Newark woman allegedly killed by husband

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the murder of Maria Lasso, 45, of Newark, according to a Jan. 15 press release from the ECPO. It is alleged that on Thursday, Jan. 14, Lasso was attacked by her husband, Jose […]

Former Newark cop sentenced to prison for fraud

NEWARK, NJ — A former Newark police officer was sentenced Jan. 7 to nine years in prison for conspiring to defraud the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation and giving kickbacks to its former executive director, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced. Janell Robinson, 45, of Newark, was previously convicted of one count of conspiracy […]

20-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 the fatal shooting of Kasson L. Brown, 20, of Newark, according to a Jan. 5 press release from the ECPO. On Jan. 2, Brown was fatally shot on South 9th Street and 14th […]

U.S. attorney recognizes Newark public safety director

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose was recognized Jan. 5 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey for his exceptional contributions to cooperative law enforcement in the state of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. “As I have said many times, Director Ambrose is a national treasure,” […]

AG’s office investigates fatal officer-involved shooting in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting involving the Newark Police Department that occurred just after midnight the morning of Jan. 1 in the area of South 11th Street and Woodland Avenue in Newark, according to a Jan. 1 press release. One male civilian, age 39, […]

East Orange woman 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 Charisse L. Ates, 38, whose last known address was in East Orange, according to a Dec. 31 press release from the ECPO. Ates was fatally shot Dec. 30 on […]

Two arrested in connection with Newark homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Johaun Cook, 35, and Altariq Sanders, 32, both of Newark, have been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Sherome Hubbard, 24, also of Newark, according to a Dec. 29 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The victim was shot inside a home on the 200 block […]

Crime Stoppers reward offered for Newark homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Dec. 14 that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of McKayla Perri, 18, of Lyndhurst. On […]

Two brothers indicted for roles to kill, dispose of missing woman

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County grand jury returned an indictment charging Gualberto Lebron, 35, with murdering Julia Vega, the mother of his children, age 30, of Newark, according to a Dec. 10 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The grand jury also indicted his older brother, Gilberto Lebron Jr., 36, for helping […]

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