Newark man sentenced to 25 years for sexually assaulting 8-year-old

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced April 14 that Diego Ayala, 35, of Newark, has been sentenced to 25 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl and filming the crime. The sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Christopher S. Romanyshyn. Under the terms […]

Lawrenceville 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 the fatal shooting of Anthony M. McGriff, 34, of Lawrenceville, according to an April 14 press release. On Monday, April 12, at approximately 4:23 p.m., McGriff, was shot on the 100 block of […]

Sheriff’s Office offers $5,000 reward for info regarding homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of Nazim Cheek, 19, of Newark, according to an April 12 press release. On Oct. 9, 2020, Cheek […]

Man charged with fatally stabbing his father in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Noah Jennings, 22, of Jersey City, has been arrested and charged with the fatal stabbing of his father, Phillip Jennings, 60, of Newark, according to an April 6 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. It is alleged that Phillips Jennings was stabbed in his second-floor apartment on Oration Street in […]

45-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 an April 6 press release from the ECPO.  On Monday, April 5, Malik Fogler, 45, was fatally shot on the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue. He was […]

Authorities investigate fatal shooting of 63-year-old woman in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Newark resident on Thursday night, March 11, according to a March 12 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. At approximately 8 p.m., Newark police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 200 block of Lehigh Avenue. Arriving units located the […]

Irvington and Newark men charged in Brick City homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Three men — Tyshon Armor, 19, of Newark; Reynold Henderson, 18, of Irvington; and Isaad S. Jackson, 20, of Newark — have been arrested in connection with the March 9 shooting death of Dedric Bracey, 22 of Newark, according to a March 11 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Shortly […]

Union man arrested for fatally shooting his girlfriend

UNION, NJ — A man charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend at his Union Township home is in custody, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo announced March 9.  Jamar I. Webber, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in connection with the death of 19-year-old Malikah Taylor, of Newark, having turned […]

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Feb. 24, Essex County prosecutors held their 10th annual Black History Month Program via Zoom. As in past years, the 2021 program was co-sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers.  Anthony Johnson, a veteran journalist from WABC–TV in New York, served as keynote speaker. Joining Johnson and […]

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