Hypnotist charged with sexual assault

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Robert Bruckner, a hypnotist based in Fairfield, was arrested and charged Sept. 30 with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of child and practicing medicine without a license, according to an Oct. 1 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Bruckner, 55, of Randolph, is the owner and operator of Major Mindset […]

Two killed in motor vehicle crash

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 car crash that left two young men dead, according to an Oct. 1 press release from the prosecutor’s office. At approximately 2:25 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, in the area of […]

Three shot in Orange, one fatally

ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Orange Police Department are investigating a triple shooting in Orange that resulted in the death of Rahjah Robinson, 30, of Orange, according to an Oct. 1 press release from the ECPO. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, at approximately 8:27 p.m., a group of men were gathered […]

Man charged with Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — Al-Muqtadir Padgett, 32, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of 22-year-old Tyree R. Quinones, also of Newark, who was fatally shot in the area of 115 Sunset Ave. in Newark on July 13, according to an Oct. 1 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Padgett has […]

Two arrested in connection with Montclair motor vehicle incident

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Two individuals were arrested and charged Sept. 30 in connection with the motor vehicle crash that left a civilian, a Montclair police officer and an Orange police officer injured, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Montclair police officer […]

Young woman killed by hit-and-run driver

Young woman killed by hit-and-run driver

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of Johanne L. Barthelemy, 29, of Irvington, according to a Sept. 28 press release from the prosecutor’s office. In the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 28, […]

East Orange man charged with assault by auto

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Charles D. Sloan Jr., 33, of East Orange, has been arrested and charged with three counts in connection with a serious motor vehicle crash, according to a Sept. 25 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Sloan is charged with second-degree assault by auto causing serious bodily injury while intoxicated […]

Elizabeth man arrested in Newark hit-and-run death

NEWARK, NJ — Francisco Salazar, 35, of Elizabeth, was arrested and charged with second-degree leaving the scene of the accident that resulted in the death of Devere L. Rogers, 42, of Newark, according to a Sept. 25 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Aug. 15 at approximately 11:43 p.m., Newark police responded […]

ECPO investigates motor vehicle crash

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a motor vehicle incident that left a civilian and two police officers injured, according to a Sept. 23 press release from the prosecutor’s office. The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, a Montclair police officer stopped a vehicle for […]

38-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, according to a Sept. 22 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Saturday, Sept. 19, Larry Oliver, 38, of Newark, was shot on the 100 block of Avon Avenue in […]