Two teens arrested by sheriff’s department following car crash

NEWARK, NJ — Two 17-year-old males from Montclair and East Orange were arrested Aug. 10 by Essex County sheriff’s and Newark police officers after their reportedly stolen vehicle crashed into a parked truck. The suspect vehicle was also wanted in a Newark shooting incident that occurred earlier on Friday, Aug. 10. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated […]

Gang leader and two members convicted of racketeering conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Three members of the New Jersey set of the violent street gang “Grape Street Crips” — including its long-time leader — were convicted by a federal jury on July 13 of racketeering conspiracy and a host of murders, shootings and drug trafficking crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, FBI Special Agent in Charge […]

Summer curfew enforced for minors in Newark

Summer curfew enforced for minors in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced that from Friday, July 6, through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, the city of Newark will enforce its Summer Juvenile Curfew Initiative. The initiative has been established to safeguard juveniles by ensuring that they remain under the supervision of a […]

Authorities investigate three fatal shootings in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced July 6 that authorities are investigating three unrelated fatal shootings in Newark that occurred on July 4 and 5. The first incident occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Newark police officers were dispatched […]

Police investigate shooting of 5-year-old girl

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reported July 5 that members of the Newark Police Division’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating the shooting of a 5-year-old girl that occurred Wednesday, July 4. At approximately 11:30 p.m., the girl was walking with her father in the 200 block of Avon Avenue when […]

Leader of Newark Bloods sentences to 45 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — The leader of one of Newark’s most violent street gangs was sentenced June 12 to 540 months, or 45 years, in prison for his admitted role in five murders, an armed carjacking, an armed robbery of a drug dealer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and drug conspiracy as part […]

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, along with local, state and federal agencies, executed seven search warrants during the week of May 13 in Newark, East Orange and Irvington and recovered […]

How law enforcement investigates police shootings

NEWARK, NJ — The Office of the Attorney General and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will present a discussion on “Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings” on Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, 106 Sussex Ave. in Newark. This event will feature Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony […]

NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill on Newark Light Rail

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management, together with federal, state, county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 12, near the Newark Light Rail Atlantic Street station beginning at 8 a.m. The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take […]

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