East Orange homicide investigated

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide. Jermaine Maddox, 35, of East Orange was fatally shot on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at approximately 11:03 p.m., in the 200 block of North Arlington Avenue in East Orange. At this time, no […]

Victims identified in Maplewood triple homicide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced Jan. 30 that Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating an incident in which three people were found dead in a Maplewood apartment on Sunday, Jan. 28. The victims have […]

Authorities investigate 3 homicides in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which three people were found dead in a Maplewood apartment on Jan. 29. At approximately 11:45 a.m., the Maplewood Fire Department responded to an apartment on Van Ness Court to check […]

Pedestrian struck and killed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Jan. 26 that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a pedestrian fatality. On Jan. 25 at approximately 2:35 p.m., in the vicinity of Warwick and Adams streets, […]

Victim in fatal Newark fire identified

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Jan. 26 that the person who died in a fire on Friday, Jan. 20, in the 200 block of Eastern Parkway in Newark has been identified as Lateisha E. Blair, 26, of Newark. She was identified by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office using dental […]

Couple indicted in death of 8-year-old son

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Jan. 25 that an Essex County grand jury had indicted Khadejrah Rawls, 28, and Christopher Spearman, 29, both of Newark, on first-degree aggravated manslaughter and other charges in connection with the death of Rawls’ 8-year-old son, Michael Moore Jr. Assistant Prosecutor Amber Loughran, who […]

ECPO offers summer internships for high school juniors

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 5 through Aug. 4 for students completing their […]

Newark homicide investigated

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a shooting in which four people were shot, one fatally. Kevin Barber, 16, of Newark sustained a fatal gunshot wound on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Three other males, ages 19, 16 and 15, were also shot. All […]

East Orange man convicted of robbery

NEWARK, NJ — Mario Lyn, 21, of East Orange, was convicted on Wednesday, Jan. 11, by an Essex County jury of a 2014 Mother’s Day robbery, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Joseph Donohue. According to Assistant Prosecutor Meredith Mona, who tried the case, the 14-year-old victim had just left his grandmother’s home and […]

Orange suffers ninth homicide of 2016 on Christmas Eve

ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s ninth and final homicide of 2016 occurred on Main Street on Christmas Eve. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced that the Orange Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office were investigating a fatal shooting in a press release Monday, Dec. 26. “At approximately […]

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