EOPD gathers nearly 150 firearms at gun buyback event

EOPD gathers nearly 150 firearms at gun buyback event

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Police Department gave out $23,690 to people who turned in 142 guns during Aug. 7’s gun buyback event, hosted in collaboration with the N.J. Attorney General’s Office, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church. U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., who is sponsoring a bill […]

Essex County man admits role in armed carjacking

NEWARK, NJ — Jared Walker, 24, of Newark, has admitted his role in a carjacking in which a firearm was brandished, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Aug. 3. Walker pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to a three-count indictment charging him with carjacking, possession of a firearm by […]

Newark man pleads guilty to firearm and fraud charges

NEWARK, NJ — Tamir Duval, 22, of Newark, has admitted he illegally possessed a firearm and conspired to defraud two banks of $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Aug. 3. Duval pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an indictment charging […]

Newark man admits to firearms and narcotics offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Lamont West, 42, of Newark, who was previously convicted of multiple felonies, has admitted to being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing narcotics with intent to distribute and possessing the firearm in furtherance of narcotics trafficking, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced July 27. West pleaded guilty before U.S. […]

Newark brothers charged with narcotics distribution and firearms charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark men made their initial court appearances on July 22 on gang-related narcotics distribution and firearms charges, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced the same day. Ronnie Holley, 32, and Shadee Holley, 31, both of Newark, are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and cocaine […]

New York man arrested for Newark homicide of 21-year-old woman

NEWARK, NJ — Wesley Jean-Marie, 32, of Valley Stream, N.Y., has been arrested and charged with the murder of Leeana Cottle, 21, of Newark, who was fatally shot on July 20 in Newark, according to a July 22 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Cottle was shot on the 200 block of S. […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for role in armed robbery spree

NEWARK, NJ — Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, was sentenced to nine years and two months in prison for participating in a string of convenience store robberies that took place across New Jersey in November and December 2017, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced on July 21. Whagar previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before […]