Fatal hit and run in Newark under investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 21 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigation a fatal hit and run that resulted in the death of Jesus Acevedo, […]

Newark police arrest man wanted for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 19 that Joe T. Carr, 23, of Newark, was arrested by Newark police for the murder of Keith Downey, 28, of Newark. On Feb. 12, Downey was fatally shot in the 200 block of […]

Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department and Rutgers Police Department, along with members of Newark Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, executed search […]

Man shot, killed on Alexander Ave.

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 13 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting. On Feb. 12, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Keith Downey, 28, of […]

Teenager shot, killed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 13 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting. Shortly after 11 p.m. on Feb. 12, DeSean L. Brickhouse, 18, of Roselle, was […]

29-year-old man shot and killed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 8 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting. Fred C. Sims, 29, of Newark, was fatally shot Feb. 7 in the 900 […]

Newark teacher’s aide charged with sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Feb. 8 that Liz Perez, 31, of Newark, was arrested by detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering […]

Police-involved shooting with one fatality under investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 29 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a police-involved shooting that resulted in two people being shot. They have been identified as Andrew J. Dixon, 35, and Gregory Griffin, 46, both of Newark. Dixon is in critical condition at University […]

Authorities investigate fatal car crash in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose III announced that authorities are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Jan. 25. At approximately 5:20 a.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Bergen Street and Madison Avenue on reports of a […]

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