Law enforcement investigates Newark homicide

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 Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a March 30 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Wyche was shot Friday, March 27, in the area of 72 Hayes St. […]

22-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 triple shooting that resulted in one death, according to a March 26 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On March 25 at approximately 4:41 p.m., Jumar T. Miranda, 22, of Newark, was […]

Essex County jury convicts man of conspiracy to commit 2004 murder

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted Marvin Argueta, 37, of El Salvador, of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the murder of Miguel Gamez, 31, of Newark, according to a March 19 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Following a trial before presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald Wigler, the jury […]

Irvington 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 homicide, according to a March 19 press release from the prosecutor’s office. At approximately 12:48 a.m. on March 19, Anthony M. Johnson, 32, of Irvington, was fatally shot in the area of […]

Irvington police, ECPO investigate homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide in Irvington, according to a March 16 press release. On Friday, March 13, James A. Braxton, 55, of Newark, was fatally injured in the areas of Nye Avenue and Nesbit Terrace in Irvington. He […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Verona man arrested for having sexually explicit images of children

VERONA, NJ — Paul J. Bonelli, 76, of Verona, has been arrested and charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for possessing more than 1,000 items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to a March 6 press release from the Essex County Police Department and Verona Police Department. Following an […]

Man who killed teen in DWI hit-and-run crash sentenced to 10 years

NEWARK, NJ — Gustavo Palomo, 39, of Newark, was sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 19-year-old Jaleel McCauley in a hit-and-run car crash, according to a March 3 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The sentence was imposed by presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald D. Wigler. In December, […]

Repeat offender sentenced to 18 years for possession of weapon

NEWARK, NJ — Sharod Massey, 30, of Newark, was sentenced to 18 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Harold W. Fullilove Jr. for continuing to possess weapons after being convicted of multiple felonies, according to a March 3 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Assistant Prosecutor Justin […]

Man sentenced to 31 years for robbery, conspiracy and escape

NEWARK, NJ — Wahiddudin Kimbrough, 34, of Newark, has been sentenced to 31 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin, according to a March 4 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Kimbrough was convicted of first-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy and third-degree attempted escape. According to Assistant Prosecutor […]

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