Orange homicides being investigated

ORANGE, NJ — It was announced on Thursday, Nov. 3, that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Orange Police Department are in the preliminary stages of investigating the fatal shooting of two people. On the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 3, an adult male, believed to be in his 20s, and […]

Irvington suffers third homicide of 2016

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township suffered its third homicide of the year Thursday, Oct. 13, on Montgomery Street. According to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Irvington police Director Tracy Bowers, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force and the Irvington Police Department are investigating the incident in […]

Irvington police investigate second homicide of 2016

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township recorded its second homicide of 2016 on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Crescent Lane section of the Irvington Housing Authority complex on Union Avenue. “We have a homicide on Crescent Lane inside an apartment by someone we believe to be a friend of the victims,” said Mayor Tony Vauss on […]

Man charged with terroristic threats, distributing child porn in Livingston threat case

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig M. Handschuch announced Sept. 20 that John Coulouris, 18, of Hackensack has been arrested and charged with one count  of endangering the welfare of a child by distributing child pornography, invasion of privacy, terroristic threats and two counts of cyber […]

Public safety director suspends Newark police officer

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced that Newark Police Officer Manny Marques was immediately suspended without pay after his arrest, according to a Sept. 14 press release. Marques, 36, a 14-year veteran, is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility.   All inquiries related to the matter are being handled […]

Livingston police investigate social media threat

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig M. Handschuch announced today, Sept. 13, that the Livingston Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a non-specific threat, making reference to Livingston High School, posted on social media. At this point, the threat does not appear […]

Citizens and clergy invited to fall ECPO academy

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Aug. 25 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its fall 2016 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community. The deadline for registering is Friday, Sept. 16. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed […]

Citizens and clergy invited to fall academy

NEWARK, N.J.  — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its fall Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community. The deadline for registering is Friday, Sept. 16. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members of the community with the day-to-day […]

Police investigate double shooting in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a double shooting that resulted in the death of Sirree Samod Scales, 26, of Raleigh, N.C. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 23, Scales and a woman who is 9 months pregnant were shot in the […]

Authorities identify second fatality in bus crash

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities have identified the second person who was killed in a crash involving two NJ transit busses in Newark on Friday, Aug. 19. The victim has been identified as Jesy Garcia, 49, of Newark. Garcia had been transported to University Hospital after the crash, where she was pronounced dead several hours later. […]