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 […]

Joint investigation seizes 15 pounds of drugs, dismantled Newark opioid mill

Joint investigation seizes 15 pounds of drugs, dismantled Newark opioid mill

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Col. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced in a Feb. 11 press release that a cooperative investigation by the State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of three suspects, the seizure of […]

Preliminary numbers show 65-percent increase in NJ bias incidents in one year

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that, according to preliminary data, 944 bias incidents were reported to New Jersey law enforcement in 2019, a 65-percent increase from 2018. The figure — which is likely to change somewhat as law enforcement reconciles end-of-year reports — represents the highest annual total of bias incidents reported […]

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 13, Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced final results of “Operation Jacked” and “Operation 17 Corridor,” major investigations and prosecutions that targeted international carjacking and stolen car-trafficking rings. The operations led to arrests and charges against more than 50 ring members in 2014 and 2015, and recovery of approximately 250 stolen […]

AG announces ‘Excellence in Policing’ initiative

AG announces ‘Excellence in Policing’ initiative

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced Dec. 4 a comprehensive package of statewide law enforcement policies designed to ensure New Jersey remains a national leader on policing issues, according to a press release from his office. The policies, known collectively as the “Excellence in Policing” initiative, are intended to enhance public safety and […]

Six recognized by attorney general for making Newark streets safer

Six recognized by attorney general for making Newark streets safer

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney Gen. William P. Barr recognized 295 department employees for their distinguished public service on Oct. 23 at the 67th annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony; 62 other individuals outside of the department were also honored for their work. Six members of state and local law enforcement were recognized in New Jersey. This […]

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