Irvington and Newark men charged in Brick City homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Three men — Tyshon Armor, 19, of Newark; Reynold Henderson, 18, of Irvington; and Isaad S. Jackson, 20, of Newark — have been arrested in connection with the March 9 shooting death of Dedric Bracey, 22 of Newark, according to a March 11 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Shortly […]

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 8, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced criminal charges against the owners of an East Orange–based school bus company for allegedly providing false information to school districts to cover up the fact that the company hired unqualified drivers; failed to conduct mandatory drug testing and criminal background checks for drivers […]

AG arrests 21 alleged sex offenders in ‘Operation Screen Capture’

AG arrests 21 alleged sex offenders in ‘Operation Screen Capture’

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 26, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the arrests of 21 individuals who are charged with sexually exploiting children online. The 19 men, one woman and one juvenile male were arrested in “Operation Screen Capture,” a collaborative operation launched in response to a dramatic increase in reports of potential threats to […]

AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has ordered all law enforcement agencies in New Jersey to begin publicly identifying officers who commit serious disciplinary violations. Under the order, going forward every state, county and local law enforcement agency in New Jersey will be required to annually publish a list of officers who were fired, […]

Four arrested in Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — Four people have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a June 2 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Al-Fatin Grant, 22, of Newark, a correctional police officer employed by the New Jersey Department of Corrections was charged May 5 […]

AG, NJSP praise New Jerseyans for complying with social distancing rules

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick J. Callahan thanked and praised New Jersey residents on May 4 for their overwhelming compliance with social distancing rules at newly opened parks and beaches. Law enforcement in all 21 counties of New Jersey reported that, while there were challenges […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Verona man arrested for having sexually explicit images of children

VERONA, NJ — Paul J. Bonelli, 76, of Verona, has been arrested and charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for possessing more than 1,000 items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to a March 6 press release from the Essex County Police Department and Verona Police Department. Following an […]

West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Barry Eagel, 62, of West Orange, has been charged with second- and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child for distributing and possessing items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to a Feb. 21 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and West Orange Police Department. Members […]

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