ECPO, Newark police seize drugs and guns in Newark raids

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that detectives seized large quantities of narcotics and numerous firearms during raids in Newark on Friday, Dec. 7. Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark […]

Elderly man dies after being struck by garbage truck

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Dec. 7 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident. A 72-year-old male was struck and killed in the vicinity of Lincoln Park and Pennsylvania Avenue by […]

Newark man arrested for murdering his mother

Newark man arrested for murdering his mother

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Nov. 30 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the death of Janet Cowart, 64, of Newark. At approximately 5:21 p.m. on Nov. […]

Drug supplier to violent street gang admits drug trafficking

Drug supplier to violent street gang admits drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — On Nov. 14, a long-time drug supplier to members and associates of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips admitted his role in a conspiracy to distribute kilograms of heroin, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Hanee Cureton, aka “City” and “Fat Boy,” 34, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox […]

NJIT student killed in hit and run in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and New Jersey Institute of Technology Police Chief Joseph Marswillo announced Nov. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a fatal hit and run that resulted in the death of NJIT student Naomi R. Segura, 25, of Byram Township. On Tuesday, Nov. […]

Newark police officer arrested and charged with drug distribution

Newark police officer arrested and charged with drug distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Nov. 5 that 25-year veteran Newark Police Officer Anthony L. Gibson, 50, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, theft and passing bad checks totaling $19,000. “The arrest today […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office, law enforcement partners seize 352 guns in FY18

U.S. Attorney’s Office, law enforcement partners seize 352 guns in FY18

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Nov. 2 that the District of New Jersey seized 352 firearms as part of criminal prosecutions in fiscal year 2018. The District of New Jersey worked jointly with its law enforcement partners, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the FBI; Homeland Security Investigations; […]

Gang member sentenced to 30 years for murder and attempted murder

Gang member sentenced to 30 years for murder and attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — A high-ranking member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips was sentenced Oct. 23 to 30 years in federal prison for his role in orchestrating a murder, participating in a separate attempted murder, and conspiring to distribute copious amounts of crack cocaine, all as part of a racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig […]

Grape Street Crips member indicted for 2010 murder of bystander

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the Grape Street Crips gang was indicted Oct. 16 on additional charges in connection with the murder of a bystander at a summer cookout in 2010, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Khalil Stafford, aka “Stod,” age 34, of Newark, was indicted on additional charges in a seventh superseding indictment, […]

17 defendants charged in takedown of Newark’s ‘Famous Boyz’ street gang

17 defendants charged in takedown of Newark’s ‘Famous Boyz’ street gang

NEWARK, NJ — Criminal charges against 17 members, associates and drug suppliers of a Newark street gang that allegedly distributed heroin and crack cocaine and possessed and used firearms in furtherance of the gang’s drug-trafficking activities were announced Oct. 11 by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The charges are the result of a long-running wiretap investigation […]

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