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 […]

53-year-old man dies in East Orange fire

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced July 10 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance from East Orange Police and Fire departments, is investigating a fatal fire that resulted in the death of David C. Swiney, 53, of East Orange. […]

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

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, 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

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

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

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 […]

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