Man enters guilty plea to robbery and gun possession

NEWARK, NJ — Eric Gotay, 34, of Irvington, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30 to robbery and gun possession charges in exchange for a 12-year sentence in New Jersey State Prison, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Under the terms of the plea agreement, he must serve 85 percent of his […]

27-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 the fatal shooting of Avent Holston, 27, of Newark, according to an Oct. 29 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Just before 7 p.m. on Oct. 28, Newark police responded to a report […]

Authorities investigate shooting homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Newark that occurred early Sunday morning, Oct. 27, according to a press release from the Newark Public Safety Division.  At approximately 2:40 a.m., Newark police officers responded to a report of a person shot in the 100 block of Hartford Street. Arriving […]

Six recognized by attorney general for making Newark streets safer

Six recognized by attorney general for making Newark streets safer

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney Gen. William P. Barr recognized 295 department employees for their distinguished public service on Oct. 23 at the 67th annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony; 62 other individuals outside of the department were also honored for their work. Six members of state and local law enforcement were recognized in New Jersey. This […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

27-year-old shot to death in Newark

27-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 the fatal shooting of Faheem R. Muhammad, 27, of Newark, according to an Oct. 8 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Muhammad was shot in the 400 block of Lyons Avenue on Monday, […]

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced on Oct. 7 to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Richard D. Williams, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of […]

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