Man convicted of robbing employee of Verizon Store

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced June 11 that an Essex County jury has convicted Wahiduddin Kimbrough, 34, of Newark, of first-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy and third-degree attempted escape following a trial before Superior Court Judge Michael Ravin. According to Assistant Prosecutor Romil Devang Amin, who tried the case, on […]

Woman dies in fatal fire in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder announced June 11 that Justine Rizek, 63, of Millburn, died in a fire. The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 4:58 p.m. on June 5 a fire broke out at 24 Norwood Terrace in Millburn. The victim was discovered […]

Owner of Nutley tanning salon arrested

NUTLEY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo announced June 13 that Martino Poli, 38, of Stanhope, was arrested and charged on June 12 with multiple offenses following a joint investigation by Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Nutley Police Department. The defendant is the owner […]

Arrest Made in Broad and Market Street murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 6 that Jahid Nelson, 21, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Terrence J. Wilson, 26, also of Newark. On June 4, at approximately 9:44 a.m., Wilson was shot at a retail […]

26-year-old man shot to death

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 5 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting. On June 4 at approximately 9:44 a.m., Terrence J. Wilson, 26, of […]

Man sentenced to 18 years for vehicular homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced June 4 that Garrett Carter, 52, of Newark, was sentenced to 18 years in New Jersey State Prison the previous day after being convicted in March by an Essex County jury of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of Steven Dawkins, 39, of […]

Suspect arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 4 that Tyrone Johnson, 53, of Newark, was struck by an apparent stranger on Broad Street in Newark, fell and later died from his injuries. The suspect Oscar Kadua, 31, of Newark, has been arrested and […]

Newark man arrested for felony murder

Newark man arrested for felony murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced May 31 that Jacquil Spruill, 26, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Malik Carson, 27, also of Newark. Carson was fatally shot on May 10 in the 100 block of Mount Prospect […]

Man arrested for fatally shooting Newark resident

Man arrested for fatally shooting Newark resident

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced May 31 that Jakim B. Ward, 22, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Kenneth Thomas, 31, of Newark. On May 13, Thomas was fatally shot at approximately 5:15 p.m. in the 200 block of […]

ECPO investigates bus company

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced that on May 31 the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office conducted safety inspections of buses owned and operated by A-1 Elegant, a Paterson-based company, as part of an ongoing investigation into school bus safety in Newark. A-1 Elegant is contracted to transport children to […]