Edison man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder in WO

Edison man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder in WO

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 12, John Searles, 23, of Edison, was sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Verna Leath after an Essex County jury convicted him of first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie Faloyin, who […]

Hillside man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Paul L. Boykins, 34, of Hillside, is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony […]

Teenage woman shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The fatal shooting of Nakiyyah Miller, 18, of Newark, on Aug. 9 is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. Two males were also shot but they […]

Double homicide in Maplewood

Comedy club owner, au pair slain; police arrest Elizabeth man for killings

Double homicide in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA community was stunned Saturday by the news of a double homicide. Just one day later, law enforcement arrested the alleged perpetrator, but the quiet Maplewood neighborhood where the attacks occurred is still shaken. Shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, Maplewood police officers responded to the area of Walton […]

29-year-old Newark man shot to death

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a fatal shooting, according to an Aug. 7 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. On Aug. 6, at approximately 6 p.m., Newark police officers responded to a report of a […]

Randolph man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The fatal shooting of Jahahd O. Payne, 23, of Randolph, is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, according to an Aug. 5 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony […]

Authorities investigate shooting homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Newark early Saturday morning, Aug. 3.  Shortly after midnight, Newark police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of North Ninth […]

12 charged in long-running investigation of Newark G-Shine Bloods

NEWARK, NJ — Twelve members, associates and suppliers of a drug-trafficking organization based in Newark have been charged in connection with their roles in distributing heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine and using firearms to protect their illegal operation, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced July 31. The 12 defendants were charged in a complaint unsealed July […]

Man charged with fatal stabbing of Irvington man

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced July 26 that Basil Thomas, 22, of Newark, has been charged with the murder 18-year-old Asahiah Lawton, of Irvington. Lawton was fatally stabbed on July 25 in the 200 block of Court Street in Newark. He was […]

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