Fatal Millburn hit and run under investigation

MILLBURN, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder announced Jan. 14 that the Millburn Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident in Millburn that resulted in the death of 76-year-old Lynne Crow. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Crow’s body was […]

Apparent suicide at Bloomfield Police Department under investigation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 16 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department. The preliminary investigation indicates that on Jan. 15, retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella, 58, of Bloomfield, who had been arrested for an […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office offers high school internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO annual summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to teach high school students about careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 8 through Aug. 9 for students completing […]

Bloomfield resident dies after being struck by car

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio announced Jan. 14 that the Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident. Patrick Forsyth, 59, of Bloomfield, was struck by a man driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck at […]

Newark man charged with murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Jan. 11 that Hassan Fisher, 24, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Troy Branch, 29, of Newark. Branch was shot and killed on Christmas Eve 2018 on Peshine Street in […]

Woman gets three years for stealing more than $500K from mother-in-law

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 7 that Patricia Layton Piccinno, 50, of Boonton, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing more than $500,000 from her 80-year-old mother-in-law and her husband, a Bloomfield Police detective. The state had recommended four years in New […]

Reputed gang members sentenced to 70-plus years for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 7 that two reputed gang members were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their role in the murder of 23-year-old William Porter IV, of Newark. Superior Court Judge James W. Donohue sentenced Rashan Jackson, 31, of Irvington, to life in New Jersey […]

64-year-old Newark man stabbed to death

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Jan. 3 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the death of 64-year-old Jose A. Rolon. Police were summoned to his apartment after […]

Teenager shot to death in East Orange, second teenager wounded

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced Jan. 2 that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Ibn Downey, 18, of Newark. Downey was fatally shot on Jan. 1 in the […]

Fifth homicide of 2018 happens on Christmas Eve

IRVINGTON, NJ — The year ended on a dour note as, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Irvington suffered its fifth homicide of 2018 on Monday, Dec. 24. “Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which two males were […]

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