Elizabeth man arrested in Newark hit-and-run death

NEWARK, NJ — Francisco Salazar, 35, of Elizabeth, was arrested and charged with second-degree leaving the scene of the accident that resulted in the death of Devere L. Rogers, 42, of Newark, according to a Sept. 25 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Aug. 15 at approximately 11:43 p.m., Newark police responded […]

38-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 a fatal shooting, according to a Sept. 22 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Saturday, Sept. 19, Larry Oliver, 38, of Newark, was shot on the 100 block of Avon Avenue in […]

Newark man sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man and associate of the street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” was sentenced Sept. 15 to eight years and two months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jonathan Garcia, aka “Bebo,” […]

50-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 fatal shooting, according to a Sept. 15 press release from the ECPO. On Monday, Sept. 14, at approximately 1:24 p.m., Jerry Wayne Works Jr., 50, of Newark, was shot at 36 Brenner […]

Five EC men charged with drug distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Five Essex County men were arrested Sept. 17 and charged with distribution of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in and around the Reservoir Site Townhouses in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Arrested and charged by complaint are: Dayvon Rogers, 29, of Newark, with two counts of distribution of cocaine in August and […]

Two Newark officers charged with theft while on duty

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Police Officers Tiasha Wright and Bianca White have been charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit both offenses stemming from an incident that occurred on Aug. 31, according to a Sept. 4 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The incident occurred in the area of Sunset Avenue in […]

Authorities arrest Newark man for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Joshua Wise, 28, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Johnnie Lattner, 55, also of Newark, according to a Sept. 3 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Monday, Aug. 17, the victim was discovered unresponsive at his home on Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Newark. The […]

Somerset 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 fatal shooting, according to a Sept. 1 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Sunday, Aug. 30, David K. Gondos, 23, of Somerset, was shot in the 500 block of South 13th […]

Maryland 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 fatal shooting, according to an Aug. 24 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Thursday, Aug. 20, just before midnight, Milan Madison, 28, of Hyattsville, Md., was shot in the area of […]

Baraka creates LGBTQ hotline to support community

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose have announced changes in public safety policy and the creation of an LGBTQ help hotline after concerns were raised about the police handling of Ashley Moore, a transgender woman who died April 1 in downtown Newark. Baraka acknowledged that police did not […]

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