Man sentenced to 16 years for robbery

NEWARK, NJ — Brian Alston, 47, of Hillside, was sentenced to 16 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Marysol Rosero, according to a Nov. 26 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Assistant Prosecutor Dawn Damico, who tried the case, said Alston will have to serve 85 percent of his […]

Allegations of abuse at Essex County Jail deemed unfounded by ECPO

Allegations of abuse at Essex County Jail deemed unfounded by ECPO

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Nov. 26 that the Professional Standards Bureau of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, more commonly known as the Internal Affairs Unit, has concluded that claims made by two ICE detainees that they were abused while in custody at the Essex County Jail were not […]

South Orange 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 the fatal shooting of Sabor A. Townes, 22, of South Orange, according to a Nov. 20 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Townes was shot at 80 Clinton Place in Newark. Two other […]

Essex County jury convicts man of sexually assaulting young girl

BELLEVILLE, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Jose Santana, 59, of Belleville, of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl, according to a Nov. 18 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The assaults occurred while the girl was visiting Santana and his wife at their Belleville residence. In addition to sexually assaulting the […]

Five hurt — one fatally — in Newark shooting

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a multiple shooting incident in which one person sustained fatal injuries, according to a Nov. 20 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Monday, Nov. 18, at approximately 6:39 p.m., Hassan Webb, 49, […]

Newark man shot to death in Orange during early morning

Newark man shot to death in Orange during early morning

ORANGE, NJ — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Orange that occurred in the early morning on Nov. 9, according to press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Orange Police Department.  At approximately 12:50 a.m., Orange police officers responded to the area of 67 Central Ave. on reports of […]

Man sentenced to 15 years for killing retired school teacher

NEWARK, NJ — Bruce Hay, 52, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 85-year-old Annie King, a retired Newark school teacher, according to a Nov. 8 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Assistant Prosecutor Jason Alterbaum, who tried the case, on July 19, 2017, […]

Man found guilty of shooting man caught with ex-girlfriend

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Rahiym Washington, 31, of Newark, of second-degree aggravated assault and weapons charges for shooting his friend and leaving him paralyzed after discovering the man in bed with his ex-girlfriend, according to a Nov. 7 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The jury rendered the […]

Man enters guilty plea to robbery and gun possession

NEWARK, NJ — Eric Gotay, 34, of Irvington, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30 to robbery and gun possession charges in exchange for a 12-year sentence in New Jersey State Prison, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Under the terms of the plea agreement, he must serve 85 percent of his […]

27-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 the fatal shooting of Avent Holston, 27, of Newark, according to an Oct. 29 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Just before 7 p.m. on Oct. 28, Newark police responded to a report […]

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