Former Jefferson employee faces charges for lewd acts

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional, who worked at the school from February to September 2017, is currently facing criminal charges in Essex and Morris counties for alleged lewd acts. Kenneth Palmer, 21, of Randolph, is accused of masturbating in front of children and videotaping it, as well as taking inappropriate photos of […]

East Orange man sentenced to 10 years in state prison

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Jan. 27 that an Essex County man was sentenced to state prison in connection with a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa. The man was indicted last year […]

WO resident charged with armed robbery of Chatham jewelers

CHATHAM, NJ — Raiys Grimes, 35, of West Orange was taken into custody, after turning himself in to police on Friday, Aug. 12, for his alleged role in the July 28 armed robbery of Crescent Jewelers in Chatham. Morris County Superior Court Judge Ira Cohen set Grimes’ bail at $200,000; Grimes had already been serving […]