West Orange man arrested for strangling Livingston woman

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch announced May 17 that the Livingston Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide. On Sunday, May 15, Livingston Police responded the home of Lindsay A. Ulyate, 32, at approximately 4:30 […]

Indictment charges 21 with racketeering following carjacking ring investigation

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced April 29 that 21 people have been indicted on first-degree charges of racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering for allegedly operating a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole luxury cars from suburbs along the Route 17 corridor in New Jersey and neighboring New […]

Newark man sentenced to 18 years for attempted murder   

NEWARK, NJ — Angelo Carlo, 30, of Newark, was sentenced on Monday, April 25, to 18 years in state prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic. Following a jury trial, Carlo, who goes by the nickname Rage, was convicted on Wednesday, March 16, of attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses, after shooting at a […]

Right before election, Orange sees 2 homicides in 4 days

ORANGE, N.J. — Orange is reeling from two homicides and a spate of shootings in a four-day period. “Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, Orange police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Taylor Street on reports of a shooting in progress,” said acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray on Thursday, […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]

South Orange man killed in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced April 22 that the East Orange police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Isaiah T. Peterson, 27, of South Orange. Peterson was shot at approximately 7:19 p.m. on April […]

Woman sentenced for abandoning car, then reporting it stolen

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark woman was sentenced on Tuesday, April 12, to three years in prison for filing a fraudulent stolen auto claim that netted her more than $6,000. Janette Bautista, 58, who pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by deception, was sentenced by Essex County Superior Court Judge Peter V. Ryan. As part of […]

Undergraduate fatally shot Sunday night

NEWARK, NJ — A current Rutgers Newark undergraduate was fatally shot at his apartment on Central Avenue in Newark on Sunday, April 10. His roommate, who graduated last year from Rutgers, was also shot. The roommate is in critical condition. The dead student has been identified as Shani Patel, 21, of Toms River. The identity […]

Three arrested for West Orange murder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced March 24 that three men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Naji Everett, 26, of Orange. On Dec. 17, 2015, Everett was shot in the 100 block of Joyce Street in West Orange, […]