Felon admits to possession of firearm, ammunition

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man who is a previously convicted felon admitted May 20 to possessing a firearm and ammunition in connection with an incident in which he shot another individual, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Andre Shoulars, 27, pleaded guilty by teleconference before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an indictment charging him […]

Newark man charged with possession of machine gun

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man has been charged with illegally possessing a machine gun, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced May 8. Anthony Reynolds, 26, is charged by federal criminal complaint with one count of possession of a machine gun, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of […]

Newark man sentenced to 10 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was sentenced on May 6 to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Shakey Hoover, 39, of Newark, was convicted March 27, 2019, of one count of being a felon in possession of a weapon following a […]

Sheriff’s detectives recover nearly $2K in drug proceeds, handgun

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s South Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and close to $2,000 in illegal narcotics proceeds were seized March 12 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested an adult male. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a search […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Repeat offender sentenced to 18 years for possession of weapon

NEWARK, NJ — Sharod Massey, 30, of Newark, was sentenced to 18 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Harold W. Fullilove Jr. for continuing to possess weapons after being convicted of multiple felonies, according to a March 3 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Assistant Prosecutor Justin […]

Sheriff’s detectives recover handgun, $2K in drugs during stop

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s West Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and close to $2,000 in illegal narcotics were seized the evening of Jan. 16 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested an adult male. According to Sheriff Armando Fontoura, officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted […]

AG sues companies for selling large-capacity ammo magazines into NJ

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed suit Dec. 20 against two separate out-of-state companies that previously sold illegal large-capacity magazines, or LCMs, to undercover state investigators in New Jersey, and that have failed to comply with state subpoenas demanding the records of their New Jersey sales. New Jersey law prohibits the possession and […]

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