Cache of drugs and weapons seized by Irvington police

Cache of drugs and weapons seized by Irvington police

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and New Jersey State Police have executed warrants and recovered large amounts of money, cocaine and semi-automatic weapons on Friday, Oct. 11.. According to a recent press release from Mayor Tony Vauss’ administration, members of the Irvington Police Department, with the assistance of the New Jersey State Police […]

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced on Oct. 7 to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Richard D. Williams, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of […]

Alleged leader of violent EO street gang charged with drug and gun offenses

Alleged leader of violent EO street gang charged with drug and gun offenses

NEWARK, NJ — An East Orange man appeared in court Aug. 22 on charges of distribution of phencyclidine and marijuana, possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug distribution crime, and the use of a minor to distribute drugs, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Tyree Thomas, aka “Hellboy,” 26, is charged by complaint with seven […]

Route 280 crash sends first responders to the hospital

West Orange firefighter remains in serious condition

Route 280 crash sends first responders to the hospital

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major accident on the eastbound side of Route 280 sent two state troopers and five West Orange firefighters to the hospital on Tuesday, July 30, when a dump truck struck the state troopers as they stood outside their patrol cars while responding to another accident. Two West Orange police officers […]

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 7, acting Gov. Sheila Oliver issued an executive order establishing an interagency task force to tackle the problem of bias incidents among students and young adults. The executive order follows the publication of a report by Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal that shows a “rising tide of hate” in New […]

Dump truck hits police troopers, pedestrians on Route 280

Dump truck hits police troopers, pedestrians on Route 280

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major accident on the eastbound side of Route 280 shut down traffic and sent two New Jersey State Police troopers to the hospital on Tuesday, July 30. At approximately 11 a.m., NJSP tweeted: “At 10:22 a.m., a dump truck struck two troopers outside of their patrol cars & multiple pedestrians […]

Major fentanyl and heroin mill in irvington taken down

IRVINGTON, NJ — On July 9, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of four persons in the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin mill in Irvington that distributed its narcotics in wax folds stamped with the same brand names that have been linked to 93 overdoses, including 33 deaths. Approximately 70,000 […]

New guidelines for firearms applications

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As of Feb. 18, the New Jersey State Police Firearms Investigation Unit has activated the Firearms Application and Registration System statewide, according to a press release from West Orange Township. The activation of FARS will allow firearms applications to be created and submitted online. To access the portal, visit www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars. The […]

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