County Prosecutors Association addresses George Floyd’s death

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey released the following statement regarding George Floyd’s death and the resulting response across the nation: “The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing. Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office […]

Ten charged in mortgage fraud scheme

Ten charged in mortgage fraud scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Ten defendants have been indicted and are being arraigned on charges that they allegedly engaged in a countywide mortgage fraud scheme that included racketeering, theft, tampering with records and money laundering, according to a May 29 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The scheme included the abuse of the New […]

27-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 a May 26 press release from the prosecutor’s office On Sunday, May 25, Haneef Sanders, 27, of Newark, was shot in the area of 98 Maple Ave. in […]

28-year-old 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 in the city of Newark, according to a May 22 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Saturday, May 16, Devante Perry, 28, of Newark, was fatally shot in the […]

Two charged with abusing 3-year-old girl

Two charged with abusing 3-year-old girl

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Tevin Molentiel, 28, and Tamika Dorsey, 36, both of East Orange, have been charged with multiple child abuse offenses following an investigation by the Special Victims Unit of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, according to a May 21 press release from the prosecutor’s office. The victim, a 3-year-old girl, who had […]

23-year-old shot to death in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Jerrel Tucker, 23, of Orange, according to a May 20 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On May 16, Tucker was shot in the 500 block of Liberty Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene at […]

Linden man stabbed 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 stabbing, according to a May 15 release from the prosecutor’s office. On Friday, May 15, Quan Williams, 35, of Linden, was fatally stabbed in the area of South Orange and South […]

Authorities investigate shooting homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Newark on Saturday evening, April 25, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Shortly after 9 p.m., Newark police responded to the area of 91 Frelinghuysen Ave. on reports of a shooting. Arriving units observed evidence of a […]

Two charged with East Orange murder

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Two men have been charged with the murder of Shawn Watford, 31, of East Orange, who was fatally shot Monday, April 13, in East Orange in the area of North Arlington Avenue and Williams Street, according to an April 24 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The shooting occurred […]

Heroes Salute Parade held at SBMC

Heroes Salute Parade held at SBMC

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Spearheaded by the Livingston Police Department, more than 20 of Essex County’s municipalities held a Heroes Salute Parade past Saint Barnabas Medical Center to recognize the incredible efforts of medical staff battling the coronavirus. Essex County has the third highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, according to statistics from […]