Pedestrian killed in Newark motor vehicle collision

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 23 that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident. On June 22 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Tamara Campbell, 35, of Newark was […]

Man arrested for arson homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Harold Greene, Jr., 47, of Newark, was arrested on Thursday, June 15, and charged with the murder of Paul Hook, 56, also of Newark. On Tuesday, June 13, firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the basement at 756 Clinton Ave. in Newark at approximately 7:51 p.m. While putting the […]

Men plead not guilty in Maplewood triple homicide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two men who have been charged in the Jan. 29 triple homicide in Maplewood pleaded not guilty to the murder charges in Superior Court on June 12. Lavell Davis, 37, and Jimmy Mays Jr., 34, appeared separately before Judge Ronald Wigler in Newark on an 11-count indictment that charges each man […]

Son charged in death of Maplewood Man

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced June 7 that authorities had made an arrest in connection with that morning’s killing of Wesley Reason, 53, inside his Maplewood home on Broadview Avenue. The victim’s son, Alexander Taylor Reason, 19, has been charged with murder and […]

Police investigate homicide in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced June 7 that the Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide. At approximately 2:30 a.m. on June 7, Wesley Reason, 53, of Maplewood sustained fatal injuries when he […]

High school student struck and killed on way home from prom

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 2 that 17-year-old Christopher Gibbs, a senior at Barringer High School in Newark, was struck by a tractor trailer crossing McCarter Highway near 4th Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 1. Gibbs was returning home […]

Maplewood man charged with identity theft

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced May 25 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Aniol Sejour, 30, of Maplewood with identity theft and trafficking in personal financial information. According to Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor Walter J. Dirkin, who is handling the case, it is alleged that Sejour redirected […]

NJ Transit ticket agent charged with selling fake tickets

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and NJ Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo announced May 22 that John A. Davey, 49, of East Brunswick has been arrested and charged with official misconduct, theft and forgery. The investigation was conducted by the NJ Transit Police Fraud Investigation Unit and the Essex County […]

Driver in Short Hills Mall carjacking murder convicted on all counts

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced March 31 that an Essex County jury has convicted Basim Henry, 36, of South Orange of murder and felony murder for the Dec. 15, 2013, murder of 30-year-old Hoboken lawyer Dustin Friedland, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin. Henry was […]

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