Newark man sentenced to 18 years for attempted murder   

NEWARK, NJ — Angelo Carlo, 30, of Newark, was sentenced on Monday, April 25, to 18 years in state prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic. Following a jury trial, Carlo, who goes by the nickname Rage, was convicted on Wednesday, March 16, of attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses, after shooting at a […]

Right before election, Orange sees 2 homicides in 4 days

ORANGE, N.J. — Orange is reeling from two homicides and a spate of shootings in a four-day period. “Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, Orange police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Taylor Street on reports of a shooting in progress,” said acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray on Thursday, […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]

South Orange man killed in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced April 22 that the East Orange police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Isaiah T. Peterson, 27, of South Orange. Peterson was shot at approximately 7:19 p.m. on April […]

Woman sentenced for abandoning car, then reporting it stolen

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark woman was sentenced on Tuesday, April 12, to three years in prison for filing a fraudulent stolen auto claim that netted her more than $6,000. Janette Bautista, 58, who pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by deception, was sentenced by Essex County Superior Court Judge Peter V. Ryan. As part of […]

Undergraduate fatally shot Sunday night

NEWARK, NJ — A current Rutgers Newark undergraduate was fatally shot at his apartment on Central Avenue in Newark on Sunday, April 10. His roommate, who graduated last year from Rutgers, was also shot. The roommate is in critical condition. The dead student has been identified as Shani Patel, 21, of Toms River. The identity […]

Three arrested for West Orange murder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced March 24 that three men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Naji Everett, 26, of Orange. On Dec. 17, 2015, Everett was shot in the 100 block of Joyce Street in West Orange, […]

Police are investigating East Orange homicide

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the murder of Tushon D. Jones, 32, of East Orange. On Sunday, Feb. 28, at approximately 12:54 a.m., police responded to Charles Street in East Orange, where they discovered the victim on the floor […]

Second Bloomfield police officer sentenced to 5 years in state prison

  NEWARK, NJ — Former Bloomfield Police Officer Sean Courter, 35, of Englishtown, was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to five years, with a five-year period of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin. In January, former Bloomfield Police Officer Orlando Trinidad, 34, of Bloomfield, was sentenced to a five-year prison term, with […]