East Orange man charged with assault by auto

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Charles D. Sloan Jr., 33, of East Orange, has been arrested and charged with three counts in connection with a serious motor vehicle crash, according to a Sept. 25 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Sloan is charged with second-degree assault by auto causing serious bodily injury while intoxicated […]

Elizabeth man arrested in Newark hit-and-run death

NEWARK, NJ — Francisco Salazar, 35, of Elizabeth, was arrested and charged with second-degree leaving the scene of the accident that resulted in the death of Devere L. Rogers, 42, of Newark, according to a Sept. 25 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Aug. 15 at approximately 11:43 p.m., Newark police responded […]

ECPO investigates motor vehicle crash

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a motor vehicle incident that left a civilian and two police officers injured, according to a Sept. 23 press release from the prosecutor’s office. The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, a Montclair police officer stopped a vehicle for […]

38-year-old shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting, according to a Sept. 22 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Saturday, Sept. 19, Larry Oliver, 38, of Newark, was shot on the 100 block of Avon Avenue in […]

43-year-old Irvington man shot to death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Alsherman T. Counts, 43, of Irvington, according to a Sept. 18 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Thursday, Sept. 17, at approximately 1:35 p.m., Irvington police officers responded to the 200 […]

Newark man sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man and associate of the street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” was sentenced Sept. 15 to eight years and two months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jonathan Garcia, aka “Bebo,” […]

Irvington man shot to death at a 39th Street home

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Maurice Stevens Jr., 37, of Irvington, according to a Sept. 15 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Stevens was shot Saturday, Sept. 12, at approximately 11:46 p.m. at a residence on 39th […]

50-year-old man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting, according to a Sept. 15 press release from the ECPO. On Monday, Sept. 14, at approximately 1:24 p.m., Jerry Wayne Works Jr., 50, of Newark, was shot at 36 Brenner […]

Five EC men charged with drug distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Five Essex County men were arrested Sept. 17 and charged with distribution of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in and around the Reservoir Site Townhouses in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Arrested and charged by complaint are: Dayvon Rogers, 29, of Newark, with two counts of distribution of cocaine in August and […]

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