Newark woman allegedly killed by husband

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the murder of Maria Lasso, 45, of Newark, according to a Jan. 15 press release from the ECPO. It is alleged that on Thursday, Jan. 14, Lasso was attacked by her husband, Jose […]

20-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 the fatal shooting of Kasson L. Brown, 20, of Newark, according to a Jan. 5 press release from the ECPO. On Jan. 2, Brown was fatally shot on South 9th Street and 14th […]

Maplewood man arrested for murdering his mother

Maplewood man arrested for murdering his mother

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Benjamin Avrut, 35, of Maplewood, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his mother, Gwen Avrut, 70, also of Maplewood, according to a Jan. 5 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Monday, Jan. 4, at approximately 12:56 p.m., Gwen Avrut, was discovered in her home at The […]

East Orange woman 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 Charisse L. Ates, 38, whose last known address was in East Orange, according to a Dec. 31 press release from the ECPO. Ates was fatally shot Dec. 30 on […]

Two arrested in connection with Newark homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Johaun Cook, 35, and Altariq Sanders, 32, both of Newark, have been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Sherome Hubbard, 24, also of Newark, according to a Dec. 29 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The victim was shot inside a home on the 200 block […]

Crime Stoppers reward offered in fatal hit and run

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Dec. 22 that 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 prosecution of the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run incident. On the evening of Nov. 6, Kenneth Felton, […]

Crime Stoppers reward increased to $20K in death of man in Ironbound

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program reward of up to $10,000 for information regarding the death of 65-year-old Antonio DeAlmeida has been increased to $20,000 as a result of a pledge of an additional $10,000 donation made by the family, according to a Dec. 18 press release from the Essex County […]

Crime Stoppers reward offered for Newark homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Dec. 14 that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of McKayla Perri, 18, of Lyndhurst. On […]

Two brothers indicted for roles to kill, dispose of missing woman

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County grand jury returned an indictment charging Gualberto Lebron, 35, with murdering Julia Vega, the mother of his children, age 30, of Newark, according to a Dec. 10 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The grand jury also indicted his older brother, Gilberto Lebron Jr., 36, for helping […]

Linden pastor charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Clifford Brower, 57, of Linden, has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child following a joint investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department, according to a Dec. 9 press release from the ECPO. Brower, a pastor at Blessed Assurance Church in Newark, […]

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