day. East Orange residents Dashawn Ward, 21, and Glenford Findlay, 19, […]

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 […]

District of NJ announces progress with Project Safe Neighborhoods

District of NJ announces progress with Project Safe Neighborhoods

NEWARK, NJ — One year ago, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions has made the centerpiece of the department’s violent crime reduction strategy, according to an Oct. 1 press release from the U.S Attorney’s District of New Jersey Office. PSN is an […]

Caldwell man arrested with assault weapons

Caldwell man arrested with assault weapons

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced on Oct. 3 that Paul Aguilar, 47, of Caldwell, was arrested and charged with possession of assault weapons and drug paraphernalia. Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, whose members include officers from Newark, East Orange and Rutgers University police […]

Nine charged in $100,000 drug sweep

Nine charged in $100,000 drug sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Aug. 13 that nine people were charged and more than $100,000 in cash and drugs were seized after warrants were executed in East Orange, Newark and Irvington. A total of $114,497 was seized. Approximately 33 grams of cocaine with an approximate street value of […]

IPD still reaping benefits from 3 recent EOPD transfers

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Division has gained three new members, formerly of the East Orange Police Department, who transferred to the IPD prior to former East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley’s resignation, effective Friday, June 8. One of those officers, Keishon Jonas, participated in the third annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day […]

Ten EO police officers file separate lawsuits

EAST ORANGE, NJ — According to attorney R. Armen McComber of the McComber & McComber P.C. law firm of Red Bank, at least 10 police officers currently on the job in the East Orange Police Department have filed lawsuits against the city, public safety Director Sheilah Coley, police Chief Phyllis Bindi, the East Orange Police […]

East Orange homicide still being investigated

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide. Basil Howard, 51, of East Orange was shot on Saturday, May 5, in the vicinity of North Grove Street and Hoffman Boulevard in East Orange. On Tuesday, May 8, at 5:22 a.m., […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, April 16, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug […]

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