ECPO investigates officer-involved shooting

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced April 22 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating a police officer-involved shooting. The preliminary investigation indicates an off-duty state prison corrections officer shot a suspect during an attempted robbery overnight into Sunday, April 21. The officer was not […]

Man shot to death on Springfield Ave. in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced April 20 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting. Farad Burt, 37, of Newark, was fatally shot in the 500 […]

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health, along with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., 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 hold Drug Take Back Day and […]

Unidentified woman found murdered in Orange

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced April 15 that the Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the murder of an unidentified woman. The body was discovered on April 9 at 120 Main St. in Orange. […]

47-year-old man shot and killed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced April 10 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Niles L. Mayo, 47, of Newark. Mayo was fatally shot on April 9 at approximately 2:27 a.m. in the […]

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok recently announced that the organizations’ one-day gun buyback on March 30 took out of circulation 332 guns, ranging from assault weapons to pistols. “While a single gun buyback is not going to end violent crime, we […]

Newark man convicted of felony murder

Newark man convicted of felony murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced April 5 that an Essex County jury has convicted Shaheed Blamahsah, 31, of Newark, of felony murder for his role in the murder of Bruce Turner Jr., 29, also of Newark. The incident happened on Dec. 31, 2015, in the area of 13th Avenue […]

Newark man convicted of murdering cousin

Newark man convicted of murdering cousin

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced April 4 that an Essex County jury has convicted Tamodd Young, 24, of Newark, of murder for fatally shooting his cousin, Jerome Brown, 27, also of Newark. In addition to murder, Young was also convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession […]

Jersey City man killed in crash

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced April 4 that Jason Mullins, 36, of Jersey City, was killed in a motor vehicle collision on April 3 on Raymond Boulevard and Chapel Street in Newark. Mullins, who was driving a Chevy Trax, was traveling […]

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