Two arrested for outstanding warrants; drugs, money, weapons and ammo seized

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Nov. 23 the arrests of two East Orange men wanted for outstanding warrants. During the execution of the warrants, police seized major contraband, including drugs, currency, weapons and ammunition.  On Nov. 16, members of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, […]

Jury convicts East Orange man of attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Andre Murrill, 39, of East Orange, of attempted murder for purposely hitting the mother of his children with a car during an argument, causing her serious injuries, according to a Nov. 17 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Following a four-week trial before Superior […]

23-year-old Newark man fatally shot

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Nyshon Anthony, 23, of Newark, according to a Nov. 10 press release from the ECPO. On Nov. 8 at 2:40 p.m., police responded to a report of a male shot on the 900 block of South Orange […]

AG announces new program in East Orange to assist nonviolent offenders overcoming addiction

AG announces new program in East Orange to assist nonviolent offenders overcoming addiction

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Kelly E. Levy, acting director of the office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies, announced Nov. 1 the launch of a new pilot program to establish prosecutor-led diversion programs in six municipal courts across New Jersey that will help nonviolent […]

Fatal pedestrian collision in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Bureau is investigating a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision that apparently caused the death of Earnest Green, 93, of East Orange, according to a Nov. 7 press release from the ECPO. On Saturday, Nov. 5, at about 6:30 p.m., police were notified that a pedestrian […]

Irvington homicide under investigation

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Aziz Ibn Rasheed Bell, 22, of Hillside, according to a Nov. 5 press release from the ECPO.  On Saturday, Nov. 5, at 3:26 a.m., Irvington police received a 9-1-1 call stating that an unidentified male was lying […]

Newark man convicted of sexually assaulting two teenage girls

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Thomas Crandell, 53, of Newark, of sexually assaulting two teenage girls, according to a Nov. 2 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Following a trial before Judge Verna G. Leath, the jury convicted Crandell of all 26 counts brought against him in the indictment, […]