Sheriff’s Office offers $5,000 reward for info regarding homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of Nazim Cheek, 19, of Newark, according to an April 12 press release. On Oct. 9, 2020, Cheek […]

Seven-year-old victim in fatal Newark fire identified

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announced April 8 that Sahir Hartfield, 7, died in a fire at 65 Astor St. in Newark on April 7. The fire was reported at approximately 4:47 a.m. It was brought under control at approximately 5:15 […]

Man charged with fatally stabbing his father in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Noah Jennings, 22, of Jersey City, has been arrested and charged with the fatal stabbing of his father, Phillip Jennings, 60, of Newark, according to an April 6 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. It is alleged that Phillips Jennings was stabbed in his second-floor apartment on Oration Street in […]

45-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 an April 6 press release from the ECPO.  On Monday, April 5, Malik Fogler, 45, was fatally shot on the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue. He was […]

Roseland police officer faces 21 criminal charges, including sexual assault

Roseland police officer faces 21 criminal charges, including sexual assault

ROSELAND, NJ — A Roseland police officer has been arrested on 21 charges, including aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and witness tampering, according to a March 31 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Richard Haffner, 43, of West Caldwell, was taken into custody on March 31 without incident. He […]

Essex County corrections officer charged with smuggling contraband into jail

NEWARK, NJ — A corrections officer has been charged with smuggling contraband at the Essex County Correctional Facility, located on Doremus Avenue in Newark, according to a March 19 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Alray Blackmon Jr., 31, of Newark, has been charged with second-degree attempting to provide an electronic communication device […]

Authorities investigate fatal shooting of 63-year-old woman in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Newark resident on Thursday night, March 11, according to a March 12 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. At approximately 8 p.m., Newark police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 200 block of Lehigh Avenue. Arriving units located the […]

Irvington and Newark men charged in Brick City homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Three men — Tyshon Armor, 19, of Newark; Reynold Henderson, 18, of Irvington; and Isaad S. Jackson, 20, of Newark — have been arrested in connection with the March 9 shooting death of Dedric Bracey, 22 of Newark, according to a March 11 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Shortly […]

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