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 […]

Former police chief appeals disciplinary hearing

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, attorney Sheila Ellington, hired by the town to serve as the hearing officer in former police Chief Michael Chase’s first disciplinary hearing case, issued a 32-page decision that found him guilty of violating the state Attorney General Guidelines for the Operation of Police Departments, which Joseph Santiago, […]

West Orange man found guilty of bias intimidation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced March 13 that Exampliar Exantus, 47, of West Orange has been found guilty of four counts of fourth-degree bias intimidation following a trial before Superior Court Judge Marysol Rosero. Assistant Prosecutor Tony Gutierrez, who tried the case, said on numerous occasions Exantus hurled racial […]

Irvington has first homicide of 2017, as mayor praises lower crime rate

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington suffered its first homicide of 2017 on Saturday, Feb. 25. On Monday, Feb. 27, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and township Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced and investigation into the murder of Tajmiah Philips, 31, of Newark by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide-Major Crimes Task Force and the […]

ECPO hosts spring 2017 Citizens and Clergy Academy

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its spring 2017 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members of the community with the day-to-day operations of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. […]

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