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. […]

Man indicted for killing three women

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Feb. 27 that Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 20, of Orange has been indicted on three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of three women between Sept. 1, 2016, and Nov. 22, 2016. He has also been charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and attempted […]

Avalon Bay to rebuild, but fears of fire remain

Avalon Bay to rebuild, but fears of fire remain

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood was stunned last week when a six-alarm fire tore through the Avalon Apartments construction site on Feb. 4, destroying approximately two-thirds of the site — luckily the flames stayed away from the finished portions. The fire, which took approximately four hours and 120 firefighters to extinguish, destroyed the work already done […]

Authorities investigate car crash, shooting in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced today, Feb. 16, that the Belleville Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a crash and shooting. Earlier today, in the pre-dawn hours, there was a single-car crash in the area of Franklin Avenue and […]

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

Feb. 4 fire destroys incomplete sections of construction project on Boyden

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters rushed to Boyden Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, to battle a six-alarm fire raging at the Avalon Bay construction site. The fire took more than four hours to extinguish. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the area along […]

Former Essex County Sheriff’s PBA president charged with theft

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that the former president of the Essex County Sheriff’s Officers PBA Local 183, Christopher Tyminski, 45, of Byram, was charged Feb. 6 with theft by deception. The charges allege that Tyminski utilized his PBA issued credit card to pay for $14,535 in repairs to […]

Newark homicide being investigated

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Newark Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of Raheem Jenkins, 36, of Newark. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Jenkins was fatally shot in the vicinity of 30 Coeyman St., Newark. He was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

Newark man arrested, charged with murder

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Victor A. Brantley, 26, of Newark was fatally shot in the vicinity of Garside Street and Bloomfield Avenue. A second male, who just happened to […]

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