Man sentenced to 25 years for shooting driver after fender bender

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Jerome Bearfield, 28, of Newark, was sentenced to 25 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 51-year-old Basil Howard, of East Orange, following a fender bender, according to an Oct. 11 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The sentence was imposed by Ronald D. Wigler, the presiding Essex […]

27-year-old shot to death in Newark

27-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 the fatal shooting of Faheem R. Muhammad, 27, of Newark, according to an Oct. 8 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Muhammad was shot in the 400 block of Lyons Avenue on Monday, […]

East Orange man convicted of drug distribution

East Orange man convicted of drug distribution

IRVINGTON, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Willie C. Moore, 40, currently of East Orange, of eight counts of possession and possession with intent to distribute opioids, including oxycodone, endocet, alprazolam and heroin, according to an Oct. 8 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Following a trial before Superior Court Judge […]

Victim identified in fatal Newark fire

NEWARK, NJ — Jorge Lemus, 58, of Newark died in a fire on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 388 Summer Ave. in Newark, according to an Oct. 7 press release from the county prosecutor’s office. The two-alarm fire broke out at approximately 5:54 a.m. The victim was located on the first floor and was pronounced dead […]

Teenager 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 Waleik McCollum, 19, of Newark, according to an Oct. 3 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. On Sunday, […]

30-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 Shaquan Hatcher-Turner, 30, of Newark, according to an Oct. 2 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. At approximately […]

Newark man convicted of September 2018 murder

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Hasson Todd, 31, of Newark, of murdering Elijah Roberts, 30, also of Newark, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Martin Cronin, according to an Oct. 2 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. The fatal shooting occurred on Sept. 22, 2018, outside […]

Bloomfield man convicted in check fraud scheme

Bloomfield man convicted in check fraud scheme

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Oct. 2, an Essex County jury has convicted Woody Armand, 44, of Bloomfield, of unlawful possession of a handgun, trafficking in personal information, forgery, and unlawful possession of heroin and oxycodone, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Verna Leath, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore […]