Orange police arrest armed Lyft passenger

Orange police arrest armed Lyft passenger

ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 5, members of the Orange Police Department Street Crimes Gang & Narcotics Task Force conducted a narcotics investigation on the 300 block of Cleveland Street, due to citizen complaints of open-air narcotics trafficking occurring at this location, according to a Jan. 6 press release from the police department. During […]

West Orange student playwright’s work selected in national competition

West Orange student playwright’s work selected in national competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Olivia Ridley’s play “Ghost Gun” has been selected by “#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence” as one of seven works by young people nationally. In total, 184 original plays from 23 states and three countries were submitted for consideration and were reviewed by award-winning playwrights, including […]

Newark man admits possessing firearm for drug-trafficking use

NEWARK, NJ — Ricky Terrell, 24, of Newark, pleaded guilty Dec. 9 to possessing a handgun in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Terrell pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Court Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging him with one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance […]

Bloomfield man charged with drug, firearm offenses

Bloomfield man charged with drug, firearm offenses

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield man was charged in connection with possessing several firearms, including an AM-15 rifle, as well as quantities of crack-cocaine and heroin with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Dec. 8. Cedric Lewis, 30, of Bloomfield, is charged by complaint with two counts of possession of a firearm […]

Felon sentenced to 75 months for possession of firearm, ammo

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man who is a previously convicted felon was sentenced Nov. 13 to 75 months in prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition in connection with an incident in which he shot another individual, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Andre Shoulars, 28, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge […]

Newark man sentenced to prison on weapons charges

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced Nov. 9 to 80 months in prison for three felony charges in connection with his possession of firearms and ammunition on three different days in April and May of 2019, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Samaad Kelly, aka “Spud,” 33, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge […]

U.S. Attorney announces reduction in gun-related violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Department of Justice announced Oct. 13 that it charged more than 14,200 defendants with firearms-related crimes during Fiscal Year 2020, despite the challenges of COVID-19 and its impact on the criminal justice process. Of those cases, 342 have been brought by the District of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. […]

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 14, a federal grand jury indicted an Essex County man for his role in three armed robberies of pharmacies in West Orange, Belleville and East Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Malik Conley, 27, of Newark, is charged with three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of brandishing firearms […]

Increased police presence after shooting yields arrest on gun charges

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Police Director Todd Warren and Chief Law Enforcement Officer Vincent Vitiello have confirmed that there was a targeted shooting incident in the area of 200 Oakwood Place on Sept. 30.  The matter is under investigation, in collaboration with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The Orange Police Department will have increased patrols […]

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