Law enforcement investigates Newark homicide

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 Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a March 30 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Wyche was shot Friday, March 27, in the area of 72 Hayes St. […]

22-year-old 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 a triple shooting that resulted in one death, according to a March 26 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On March 25 at approximately 4:41 p.m., Jumar T. Miranda, 22, of Newark, was […]

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 a homicide, according to a March 19 press release from the prosecutor’s office. At approximately 12:48 a.m. on March 19, Anthony M. Johnson, 32, of Irvington, was fatally shot in the area of […]

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 […]

Repeat offender sentenced to 18 years for possession of weapon

NEWARK, NJ — Sharod Massey, 30, of Newark, was sentenced to 18 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Harold W. Fullilove Jr. for continuing to possess weapons after being convicted of multiple felonies, according to a March 3 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Assistant Prosecutor Justin […]

Man sentenced to 31 years for robbery, conspiracy and escape

NEWARK, NJ — Wahiddudin Kimbrough, 34, of Newark, has been sentenced to 31 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin, according to a March 4 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Kimbrough was convicted of first-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy and third-degree attempted escape. According to Assistant Prosecutor […]

Former Newark police officer found guilty of fraud conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 24, a former Newark police officer was found guilty by a federal jury of conspiring to defraud the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation, and giving kickbacks to its former executive director, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Following a 10-day trial before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton, Janell Robinson, […]

11 charged in Newark drug-trafficking conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Eleven people were charged Feb. 25 for their roles as members and associates of a drug-trafficking organization involved in the distribution of narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, in the Stephen Crane Village Housing Complex in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. One defendant is also charged with the murder of […]

Man fatally shot in Newark, woman injured

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, according to a Feb. 11 press release from the ECPO. On  Feb. 10 at approximately 6:53 p.m., Detrick Mitchell, 21, of Newark, was shot on […]

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