28-year-old man shot to death in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced May 6 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Tuason R. Wise, 28, of Irvington. On Thursday, May 2, Wise was discovered with an apparent fatal gunshot injury in […]

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health, along with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to hold Drug Take Back Day and […]

Authorities investigate fatal shooting in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced March 20 that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old male in Irvington. Shortly before 3 p.m. on March 20, Irvington police officers responded to the 1100 block of Clinton Avenue on reports of […]

Man found guilty of setting fire at gentlemen’s club in Irvington

Man found guilty of setting fire at gentlemen’s club in Irvington

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 7 that an Essex County jury has convicted Steve Cotto, 61, of Irvington, of aggravated arson following a trial before Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare. According to Assistant Prosecutor Sean Dickson, who tried the case with Assistant Prosecutor Brian Olsen, on July […]

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 […]

Authorities investigate fatal shooting in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers have announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which two males were shot on Monday, Dec. 24. At approximately 12:45 p.m., Irvington police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Isabella Avenue on reports of […]

Irvington man convicted of felony murder

Irvington man convicted of felony murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 19 that an Essex County jury has convicted Carlos McLean, 28, of Irvington, of felony murder and robbery for the fatal shooting of Jonathan Vargas Matildes, 27, a Mexican immigrant. The fatal shooting occurred Aug. 22, 2015. Matildes was outside the Santa […]

17 defendants charged in takedown of Newark’s ‘Famous Boyz’ street gang

17 defendants charged in takedown of Newark’s ‘Famous Boyz’ street gang

NEWARK, NJ — Criminal charges against 17 members, associates and drug suppliers of a Newark street gang that allegedly distributed heroin and crack cocaine and possessed and used firearms in furtherance of the gang’s drug-trafficking activities were announced Oct. 11 by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The charges are the result of a long-running wiretap investigation […]

District of NJ announces progress with Project Safe Neighborhoods

District of NJ announces progress with Project Safe Neighborhoods

NEWARK, NJ — One year ago, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions has made the centerpiece of the department’s violent crime reduction strategy, according to an Oct. 1 press release from the U.S Attorney’s District of New Jersey Office. PSN is an […]

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