Leader of Newark Bloods sentences to 45 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — The leader of one of Newark’s most violent street gangs was sentenced June 12 to 540 months, or 45 years, in prison for his admitted role in five murders, an armed carjacking, an armed robbery of a drug dealer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and drug conspiracy as part […]

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, along with local, state and federal agencies, executed seven search warrants during the week of May 13 in Newark, East Orange and Irvington and recovered […]

How law enforcement investigates police shootings

NEWARK, NJ — The Office of the Attorney General and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will present a discussion on “Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings” on Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, 106 Sussex Ave. in Newark. This event will feature Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony […]

NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill on Newark Light Rail

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management, together with federal, state, county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 12, near the Newark Light Rail Atlantic Street station beginning at 8 a.m. The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take […]

Jones arrested in California for double murder in Newark

SAN JOSE, CA — Marquise Jones, 22, of Newark, was arrested in San Jose, Calif., for the murder of two brothers last month in Newark. Quan Harmon, 20, and Quamir Harmon, 21, both of Newark, were fatally shot in the 900 block of Bergen Street in Newark on Wednesday, April 25. On Saturday, May 5, […]

Pennsylvania man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced May 9 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting. At approximately 10 p.m. on May 8, Quadir Edney, 36, of Montgomery, Pa., was […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, April 16, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug […]

DiVincenzo presents 15th annual State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 15th annual State of the County Address

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 15th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2017, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex County and announced […]

Freeholders honor Mordecai, Holmes at BHM celebration

Freeholders honor Mordecai, Holmes at BHM celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2018 Black History Month celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Hall of Records in Newark. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the black community. Freeholder President Brendan Gill began the program with opening remarks and acknowledged black contributions, […]

Double shooting results in fatality

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a double shooting that resulted in one fatality. On Monday, Jan. 15, at approximately 7:47 p.m. Pedro Dillahunt, 31, of Newark was fatally shot in the 200 block of Hunterdon Street in Newark. […]

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