Eleven people charged in fentanyl and crack-cocaine conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Eleven people have been charged for their respective roles in a fentanyl and crack-cocaine distribution organization that sold large quantities of controlled substances in the area of Brookdale Avenue and Abinger Place in Newark, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Dec. 15. Leon Clark, aka “Dino,” 40; Abdul Price, aka “Ab” […]

44-year-old Irvington man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Cornell Daniels, 44, of Irvington, according to a Dec. 13 press release from the ECPO. On Sunday, Dec. 12, there were reports of gunshots fired on Stuyvesant Avenue in […]

Two Newark men admit roles in drug-trafficking organization

NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark men have admitted their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy based in Newark, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Dec. 10. Rahim Jackson pleaded guilty by videoconference on Dec. 10 before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Arthur Hardy pleaded […]

Four teens shot in Newark, 17-year-old dies from injuries

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a quadruple shooting that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Djiba Kaba and non–life-threatening injuries to three other teenagers — another male and two females — who were also shot, according to a […]

Newark police officer from Bloomfield charged with vehicle homicide

Newark police officer from Bloomfield charged with vehicle homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Nov. 24 that Newark Police Officer Louis Santiago, 25, of Bloomfield, has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating human remains and related charges for hitting a pedestrian on the Garden State Parkway, leaving the scene, then coming back and putting the victim […]

17-year-old shot to death Quitman Street in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the death of 17-year-old Yashawn A. Hansen, of Newark, according to a Nov. 22 press release from the ECPO. On Nov. 16, Newark police responded to Quitman Street in Newark on a report […]

Newark felon admits possessing firearm and ammunition

NEWARK, NJ — Bilal Ward, 29, of Newark, who has a prior felony conviction, has admitted illegally possessing a loaded handgun and a magazine, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Nov. 23. Ward pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court on Nov. 23 to an information charging him […]

17-year-old shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the death of Altamir Mayweather, 17, of Newark, according to a Nov. 19 press release from the ECPO. On Nov. 16, Newark police were dispatched to the Oscar Miles Housing Complex in the […]

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